Instructables: exploring - living - art - painting http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:39:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wall Mural Painting (Fun or Profit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mural-Painting-Fun-or-Profit/
Wall Mural Painting (Fun or Profit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/O7W1/I1B6785E/FGCO7W1I1B6785E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/O7W1/I1B6785E/FGCO7W1I1B6785E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/O7W1/I1B6785E/FGCO7W1I1B6785E.SMALL.jpg PaleoPunk Wall murals can spice up your home or become lasting museum or gallery exhibits. Here I have included some tips for the at home painter and the beginning professional mural painter as I walk through the process of painting a mural. This step-by-step shows the progression of two different elevati...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:27:37 PDT
Building and testing the optical apparatus from Tim's Vermeer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-and-testing-the-optical-apparatus-from-Ti/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 17:22:45 PDT
How to Make Oil Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Oil-Paint/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:06:29 PDT
Water Stencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Stencils/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:42:25 PDT
Rorschach Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Rorschach-Painting/
Rorschach Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/9V7J/HZZRDIMX/FXL9V7JHZZRDIMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/9V7J/HZZRDIMX/FXL9V7JHZZRDIMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/9V7J/HZZRDIMX/FXL9V7JHZZRDIMX.SMALL.jpg SpicyPandaCreations What might this be? .....Being a psychology grad student, my classmate asked me to create a Rorschach inspired painting for her. Check out how it was done.Materials- Template image - Old picture frame- old psychology book- black acrylic paint-acrylic paint extender-spray paint-masking tape- dark tea...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:00:23 PDT
How I Paint My Drawings With Watercolors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Paint-My-Drawings-With-Watercolors/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:43:59 PDT
Abstract Decorative Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Abstract-Decorative-Painting/
Abstract Decorative Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/2447/HZ5RQOXN/FCK2447HZ5RQOXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/2447/HZ5RQOXN/FCK2447HZ5RQOXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/2447/HZ5RQOXN/FCK2447HZ5RQOXN.SMALL.jpg Silvia Cantu Hello!In this tutorial I will show you how to create a decorative and abstract painting, it's very easy, fast and funny!This technique looks better in a big format, I did it in a small one to show you how to do it and to reuse a canvas that I have. Be sure you work in a ventilate area because of the...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:51:04 PDT
Paint a Galaxy in 30 Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-a-Galaxy-in-30-Minutes/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:09:16 PDT
Manga (female head) http://www.instructables.com/id/Manga-female-head/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:29:33 PDT
Duplex Frames For Your Artwork http://www.instructables.com/id/Duplex-Frames-For-Your-Artwork/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:06:04 PDT
Watercolor Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Watercolor-Painting/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:19:17 PDT
Day of the Dead Bear Skull Vanitas Encaustic Beeswax Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Day-of-the-Dead-Bear-Skull-Vanitas-Encaustic-Beesw/
Day of the Dead Bear Skull Vanitas Encaustic Beeswax Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/SJ0J/HY3ZA155/FVRSJ0JHY3ZA155.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/SJ0J/HY3ZA155/FVRSJ0JHY3ZA155.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/SJ0J/HY3ZA155/FVRSJ0JHY3ZA155.SMALL.jpg 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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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:16:00 PDT
Ecdisis by Ana Teresa Fernandez http://www.instructables.com/id/ATF/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:04:42 PDT
paint a griffin statue http://www.instructables.com/id/paint-a-griffin-statue/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:06:43 PDT
Perspective Drawing Grid http://www.instructables.com/id/Perspective-Drawing-Grid/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:15:13 PDT
Marble Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Marble-Painting/
Marble Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/SNHG/HXII4LMI/FG2SNHGHXII4LMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/SNHG/HXII4LMI/FG2SNHGHXII4LMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/SNHG/HXII4LMI/FG2SNHGHXII4LMI.SMALL.jpg 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
Beeswax Painting aka Encaustic Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Beeswax-Painting-aka-Encaustic-Painting/
Beeswax Painting aka Encaustic Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/TTPP/HWRC5NIF/FE2TTPPHWRC5NIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/TTPP/HWRC5NIF/FE2TTPPHWRC5NIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/TTPP/HWRC5NIF/FE2TTPPHWRC5NIF.SMALL.jpg 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
Making a paper canvas! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-paper-canvas/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 11:35:00 PDT
Geometric Art and Geeky Play Feature http://www.instructables.com/id/Geometric-Art-and-Geeky-Play-Feature/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 13:16:40 PDT
Fruit Glass Window http://www.instructables.com/id/Fruit-Glass-Window/
Fruit Glass Window - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/D37E/HTEUCS0H/FWND37EHTEUCS0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/D37E/HTEUCS0H/FWND37EHTEUCS0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/D37E/HTEUCS0H/FWND37EHTEUCS0H.SMALL.jpg 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
Basics On how to start spacepaintings http://www.instructables.com/id/dBasics-On-how-to-start-spacepaintings/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:07:57 PDT
operration princes palace http://www.instructables.com/id/operration-princes-palace/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:34:48 PDT
shinchan hand painted t-shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/shinchan-hand-painted-t-shirt/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:41:42 PDT
Waterproof Stencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Stencils/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:06:37 PDT
Oscar Award SK8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Oscar-Award-SK8/
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:26:39 PST
Steal This Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Steal-This-Shirt/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/YW78/HRGNR7CA/FWDYW78HRGNR7CA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/YW78/HRGNR7CA/FWDYW78HRGNR7CA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/YW78/HRGNR7CA/FWDYW78HRGNR7CA.SMALL.jpg W1LL7 Steal this shirt. This video has the basic guidelines on how to make a stencil using pixlr, then use that to make a shirt. The video is more for inspiration of how to go about making a shirt then a step by step.  Resources: paper, tape, razor blade, acrylic paint, pixlr.com
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:57:39 PST
Snow Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Snow-Painting/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:40:00 PST
Create your Own Watermark http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-your-Own-Watermark/
Create your Own Watermark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/5W11/HR0ATORE/FZJ5W11HR0ATORE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/5W11/HR0ATORE/FZJ5W11HR0ATORE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/5W11/HR0ATORE/FZJ5W11HR0ATORE.SMALL.jpg 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
Travel Illustration Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Travel-Illustration-Kit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/BHZ5/HQV6JNMM/FU0BHZ5HQV6JNMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/BHZ5/HQV6JNMM/FU0BHZ5HQV6JNMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/BHZ5/HQV6JNMM/FU0BHZ5HQV6JNMM.SMALL.jpg emilygraceking An artistic friend of mine was gearing up for a trip to the woods, so I made her a travel illustration kit with drawing pencils, charcoal, an eraser, watercolors, brushes, India ink, a pencil sharpener, an empty jar for water, a travel-sized towel, a watercolor paper pad, and a sketch pad. ‚Äč ‚ÄčAbout ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:57:41 PST
Portable Painting Palette I made at TechShop Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Painting-Palette-I-made-at-TechShop-Chand/
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:26:27 PST
A Handheld Mobile Easel so you can paint anytime and anywhere http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Handheld-Mobile-Easel-so-you-can-paint-anytime-a/
A Handheld Mobile Easel so you can paint anytime and anywhere - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/TIF7/HPO2FYMO/FGYTIF7HPO2FYMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/TIF7/HPO2FYMO/FGYTIF7HPO2FYMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/TIF7/HPO2FYMO/FGYTIF7HPO2FYMO.SMALL.jpg 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
Painting of Bilbo Baggins http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-of-Bilbo-Baggins/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/FCP3/HPEG919T/F3RFCP3HPEG919T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/FCP3/HPEG919T/F3RFCP3HPEG919T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/FCP3/HPEG919T/F3RFCP3HPEG919T.SMALL.jpg HPandLOTR I haven't done a lot of painting before. I like sketching with a pencil more. But today I wanted to paint Bilbo, from The Hobbit, in the scene where he is reading the contract the dwarves gave him to sign. I started by doing a really loose sketch of a picture of him I found online (I will post it ab...
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:16:27 PST
UMBRELLA PAINTING http://www.instructables.com/id/UMBRELLA-PAINTING/
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By: Susan Cirigliano

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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:31:44 PST
DIY Abstract Masterpieces http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Abstract-Masterpieces/
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:13:13 PST
My starry night http://www.instructables.com/id/My-starry-night/
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:41:39 PST
Masonite Mounting Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Masonite-Mounting-Guide/
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:05:55 PDT
3D Clay Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Clay-Painting/
3D Clay Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/1UGA/HMMFB36E/FEK1UGAHMMFB36E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/1UGA/HMMFB36E/FEK1UGAHMMFB36E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/1UGA/HMMFB36E/FEK1UGAHMMFB36E.SMALL.jpg authorswithapps The coconuts in this painting might look real, but don't pick them. By incorporating clay into two-dimensional paintings, you can create 3D art that is both playful and eye-catching. Try it and see for yourself. Using a picture of a coconut palm tree for reference, make a rough pencil sketch ont...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:36:16 PDT
Painting of Wolverine on a Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-of-Wolverine-on-a-Shirt/
Painting of Wolverine on a Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/9DNE/HMMFA34C/FWZ9DNEHMMFA34C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/9DNE/HMMFA34C/FWZ9DNEHMMFA34C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/9DNE/HMMFA34C/FWZ9DNEHMMFA34C.SMALL.jpg Luis Linares My little Boy is a big fan of Wolverine and tells me he wants a Wolverine T-shirt so I made him one... Setting up I put a glass (or wood ) inside the t-shirt and added Adhesive spray to give it a flat and non movement on the shirt. Things you need pencil, paint brush and black Fabric Paint a li...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:53:53 PDT
Canvas Painting with Inkodye http://www.instructables.com/id/Canvas-Painting-with-Inkodye/
Canvas Painting with Inkodye - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/QDL9/HLZRDCIT/FJIQDL9HLZRDCIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/QDL9/HLZRDCIT/FJIQDL9HLZRDCIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/QDL9/HLZRDCIT/FJIQDL9HLZRDCIT.SMALL.jpg daryllukas Inkodye, a product of Lumi.co, is a sunlight-activated dyes for cotton, linen, silk and other natural fabrics. It's commonly used on clothes but we decided to try it on a canvas. You will need: Strips of wood for the frame Nails and a hammer Staple Gun and Staples Canvas fabric Inkodye A pencil an...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:56:59 PDT
Brilliant Art Tips! http://www.instructables.com/id/Brilliant-Art-Tips/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/Q847/HLSGST9O/FLOQ847HLSGST9O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/Q847/HLSGST9O/FLOQ847HLSGST9O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/Q847/HLSGST9O/FLOQ847HLSGST9O.SMALL.jpg poofrabbit This collection is dedicated to the brilliant tips out there for the artist, art teacher and art hobbyist! null Great way to store paint! null Fast cheap and easy way to fix your dried out oven bake clay! null Make your own gesso! null Great chalk board eraser with storage null Fantas...
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:28:55 PDT
Print with bubble wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-with-bubble-wrap/
Print with bubble wrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/ZL6U/HLFUJF2O/FH6ZL6UHLFUJF2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/ZL6U/HLFUJF2O/FH6ZL6UHLFUJF2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/ZL6U/HLFUJF2O/FH6ZL6UHLFUJF2O.SMALL.jpg jayati0215 Material Required: 1. Plain T-Shirt or any other fabric that you want to print (pillow cover, cushion, etc) 2. Fabric paint 3. Bubble wrap 4. Brush 5. An old magazine Paint flowers on bubble wrap Take a rectangular piece of bubble wrap and paint flowers on the side which has bubbles rais...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:44:00 PDT
WHITE BIRCH FOREST PAINTING http://www.instructables.com/id/WHITE-BIRCH-FOREST-PAINTING/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/RM29/HJGE4C8Q/F5HRM29HJGE4C8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/RM29/HJGE4C8Q/F5HRM29HJGE4C8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/RM29/HJGE4C8Q/F5HRM29HJGE4C8Q.SMALL.jpg troberts8 I live in Michigan. One of my favorite trees is the White Birch –I remember going for walks in the woods and peeling bark when I was a kid – that memory inspired this wall art. Your version of this simple painting can be finished and hanging on your wall before the weekend is over! Supplies: Canvas...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:05:47 PDT
Tiny Tips : Draw an anime eye in SketchBook Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Tips-Draw-an-anime-eye-in-SketchBook-Pro/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/LBOZ/HJ600SK3/FAKLBOZHJ600SK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/LBOZ/HJ600SK3/FAKLBOZHJ600SK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/LBOZ/HJ600SK3/FAKLBOZHJ600SK3.SMALL.jpg ReneediCherri Tiny Tips are just that : little tips about how to use SketchBook! This tiny tip shows how to use the ellipse tool in SketchBook Pro to make an anime styled eye.
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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:22:53 PDT
Hand-Painted Pottery | Family Fun in the Studio http://www.instructables.com/id/Family-Day-Activity-Painting-Pottery-Hand-paint/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/5042/HJ39SJ0A/F3N5042HJ39SJ0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/5042/HJ39SJ0A/F3N5042HJ39SJ0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/5042/HJ39SJ0A/F3N5042HJ39SJ0A.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse Every week we block off time for "just" family.  Sometimes it's the weekend. Other weeks it's just a small amount from after school & work 'til bedtime. We reserve that time for us to get together and reconnect.  We've  grown to cherish the time we've spent together and sometimes we even have souven...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:16:09 PDT
How to Customize a Tote Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Customize-a-Tote-Bag/
How to Customize a Tote Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TLT2/HI3TWNM3/F2DTLT2HI3TWNM3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TLT2/HI3TWNM3/F2DTLT2HI3TWNM3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TLT2/HI3TWNM3/F2DTLT2HI3TWNM3.SMALL.jpg 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSnlE1FXI4Q 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
Watercolor Horse Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Watercolor-Horse-Painting/
Watercolor Horse Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/RTYE/HI3TY8VX/FEPRTYEHI3TY8VX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/RTYE/HI3TY8VX/FEPRTYEHI3TY8VX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/RTYE/HI3TY8VX/FEPRTYEHI3TY8VX.SMALL.jpg mrleanna I am a bit of an artist, and I really enjoy trying new ways to create. One process that I have ignored as an artist is watercolor. This was the one medium that as a child I did once for a project in the second? third? grade and instantly was not a fan at all. I never touched it again. Until I found...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:32:19 PDT
How to make swirl roses http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-swirl-roses/
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:54:19 PDT
Peel Off Window Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Peel-Off-Window-Art/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/IJLG/HHI4WG2O/FB5IJLGHHI4WG2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/IJLG/HHI4WG2O/FB5IJLGHHI4WG2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/IJLG/HHI4WG2O/FB5IJLGHHI4WG2O.SMALL.jpg 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
Make your own Mondrian http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Mondrian/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/2PY4/HGH72IWL/FU42PY4HGH72IWL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/2PY4/HGH72IWL/FU42PY4HGH72IWL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/2PY4/HGH72IWL/FU42PY4HGH72IWL.SMALL.jpg tanesta 1. Supplies needed are a piece of square or rectangular plywood board (least heavy is best), white primer or house paint, red, yellow, blue and black gaffers or painters tape, and clear drying glue or adhesive. 2. Paint your plywood white (may need two coats) and let dry. 3. Print out a picture of a...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 15:13:59 PDT
Pet Peacock http://www.instructables.com/id/Pet-Peacock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/Y3E9/HG85CAB0/F45Y3E9HG85CAB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/Y3E9/HG85CAB0/F45Y3E9HG85CAB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/Y3E9/HG85CAB0/F45Y3E9HG85CAB0.SMALL.jpg Pearlin84 It has been quite a while since I've painted so thought could do one and started to hunt for inspiration. Peacock my all time favorite bird struck me and I put my brush to it. Here is the completed painting..
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Fri, 3 May 2013 11:02:11 PDT