Instructables: exploring - living - art - sculpture - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:20:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Interactive Origami Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Origami-Sculpture/
Interactive Origami Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/7IT6/HSQ4BH5Z/FAH7IT6HSQ4BH5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/7IT6/HSQ4BH5Z/FAH7IT6HSQ4BH5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/7IT6/HSQ4BH5Z/FAH7IT6HSQ4BH5Z.SMALL.jpg watchmeflyy This project began when my brother sent me a link with the accompanied message, "your next task." Intrigued, I clicked on said link and was instantly captivated. Challenge accepted, brother. The design was inspired by a birthday present I made a while back for a friend. It involved moving cube...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:46:58 PDT
Cell-inspired wooden sculpture prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-inspired-wooden-sculpture-prototype/
Cell-inspired wooden sculpture prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/CUXD/HRTKK1A7/FGSCUXDHRTKK1A7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/CUXD/HRTKK1A7/FGSCUXDHRTKK1A7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/CUXD/HRTKK1A7/FGSCUXDHRTKK1A7.SMALL.jpg griffinbyron I recently acquired a new gig for the creation of a piece of wall art, so i thought, what better time than to employ the services of the laser cutter at Techshop to create a wooden piece. I discussed the idea of making a piece made from wood that was inspired by cellular structures in biology, whi...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:51:53 PST
CREATING A FIGURE ARMATURE FOR SCULPTURE http://www.instructables.com/id/CREATING-A-FIGURE-ARMATURE-FOR-SCULPTURE/
CREATING A FIGURE ARMATURE FOR SCULPTURE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/DCBJ/FTNHESIK/FT8DCBJFTNHESIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/DCBJ/FTNHESIK/FT8DCBJFTNHESIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/DCBJ/FTNHESIK/FT8DCBJFTNHESIK.SMALL.jpg Setti Fine Art The armature is a fundamental part of the sculpture. In very basic terms it is the skeleton or support structure that will hold your clay as you sculpt the figure. It is important not to take short cuts or work hastily without proper planning, as this will result in much unnecessary frustration late...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 04:21:46 PDT
Cast an 'entangled rings' ice sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Cast-an-entangled-rings-ice-sculpture/
Cast an 'entangled rings' ice sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/WQ7U/HR0AQ8FK/FTPWQ7UHR0AQ8FK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/WQ7U/HR0AQ8FK/FTPWQ7UHR0AQ8FK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/WQ7U/HR0AQ8FK/FTPWQ7UHR0AQ8FK.SMALL.jpg landmanr This simple but elegant design is made with a relatively easy method. This sculpture is not carved but cast. I used plastic sheeting, scissors, tape and glue to make the mold. The plan We are going to make two entangled rings with two entangled molds. Casting with fully enclosed molds is trick...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:00:56 PST
Metal Roses art, copper and steel sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Metal-Roses-art-copper-and-steel-sculpture/
Metal Roses art, copper and steel sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/908G/HAWBW7A9/FWF908GHAWBW7A9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/908G/HAWBW7A9/FWF908GHAWBW7A9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/908G/HAWBW7A9/FWF908GHAWBW7A9.SMALL.jpg angelgabriel My project in metals class at college, fall 2012. Assignment was to incorporate copper and steel into one sculpture. This is not a DIY home project, unless you have access to specialized tools such as anvils, mig welders, various metal cutters, etc. Also this is not intended to be a step-by-step ins...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:34:25 PST
Copper Rose http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Rose/
Copper Rose - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/ODQC/HPT698UV/F5GODQCHPT698UV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/ODQC/HPT698UV/F5GODQCHPT698UV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/ODQC/HPT698UV/F5GODQCHPT698UV.SMALL.jpg vbow         The copper rose is an easy, affordable project that requires minimal time or tools to make.           I have always wanted to learn how to work with metal but never really had the tools or the time to practice making anything. So, when I finally found a project that is cheap, easy to make, a...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:58:01 PST
Miniature Bottle Sculptures http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Bottle-Sculptures/
Miniature Bottle Sculptures - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/JJQ1/HNICKYLE/FAAJJQ1HNICKYLE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/JJQ1/HNICKYLE/FAAJJQ1HNICKYLE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/JJQ1/HNICKYLE/FAAJJQ1HNICKYLE.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Hello again, So I decided to make some miniature bottle sculptures by sticking tiny train figurines into them (and onto them).  I had this idea some time ago of creating  little melancholy scenes inside glass bottles.  The following ible' is what I came up with.  I 'm going  to make a whole bunch o...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:52:22 PST
Leda's Study: my Mystery Build 2013 entry http://www.instructables.com/id/Ledas-Study-my-Mystery-Build-2013-entry/
Leda's Study: my Mystery Build 2013 entry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/38SA/HMWVZYSI/FYJ38SAHMWVZYSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/38SA/HMWVZYSI/FYJ38SAHMWVZYSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/38SA/HMWVZYSI/FYJ38SAHMWVZYSI.SMALL.jpg supersoftdrink If you had a box of random materials, could you make a piece of art using nothing but those materials and paint?  That's the premise behind Mystery Build.  Once I heard about it, I knew I wanted to participate. I didn't have much notice this year, so hopefully my entry next year will be a bit more...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:11:20 PDT
Making a sand cast bronze sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-sand-cast-bronze-sculpture/
Making a sand cast bronze sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/7C3E/HN2R9YB2/FT67C3EHN2R9YB2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/7C3E/HN2R9YB2/FT67C3EHN2R9YB2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/7C3E/HN2R9YB2/FT67C3EHN2R9YB2.SMALL.jpg albertdicruttalo Here's a sculpture that I made a few years ago that combined cast and fabricated bronze. Bronze casting can be done in your back yard if you have a leaf blower and a small refractory furnace. Sand casting, in particular, is a fast and cheap way to cast metal. Start making the mold Adding sand to ...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:28:09 PDT
Sculpt a Human Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpt-a-Human-Head/
Sculpt a Human Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/FYP2/HMMFE5WV/FMWFYP2HMMFE5WV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/FYP2/HMMFE5WV/FMWFYP2HMMFE5WV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/FYP2/HMMFE5WV/FMWFYP2HMMFE5WV.SMALL.jpg leftmusing I've been doing sculpture most of my life, but just returned to figurative work making some heads from polymer clay. I'm clearly no expert, but this is just some basics to get you started in the right direction. Also, I just took an tutorial from stanwinstonschool.com that really helped refine my t...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:58:38 PDT
Angry Head, Mixed Media http://www.instructables.com/id/Angry-Head-Mixed-Media-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Angry Head, Mixed Media - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/QGBF/HJZ860L5/FKXQGBFHJZ860L5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/QGBF/HJZ860L5/FKXQGBFHJZ860L5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/QGBF/HJZ860L5/FKXQGBFHJZ860L5.SMALL.jpg edibleberries All bow to the giant angry head totem! He will eat your faaaaaccccceee! Mixed media sculpture with wood, acrylic paint and chain. For this sculpture I am using a simplified cross section technique, which is a good method for getting accurate forms out of hard, fusible materials. Also good because I...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 18:28:15 PDT
Ceramic Tile Making http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceramic-Tile-Making/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/2F5I/HCB8F2DL/F7X2F5IHCB8F2DL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/2F5I/HCB8F2DL/F7X2F5IHCB8F2DL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7X/2F5I/HCB8F2DL/F7X2F5IHCB8F2DL.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh This video shows the process of creating a textured ceramic tile from scratch.  The plaster molds were cast from the tops of old roadside guardrail posts in Sausalito, CA.  A detailed description of a similarly fashioned tile can be viewed at: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceramic-Wall-Art/
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:21:05 PST
Bear Whistles! Bird Whistles! How to Build Sculptures that Sing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bear-Whistles-Bird-Whistles-How-to-Build-Sculptu/
Bear Whistles! Bird Whistles! How to Build Sculptures that Sing. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/LFVJ/HBXWRNYH/FFZLFVJHBXWRNYH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/LFVJ/HBXWRNYH/FFZLFVJHBXWRNYH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/LFVJ/HBXWRNYH/FFZLFVJHBXWRNYH.SMALL.jpg alaut There is something magical about taking a soft piece of earth/clay and making it whistle. This Instructable you will walk you through the steps of making a clay whistle.   You'll need clay and a few tools : soft earthenware clay Popsicle or other similar flat, wooden stick sharpened pencil pa...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:17:14 PST
Ceramic Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceramic-Wall-Art/
Ceramic Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/L2R2/HBUZF2HP/FXSL2R2HBUZF2HP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/L2R2/HBUZF2HP/FXSL2R2HBUZF2HP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/L2R2/HBUZF2HP/FXSL2R2HBUZF2HP.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh I’ve always loved the texturing of old utility poles.  They’re a ubiquitous sight in the city and no two look alike.  Some are cracked and weathered from the sun and rain; some are charred; some have creosote and chemicals leeching out.  I wanted to recreate each variation in a ceramic tile wall mos...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:03:15 PST
The Bird, given to friends and family... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Bird-given-to-friends-and-family/
The Bird, given to friends and family... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/HX7M/HAWSI2I9/F9WHX7MHAWSI2I9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/HX7M/HAWSI2I9/F9WHX7MHAWSI2I9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/HX7M/HAWSI2I9/F9WHX7MHAWSI2I9.SMALL.jpg lidsdad One side of the family has Christmas the weekend before and all the gifts go in the middle, everyone gets a card, and lowest chooses first. You can either take a gift from the middle or one from another person. It ends when the last gift is opened from the middle. My sister in law (sort of) wanted o...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:50:16 PST
Fine Art from Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Fine-Art-from-Cardboard/
Fine Art from Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/WU3C/HA4MB4F3/F45WU3CHA4MB4F3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/WU3C/HA4MB4F3/F45WU3CHA4MB4F3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/WU3C/HA4MB4F3/F45WU3CHA4MB4F3.SMALL.jpg jwilliamsen I've been watching the 123DMake software and output for a while - seeing all the cool cardboard, wood, and plastic structures other folks have made was inspiring.   I wondered if I couldn't use that technique as a starting point for a "fine art" piece - or - a less expensive way to make a large-scal...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 12:46:53 PST
Crafted Dragonfly http://www.instructables.com/id/Crafted-Dragonfly/
Crafted Dragonfly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/XP8T/H8CVGCOJ/FJ5XP8TH8CVGCOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/XP8T/H8CVGCOJ/FJ5XP8TH8CVGCOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/XP8T/H8CVGCOJ/FJ5XP8TH8CVGCOJ.SMALL.jpg Manick Yoj This glow-in-the-dark-eyed, handmade dragonfly is my most recent creation. It was not an overly difficult project but it made for an unusual and interesting gift. I thought it might be a fun project to share as it was quite satisfying to work on. If you are looking for a project in a similar style,...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 20:37:37 PST
Plaster Face Cast http://www.instructables.com/id/Plaster-Face-Cast/
Plaster Face Cast - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/7VH9/H5JVXQ2N/F4F7VH9H5JVXQ2N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/7VH9/H5JVXQ2N/F4F7VH9H5JVXQ2N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/7VH9/H5JVXQ2N/F4F7VH9H5JVXQ2N.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam I wanted a cast of my face: a 3D positive, as closely resembling my real face as possible. I considered using 123D Catch to model my face and then print it out on our fancy 3D printers. But that's needlessly expensive and inaccessible (except for 123D Catch, which you should look up if you haven't h...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 23:03:29 PDT
Mad Chopstick Burr http://www.instructables.com/id/Mad-Chopstick-Burr/
Mad Chopstick Burr - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/NMKX/GR0E73O2/FJ7NMKXGR0E73O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/NMKX/GR0E73O2/FJ7NMKXGR0E73O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/NMKX/GR0E73O2/FJ7NMKXGR0E73O2.SMALL.jpg imatfaal When we heard that the latest challenge was chopstick based a friend said to me that I should make "one of those mad pencil thingies but with chopsticks rather than pencils".  I finally managed to get sense out of him and he directed me to this website and the amazing work of George Hart: http://www...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:33:20 PDT
Desktop Tensegrity Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Tensegrity-Tower/
Desktop Tensegrity Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/A0L5/GL4Z458M/F9IA0L5GL4Z458M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/A0L5/GL4Z458M/F9IA0L5GL4Z458M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/A0L5/GL4Z458M/F9IA0L5GL4Z458M.SMALL.jpg Data643 Have you ever seen towers like the Needle Tower in Washington, D.C? It looks like it's just a trick, but it is real. This method of construction is called tension integrity, or "Tensegrity". Tensegrity is achieved when many wires or cables are stretched between poles in a repeating pattern. This p...
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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:39:37 PDT
Portrait Busts -- an original technique http://www.instructables.com/id/Portrait-Busts-an-original-technique/
Portrait Busts -- an original technique - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/10S5/G68H9WNZ/FN610S5G68H9WNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/10S5/G68H9WNZ/FN610S5G68H9WNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/10S5/G68H9WNZ/FN610S5G68H9WNZ.SMALL.jpg Thinkenstein This is an original technique I use for making portrait busts out of grout.  Grout is like cement, except it is stickier and doesn't shrink.  When cement dries it shrinks and tends to crack, which the grout does not do. To make the finished bust lighter I use a mold to make crumpled aluminum foil ...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:33:22 PDT
8/16-bit Sculptures! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-816-bit-Sculptures/
8/16-bit Sculptures! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/TDXL/G1ZGTTRQ/FPRTDXLG1ZGTTRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/TDXL/G1ZGTTRQ/FPRTDXLG1ZGTTRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPR/TDXL/G1ZGTTRQ/FPRTDXLG1ZGTTRQ.SMALL.jpg Pie Ninja Look at that picture below, does that look like a special effect? If you said yes, you're wrong. That is 100% real, and in this Instructable I'll show you how to make your own. I should start out by saying that this is not my idea, it comes from a guy by the name of sWooZie, a while back he posted ...
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Sat, 14 Nov 2009 02:13:30 PST