Instructables: exploring - living - paint - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:02:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Starry Eyed Laser Cut Leather Mask (no sew, no tools required) http://www.instructables.com/id/Starry-Eyed-Laser-Cut-Leather-Mask-no-sew/
Starry Eyed Laser Cut Leather Mask (no sew, no tools required) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/2GKP/I1KJK9CR/FB02GKPI1KJK9CR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/2GKP/I1KJK9CR/FB02GKPI1KJK9CR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/2GKP/I1KJK9CR/FB02GKPI1KJK9CR.SMALL.jpg robopanda Not to alarm you, but this ain't your typical leather mask. Inspired by Mardi Gras more than Halloween, this method of creating leather masks by laser cutter will set you free to a whole new world of creation.STARS are in my opinion the easiest shape with which to create complicated, intricate desig...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:16:33 PDT
Skeleton Shoes made with Laser Cut Stencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Skeleton-Shoes-made-with-Laser-Cut-Stencils/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:34:18 PDT
Glam Halloween Gourds http://www.instructables.com/id/Glam-Halloween-Gourds/
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:02:26 PDT
Wall Mural Painting (Fun or Profit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mural-Painting-Fun-or-Profit/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:27:37 PDT
Painting Murals on your Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-Murals-on-your-Wall/
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:10:15 PDT
Silhouette Forest Wall Mural http://www.instructables.com/id/Silhouette-Forest-Wall-Mural/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:49:11 PDT
Screaming switch plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Screaming-switch-plate/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:44:51 PDT
Mario Candy Box Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Candy-Box-Dispenser/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:50:48 PDT
Strawberry Shortcake costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Strawberry-Shortcake/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:42:25 PDT
Halloween Candy Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Candy-Jar/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:53:31 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
Easy Witch's Cauldron from a Yoga Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Witchs-Cauldron-from-a-Yoga-Ball/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:10:38 PDT
Plinko Party Costume w Prizes for Contestants http://www.instructables.com/id/Plinko-Party-Costume-w-Prizes-for-Contestants/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:18:11 PDT
Blown Paint Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Blown-Paint-Monsters/
Blown Paint Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/PNKO/I008ZZRJ/FDMPNKOI008ZZRJ.SMALL.jpg ecsaul23 Another great little activity to do with your kiddos. It's a really simple, really fun and imaginative craft idea.All you need is:paper: thicker paper is best, like card stock or water color paperwatercolor paints and brushcup or waterstrawsharpie or other marker Pile on the Paint First thing we ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:22:39 PDT
Sweet Dog Hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/Sweet-Dog-Hammock/
Sweet Dog Hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/CQN7/HZOL1ECS/F6GCQN7HZOL1ECS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/CQN7/HZOL1ECS/F6GCQN7HZOL1ECS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/CQN7/HZOL1ECS/F6GCQN7HZOL1ECS.SMALL.jpg Ticktockproductions My wife and I were ambling around our local farmers market when we saw someone selling dog hammocks for $25. We thought it was a great idea but then we weren't going to spend that kind of money on pvc pipe and fabric. The reason we need a dog hammock is pretty simple. Rufus and I love to sit on our ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:37:22 PDT
PVC End Table http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-End-Table/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:00 PDT
Revamp Old Artwork http://www.instructables.com/id/Revamp-Old-Artwork/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:05:09 PDT
Tin Can Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Tin-Can-Planter/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:01:51 PDT
Paint a Faux Marble Finish http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-a-Faux-Marble-Finish/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:03:47 PDT
Nature Watercolour Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Nature-Watercolour-Paint/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:59:19 PDT
Sputnik Scultpure http://www.instructables.com/id/Sputnik-Scultpure/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:26:29 PDT
TEMPERA PAINT http://www.instructables.com/id/TEMPRA-PAINT-Hidden-Images/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:08:05 PDT
Black Veil Brides War Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-Veil-Brides-War-Paint/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:49:00 PDT
Star Wars C3PO and R2D2 Painted Shoes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-C3PO-and-R2D2-Painted-Shoes/
Star Wars C3PO and R2D2 Painted Shoes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/2DU0/HZ13FSTZ/FRB2DU0HZ13FSTZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/2DU0/HZ13FSTZ/FRB2DU0HZ13FSTZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/2DU0/HZ13FSTZ/FRB2DU0HZ13FSTZ.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Star Wars C3PO and R2D2 Painted Heels!Yes--these are the shoes you are looking for!I was inspired by these R2D2 heels that Mikeasaurus did!I didn't add the tech and I mixed them up a bit...but who doesn't want mismatched droid shoes???I love the way these turned out! Total Geek Chic! The perfect pa...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:55:03 PDT
Face 3D Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Face-Art/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:43:06 PDT
Revamp an Old Globe http://www.instructables.com/id/Revamp-an-Old-Globe/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:48:22 PDT
Paint a Cartoon Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-a-Cartoon-Piano/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:42:45 PDT
Refinishing Old Dining Room Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Old-Dining-Room-Set/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:46 PDT
Shabby Flower Pots http://www.instructables.com/id/Shabby-Flower-Pots/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:51:43 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
How to paint a star/night-sky themed nursery that will last until high school. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-a-starnight-sky-themed-nursery-that-w/
How to paint a star/night-sky themed nursery that will last until high school. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/ZTK8/HYJ3V4DZ/FABZTK8HYJ3V4DZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/ZTK8/HYJ3V4DZ/FABZTK8HYJ3V4DZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/ZTK8/HYJ3V4DZ/FABZTK8HYJ3V4DZ.SMALL.jpg kellechu Before I even had kids, I started painting my guest room in a star/night-sky theme because I am really, really, REALLY nuts for outer space and all things star-related. Like the "all-I-ever-wanted-to-be-was-an-astronaut-ever-since-I-was-a-little-girl" sort of obsession that has just grown stronger ...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 19:20:49 PDT
Distressed / Antiqued Paint Finish http://www.instructables.com/id/Distressed-Antiqued-Paint-Finish/
Distressed / Antiqued Paint Finish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/V0YN/HYFNWEJ1/FTIV0YNHYFNWEJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/V0YN/HYFNWEJ1/FTIV0YNHYFNWEJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/V0YN/HYFNWEJ1/FTIV0YNHYFNWEJ1.SMALL.jpg American Ruin I'm going to show you how I turned a simple wooden clock into a unique and antiqued piece of home decor. This distressed look can be applied to just about anything that you can paint. If you can paint it, you can distress it!You'll need:-Sandpaper-Two colors of paint. (A base coat color will be show...
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:55:06 PDT
Everything I Know About Stencils http://www.instructables.com/id/Everything-I-Know-About-Stencils/
Everything I Know About Stencils - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/F1JV/HY4KOIZS/FBBF1JVHY4KOIZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/F1JV/HY4KOIZS/FBBF1JVHY4KOIZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/F1JV/HY4KOIZS/FBBF1JVHY4KOIZS.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens (Note- I recently started writing notes about stencil techniques for a workshop at our maker space. When I saw the Paint contest and the Epilog Laser contest, I decided to do a short Instructable about stencils, since I use a variety of paints to create them and a laser cutter would help me take my...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:21:12 PDT
Galaxy Fingernails http://www.instructables.com/id/Galaxy-Fingernails/
Galaxy Fingernails - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/IBZN/HY3Z8FYQ/FZOIBZNHY3Z8FYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/IBZN/HY3Z8FYQ/FZOIBZNHY3Z8FYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/IBZN/HY3Z8FYQ/FZOIBZNHY3Z8FYQ.SMALL.jpg Nanovirus Ever wanted the powers of the universe at your fingertips? Then look no further because with these stylish and unique fingernails, you too can play god.This simple and easy to follow Instructable should help guide you through the design and process of painting a galaxy on your fingernails. -=Discl...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:27:18 PDT
Not Your Average Sorority Craft: The 21st Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Not-So-Southern-Sorority-Craft-The-21st-Paddle/
Not Your Average Sorority Craft: The 21st Paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/1KHN/HXV6KPFF/FVC1KHNHXV6KPFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/1KHN/HXV6KPFF/FVC1KHNHXV6KPFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/1KHN/HXV6KPFF/FVC1KHNHXV6KPFF.SMALL.jpg PhiCraftyCrafty Your 21st birthday is the epitome of birthdays. The memories (or lack thereof) should make the masses laugh, cry, and wish they'd been on the invite list to your facebook event for the celebration. But, sadly, this isn't your 21st. No, it's actually your Big's. If you're like me, your Big turned 21 ...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:37 PDT
Funky Flip Flops using Oil Paint. http://www.instructables.com/id/Funky-Flip-Flops-using-Oil-Paint/
Funky Flip Flops using Oil Paint. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/OT1Y/HXII3E30/F59OT1YHXII3E30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/OT1Y/HXII3E30/F59OT1YHXII3E30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/OT1Y/HXII3E30/F59OT1YHXII3E30.SMALL.jpg Anusree Give your old flip flops a makeover using oil paint ;) Things you will need. Flip FlopsOil PaintPainting OilPaint BrushesPallet Clean the Flip Flops. Make a design. Start Painting. Use a small brush for doing detailed designs. Complete the painting and allow it to dry. Even ...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:52:07 PDT
Calavera scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Calavera-scarf/
Calavera scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/1OTB/HXG6TA3X/FOG1OTBHXG6TA3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/1OTB/HXG6TA3X/FOG1OTBHXG6TA3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/1OTB/HXG6TA3X/FOG1OTBHXG6TA3X.SMALL.jpg Eldalote I got idea of making a custom scarf when I grinded something and that smell was really deadly ! :DIt was really easy and quick to make one and it was a loads of fun :) Materials You will need: black fabric paints brush thread and needlepencilscissorspins Cutting and sewing First step i...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:01:50 PDT
Paint Made from Berries & Nature http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Made-from-Berries-Nature/
Paint Made from Berries & Nature - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/2L49/HXG6M4SK/FTA2L49HXG6M4SK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/2L49/HXG6M4SK/FTA2L49HXG6M4SK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/2L49/HXG6M4SK/FTA2L49HXG6M4SK.SMALL.jpg HollyMann In this Instructable you'll learn how to make paint from berries. This is a great project to do with kids. It's a lot of fun foraging for wild edible fruit and then using some of it to make paint! Items Needed to Make Paint from Nature The first item needed in order to make the paint is some ber...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:51:03 PDT
Ombre Paint Your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Ombre-Paint-Your-phone/
Ombre Paint Your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/GJO6/HX8HSXH2/F29GJO6HX8HSXH2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/GJO6/HX8HSXH2/F29GJO6HX8HSXH2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/GJO6/HX8HSXH2/F29GJO6HX8HSXH2.SMALL.jpg dvspec This is my first instructable, so let me know if something is not clear. A few years ago, I found a cover that I really liked, but it was twenty or thirty dollars. I'm a tightwad, so I found fingernail polish that looked similar to the holographic quality of the cover and painted the phone with it...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:45:36 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Case/Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Business-Card-CaseHolder/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:31:17 PDT
Painted Spoons http://www.instructables.com/id/Painted-Spoons/
Painted Spoons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/JYKA/HW8T6ALE/F3FJYKAHW8T6ALE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/JYKA/HW8T6ALE/F3FJYKAHW8T6ALE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/JYKA/HW8T6ALE/F3FJYKAHW8T6ALE.SMALL.jpg amalkhan Same ol' boring spoons got you yawning? Spruce them up with a little bit of whimsy and color!In this instructable, I'll show you how to paint wooden cooking spoons. Let's get started! Materials For this project, you will need:Wooden Spoons Acrylic paint(s) Paint brush(s)Optional- Masking tape or...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:26:41 PDT
Spray Printed Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-Printed-Fabric/
Spray Printed Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7VH1/HW383IBQ/FZV7VH1HW383IBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7VH1/HW383IBQ/FZV7VH1HW383IBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/7VH1/HW383IBQ/FZV7VH1HW383IBQ.SMALL.jpg Preval Do you like to sew? Sometimes you just can't find what you're looking for. Luckily you can make one of-a-kind fabric using raw canvas and the Preval Sprayer. Read on to learn how. What You Need Raw canvasPainter’s tapeFabric paint Paintbrush Pencil Bone folder Exacto knife Contact Paper and Sciss...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:00:35 PDT
American Flag Upcycled Pallet http://www.instructables.com/id/American-Flag-Upcycled-Pallet/
American Flag Upcycled Pallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/2KRP/H7430HH7/FET2KRPH7430HH7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/2KRP/H7430HH7/FET2KRPH7430HH7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/2KRP/H7430HH7/FET2KRPH7430HH7.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Upcycle old Pallets into fabulous patriotic outdoor home decor! We live in a military town and keep this up year round!  I love it!  And it makes it easy to find my house! Assemble the structure You'll need a few old pallets.  They are pretty easy to find free!  You can even ask at Lowe's or Hom...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:32:20 PDT
Faux Mosaic; match flowerpots to mosaic wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Mosaic-match-flowerpots-to-mosaic-wall/
Faux Mosaic; match flowerpots to mosaic wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/HSWD/HUQIF4OX/FWZHSWDHUQIF4OX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/HSWD/HUQIF4OX/FWZHSWDHUQIF4OX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/HSWD/HUQIF4OX/FWZHSWDHUQIF4OX.SMALL.jpg Ruud van Koningsbrugge A simple paint technique with great result, and lots of possibilities to vary on the theme.I wanted a flowerpot against the facade of my house, matching the mosaic the previous house owner glued to the wall. As you can see the mosaic tiles are dark blue, and there aren't many blue flowerpots. So I b...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 02:20:10 PDT
Laser Etched Spiderman & Batman Cardboard Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Spiderman-Batman-Cardboard-Art/
Laser Etched Spiderman & Batman Cardboard Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/H6KF/HUDEOVAQ/F03H6KFHUDEOVAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/H6KF/HUDEOVAQ/F03H6KFHUDEOVAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/H6KF/HUDEOVAQ/F03H6KFHUDEOVAQ.SMALL.jpg bbaca2 I wanted to experiment with etching cardboard with the Laser Cutter at Techshop so I decide to use Spidey and Batman as test subjects. Vector file I created the vector file from scratch in Illustrator for this project. I double checked my fill and stroke settings before etching and cutting. E...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:47 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/IB17/HU3TO55F/FOTIB17HU3TO55F.SMALL.jpg kelleymarie An easy recipe for edible, washable, and fun finger paint for kids and adults alike. Kids and especially young kids, love to explore the world through touch and taste. Finger paints were an excellent invention, allowing youngsters to create art, explore colors, and get messy. The problem? Paint can...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
Superhero Freezer Paper Stenciled Drawstring Backpacks http://www.instructables.com/id/Superhero-Freezer-Paper-Stenciled-Drawstring-Backp/
Superhero Freezer Paper Stenciled Drawstring Backpacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/0VAU/HU4896AO/FNZ0VAUHU4896AO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/0VAU/HU4896AO/FNZ0VAUHU4896AO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/0VAU/HU4896AO/FNZ0VAUHU4896AO.SMALL.jpg dharmatradingco These backpacks are great for school, field trips, running errands with mom and dad, roadtrips and any time your little superhero needs to carry around their most important stuff for doing super things. Let's Get Started! Shopping list: Drawstring Backpacks (We pre-dyed with Bread Bag Technique...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:45 PDT
Paint Chunk Pendant – Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Chunk-Pendant-Necklace/
Paint Chunk Pendant – Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/7SVX/HTTMXPWE/F397SVXHTTMXPWE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/7SVX/HTTMXPWE/F397SVXHTTMXPWE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/7SVX/HTTMXPWE/F397SVXHTTMXPWE.SMALL.jpg Fikjast Scott Living in Michigan - there are lots of automotive manufacturing plants. The car painting process leaves deposits of paint on the floor and equipment. These deposits have layers upon layers of paint. These layers build up and must be cleaned out of the paint areas. I believe they are chipped out wh...
By: Fikjast Scott

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:18:35 PDT
DIY Chalk-Board Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Chalk-Board-Paint/
DIY Chalk-Board Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/WIK5/HTOUDHN3/FNQWIK5HTOUDHN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/WIK5/HTOUDHN3/FNQWIK5HTOUDHN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/WIK5/HTOUDHN3/FNQWIK5HTOUDHN3.SMALL.jpg marymetwice With 2-3 simple materials, you can create your own paint on which you can paint whatever you want. Then you will be able to draw with chalk and wipe it of with a wet sponge.   Gather Your Materials To make this chalkboard paint, you will need any waterproof paint, a bit of tile grout and brushes ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:03:58 PDT
Splattered paint pendants http://www.instructables.com/id/Splattered-paint-pendants/
Splattered paint pendants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/VZR7/HTIWDVUL/FWUVZR7HTIWDVUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/VZR7/HTIWDVUL/FWUVZR7HTIWDVUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/VZR7/HTIWDVUL/FWUVZR7HTIWDVUL.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput A while ago, I took a square sheet of paper and my watercolors. For some strange reason, I started to splatter the paint on the paper, creating a unique look. The inspiration for this pendant came when I found that paper again. First, I wanted to make a lot of squares like that and cut out the sha...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:10:26 PDT