Cartridge Home Accents

July 23, 2006 by  
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what is brass?

Brass is a buttery yellow alloy of zinc and copper which has been manufactured for thousands of years all over the world. The uses of brass vary depending on the percentages of zinc and copper, and which other metals have been added to alloy to bring out specific properties, but they include cartridge cases for weapons, pipes, weatherstripping, decorative accents on homes, musical instruments, and household ornaments. The color of the alloy will also vary, depending on the amount of zinc: brass gets lighter in color with additional zinc, and can reach a pale yellow stage.

Basic brass has approximately 67% copper and 33% zinc, making it stronger and more durable than copper, although not as strong as metals like steel. Alloys with even less zinc start to turn reddish in color, and are sometimes called red brass. Other metals are sometimes added to the alloy include lead to make brass more workable by machine, tin, arsenic, and antimony to resist corrosion, and iron to make the brass harder and easier to forge.

Numerous terms are used to talk about brass including “cartridge brass” and “Dutch brass,” but in the United States, brass is assigned a number under the Unified Numbering System. All brass alloys are first designated by the letter C, for copper, followed by five digits that provide specific information about that alloy. If the number starts with one through seven, the brass can be machined or forged, while numbers starting eights and nines refer to brass which can only be worked through casting.

Brass and bronze, an alloy made from copper and tin, have been made for thousands of years, although brass was often made by accident. Early intentional brass was actually made with calamine, a mineral which contains zinc. By 200 BC, China was differentiating between brass and bronze, and in 300 AD, Germany and the Netherlands became well known in Europe for their brass. In 1746, the properties of zinc came to be more generally understood, and England patented the technique for producing brass in 1781. By 1852, brass had paved the way to early automatic weapons, as cartridges made from brass could expand to fill the breech of the gun during firing and then contract for rapid removal afterwards.

Commercial brass is usually lacquered to resist corrosion, as the metal is highly subject to corrosion. Caring for brass around the home should take this lacquer into account, as you do not want to accidentally remove it. Never use highly abrasive cleaners on brass, as they can scratch it. If you know a brass is lacquered, use a specialized brass polish in very small amounts to lay a thin layer of protection on the brass, and buff it out. For raw brass, clean with alcohol or a very mild abrasive before polishing and rubbing with olive oil to resist corrosion. Should brass become tarnished, use an acidic solution like vinegar or ammonia to lift the tarnish, or use a mixture of lemon and salt to gently rub out the tarnish before polishing.

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An adequate supply for DIY wedding invitations

Do it yourself wedding invitations are a great way to put a personal stamp on your marriage save money at the same time. With the cost of weddings rising every year, DIY wedding invitations can save an amount significant that can be used for actual ceremony or reception, which will be much more memorable. Of course, you want the invitations are nice and professional looking online many sources of today's paper accessories and decorations you can make your own calls that wonderful air.

Most important for professional results to your own invitations not skimp on the materials. You can find Internet providers who have great cardstock, embellishments and inks you need to create beautiful invitations in the home that is uniquely yours.

Cardboard is the basis of the wedding invitation. Make sure you buy a stock of high quality cards are not fragile. You can find Stocks wonderful cards that are pre-increased in a variety of folds including gate folds, creases traditional three layers, so that you can create a style that reflects the level of formality of your wedding. The colors range from white metal and more traditional shades of cream and shiny gloss. You can print your invitations directly on the card or used as the base and overlay of vellum or parchment is printed with words, with the background of colored cardboard.

Parchment or vellum is thinner than cardboard, but should be large enough to not break easily and are facing a race through your printer. There are many varieties of these roles. Some handmade papers characteristic pieces of flower petals or leaves or confetti for a look romantic feel, while others were pale pastels and pure search so they can be used as an overlay.

Tape Trim is one of the most popular motifs used in DIY wedding invitations. The infinite variety available allow you to customize your invitations to match your wedding theme, twisting a bit of ribbon around the top, bottom or either side bidding and make a knot or complex arc. Grosgrain ribbon or raffia casual, while silks and satins added luxury. Are you ladies of honor bearing the groomsmen in silver dresses in basic black? Consider cutting your invitations in black tie with silver edges.

stamps and rubber seals make it easy to add a decorative touch to your wedding invitations DIY. Buy online or visit a scrapbook, where you can find stamps prepared with scrolls, flowers, bells and other appropriate grounds for weddings. You can choose the initials of you and your friend, emblem and seal on the blocking High of your invitations with ink of unusual color or pattern to use as a border on the edges of your invitations. You can repeat the same pattern in their response cards and envelopes to make them truly unique.

Stampers and punches can also be purchased at book stores and scrap craft supplies. These small handheld devices or decorative paper punch to create a pattern or relief, in the document. Both are a great way their invitations to give a nice look and feel by hand. Try hitting the heart of decoration in a corner of a sheet of paper to allow plant under pure black cardboard display with a beautiful accent. You can even improve your envelopes!

Printer Ink must be ordered in large quantities. printers can print today in almost every color imaginable, but it will soon ink cartridges, especially if you are a good number. You can order replacement cartridges in different colors you need or you can take your calls from a photocopy shop and ask them the impression that, although you will pay more and there may be limited in the colors and fonts that you can use.

Once you have the right supplies for your DIY wedding invitations, let your imagination and you send the invitations that truly reflect your personality!

About the Author

Andy West is a writer for Kardella Kreations, which offers many unique styles of invitations including
DIY wedding invitations
for do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

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