Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - art - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:34:37 PST BLOX v1.01 Creating Smooth Line Art Without a Graphics Tablet - Photoshop CS http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Smooth-Line-Art-Without-a-Graphics-Tablet/
Creating Smooth Line Art Without a Graphics Tablet - Photoshop CS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/EMJ2/I8FQUKSY/FZREMJ2I8FQUKSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/EMJ2/I8FQUKSY/FZREMJ2I8FQUKSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/EMJ2/I8FQUKSY/FZREMJ2I8FQUKSY.SMALL.jpg Thomas Ryefield For digital artists, a graphics tablet is essential to creating clean, smooth line art. But when art programs like Photoshop Creative Suite (CS) cost so much on their own, it can be hard to find the money for a high-quality tablet or Cintiq monitor right away. This Instructable will teach new digita...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:38:14 PDT
How to Build a Jacob's Ladder With Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Cutting-Edge-Jacobs-Ladder/
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 21:58:55 PST
‘Weeping Willow’ optical fiber lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Weeping-Willow-Optical-Fiber-Lamp/
‘Weeping Willow’ optical fiber lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/COC2/IK4CM1MH/FYRCOC2IK4CM1MH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/COC2/IK4CM1MH/FYRCOC2IK4CM1MH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/COC2/IK4CM1MH/FYRCOC2IK4CM1MH.SMALL.jpg better call it art This is my first fiber optic project, I was inspired by this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-LED-C...I wanted to make a tree because we have a hammock and I thought hammock and tree might be nice. Since it is my first fiber optic experience, I wanted to use a product as in the LED-lamp...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 04:34:05 PST
How to Tell The Difference Between an Oil and an Acrylic Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tell-The-Difference-Between-an-Oil-and-an-A/
How to Tell The Difference Between an Oil and an Acrylic Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/NF8W/I9GWGNQ6/FHANF8WI9GWGNQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/NF8W/I9GWGNQ6/FHANF8WI9GWGNQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/NF8W/I9GWGNQ6/FHANF8WI9GWGNQ6.SMALL.jpg urbanhaul While oil paint and acrylic paint behave very differently when wet, sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between an acrylic and an oil painting once the paint has dried. These step-by-step instructions will help you identify if your painting was made with oil or acrylic paint.Disclaimer:...
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Sun, 10 May 2015 17:11:58 PDT
Theatrical Scenery: Preparing a Scenic Drop http://www.instructables.com/id/Theatrical-Scenery-Preparing-a-Scenic-Drop/
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Sat, 31 Jan 2009 09:05:29 PST
How to Make a Calendar in Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Calendar-in-Photoshop/
How to Make a Calendar in Photoshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/QRDA/HPTXFZIT/FZKQRDAHPTXFZIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/QRDA/HPTXFZIT/FZKQRDAHPTXFZIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/QRDA/HPTXFZIT/FZKQRDAHPTXFZIT.SMALL.jpg Ashcraft11 Hi. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to make a Calendar in Photoshop. This project might take some time but it will be worth it. I will be making a year Calendar which shows the entire year on one page. Contents: Creating Project and Setting up Creating Calendar Background Cr...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:32:43 PST
Advanced 3D drawing in PowerPoint http://www.instructables.com/id/Advanced-3D-drawing-in-PowerPoint/
Advanced 3D drawing in PowerPoint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/WLHV/HXMUUH1Y/FM6WLHVHXMUUH1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/WLHV/HXMUUH1Y/FM6WLHVHXMUUH1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/WLHV/HXMUUH1Y/FM6WLHVHXMUUH1Y.SMALL.jpg jellmeister Yes, Thomas above^ is made of 3D shapes in PowerPoint!I have spent a lot of time trying to get my point across in PowerPoint. Often I have to explain complicated 3D mechanism concepts long before they are properly designed, and 3D diagrams are the clearest way to illustrate these concepts. I call it...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:52:25 PDT
Coiling Baskets with Cable Ties http://www.instructables.com/id/Coiling-Baskets-With-Cable-Ties/
Coiling Baskets with Cable Ties - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/T1LO/IJUCNSIO/FWKT1LOIJUCNSIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/T1LO/IJUCNSIO/FWKT1LOIJUCNSIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/T1LO/IJUCNSIO/FWKT1LOIJUCNSIO.SMALL.jpg BrianJewett Coiling, as a technique for making baskets is many thousands of years old and was done on every continent except maybe Antartica. The basket that baby Moses was supposedly floated down the Nile in was most likely coiled out of local rushes. That said, I figured this method was long overdue for an up...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:25:02 PST
Phenomenal Augmented Reality allows us to watch how things are watching us! http://www.instructables.com/id/Phenomenal-Augmented-Reality-Allows-Us-to-Watch-Ho/
Phenomenal Augmented Reality allows us to watch how things are watching us! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/6FO7/IJYUJLWI/FKB6FO7IJYUJLWI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/6FO7/IJYUJLWI/FKB6FO7IJYUJLWI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/6FO7/IJYUJLWI/FKB6FO7IJYUJLWI.SMALL.jpg SteveMann In my childhood I discovered an interesting phenomenon: if I connected a light source to a sufficiently amplified television receiver, and waved the light around in front of a video camera, I could get the light to function as a 3D augmented reality display that would overlay the sightfield of the c...
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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:59:59 PST
Tips : 5 Cara Sederhana Bersihkan Cermin Kaca http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-5-Cara-Sederhana-Bersihkan-Cermin-Kaca/
Tips : 5 Cara Sederhana Bersihkan Cermin Kaca - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/5GQE/HQI6ZSBH/F1O5GQEHQI6ZSBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/5GQE/HQI6ZSBH/F1O5GQEHQI6ZSBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/5GQE/HQI6ZSBH/F1O5GQEHQI6ZSBH.SMALL.jpg agoaga Cara Sederhana Bersihkan Cermin Kaca ~ Cermin kaca tidak pernah terlepas dari sisi kehidupan manusia. Setiap rumah selalu ada cermin kaca bukan?! Cerman kaca yang dibiarkan lama tak kunjung dibersihkan tentu terlihat buram dan kotor. Buramnya cermin kaca bisa disebabkan oleh beberapa faktor 1. Cerm...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:23:30 PST
Make Your Own Stickers http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Stickers/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2008 05:27:19 PDT
How to make an LED light box http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-LED-Light-Box/
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:12:29 PST
Vinyl Decals on finished Wood - a careful application process step-by-step http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Decals-on-finished-Wood-a-careful-applicat/
Vinyl Decals on finished Wood - a careful application process step-by-step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/KUNX/HHOFUXHN/FS0KUNXHHOFUXHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/KUNX/HHOFUXHN/FS0KUNXHHOFUXHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/KUNX/HHOFUXHN/FS0KUNXHHOFUXHN.SMALL.jpg sflettering Here is the final Datatist decal applied on finished wood. In this instructable I've shared several tips and methods learned through trial and error on how to best apply a stencil to finished wood. 1) When applying a vinyl decal to wood work slowly and methodically to get the best final result.  S...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:43:15 PDT
HOW TO FIX YOUR TV http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-FIX-YOUR-TV/
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Thu, 7 Dec 2006 20:10:26 PST
Egg Tempera Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Egg-Tempera-Painting/
Egg Tempera Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/IFKR/FA190CYW/FGCIFKRFA190CYW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/IFKR/FA190CYW/FGCIFKRFA190CYW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/IFKR/FA190CYW/FGCIFKRFA190CYW.SMALL.jpg blksheep Egg tempera is a painting technique that has been used for centuries. It is inexpensive and easy to learn. If done right, the final product can be amazing. The picture below is an example of the tempera technique on wood (by Niccolo Semiticolo, 1367).The version I am going to outline in this instruc...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2007 18:16:45 PST
Custom Painted Car Graphics http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Painted-Car-Graphics/
Custom Painted Car Graphics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/43O6/GZ0BVXYT/F2U43O6GZ0BVXYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/43O6/GZ0BVXYT/F2U43O6GZ0BVXYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/43O6/GZ0BVXYT/F2U43O6GZ0BVXYT.SMALL.jpg sideshowmassacre These steps are not for your mom's minivan, maybe not even for the Geo you drive to and from your cubicle everyday. If, however, you need to attract some attention or are participating in a motorsport that would benefit from you making a scene, there's only 8 steps, that's not many steps. These st...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:38:55 PST
Vinyl Record Cutouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-Cutouts/
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Wed, 11 May 2011 14:02:23 PDT
DIY Origami Heart Box- Secret Message (easy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Origami-Heart-Box-Secret-Message-easy/
DIY Origami Heart Box- Secret Message (easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/N0UH/HYZX3J0T/FOQN0UHHYZX3J0T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/N0UH/HYZX3J0T/FOQN0UHHYZX3J0T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/N0UH/HYZX3J0T/FOQN0UHHYZX3J0T.SMALL.jpg spaceofhearts This simple heart origami box is pretty cool- once opened it reveals a secret message!! Preparation Fold square paper in half (colour or pattern facing down) on both diagonal axis. Cease well and unfold. Beginning The Project Fold all corners to the centre, crease well and unfold. Folding...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:44:31 PDT
Tracing, animation, x-ray, light box under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Tracing-animation-x-ray-light-box-under-20/
Tracing, animation, x-ray, light box under $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/NS0R/GO502BUX/FFMNS0RGO502BUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/NS0R/GO502BUX/FFMNS0RGO502BUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/NS0R/GO502BUX/FFMNS0RGO502BUX.SMALL.jpg ihoppoet My Girlfriend is a Fashion design major working on her MFA, and she often needs to trace her sketches. She uses my animation table but it is a bit too large for her to work with, and she can’t move it around. So I decided to make her a light box. Once I had everything together, it took me less than ...
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Wed, 25 May 2011 20:37:13 PDT
Simple Rubber Band Arts http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Rubber-Band-Arts/
Simple Rubber Band Arts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/IHJJ/FU0HYY0V/FWWIHJJFU0HYY0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/IHJJ/FU0HYY0V/FWWIHJJFU0HYY0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/IHJJ/FU0HYY0V/FWWIHJJFU0HYY0V.SMALL.jpg w1l50n1404 This is a traditional art, well.. Not really traditional.. Using rubber band to form shapes- by twisting, pull,etc. Children usually like this art, because it's simple and easy. This art is different with the Ayatori art, Ayatori arts are using strings not rubber bands. This is really popular in Ind...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 07:52:58 PDT
Linoleum Block Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Linoleum-Block-Printing-1/
Linoleum Block Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/KSSM/H7S48EAT/FXFKSSMH7S48EAT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/KSSM/H7S48EAT/FXFKSSMH7S48EAT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/KSSM/H7S48EAT/FXFKSSMH7S48EAT.SMALL.jpg angela_b117 In this Instructable I will be going step-by-step through the process of printmaking using a linoleum block. I will tell you what tools you need, and for what purpose and I will go through the process of designing the print in which you will be carving, transferring the design onto the block, carvin...
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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:34:59 PDT
Tree Bookshelf DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Tree-Bookshelf-DIY/
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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:08:33 PST
Laser Printer Image Transfers http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Printer-Image-Transfers/
Laser Printer Image Transfers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/YZM2/H2WESEZ5/FIWYZM2H2WESEZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/YZM2/H2WESEZ5/FIWYZM2H2WESEZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/YZM2/H2WESEZ5/FIWYZM2H2WESEZ5.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura This is a great way to give digital images a vintage feel. Laser print image transfers are an easy-to-make home decoration, and make great gifts. For this project I used: Xylol Plywood or 2x6 Masking Tape Rubber Gloves Color laser prints. Paper Towel. Prep your piece. Cut down the laser print t...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 19:14:13 PDT
Spray Paint Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-Paint-Stencil/
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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:07:35 PDT
How to change an eye color in Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-an-eye-color-in-Photoshop/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 18:36:04 PDT
Casting Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Glass/
Casting Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/REJT/H1JUJQRZ/FT2REJTH1JUJQRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/REJT/H1JUJQRZ/FT2REJTH1JUJQRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/REJT/H1JUJQRZ/FT2REJTH1JUJQRZ.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam This was a project I did in a group for my Materials Science class. Since I had access to a laboratory full of materials testing equipment, I'll give you some extra scientific data. But if you happen to have access to casting equipment at home, you should be able to produce similar effects! Necessa...
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Thu, 10 May 2012 16:15:56 PDT
String Art Map http://www.instructables.com/id/String-Art-Map/
String Art Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/TMGU/H2WEVY0S/FWPTMGUH2WEVY0S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/TMGU/H2WEVY0S/FWPTMGUH2WEVY0S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/TMGU/H2WEVY0S/FWPTMGUH2WEVY0S.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo I've seen a few string art maps recently that I thought were adorable and wanted to make a string art map of California that really showcased my love of the Bay Area.  Plus I haven't done string art since I was a kid!  This seemed like the perfect reason to revisit a fun craft.   I heart string art!...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 02:06:31 PDT
The Ultimate Shrinky Dink Guide - InkJet Version http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Shrinky-Dink-Guide-InkJet-Version/
The Ultimate Shrinky Dink Guide - InkJet Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/8J5F/I05EWJQT/FHX8J5FI05EWJQT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/8J5F/I05EWJQT/FHX8J5FI05EWJQT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/8J5F/I05EWJQT/FHX8J5FI05EWJQT.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid This Instructable will guide you through the entire Shrinky Dink process. I have worked with and tweaked Shrinky Dinks to a whole new art medium. With the ability to print with an inkjet printer on both sides of the Shrinky Dink paper, your experience will propel you past your colored pencil past. I...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:46:31 PDT
Gridding a picture... make any image bigger, smaller, or copy it. http://www.instructables.com/id/Gridding-a-picture-make-any-image-bigger-small/
Gridding a picture... make any image bigger, smaller, or copy it. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/7EPE/GFA459VC/F237EPEGFA459VC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/7EPE/GFA459VC/F237EPEGFA459VC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/7EPE/GFA459VC/F237EPEGFA459VC.SMALL.jpg bigtreehouse Gridding an image has been around for hundreds of years. You can use gridding to make an image bigger, smaller or the same size (copy it). Gridding is a mathmatical process but don't let that scare you... it's easy. I am going to give you the basics and with some practice you can do some amazing dr...
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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:22:13 PDT
How to Create a Distressed Black Finish (easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Distressed-Black-Finish-easy/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:14:57 PDT
8x8x8 Arduino LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8x8-Arduino-LED-Cube/
8x8x8 Arduino LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/0L69/IH0U2GPX/FCV0L69IH0U2GPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/0L69/IH0U2GPX/FCV0L69IH0U2GPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/0L69/IH0U2GPX/FCV0L69IH0U2GPX.SMALL.jpg fangdoc This is a fairly simple project, but it is time consuming and well worth the end product!!! Bending LEDs.. Make a jig, with two small nails jutting out @2mm from the hole which fits the LED nicely, but not too tight... I've found that 180 degrees from each other works the best for me.. Whatever y...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:02:22 PST
writing your name on rice grain and get a cool key chain http://www.instructables.com/id/writing-your-name-on-rice-grain-and-get-a-cool-key/
writing your name on rice grain and get a cool key chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/PLS3/GE04ZA2W/FDDPLS3GE04ZA2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/PLS3/GE04ZA2W/FDDPLS3GE04ZA2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/PLS3/GE04ZA2W/FDDPLS3GE04ZA2W.SMALL.jpg amit jaiswal A step by step procedure showing how to write your name on a piece of rice grain using readily available materials. You can use the grain later as a key chain , necklace or whatever you wish to use for. Make it for yourself or as a gift for your loved one.  the materials required The materials r...
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Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:26:45 PDT
Farma: a home bioreactor for pharmaceutical drugs http://www.instructables.com/id/Farma-an-at-home-bioreactor-for-pharmaceutical-dru/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:34:38 PST
Inside the Engineer's notebook- A guide to pictorial sketches http://www.instructables.com/id/Inside-the-Engineers-notebook-A-guide-to-pictorial/
Inside the Engineer's notebook- A guide to pictorial sketches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/56J0/IH2DTF2C/FZU56J0IH2DTF2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/56J0/IH2DTF2C/FZU56J0IH2DTF2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/56J0/IH2DTF2C/FZU56J0IH2DTF2C.SMALL.jpg pucksurfer First of all... a pictorial Drawing is a 2 dimensional illustration of a 3 dimensional object, it shows 3 faces of an object in one view, and it provides a realistic view of an object. There are Three types of pictorial drawings: isometric drawings, oblique drawings, and perspective drawings. We wil...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:41:40 PST
Easy, Cheap, Animated Cartoon in 10 Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy%2c-Cheap%2c-Animated-Cartoon-in-10-Minutes/
Easy, Cheap, Animated Cartoon in 10 Minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/IWNE/A15EQZJJ75W/F5UIWNEA15EQZJJ75W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/IWNE/A15EQZJJ75W/F5UIWNEA15EQZJJ75W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/IWNE/A15EQZJJ75W/F5UIWNEA15EQZJJ75W.SMALL.jpg leevonk I always liked to draw and was thinking of becoming a cartoonist as a kid, but the tedium of the technique at the time (1980s) drove me away. Now we have computers and everyone is making flash animations. Flash attracted me because you don't have to redraw the thing every frame, you just move it's p...
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Fri, 25 Aug 2006 00:36:30 PDT
Transfer Designs using Wax Paper and an Ink Jet http://www.instructables.com/id/Transfer-Designs-using-Wax-Paper-and-an-Ink-Jet/
Transfer Designs using Wax Paper and an Ink Jet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/QEBA/HU54NGNO/FNMQEBAHU54NGNO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/QEBA/HU54NGNO/FNMQEBAHU54NGNO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/QEBA/HU54NGNO/FNMQEBAHU54NGNO.SMALL.jpg Phoghat If you have an inkjet printer, you can easily transfer text and pictures to a piece of wood, using some waxed paper, tape, and a credit card.It should also work transferring to a textile ( such as a T-shirt ) but the material should be of a very tight weave Materials: Wood plaque to be printed on...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:20:56 PDT
Plaster mixing made easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Plaster-mixing-made-easy/
Plaster mixing made easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/8CRT/G5KPB64G/FPO8CRTG5KPB64G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/8CRT/G5KPB64G/FPO8CRTG5KPB64G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/8CRT/G5KPB64G/FPO8CRTG5KPB64G.SMALL.jpg andylikesbikes Learning how to mix plaster is easy and relatively clean process as long as you know what your doing, and set up an efficient workspace.  The process described in this post is for plaster that is going to be used in mold making and plaster casting.  Since molds need a stronger plaster I advise using...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:57:48 PST
How To Oven Form Acrylic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Oven-Form-Acrylic/
How To Oven Form Acrylic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/L4BD/FSE8NDNK/FUNL4BDFSE8NDNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/L4BD/FSE8NDNK/FUNL4BDFSE8NDNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/L4BD/FSE8NDNK/FUNL4BDFSE8NDNK.SMALL.jpg kiki brown bear Or atleast how I oven formed acrylic. A few weeks ago I sent out a file (acrylic flatware) to Ponoko to be laser cut. These are the steps I took to form the flatware into usable shapes. It's very easy to do!What you need:AcrylicOvenBaking SheetAluminum FoilTimerFelt - for handling the acrylic and to...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:17:54 PDT
How to Make An Ink Drawing Into a Vector Graphic (Using InkScape) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-An-Ink-Drawing-Into-a-Vector-Graphic-U/
How to Make An Ink Drawing Into a Vector Graphic (Using InkScape) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/247V/HQOJ7DU8/FGP247VHQOJ7DU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/247V/HQOJ7DU8/FGP247VHQOJ7DU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/247V/HQOJ7DU8/FGP247VHQOJ7DU8.SMALL.jpg MADAMExMARIE INTROThis tutorial will show you how to take your very own drawings and turn them into Vector Graphics. This makes them "unsizeable" which means you can make it as BIG or as SMALL as you want, and it will still retain its clear appearance. ENJOY!YOU WILL NEED 1. A simple ink drawing 2. Scanner 3. In...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:25:36 PST
"Blink" - Prototyping a blinking eyeball sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Blink-Prototyping-a-blinking-eyeball-sculpture/
"Blink" - Prototyping a blinking eyeball sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F19/WUHN/IGNZ5YOZ/F19WUHNIGNZ5YOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F19/WUHN/IGNZ5YOZ/F19WUHNIGNZ5YOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F19/WUHN/IGNZ5YOZ/F19WUHNIGNZ5YOZ.SMALL.gif Eckert As an artist working with various forms of technology, I often find myself imagining creations just out of my reach technologically. My sculpture Blink is a perfect example. I first thought of this piece several years ago but various problems – like how to make working eyelids – forced this project...
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 23:54:54 PST
Creating A Realistic 3D Flag In PhotoShop!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-A-Realistic-3D-Flag-In-PhotoShop/
Creating A Realistic 3D Flag In PhotoShop!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/KE9D/FF22CHDF/FHXKE9DFF22CHDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/KE9D/FF22CHDF/FHXKE9DFF22CHDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/KE9D/FF22CHDF/FHXKE9DFF22CHDF.SMALL.jpg pooandwee This instructible will teach you how to make a realistic looking flag, but not only can this effect be used for flags It can be used for almost anything first things first! get your self a picture of some fabric and a picture fo a flag, you can use mine if you like. put both images into photosh...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:36:16 PDT
Painting on Burlap http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-on-Burlap/
Painting on Burlap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/N5IN/HD4VGZUU/F1LN5INHD4VGZUU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/N5IN/HD4VGZUU/F1LN5INHD4VGZUU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/N5IN/HD4VGZUU/F1LN5INHD4VGZUU.SMALL.jpg aressa Have you ever thought about painting on burlap for your home decor?  I have and that is what this project is all about.  It is a great way to add different textures in to a room and add interest to the room. Items Needed for this Project Items needed for this project: I started with a 12" x 12" ...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:55:20 PST
Bead Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/Bead-Keychain/
Bead Keychain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/L6BQ/HH2VMAGC/FJ1L6BQHH2VMAGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/L6BQ/HH2VMAGC/FJ1L6BQHH2VMAGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/L6BQ/HH2VMAGC/FJ1L6BQHH2VMAGC.SMALL.jpg MJ791 First you need these supplies: 1. Any type of string 2. Beads you want (Letter beads, color beads, wood beads, etc) to use in your design 3. Key ring 4. Scissors Cut the string to however length you want it to be, then cut the string. After you cut the string, fold the string in half, put bo...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 16:46:00 PDT
how to be a graffiti artist http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-be-a-graffiti-artist/
how to be a graffiti artist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/NR42/GAPV2XGI/FO9NR42GAPV2XGI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/NR42/GAPV2XGI/FO9NR42GAPV2XGI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/NR42/GAPV2XGI/FO9NR42GAPV2XGI.SMALL.jpg amtdude in this instructable il be covering everything from how to start, what you need and how to pratice graffiti. first im gona tell you some things about myself. iv been writing for about a year and a half now. my writers names started with flash, then atomic elixer and now risk (il explain what those...
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 09:13:18 PDT
How to Carve Bone Into Jewlery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Carve-Bone-Into-Jewlery/
How to Carve Bone Into Jewlery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/TP7F/G7DYZ7PT/FNITP7FG7DYZ7PT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/TP7F/G7DYZ7PT/FNITP7FG7DYZ7PT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/TP7F/G7DYZ7PT/FNITP7FG7DYZ7PT.SMALL.jpg xanxor In this instructable I will be teaching you how to carve bone into tribal pendants, or anything really. Carving bone is a cheap fun hobby that takes up a lot of time. After just a few days you may be able to make something impressive. But as I understand it takes many years to master. Tools and...
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Sun, 11 Apr 2010 00:47:05 PDT
Technical sketching and drawing. http://www.instructables.com/id/Technical-sketching-and-drawing/
Technical sketching and drawing. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/NWDV/GT19NDNO/F3KNWDVGT19NDNO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/NWDV/GT19NDNO/F3KNWDVGT19NDNO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/NWDV/GT19NDNO/F3KNWDVGT19NDNO.SMALL.jpg rickharris If your making something that is less than simple it will almost always pay you to do some kind of drawing the try to get things straight in your head before you commit to cutting expensive materials up. This never replaces modelling things, or making mock ups in cheap simple materials but these co...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 06:50:35 PDT
Faking a Color 3d Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Faking-a-Color-3d-Print/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:39:54 PDT
How To Make Chainmail (European 4-in-1 weave) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Chainmail-European-4-in-1-pattern/
How To Make Chainmail (European 4-in-1 weave) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/HDFB/IFR68K1D/F6THDFBIFR68K1D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/HDFB/IFR68K1D/F6THDFBIFR68K1D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/HDFB/IFR68K1D/F6THDFBIFR68K1D.SMALL.jpg GreenWall82 Chainmail is traditionally armor made from interlocking rings. The rings can be welded or riveted to increase strength. This tutorial will deal with banded chainmail, which has no reinforcement to make it stronger. It can be made of various materials in various patterns. Different patterns may b...
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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 07:45:05 PDT
The $1 Waterbrush / Ink Brushpen http://www.instructables.com/id/The-1-Waterbrush/
The $1 Waterbrush / Ink Brushpen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/V3JE/FLROMBAE/F5RV3JEFLROMBAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/V3JE/FLROMBAE/F5RV3JEFLROMBAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/V3JE/FLROMBAE/F5RV3JEFLROMBAE.SMALL.jpg El Rey I started fooling around with watercolors recently and read about the waterbrush, which you use with your standard dry paint-cake-in-a-box. Instead of dipping your brush in your clean water jar to wet it to get paint from the paint cake, you squeeze the barrel of the brush. Instead of cleaning your ...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 01:07:34 PDT
How to clean a hardshell gourd http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-a-hardshell-gourd/
How to clean a hardshell gourd - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/CUDM/FLROKM43/FJ9CUDMFLROKM43.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/CUDM/FLROKM43/FJ9CUDMFLROKM43.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ9/CUDM/FLROKM43/FJ9CUDMFLROKM43.SMALL.jpg indeepknit Hardshell gourds have been used as food and beverage containers, and art pieces for centuries. They are often referred to as "nature's pottery" due to their beautiful variety of shapes and hardy uses. The creative crafting possibilities of hardshell gourds are endless; from bowls and cups (mate gour...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2008 09:49:11 PDT