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Misc/Unusual/Craft. Projects. Pinnochio. Furniture. Sewing. 5 Web Apps for Finding The Perfect Color. Color, one of the seven elements of art, is one of the most important aspects of any design.

5 Web Apps for Finding The Perfect Color

And since color has such a massive impact on your viewers, it’s important to know your theory. Warm colors give off a fiery message, while cool colors have a calming affect. Analogous color schemes, often found in nature, are pleasing to the eye, while complementary color schemes have a more energetic feel. No matter what color palette you decide on, it should reflect your intentions, and capture the perfect feeling you’re going for. Because of this, it’s often that designers need a little more help and inspiration than you’d typically find in a run-of-the-mill color picker.

Here’s a list of 5 awesome Web apps to help you find the perfect color palette for your next design: 0 to 255 0 to 255 is a simple tool that helps web designers find variations of any color. GraphicDesignMONSTER. Art masterpieces drawn on an office whiteboard by Bill Taylor.

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Sidewalk chalk guy - StumbleUpon. Melted Crayon Art. Perhaps I should begin this post by introducing you to my mom, also known as Her Ladyship Craftiness…er, Her Royal Craftiness?

Melted Crayon Art

I’m still working on the title. Regardless, she’s the coolest, most creative and talented woman I know. She can make pretty much anything. At least once during high school, I borrowed a friend’s purse, brought it home to Mom, and she whipped one up just like it for me. Yes, I probably abused the power of being Her Ladyship’s daughter, and I no longer steal my friends’ purses, but the point is: my mom is awesome. If you follow Young House Love, Bower Power, Making a House a Home, or Style by Emily Henderson you know how timely her visit was, as today is the big reveal for the Pinterest Challenge.

The supplies were pretty simple: canvas, crayons, and hot glue. The next step was to peel off the paper labels from all 60 crayons. You knew i was going to make one. They are all over pinterest....

you knew i was going to make one.

(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art & Man Made DIY.

Artist and designer Jessica Kerbawy creates these amazing rainbow wall art pieces by gluing a spectrum of crayons on foam core, and then strategically melting them with a heat gun.

DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art & Man Made DIY

The paper wrappers are left atop, with the remains of the colored wax dripping down. Though it may look like something you've seen before, I find these to be pretty clever and unique, and an update on the playing with melted wax and rainbow techniques. Jessica's prices are actually incredibly reasonable, between $25 and $75 depending on the size. How to Make Beautiful Beads From Recycled Newspaper - A Storybook Life. I love finding ways to turn everyday common items, which would otherwise go into the garbage, into beautiful items that everyone can enjoy!

How to Make Beautiful Beads From Recycled Newspaper - A Storybook Life

So… when I came across a gal who was making beautiful beads from recycled newspaper, I had to share the idea with you! When I saw Helen’s beautiful beads, I asked her if she would mind sharing how she made them. After hearing from her, I realized that the methods used for these beads, were the exact same methods that I have used for several different projects including; costumes, handcrafted paper, and sculpted home decor items. I think what I love about her beads though… is the natural earthy look that they have.

Please click on the pictures & visit Helen at her Flickr space! What better way to pamper yourself than to make something so beautiful that costs nearly NOTHING! Perhaps you could also earn some extra money by making a nice little business out of your beautiful new creations! Step #2 – Rip the paper into small pieces How about… Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild. The beautifully weird world of scientists' tattoos is revealed. Carl Zimmer's newest book — "Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed" — is a little different from his previous texts, which have included explorations into some pretty heavy scientific topics, from "Microcosm: E coli and the New Science of Life," to "Evolution, the Triumph of an Idea" and more.

The beautifully weird world of scientists' tattoos is revealed

Aside from authoring books, the prolific writer heads up the award-winning science blog on Discover Magazine's website called The Loom. That his most recent book is a gorgeous images-and-essays collection of the tattoos of scientists is a bit of a (pleasant) surprise. I interviewed Carl about how the project came about, and what he learned from this fascinating combination of science and art. MNN: What was the inspiration for this book? iPad Art.