|Duct tape hints!
||[Dec. 23rd, 2003|02:06 am]
Everything duct tape
A few things to help the Noobs out there.|
*Duct tape will peel off most things, such as the non-sticky side of itself, and skin. It is much harder, however, to get duct tape unstuck when it is stuck sticky side to sticky side. Be careful!
*Don't try to stick long strips to themselves, it usually doesn't work.
*Always make the strips for your project longer than the final thing is going to be. You will have to cut it shorter.
*Don't throw away your mistake pieces while you are still working! You may be able to use it for something, if only just to un-gook whatever you are cutting with.
*Duct tape + long hair = trouble. Got long hair? Pull it back.
*Duct tape is thick, and it's heavy. Keep that in mind while doing your project.
*Nailpolish gets ruined while working with duct tape.
*There are many ways to make the same things.
*Think things through before you do them. You may want to sketch a design or something. If you are using a tutorial, print it out and save yourself some effort.
*Carry something made out of duct tape around? Be prepared for questions
*Duct tape doesn't like to curve. If you are going to do something with curves, make it bigger and cut.
*Get too many layers, your duct tape project won't stay folded. Be careful.
*If you are making a bag of some sort, you can never have too much reinforcement on the inside and such. Especially if it will be used for books or other heavy materials.
*Some brands of tape are better than others. Period.
There will be periodic updates to this, and feel free to add some!