Instructables: exploring - living - art - painting - featured Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:52:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Marble Painting
Marble Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecsaul23 Ever painted with marbles? If you haven't, you really should! It is a great, fun, loose way to paint. Perfect activity for young kids and even adults enjoy it. No art talent required! You get to let go of control and see what happens and no 2 paintings are ever the same.All you need is:1. a box (no ...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:58:07 PDT
Perspective Drawing Grid
Perspective Drawing Grid - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer One of my biggest passions is airbrushing, and as an airbrush artist, I'm often commissioned to scale up smaller images onto larger surfaces. My wife, on the other hand is a perspective type of artist who enjoys finding a real life scene and recording it on paper. Sometimes, it can be difficult, for...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:15:13 PDT
Beeswax Painting aka Encaustic Painting
Beeswax Painting aka Encaustic Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> cabinfeverinalaska Encaustic wax art is pure organic beeswax and dammar resin. The pigments are high quality cakes of wax made with natural ingredients like oil paints. The word Encaustic is Greek which simply means to burn in. The wax is melted on a hot pallet and applied to the substrate hot, it cools instantly, t...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:02:10 PDT
Fruit Glass Window
Fruit Glass Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> rimamonsta Have you ever looked at a slice of fruit and been stunned at how absolutely gorgeous your food can be?Well if the answer is yes then this is the Instructable for you. With the help of mother nature, l will show you how to take fruits and vegetables and turn them into pieces of art. I suppose I sho...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:38:31 PDT
Oscar Award SK8
Oscar Award SK8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rockitalk Keeping with the theme of topical and unique skateboards that can be made with Roarockit's Thin Air Press vacuum bag, we have collaborated on a deck to celebrate the 2014 Academy Awards.  This custom deck was pressed as a standard street deck skateboard and modified by cutting out the final shape w...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:26:39 PST
Create your Own Watermark
Create your Own Watermark - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Watermarks are a recognizable image or pattern on paper that is faintly visible in the background of artwork or on official documentation. But you probably already know what a watermark is, but did know you could make your own watermark? With the use of water color paints and oil pastels, you can...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:09:35 PST
Artist's Brush Holder
Artist's Brush Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thinkenstein While soaking brushes in water, brush hairs can be permanently distorted if they press against the bottom of the container.  This idea prevents that kind of damage.   Clothespins hold the brushes and keep them from touching the bottom of the container.  Two vertical wires attached to the container ...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:54:45 PST
Portable Painting Palette I made at TechShop Chandler
Portable Painting Palette I made at TechShop Chandler - More DIY How To Projects]]> bmkenned A wood painting palette with a glass surface I use for oil painting. Made at TechShop Chandler, Supplies For this project I bought 2x 1x2's (pine or poplar), some 1/8 birch plywood, and a sheet of replacement glass (16x20) Miter joints Take your 1x2's and measure the length you...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:26:27 PST
A Handheld Mobile Easel so you can paint anytime and anywhere
A Handheld Mobile Easel so you can paint anytime and anywhere - More DIY How To Projects]]> johnhaddad I enjoy drawing and painting outdoors but not the hassle of transporting and setting up an easel and my art supplies.  This project was inspired by a desire to draw and paint virtually anywhere at a moment’s notice.  With the Handheld Mobile Easel I can easily hold my easel, palette, water container...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:06:35 PST
UMBRELLA PAINTING - More DIY How To Projects]]> Susan Cirigliano I cant think of anyone that wouldn't enjoy a  hand painted umbrella! My instructable displays easy and fun steps to create your own umbrella to keep or to give as a gift! Supplies an umbrella blank acrylic paint Chromacryl textile medium sharpie markers, and/or sakura markers (waterproof) pencil ...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:31:44 PST
DIY Abstract Masterpieces
DIY Abstract Masterpieces - More DIY How To Projects]]> creativity123 These colorful masterpieces are a great idea for a gift or a awesome decoration for your room! Supplies For this Instructable you will need: Paint (a variety of colors) Painter's tape (NOT ELECTRICAL TAPE) Paintbrushes Scissors Canvas(es) Placing the tape Next you will need to creatively pl...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:13:13 PST
How to Customize a Tote Bag
How to Customize a Tote Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> TiffanyLeu UNIQUE, AFFORDABLE AND TRENDY!  Learn how to customize your own tote bag! It's easy and fun to make. Now let's get creative!  Adapted from: Supplies ESTIMATED TIME 20 minutes – 40 minutes (Depends on individual’s craftiness) SUPPLIES • Plain tote bag ...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:58:13 PDT
Peel Off Window Art lmnopeas My son and I have recently taken up the hobby of creating window art. We bought a kit that comes with peel of paint, a book with traceable designs and a tracing sheet. While a lot of the book designs are really fun, we wanted to create some pieces with some of our favorite things. This project is fu...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:21:41 PDT
Coffee Shop Airbrush Mural (time lapse video)
Coffee Shop Airbrush Mural (time lapse video) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phiske Painting can be a lot of fun, even more so when you make some money doing it!   This is a mural I was contracted to design and paint for a non-franchise coffee shop.  Cool place.  So I did a quick sketch on the spot (well actually on paper) and was hired.  Here I'll show some of the steps for doin...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:43:41 PDT
Digital Painting For Illustrators
Digital Painting For Illustrators - More DIY How To Projects]]> EmmettO I've been drawing with pen on paper since I was four but I could never get the hang of painting. Illustration is, at least for me, very different than painting.  I've been interested in digital painting for a while now. I tried doing it with a mouse but never got anywhere. I then got a little bambo...
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Thu, 6 Dec 2012 07:48:27 PST
Clay Dragon Sculpture
Clay Dragon Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> mlangevoort A couple of years ago, I thought of the idea of making a dragon sculpture for my best friend, who is into fantasy and dragons. I looked up how hard this would turn out to be, and decided I could do it. Here are the steps I undertook in making this sculpture. It is a real fun thing to do, but it too...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 14:41:53 PST
How to create a Lichenstein Painting on your face! jennifer1289 The steps to make yourself into a Lichenstein Painting (comic book). 1. Start with the primary color facepaints with black and white. 2. Cover your face in the white facepaint 3. Start to add the red dots in a pattern so it looks like it was painted on a canvas and not a 3d object  4. Then star...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:18:43 PDT
Illustrating a Witch and Her Cat with Watercolors
Illustrating a Witch and Her Cat with Watercolors - More DIY How To Projects]]> bufalloo This Instructable is a guide to using watercolors and ink to illustrate a picture. The green wispy things are spirits attracted to the witch's light. Spirits like glowing lights.  I like Halloween but I try to avoid the scary parts of it. I remember watching horror movies during the Halloween seaso...
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:30:29 PDT
Graphic Sugar Skull Painting
Graphic Sugar Skull Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellovillain Confession: I'm a girly-girl, but for some reason I'm obsessed with skulls. In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw and paint a pretty, sugar skull, just in time for Halloween. Enjoy. Supplies What you will need: Pencil Eraser Ruler Canvas Acrylic Paint Paint Brushes Draw guide marks M...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:25:07 PDT
How to do 3D Anamorphic Artwork and Sidewalk, Street, and Driveway Art
How to do 3D Anamorphic Artwork and Sidewalk, Street, and Driveway Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> Greasetattoo Hello, My name is "Grease" and this is my first Instructable. I would like to "Thank You" for stopping by. Have you ever seen the 3D Anamorphic pictures that Julian Beever has drawn on the sidewalks, streets and driveways . Well, this is my version of doing it, on printed paper, from your computer....
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Thu, 14 May 2009 19:39:15 PDT
Anti Warp Watercolour painting Frame
Anti Warp Watercolour painting Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> Treasure Tabby A helpful tool to keep your watercolour painting from overly warping too much or eliminating the warping all together.  Great for wet on wet style painting. Things you need; A picture frame any size but preferably larger then 8.5x11 Two plastic “for sale” signs or similar or acrylic sheeting if y...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:53:21 PDT
Where the Wild Things Are Nursery
Where the Wild Things Are Nursery - More DIY How To Projects]]> pikachu4592 This is a picture instructable to show the progress of my sons nursery that I decorated with murals from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are". It was my favorite book as a kid and wanted to share that with my little guy. I started on the nursery in late January and it took a total of 2 ...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 01:30:49 PDT
Freezer Paper Stencil!!
Freezer Paper Stencil!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 10Haleys So for fathers day i decided to do a t-shirt with a logo my brother made of a mountain dulcimer that my dad designed. The HX Dulcimer t-shirt. Round up for yourself one new or used T-shirt. Find an image you like and print or sketch it onto a piece of freezer paper. I design and prepare my sten...
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:41:13 PDT
Old-School Stretch and Prime
Old-School Stretch and Prime - More DIY How To Projects]]> Keko Welcome to my studio.  This tutorial demonstrates standard technique for stretching a canvas around a frame for the purpose of painting.  It is similar in most ways to other sets of instructions you will see, but there are a few details that are not often used that I think are important.  Most artis...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 19:17:05 PDT
Paint Your Own Owl Couple Clock
Paint Your Own Owl Couple Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> IHeartJennysArt HI I'm Jenny from I Heart Jenny's Art. I wanted to share this tutorial with everyone because I really think everyone can paint. So this is a really easy to follow tutorial with minimal free-hand work. Give it a try! What's cuter than love birds? Love owls of course! (yes I know they are a type of b...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:57:03 PST
The Starry Night Mosaic Table
The Starry Night Mosaic Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> depotdevoid Many years ago, shiannejessica told me she would very much like to make a tile mosaic on a coffee table, using Vincent Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" as inspiration.  Being of the DIY persuasion, I proceeded to build her a "coffee table" that Christmas, with the promise that we'd make a trip one of ...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 07:54:22 PST
Pocket Sized Sketch Kit
Pocket Sized Sketch Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> This sketch kit has everything you need to draw on the go, with all materials conveniently stored in an Altoids box. If you have a pocket, you can take it with you! I did everything with things I had lying around the house. Along the way I will suggest alternatives to the tools used and the material...

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:26:29 PST
spin painting wheel
spin painting wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> matthewvenn A spin painting wheel is a great way to make cool pictures easily. It can help if people are not feeling confident to draw, allowing them to make something really good looking. I have a gallery of spin paintings here . stuff you need tools * a saw or jigsaw * a drill with a range of bits * some...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2011 02:17:43 PDT
How to Paint a Painting
How to Paint a Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> pokiespout Or, more specifically, how I painted THIS painting!   I've always loved painting shows, and I've always loved painting, but my process does not readily lend itself to the public television format.  Where Bob Ross can crank out an eyepopping masterpiece with broad appeal in twenty-four minutes flat w...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:03:08 PDT
Silk Paintings scoochmaroo A few years ago, the Van Gogh estate contacted me to do a piece for a villa remodel.  I don't know how they got my information, but I was intrigued.  They said they'd been particularly impressed with one of Vince's lesser known pieces called "Starry Night," and did I know it?  A quick google search ...
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Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:22:43 PST
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> andyward85 This instructable will show you how to make a very inexpensive professional looking tattooists / artists lightbox used for tracing images and designs onto paper from recycled things and out of things you may be able to find around the home or in the back of the garage. This is my first ever instruct...
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Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:07:57 PST
Brush holder
Brush holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> mole1 This is an inexpensive way of keeping any number of brushes wet between sessions and while painting with water based paints. It can also be used for hanging brushes to dry tip downward. Materials needed You will need: 1) A fairly deep square or rectangular water holder.  I bought surplus mote...
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Thu, 2 Sep 2010 12:56:14 PDT
How to make upcycled art with old books
How to make upcycled art with old books - More DIY How To Projects]]> trucdart Here's a fun project to give a new life to an old book! Great for rainy days, crafting with children, and people who think they don't have an artistic bone in their body. This instructable includes making a photocopy transfer, dripping liquid watercolor and using clear matte medium with paper stri...
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 23:02:53 PDT
Egg Tempera Painting
Egg Tempera Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> blksheep Egg tempera is a painting technique that has been used for centuries. It is inexpensive and easy to learn. If done right, the final product can be amazing. The picture below is an example of the tempera technique on wood (by Niccolo Semiticolo, 1367).The version I am going to outline in this instruc...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:16:45 PST
Make a Van Gogh Paint by Numbers Artwork
Make a Van Gogh Paint by Numbers Artwork - More DIY How To Projects]]> Scriptone How Paint By Numbers Started Most people could only dream of painting like Van Gogh - he became one of my favourite artists after reading "Dear Theo" - and I wish I had learnt to paint from a paint by numbers kit. I might have learnt to paint a lot sooner. Here's a simple way to make your own paint ...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2009 20:21:49 PDT
Traditional Portrait Painting Step by Step
Traditional Portrait Painting Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> cvianna1 Ever wonder how the masters achieved those rich colors and life like images? Well read on. In this tutorial you can follow along as I create a  beautiful portrait of a child done in oils using traditional painting techniques. The early painters used wood panels as supports for their painting...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2009 20:44:01 PST
Suspended Picture Frame
Suspended Picture Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> laernmoer I received several paintings from a friend (Bryan Norton from his college days - I thought they were pretty nice, so I thought I'd come up with a method to show them off a bit.I found frames at Ikea that are for mounting canvases, and I thought i'd go a round about wa...
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Fri, 10 Jul 2009 19:13:02 PDT
Image Transfers with Acrylic Gel Medium
Image Transfers with Acrylic Gel Medium - More DIY How To Projects]]> djeucalyptus This ridiculously simple technique for transferring images into a plastic yields a wide variety of possible uses. The thin nature an flexibility of the gel makes it well-suited for incorporating into artworks. It's transparency gives some interesting possibilities... think light boxes or night ligh...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2009 13:52:26 PDT
How to paint an amazing space scene
How to paint an amazing space scene - More DIY How To Projects]]> Suzll First off, this is my first Instructable, so please give me feedback on how I'm doing. =)Spray paint space scenes are fun and with a little bit of practice, you can make paintings to amaze all your friends and family.Okay, so lets learn how to paint amazing space scenes, like the one below!You will ...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:13:41 PDT
Art: it's my bag.
Art: it's my bag. - More DIY How To Projects]]> benjarific Take an unwanted painting and turn it into a reusable grocery bag.Materials:One large Acrylic Painting on Canvas: 24in X 24in frame size works well or larger cut to the largest squareWoven Fabric for short sides of Bag about 13in X 19in: I used the back of an old dress ...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2009 23:50:57 PST
Artistic unique desktop wallpaper
Artistic unique desktop wallpaper - More DIY How To Projects]]> isacco If you practice art painting, you probably use a cloth to clean and dry your paintbrushes. After a while it turns into a rainbow palette that looks like an artistic canvas. The colour pattern is unique of each cloth and artist. This multicoloured pattern looks ideal for decorative purposes. My idea ...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2008 03:44:57 PDT
Altoids Tin Pocket-Sized Watercolor Box
Altoids Tin Pocket-Sized Watercolor Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> jpmartineau This Instructable, my entry in the pocket-sized contest, will teach you how to build your own pocket-sized watercolor box.Remember when you were a kid and had a watercolor box? Well, this is the grownup version of it, with high-quality pigments. The best thing about it is that you can carry it in yo...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2008 23:01:40 PDT
Canvas Stretchers
Canvas Stretchers - More DIY How To Projects]]> fiorelal Making your own canvas stretchers is a cheap alternative to buying them. Building your own will cost you about a third of the price. You will need the following materials: 1 standard 2x4 4 corner clamps 4 wooden clamp blocks wood glue paintbrush marker/pen heavy duty staple gun You will also need...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2007 08:11:06 PDT
Computer Case Engraving
Computer Case Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> ionix An old-School approach to customizing a computer paintjob. I originally posted this on PCAPEX but I decided to post it here cuz it was my first mod. First of all, my first mod I plan on using my old alienware and beefing up its appearance alittle by etching an alien in the side of it.. Things you...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2007 20:03:09 PDT