Instructables: exploring - living - art - painting Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:20:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ecdisis by Ana Teresa Fernandez
Ecdisis by Ana Teresa Fernandez - More DIY How To Projects]]> AnaTeresaFernandez I'm originally from Mexico but moved to California at the age of 10. From this time on I spent my summers going back and forth traveling from Mexico and the States across the border. I saw the border grow wildly and develop these enormous multi national companies just along the actual fence that div...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:04:42 PDT
paint a griffin statue
paint a griffin statue - More DIY How To Projects]]> hockey-puck well i had a plain white statue and decided to paint it... what you need acrylic paint different size paint bushessomething to paint like a ceramica nice area for you to focus on... finding the right colors what i did: looked for some nice griffin pictures on google so i can get some color ide...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:06:43 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
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
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
Making a paper canvas!
Making a paper canvas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> WonderlandAlli Hi! I'm Allison Currie, a post-minimalist artist and potential art teacher in Houston, TX that works with a lot of pen and ink, as well as washes and painting with Golden Acrylic Fluid. I don't use watercolor paper because the texture is wrong for my work, so I use Stonehenge. I find that Stonehenge...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 11:35:00 PDT
Geometric Art and Geeky Play Feature
Geometric Art and Geeky Play Feature - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrewchu1987 So I uploaded this picture to my Facebook and got a lot of good responses, amongst which was one which asked for one, so this is really for those who want something to do in their next bank holiday.... So.... I had read this instructable: by Edj...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 13:16:40 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
Basics On how to start spacepaintings
Basics On how to start spacepaintings - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chanrob95 In this tutorial I'm going to show you the basic start of "space paintings" the concept of taking spray paint and manipulating it. I did this project at TechShop! ( ) step 1 Gather your spray paint.  I tend to like Krylon brand as it doesn't dry too fast and has a broad c...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:07:57 PDT
operration princes palace
operration princes palace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Anred Zynch I wasn't the head of this operation. But it's just too good to leave the april fools contest without it. Preparation - buy a lot of pink things and glittering - make shure that the victim is out, on target evening- set a spy at the victims "date" - invite all friends - make templates of sweet...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:34:48 PDT
shinchan hand painted t-shirt
shinchan hand painted t-shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> shankybatra beginners guide to paint on t-shirts. safety procedure first, you need a t-shirt for painting, choose any flat color t-shirt, and put a newspaper in it, so that the color does not go down to the back of it while painting. first coat Now draw your charactor using pencil and paint the whole char...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:41:42 PDT
Waterproof Stencils
Waterproof Stencils - More DIY How To Projects]]> KooLAiD1337 Here is a little instructable about making waterproof stencils from recycled plastic or more precisely HDPE Milk/Water Jugs. I have seen some awesome stencil "Ibles" on here like the ones using freezer paper for floating islands (Should really search the site first before I start making my own Ibles...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:06:37 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
Steal This Shirt 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,
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:57:39 PST
Snow Painting
Snow Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> Minecraft Freak Snow painting is easy as long as you have these things: snow food coloring water squirt gun or a spray bottle cups example picture(option) Suit Up! Before you go outside get dressed in warm clothes. Even though snow painting is fun, there are still dangers like frostbite and hypothermia, dependi...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 09:40:00 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
Travel Illustration Kit 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
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
Painting of Bilbo Baggins 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 - 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
My starry night
My starry night - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput This is an art assignment I made last year. You had to pick a famous painting and replicate it, but with two options: 1: an exact replica 2: using different materials and techniques. So, after a bit of looking at paintings, I decided to go for Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, my favorite painting ...
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:41:39 PST
Masonite Mounting Guide
Masonite Mounting Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> Art of Kyle Willis I've seen a lot of people painting on Masonite board and recently took to painting on it myself. What I didn't see, however, was a way to mount it that doesn't include a frame. I think the board stands on its own and I came up with a way to mount it that is inexpensive and efficient. Tools needed ...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:05:55 PDT
3D Clay Painting
3D Clay Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Painting of Wolverine on a Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Canvas Painting with Inkodye - More DIY How To Projects]]> daryllukas Inkodye, a product of, 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! 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
Print with bubble wrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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 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 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
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
Watercolor Horse Painting
Watercolor Horse Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to make swirl roses - More DIY How To Projects]]> mattdenney My mother made a picture for my aunty using a swirling technique to build up an artistic rose effect with a leafy background. What you will need : A canvas or good quality paper A thick paint brush (to make swirls) A thin paint brush (for detail work) A main colour (for main swirl), different shades...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:54:19 PDT
Make a painting stand easel-y
Make a painting stand easel-y - More DIY How To Projects]]> M-Parks I made an easel out of an old parasol and thought i would share it with instructables. My brother is 8 and loves art so it was the perfect present for him.  Find the wood pieces Find suitable pieces of wood, cut to the desired length using a saw/jigsaw. Find suitable hinges. I used wood that wa...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:21:58 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
Make your own Mondrian 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 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
Warli style Love Tshirts for Him and Her
Warli style Love Tshirts for Him and Her - More DIY How To Projects]]> artworker Warli is an Indian tribal design style that is being used from time unknown. Warli uses basic geometrical shapes to create stories from the villager's day to day life. Warli designs make use of mostly circles, triangles and lines to create human, animal, flora and fauna forms. Each warli painting co...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 03:02:32 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
Self-portrait in dim lighting NolanThompson A self-portrait made in art class. I had a photo taken in dim lighting, all color removed so it's black and white, than painted it exactly as seen. No lines or sketching, no solid, defined shapes; just filling in the shadows as they appeared in the photo. Making this taught me to pay attention to h...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:50:12 PDT
Artist Inspired Painting kateysackett Taking an artist's painting style and reflecting it in my own work.  What I made: I made an artist inspired painting off of Gil Elvegren's works. I used wood slats, canvas, a staple gun, a hammer, acrylic paint, brushes, and palette knives. How I made it:  I made it by studying the artists work, a...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 14:43:18 PDT
Horse Painting Chey295 This is a painting I made at an extra-curricular art class that I attend every Wednesday for three hours. This was a very difficult painting that I originally found in a magazine and wanted to re-create for myself. The hardest part was the angle at which the horse is portrayed.  A lot of time went i...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:16:29 PDT
Portrait of a Lion
Portrait of a Lion - More DIY How To Projects]]> Embercat My previous drawing-related Instructables were done by taking screenshots on the computer, but not this one! I like doing digital artwork, but I'm still better at working in traditional mediums. This is an acrylic painting of a lion that I painted to enter in the High School Fine Arts division in th...
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Fri, 5 Apr 2013 19:25:17 PDT
Ink Painting - Make to Learn Contest JuliaHand95 I made an Japanese ink painting of a tree -- one of my favorite parts of nature -- with a watercolor sky and ground.  I was introduced to ink painting my sophomore year of highschool, and it has been my favorite ever since. As seen in the video, I do this ...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:49:53 PDT
Paint An Album Cover On Tin From An Old Barn rustyknuckles Whenever we create a new album cover, it is always a methodical process of research and ideas, that come together to help best create a piece of art to complement the music. On the new album for the Americana / Roots band, Carolina Still, we were talking with the lead singer and guitarist Justin C...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:11:04 PST
Valentine's Canvas n.a.s.schulte Buy some cheap blank canvases at the store, trace letters with stencils and pencils, and paint away! (acrylic paint) The hard part is going over a 3rd time to get straight lines.  Meant to be hung on a wall.
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 15:06:17 PST
A Carved and Painted Deer Skull MercuryCrest (Full Disclosure: This was a terrible picture but, honestly, the only one that I thought to take at the time. Thus, the picture has been altered in the following way: I muted the background a little because it was a rather eye-gouging blue. I can post the original if it is deemed necessary for the c...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:16:25 PST
glowing painting
glowing painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> led_freak Today I will show you How to make a glowing painting. It's very easy and it looks great. You can draw everything you want and give it away as a cool selfmade gift. The pictures arent that good but it looks awesome. things you need This Project is simple so you only need a few things as you can se...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:35:59 PST