Words and meanings

I have been seeing some words on CO+K that I don't know what they mean, so I googled them, and I'm now slightly confused.
The words are:
Amigurumi - knitted or crocheted stuffed animal/human/creature (originally from Japanese culture)
Kawaii - cute (originally from Japanese culture)
Mod Podge - glue (multipurpose according to http://www.artdiscount.co.uk/product/mod_podge_matt_8oz/ not sure if it's waterproof)

Other words/terms I have picked up:
Shrinkydink - called ShrinkArt Shrinkies where I have seen it in England
Plushie - soft/cuddly toy
Yarn - fake wool, usually 100% acrylic

Have I got this all correct?

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25 replies since 18th July 2011 • Last reply 18th July 2011

Everything looks right except for Yarn. Yarn can be made of synthetic or natural materials. Usually people choose cotton yarn for yarn crafts of clothing or bedding. the type of yarn used just depends on the project.
Modpodge is often used to decoupage paper so it can be water proof if applied correctly, (sealed with protecting polyurethane) otherwise it is water based and will wear away if exposed to water for a prolonged period of time.
Hope those descriptions are not too confusing.

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to add: amigurumi is done in rounds. mod podge can come in different specialties (paper, fabric, outdoor, glitter, etc) some of which can be water resistant but not water proof.

any other words you or anyone is wondering about?

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Oh I'm slight confused on inchies...what exactly are they?

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Inchies are small Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) that are usually about 1x1 inch in size. Artists and crafters typically make them to reflect the mediums they work with.

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They are very usefull information for me really I wonder about these terms Happy.

I didnt find a word in the dictionary. what is "kinda" exactly?

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It's a contraction for "kind of", they use it a lot in America. Same as "wanna" (short for "want to"), gotta ("got to") etc.

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I was told with Yarn that it's never made from wool, otherwise it would be called wool.
From my future mother-in-law: "I try to say "yarn" as it's usually *not* wool - acrylic"

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also, decoupage??
applique??

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Mary thank you! I supposed "kinda" as a special word. Lol..

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Decoupage it's a technique: "is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on. Commonly an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. Each layer is sealed with varnishes (often multiple coats) until the "stuck on" appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work." (Wikipedia)

Applique is a word that comes from French and means "thing that has been applied". It has a variety of meanings: "in its broadest sense, an applique (or appliqué) is a smaller ornament or device applied to another surface. In the context of ceramics, for example, an appliqué is a separate piece of clay added to the primary work, generally for the purpose of decoration." (Wikipedia)

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Applique is a recognised method used in textile art, to cut out and stitch/attach a material onto the surface of another material. It differs from, say, patchwork where pieces are sewn together edge to edge. The word appliqué is French - to apply - and means, in this sense, to lay something upon another thing.
Applique is not restricted to textiles of course.

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hmm ok
what about seed beads?

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Seed beads are very tiny beads that you can you can thread on to a cotton string to make dangling necklaces. But they are just very, very tiny beads Tongue

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I will be posting a project soon with seed beads! I used glue since my needle was too thick Happy

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