Instructables: exploring - living - painting - paint http://www.instructables.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:35:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
Not Your Average Sorority Craft: The 21st Paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Not-So-Southern-Sorority-Craft-The-21st-Paddle/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:37 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
Paint Made from Berries & Nature http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Made-from-Berries-Nature/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:51:03 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Ingredient-Edible-Finger-Paints/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
Repurposed Cutting Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurposed-Cutting-Board/
Repurposed Cutting Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/34IF/HR0AUU3K/F8U34IFHR0AUU3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/34IF/HR0AUU3K/F8U34IFHR0AUU3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/34IF/HR0AUU3K/F8U34IFHR0AUU3K.SMALL.jpg shyanna05 Do you have an old cracked cutting board lying around? Have no fear! You can turn that old cutting board into a new canvas! The more cracked and warped, the better! Choose the side you want to work on and sand it! I chose the side without the black stain, but I think it would still look great if ...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 13:56:23 PST
How to paint leather shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-leather-shoes/
How to paint leather shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/QJ08/HQ7068U9/F4UQJ08HQ7068U9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/QJ08/HQ7068U9/F4UQJ08HQ7068U9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/QJ08/HQ7068U9/F4UQJ08HQ7068U9.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant Bored of plain black, white or brown shoes? Hoping to spruce up your favorite pair of battered brogues? Interested in making a personalized gift for someone who has feet? This instructable will talk you through the process of turning a blank pair of shoes into a colorful fashion statement. Of cour...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:58:24 PST
Lightning Bolt in a wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightning-Bolt-in-a-wall/
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 07:18:58 PST
Masonite Mounting Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Masonite-Mounting-Guide/
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:05:55 PDT
Halloween Window Painting Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Window-Painting-Decorations/
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:15:40 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
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
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
Dripping Paint Pants http://www.instructables.com/id/Dripping-Paint-Pants/
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 05:20:42 PDT
if you are not a good painter, you can make a stylish painting too http://www.instructables.com/id/if-you-are-not-a-good-painter-you-can-make-a-styl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/GOPT/HFD1EIEC/FOYGOPTHFD1EIEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/GOPT/HFD1EIEC/FOYGOPTHFD1EIEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/GOPT/HFD1EIEC/FOYGOPTHFD1EIEC.SMALL.jpg sara m. Hi all, even if you do not have the painting talent , it will be easy for you just bring the following and you will do a terrific job 1- cardboard and cut it as in the picture with the dimensions that fits your wall 2- wall painting with the color you want 3- small brush to be easy to use in narro...
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:58:58 PDT
Horse Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Horse-Painting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/D9N8/HF23XI2Z/FBYD9N8HF23XI2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/D9N8/HF23XI2Z/FBYD9N8HF23XI2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/D9N8/HF23XI2Z/FBYD9N8HF23XI2Z.SMALL.jpg 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
Paint An Album Cover On Tin From An Old Barn http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-An-Album-Cover-On-Tin-From-An-Old-Barn/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/KCYZ/HDRS66H9/FX4KCYZHDRS66H9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/KCYZ/HDRS66H9/FX4KCYZHDRS66H9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX4/KCYZ/HDRS66H9/FX4KCYZHDRS66H9.SMALL.jpg 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
Paintbrush Roll-up Travel Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Paintbrush-Roll-up-Travel-Kit/
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:27:40 PST
Learn to draw Christmas Finn The Human from Adventure time! http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-to-draw-Christmas-Finn-The-Human-from-Advent/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/9W3R/HAQ2Z7XD/FGV9W3RHAQ2Z7XD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/9W3R/HAQ2Z7XD/FGV9W3RHAQ2Z7XD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/9W3R/HAQ2Z7XD/FGV9W3RHAQ2Z7XD.SMALL.jpg TCGames Learn to draw Christmas Finn The Human from Adventure time! It's fun and easy to draw. I will also show you how to colour it in time lapse. In my channel you will find a variety of different how to draw videos. They are mostly easy to draw, but some of them may be of higher difficulty. If you have ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:14:15 PST
Red Wall with Birds and Branches http://www.instructables.com/id/Red-Wall-with-Birds-and-Branches/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/RV5A/HAUNLSXA/F9RRV5AHAUNLSXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/RV5A/HAUNLSXA/F9RRV5AHAUNLSXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/RV5A/HAUNLSXA/F9RRV5AHAUNLSXA.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 Here is the wall of my bedroom (forgive the quality of my pictures). I painted the wall in red and prepared the stencils of the birds and branches. Honestly I didn't draw them, I searched the shapes online, printed them and traced them on transparent paper. This is the way I prepared my stencils an...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:33:05 PST
Clay Dragon Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Clay-Dragon-Sculpture/
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 14:41:53 PST
TARDIS Bedroom Door http://www.instructables.com/id/TARDIS-Bedroom-Door/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/CZC7/H994TAOV/FZWCZC7H994TAOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/CZC7/H994TAOV/FZWCZC7H994TAOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/CZC7/H994TAOV/FZWCZC7H994TAOV.SMALL.jpg mradau I got blue, black and white paint from Home Depot. I also got painters tape, dropsheet and brushes from there. It took about a week to complete because I only had time to paint in the evening after school. Planning the dimensions was crucial! Measure out your door and make up a sketch ahead of time....
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:12:58 PST
Painting a checkearboard. http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-checkearboard/
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:05:28 PDT
How to Create a 3D Painting - Part 2 Painting Your Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-3D-Painting-Part-2-Painting-Your/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/6AH6/H8CVKGJJ/FFT6AH6H8CVKGJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/6AH6/H8CVKGJJ/FFT6AH6H8CVKGJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/6AH6/H8CVKGJJ/FFT6AH6H8CVKGJJ.SMALL.jpg LifeStyleWebTV Toronto artist Julia McNeely, demonstrates the basic techniques of painting your 3D Art. (Part 2 of 2) Perfect if you are looking for some art activities for your children.
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:57:08 PDT
How to create a 3D Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-3D-Painting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/AY1J/H8AZ9SOG/FWUAY1JH8AZ9SOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/AY1J/H8AZ9SOG/FWUAY1JH8AZ9SOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/AY1J/H8AZ9SOG/FWUAY1JH8AZ9SOG.SMALL.jpg LifeStyleWebTV Toronto artist Julia McNeely, demonstrates the basic techniques of creating a 3D Painting.
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:39:45 PDT
A Pantone painting http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Pantone-painting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/A9LJ/H7ME342W/FF4A9LJH7ME342W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/A9LJ/H7ME342W/FF4A9LJH7ME342W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/A9LJ/H7ME342W/FF4A9LJH7ME342W.SMALL.jpg mikolynn Recently I found a paint catalog placard used on the shops to "show" the different colors. Now, this placards are made of cardboard, but this is an old one made of a metal plate and different metal pieces painted on the different colors of the catalog. It' was little bit rusted, and I thing "Oh, cle...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:24:19 PDT
Demon Sword (Sketch Book X) http://www.instructables.com/id/Demon-Sword-Sketch-Book-X/
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 22:16:37 PDT
Magnetic Dry-Erase Wall! http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Dry-Erase-Wall/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/FXXM/H5EDUCPB/FBPFXXMH5EDUCPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/FXXM/H5EDUCPB/FBPFXXMH5EDUCPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/FXXM/H5EDUCPB/FBPFXXMH5EDUCPB.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid Feast your eyes on the incredibly awesome Magnetic Dry-Erase Wall! I had a problem:  we had a dry erase board, and the best place for it happened to be right in a high traffic area of the house.  That was the main reason it was a good place, as it was easy to remember to write down a phone numb...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 00:06:45 PDT
How to Paint Cabinets Like a Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Paint-Cabinets-Like-a-Pro/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/ZEPP/H5JVX9YL/F7UZEPPH5JVX9YL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/ZEPP/H5JVX9YL/F7UZEPPH5JVX9YL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/ZEPP/H5JVX9YL/F7UZEPPH5JVX9YL.SMALL.jpg Hammer-and-Heels Painted cabinets can bring new life to any outdated space.  I’ve been dreaming of a creamy white kitchen for years now, unfortunately mine looks dark and dingy.  However, Scott Fox with Harry’s Ace Hardware says I can achieve a professional look on a do-it-yourselfer’s budget.  The devil is in the d...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 19:36:38 PDT
Glow In The Dark Traced Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Traced-Painting/
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:03:54 PDT
Solid canvas mounts for vigorous painting. Simple and Advanced http://www.instructables.com/id/Solid-canvas-mounts-for-vigorous-painting-Simple-/
Solid canvas mounts for vigorous painting. Simple and Advanced - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/7B8M/H4AGJQ67/F907B8MH4AGJQ67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/7B8M/H4AGJQ67/F907B8MH4AGJQ67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/7B8M/H4AGJQ67/F907B8MH4AGJQ67.SMALL.jpg solipsism 2 projects in one. Simple flat, and gallery wrap style canvas mounts with solid wood backers for vigorous painting styles. TIME: A few hours COST: $20-30 This instructable will show you how to build a simple padded canvas mounting board, so that you can paint on canvas, and yet not worry about how...
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:55:06 PDT
Summery Neon Stripe Shirt Upcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Summery-Neon-Stripe-Shirt-Upcycle/
Summery Neon Stripe Shirt Upcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/LJ83/H2WEWXGQ/FEDLJ83H2WEWXGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/LJ83/H2WEWXGQ/FEDLJ83H2WEWXGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/LJ83/H2WEWXGQ/FEDLJ83H2WEWXGQ.SMALL.jpg ShrimpSaladCircus I'm not typically one to jump on a trend, but I just so happened to have four little bottles of neon paint, and one thing just led to another... I'll pretend that every single one of you does love to follow trends, so guess what?! I've just made your day. And your spring/summer wardrobe. You're abou...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 06:29:12 PDT
Still Life in a Box! http://www.instructables.com/id/Still-Life-in-a-Box/
Still Life in a Box! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/VO0H/GZ5NTPRT/FYPVO0HGZ5NTPRT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/VO0H/GZ5NTPRT/FYPVO0HGZ5NTPRT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/VO0H/GZ5NTPRT/FYPVO0HGZ5NTPRT.SMALL.jpg Demon_Darkchild When I first saw this contest, this idea immediately came to mind. As an Art Education major, it is important to build up a portfolio and one thing many artists do is a series. A series is a group of works (be it painting, drawing, printmaking, or other media) that follow a similar subject.  Take, f...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:46:17 PST
Drawing Venom http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawing-Venom/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/JVXK/GYO8ABEN/FR9JVXKGYO8ABEN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/JVXK/GYO8ABEN/FR9JVXKGYO8ABEN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/JVXK/GYO8ABEN/FR9JVXKGYO8ABEN.SMALL.jpg Lowney Here I draw Venom from Spiderman. Let me know what you think of the new colour contrast settings I've tried! Also don't forget to rate and leave any feedback!
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:31:01 PST
The Starry Night Mosaic Table http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Starry-Night-Mosaic-Table/
The Starry Night Mosaic Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/X7WA/H9T4CF6J/FIZX7WAH9T4CF6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/X7WA/H9T4CF6J/FIZX7WAH9T4CF6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/X7WA/H9T4CF6J/FIZX7WAH9T4CF6J.SMALL.jpg 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
Painting Shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-Shoes/
Painting Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/A3GM/GWCACKHD/FMUA3GMGWCACKHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/A3GM/GWCACKHD/FMUA3GMGWCACKHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/A3GM/GWCACKHD/FMUA3GMGWCACKHD.SMALL.jpg hejhog101 This is a pair of shoes that I painted as a Christmas present for a friend of mine. I decided to do a guide on how to do it efficiently. Materials For this project, you're going to need acrylic paints and/or acrylic paint pens, a pair of shoes (you can get knock-off converse from wal mart for aro...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 12:53:43 PST
Toddler Painting Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Toddler-Painting-Station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/4IOQ/GVOW4Z68/FZ64IOQGVOW4Z68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/4IOQ/GVOW4Z68/FZ64IOQGVOW4Z68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/4IOQ/GVOW4Z68/FZ64IOQGVOW4Z68.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm After replacing the seat of some kid's chairs, I offered the child a chance to paint the chairs.  I made a painting station in a large cardboard box, and inside taped several paper cups to hold different colors of paint.  You'll note in the pictures that there's only a little bit of paint on the str...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 14:49:09 PST
Bleach shirt how-to! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bleach-shirt-how-to/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/RITP/GTN5Q42O/F3ZRITPGTN5Q42O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/RITP/GTN5Q42O/F3ZRITPGTN5Q42O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/RITP/GTN5Q42O/F3ZRITPGTN5Q42O.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo This is a how-to and follow up on my last Instructable. As per request here is a video on how I did it. :0) You will need: A spray Bottle Bleach Water A Bowl Stencils (if you wish) Spray paint (Optional) Gloves and a mask and a well ventilated area. Take your spray bottle and fill it halfway with ...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:11:47 PDT
My Art 5 http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Art-5-6/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/J488/GRFN1K2A/FN9J488GRFN1K2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/J488/GRFN1K2A/FN9J488GRFN1K2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/J488/GRFN1K2A/FN9J488GRFN1K2A.SMALL.jpg Oblivitus 1: Jimi Hendrix- acrylic paint- took 30 hours 2: Abstraction- acrylic paint 3: Einstein- acrylic paint 4: Abstraction- acrylic paint 5: Jack Sparrow- pencil and oil pastel 6: Self Portrait- pencil 7: Abstracted Man- pencil, oil pastel, and marker 8: Oppression- acrylic paint on a bed-sheet (its real...
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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:18:49 PDT
Egg Carton Paint Palette w/ Brush Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Egg-Carton-Paint-Palette-w-Brush-Holders/
Egg Carton Paint Palette w/ Brush Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/H5CZ/GQ5QBSJ9/FGFH5CZGQ5QBSJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/H5CZ/GQ5QBSJ9/FGFH5CZGQ5QBSJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/H5CZ/GQ5QBSJ9/FGFH5CZGQ5QBSJ9.SMALL.jpg DANgerous124 Create an easy to make egg carton paint palette with holes to hold your paintbrushes. Materials Needed: Egg carton Phillips-head screwdriver Aluminum foil (optional) Flip and Punch Open the egg carton and flip it upside-down. Find the middle spot between the egg holders. Take your screwdriver a...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:38:03 PDT
Plant stand from 1920's heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-stand-from-1920s-heater/
Plant stand from 1920's heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/82XC/GQ5QBGNQ/F4V82XCGQ5QBGNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/82XC/GQ5QBGNQ/F4V82XCGQ5QBGNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/82XC/GQ5QBGNQ/F4V82XCGQ5QBGNQ.SMALL.jpg knife141 The above photo is the restored version of an old gas space heater my wife and I found at an estate sale in a house that had been built in the 1880's and had been basically unchanged for the past 90 years.  This heater had been discovered in the attic of the old house, and I'm guessing it dates back...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:35:59 PDT
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Tattooists-Artists-tracing-lightbox/
Tattooists / Artists tracing lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/X17U/GGMMFCQZ/FDVX17UGGMMFCQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/X17U/GGMMFCQZ/FDVX17UGGMMFCQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/X17U/GGMMFCQZ/FDVX17UGGMMFCQZ.SMALL.jpg 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
Deadmau5 Painting/Poster http://www.instructables.com/id/Deadmau5-PaintingPoster/
Deadmau5 Painting/Poster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/SXO4/GEB587UQ/FE5SXO4GEB587UQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/SXO4/GEB587UQ/FE5SXO4GEB587UQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/SXO4/GEB587UQ/FE5SXO4GEB587UQ.SMALL.jpg xxgearzofgrindxx I found this picture online that was of a painting with a Deadmau5 theme to it. I really enjoyed it and thought that I would like to recreate it, not exactly, but to make something similar to it with the same theme. Here are a list of the materials I used, and the prices: Empty space              -...
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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:21:14 PDT
Free practice canvas. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-practice-canvas/
Free practice canvas. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/G3TJ/GCI8OVAK/FETG3TJGCI8OVAK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/G3TJ/GCI8OVAK/FETG3TJGCI8OVAK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/G3TJ/GCI8OVAK/FETG3TJGCI8OVAK.SMALL.jpg MarkerMan1 All you need to do to get free canvas to practice on is to keep your eyes open and be a little sneaky. First you have to look around for old wedding, party, or yardsale signs that people forget to take down, Election signs, and sometimes you can find some signs from gas stations or fast foo...
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Fri, 6 Aug 2010 20:46:04 PDT
How to paint/draw gemstones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paintdraw-gemstones/
How to paint/draw gemstones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/VKEA/FS8O2T0Z/FT9VKEAFS8O2T0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/VKEA/FS8O2T0Z/FT9VKEAFS8O2T0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/VKEA/FS8O2T0Z/FT9VKEAFS8O2T0Z.SMALL.jpg Nibbler19 Hello fellow artistic minds and other folk!I will be showing you a technique for painting a "gemstone". Most of the gemstones I paint are on miniature wargaming models.With this technique you will be able to draw or paint (on a model, canvas, paper, computer painting program, etc.....) a "gemstone"...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:26:18 PDT
How to Paint Clean Lines http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Paint-Clean-Lines/
How to Paint Clean Lines - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/I47H/FVO9RJP6/FUAI47HFVO9RJP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/I47H/FVO9RJP6/FUAI47HFVO9RJP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/I47H/FVO9RJP6/FUAI47HFVO9RJP6.SMALL.jpg starshipminivan Have you ever tried to use masking tape for its intended purpose only to discover that, no matter how carefully you apply the tape, paint bleeds under it, ruining your efforts? Making clean paint lines between two colors doesn't have to require a steady hand or special equipment. This technique is ...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:15:40 PDT
OMG E.T. in MS Paint!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/OMG-ET-in-MS-Paint/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/2FUH/FROAGGE1/FHX2FUHFROAGGE1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/2FUH/FROAGGE1/FHX2FUHFROAGGE1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/2FUH/FROAGGE1/FHX2FUHFROAGGE1.SMALL.jpg Flumpkins Holy crud. Finally! It's done and over! This took 1 hr. and 30 min.
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Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:07:07 PST
Theatrical Scenery: Preparing a Scenic Drop http://www.instructables.com/id/Theatrical-Scenery-Preparing-a-Scenic-Drop/
Theatrical Scenery: Preparing a Scenic Drop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/FAH3/FG704XDE/F3IFAH3FG704XDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/FAH3/FG704XDE/F3IFAH3FG704XDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/FAH3/FG704XDE/F3IFAH3FG704XDE.SMALL.jpg blksheep This Instructable shows the first part in the process of painting a scenic drop. Later Instructables will show the drawing and painting techniques used. If you just can't wait and really, really want to paint a drop check out Scenic Art for the Theatre by Susan Crabtree and Peter Beudert.A "drop" is...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2009 09:05:29 PST
"Vintage" Fake-screenprint T-shirt Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Fake-screenprint-T-shirt-Design/
"Vintage" Fake-screenprint T-shirt Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/R3SX/FB7FYPBO/FESR3SXFB7FYPBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/R3SX/FB7FYPBO/FESR3SXFB7FYPBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/R3SX/FB7FYPBO/FESR3SXFB7FYPBO.SMALL.jpg buchd How to make a t-shirt design that easily looks "retro" and "screenprinted" while being super-easy and much cheaper! (The photos are taken with flash and make the colors bolder than they appear in daylight; to the eye they are more worn and washed-out.)Note: I highly recommend reading the whole instr...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2008 01:47:55 PST