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nintendofanboycole asked: I've made lots of perler bead creations, but it's always the biggest ones that give me trouble. Like the last one I made started to curve off the boards on the top portion of the creation. And I had to spend like 45 minutes putting all the beads back in place after taking the thing off the peg boards since I couldn't push it back down into place. How do you iron out your big ones without worrying about it curving off the boards?


Answer:

fuckyeahperlercreations:

It usually curves if you over melt it. Trust me, I have the same problem because I like my projects flat. There really isn’t an easy way to fix it other than try to push it down with whatever hand you aren’t using to iron it. (and also use oven mitt so you don’t burn your hand). I know its hard but it’s one of those things that can’t be avoided unless you don’t iron it quite so much.

I hope this helped somehow. (:

Just in case there’s anyone else wondering this, the easiest way I know is to use the tape method (video tutorial here). Your bigger sprites sometimes still curl up but you just put something heavy on it and come back to it later - it stays intact because it’s attached to the tape.

Awesome things about the tape method:

  • No need to ever try to get a curling project back on the pegboards.
  • Lets you iron the B-side first without having to reverse your pattern.
  • Saves your pegboards from melting.
  • Lets you make projects bigger than the number of boards you have, without having to iron in sections. Video tutorial (though rather than pick up the taped pieces and putting them on the pegboard to line them up, I’d pick up the pegboard and put it on the pieces, especially for larger projects. Maybe that guy just has more faith in his coordination and/or masking tape than I do).

If videos aren’t your thing, here is a blog post with bullet points & pictures instead.

Note: I’ve seen people post pictures with uneven melting and say it has something to do with the masking tape trapping air. I don’t iron very heavily and I rarely iron the front of the project at all, so I haven’t had a problem with this but if you prefer to seriously melt your sprites or you care about how your B-side looks or you can see the uneven melting from the display side of the sprite, I’ve seen it suggested that you poke holes in the masking tape - more on that here.

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
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Maniac Mansion! This one has been on the to-do list for a long time :)

Maniac Mansion! This one has been on the to-do list for a long time :)

— 3 months ago with 8 notes
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Ice King, Starchy & P-Bubs are my own, here are the sources for everything else: LSP, BMO, Gunter, Sword logo (modified), Finn & Jake (modified), Pep But (modified), Flame Princess (modified), Lady R (modified)

Ice King, Starchy & P-Bubs are my own, here are the sources for everything else: LSP, BMO, Gunter, Sword logo (modified), Finn & Jake (modified), Pep But (modified), Flame Princess (modified), Lady R (modified)

— 7 months ago with 34 notes
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Made this one on commission, so it’s a mix of stuff the couple likes. I wish I’d thought of using the pokeball in the bow when I made mine.

Made this one on commission, so it’s a mix of stuff the couple likes. I wish I’d thought of using the pokeball in the bow when I made mine.

— 7 months ago with 91 notes
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Horde wall hanging based on another fantastic tiny design by Pixelblock :)

Horde wall hanging based on another fantastic tiny design by Pixelblock :)

— 8 months ago with 7 notes
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