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Old 07-30-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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I am hoping that is was SCS that I saw this list. At one time I found a list called "___ things to do with your heat tool" or something like that. Please tell me it was here and someone knows where. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-30-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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I saw a thread going on yesterday in regards to embossing techniques. You might want to check the technique forum.
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http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...pic.php?t=6392

Here's one topic link!
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Was it this one?? 32 ways to love you heat gun flyer?

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...opic.php?t=131
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Old 07-31-2004, 09:04 AM   #5
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Thanks Tami--that was it. My august special is "beat the heat" with the heat tool and needed that list. Thanks agian.
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What a fun August Special!
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:32 AM   #7
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I tried to click on the link that Tami had posted and it comes up saying it does not exist. Can someone help me? I would love to see this list!

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doesn't exsist for me either and would love to see this. Help too!

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Here is the attachment that I was able to download from it!
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File Type: doc 32_Ways_to_love_your_heat_gun_340.doc (28.0 KB, 140 views)
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Old 08-01-2004, 05:34 AM   #10
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Thanks for posting that Keri, but it still won't open. I have problems opening any files that are downloaded on SCS for some reason. It just says my wordpad document has failed.

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Thanks Keri!! This saves me a lot of frustration looking for things I've read and can't remember where. Should get in the habbit of copying/downloading right away.

I was able to download the document without any problems.
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Girls here is the list so that you can cut and paste it into whatever word processor you have on your computer... Sorry I know it is really long!

32 Ways To Love Your Heat Gun

1. Use it with shrink plastic!
2. To dry glue on almost anything!
3. To set the pigment ink on our Paperclay
4. To dry sealer on paperclay quickly
5. Embossing
6. Glassy Glaze
7. Liquid Applique
8. Heat & Stick
9. Heat setting Fabrico
10. Remelting hot or low temp glue to restick something
11. Stamp & Scratch paper
12. Paint stripping
13. Reheating tea
14. Blowing glitter across a stamped area to get a fine sprinkle.
15. Speeding up drying for radiant pearls, ancient page and some other inks.
16. Blowing glitter or other small debris off of the table
17. Carefully now: dry your nail polish! Heat gun holder means no smudges on 2nd or 3rd coat. It stays on my craft table in its heat gun holder and I paint then press the on button and wave my nails under the flow. It worksgreat! I am Miss Impatient about stuff and one day just tried it. Now my nail polish has migrated to the edge of the table!
18. To puff up fabric puff paints on sweatshirts (Gotta be careful!).
19. To heat up those price stickers on glass--just heat and then peel them right off. This works great on jelly jar labels and once I used this method to get a bumper sticker off my car (my grandson put it on the paint—rear passenger door and I did not notice for almost a week).
20. My favorite heat gun use is to make smores. 2 graham crackers, chocolate pieces, marshmallow, wooden skewer, heat gun. Heat the marshmallow a nice toasty brown, assemble and enjoy. We did this with a Brownie troop for one of their try its and they loved them.
21. Repairing computer parts: I have a story to tell about my heat gun... It happened this week, and it saved my YOU-KNOW-WHAT!! I am setting up and trial running a new computer in my bedroom, next to my old one, making sure it works, and getting it set it up for transfer of my documentation to the new one, was checking on the CD speakers, and it worked, and I took the
CD out, and the phone rang...........Then, later when I was flipping my mattress over, (need to do it once in a while), the mattress caught on the OPEN CD ROM holder....and bend it toward the ground, and it wouldn't go back into the holder space. It would go so far and then stop, I could force it back in by holding up the plastic, but it wouldn't do it on its own....BRAND
NEW, not even REGISTERED yet! After I stopped hyperventilating, I used my heat gun to heat the plastic a little at a time, and I slowly maneuvered it until the tray would slide shut on it own, and it plays and all is well, THANK HEAVENS FOR OUR HEAT GUN!!!
22. Takes a dipping and keeps on ticking!! My favorite heat gun story is from this web site. One demonstrator dropped her heat tool in her coffee, while it was plugged in. She jumped quick and unplugged it, rinsed it off and let it dry off. Plugged it in, turned it on and it is still running like a top.
23. You can use your gun to remove hardened candle wax. Aim the heat at the wax. When it starts to melt, use a white paper towel to blot it up. Do this a little at a time to prevent scorching your surface.
24. For artsy daredevils: pool some metallic ink on glossy c/s. Aim heat at its center. It will spread the ink and create a nice blob. Sprinkle some of the confetti in our new glitter stacks on top of the blob, then pour on some clear EP. Heat again, pour on more EP, melt, and allow
to dry. It makes a nice accent or background for your artwork. I discovered this when trying to find things to do with the new confetti we have. I tried something similar with the regular reinkers and didn't like the results - non impressive. If any of you try a variation of this, please
share your results!
25. Use the heat gun to melt some candle wax onto your paper creating an abstract design, then do a direct to paper technique over it. The wax will resist the ink and also give your paper texture.
26. Melt bits of broken crayons for a background resist. I would melt the various colors of crayon bits until there were melted puddles scattered around the cardstock. Then I would let them harden and use the foam brayer to brayer ink over the whole piece of card stock. Next, I would reheat the crayon until remelted and then soak up the excess with a paper towel. This
would leave some color on the card stock, plus the ink would have resisted these areas. It might make an interesting background. Maybe a little like a faux batik look. (Note: This idea has not been tried! Please report back to the list if you try it!)
27. I use mine with friendly plastic! It's sooo much easier than putting it in the toaster oven every time you need to soften it! Friendly plastic is THE coolest stuff ever!! You can get it at stamp stores or on-line at www.stampoasis.com. It's not even new if you can believe that! I heard they used it in the '70's to make jewelry and now it's making a big comeback. Any-hoo, I use it make jewelry and components to embellish cards. It comes in really pretty metallic colors and it kind of wrinkles when you heat it up. While it's hot you can blend colors together and put in beads, charms, even stamped images. Then when it's dry I put a coat of crystal effects over
it because: 1. It makes the plastic super shiny and pretty and 2. if you use charms or beads (as I do) they will fall off when the plastic is cool unless you seal it! Honestly, I only discovered it a few months ago but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! In fact, I made a Friendly Plastic pin for a friend and she asked to make her 8 more for Christmas gifts. I made $60!!! And then I felt guilty because I had a blast making them! Oh, I almost forgot! I found some FP recently at Michaels! It was with the wire mesh that you would use to make a form if you were going to cover it w/ plaster. Not with the jewelry stuff where it SHOULD be! I hope this makes sense and I'm not rambling too
much! I just get so excited when I share something new!! Try it!! It's so much fun!
28. Speed up effectiveness of bleach stamping by heating the bleach stamped image from underneath after stamping.
29. Make gift baskets and use it to shrink the shrink plastic over the basket. I tried it and just like magic shrunk in no time flat.
30. You can use the heat tool on fun foam. You heat and then imprint a bold or bold line stamp in it.
31.My DH used it to heat the glue of our old linoleum as he peeled it up to lay new stuff. He was impressed by my suggestion to use it and that it worked like a charm!
32.I use it to melt stamped tissue paper to a candle. You can also heat the surface of the candle and then stamp a DD stamp into it. Highlight the impression with paints - maybe our metallic reinkers would work? I tried this a long time ago and didn't get really good results. This past year, I've been making candles with dried flowers in them to sell at a local farmer's market (my other business). Sometimes the flowers wouldn't show up well and I would use
the heat gun to melt off a layer of wax.
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