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First, examine your tape strips to make sure the edges are completely sealed along the canvas. Then, use your paintbrush to cover the canvas in white paint, being careful not to disturb the tape strips in the process. Be sure to cover the canvas completely — we applied two coats for good measure. Once you've finished painting, let the canvas dry.
By Associated Press PUBLISHED: 13:31 GMT, 24 April 2012 | UPDATED: 19:55 GMT, 24 April 2012 Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet. The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.
See what's new on the Big Map: Steinway Creek/Luyster Creek in Astoria, Queens (3/18/13); Ralph Demarco Park and Astoria Park in Queens (newly renovated page!) (3/8/13), Elmhurst Park in Queens (3/6/13), Fort Totten in Queens (10/24/12), Finger Lakes, July 1-4, 2012 (10/18/12), California , including Winchester Mystery House in San Jose (9/26/12), California Highway 1 Between Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo (9/26/12), Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California (9/26/12), Mission Santa Barbara in California (9/26/12), and Hancock Park in Los Angeles (9/26/12) Follow Bridge and Tunnel Club: @batclub
National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest , with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [ 45 photos ]