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If you search for them on the web you'll find a lot of beautiful fashion illustrations. Often they are a piece of art on their own but they are not only drawings, they are the best way for a designer to keep track of their inspiration. A great collection of sketches can be found in the book 100 years of fashion illustrations .
(source: design*sponge ) I adore browsing websites like The Selby or Design*Sponge for sneak peaks into studios of artists and designers. So perfectly chaotic, so profoundly organized. Looking around my own space, I seek to project my creativity into my surroundings in hopes of becoming immersed in the concepts that float within my brain. One thing I’ve noticed that creative minds have alike: highly refined concept boards adorn their studio walls.
What is a pinhole camera? It's a camera with no lens. Pinhole cameras are usually homemade and can be made of almost any box that is dark and hallow. Photos are taken through a tiny (pin) hole on one side of the box and are manually exposed by uncovering the hole for a moment. You can read more technical info here . The thing I love about pinhole cameras is that it creates photos similar to a holga (or many other plastic toy cameras).
This is what you'll need: - 4 ounces (114g) Baking Soda - 2 ounces (57g) Citric Acid - 2 ounces (57g) Corn Starch - 2 ounces (57g) Epsom Salts - 2 teaspoons Water - 1/2 teaspoon Fragrance (I used orange) - 1 tablespoon Oil ( I used Coconut Oil) - 1 or 2 drops of food color (1 yellow and 1 red to get orange)
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By Kate on January 11, 2012 I ‘ve tried to make my own rubber stamps on many occasions but never really got the hang of it. I think half the reason is that it’s impossible to buy the proper carving blocks here in the UK. So…I put an article together for this months issue of Handmade Living on easy rubber stamps. (I actually wrote this article about three months ago….it’s taking me a while to get used to the print ‘time-lag’ thing). These stamps are made from erasers, using a craft knife and ruler.
Self-inking stamp = instant business card. Stick one of these on your key ring and you'll never worry about that missed connection again. With the technology of cell phones and the internet, a business card may seem superfluous - as it's only remaining purpose is to leave an impression with someone.
Here's a cool DIY idea. If you ever host parties or events where theres a possibility of a giveaway/prize, scratchers are a cool way to pump up the guests! This post from ArtMind will show you how to make your own personal scratchers! These are also a great promo idea if you run your own business... use them like business cards or for give-aways. What you'll need: Cardboard, your lottery ticket design, glue stick, clear sticky back plastic (contact paper), metallic acrylic paint (preferably silver) and washing liquid. Before you get started, print out a design that you want to be on the lottery tickets.
This guest post is from Johnie Gall of DirtbagDarling.com . Sometimes, the best things come in small packages, especially when they’re as cute as this DIY party favor idea! Succulents are an apartment or office gardner’s best friends because they need minimal care and thrive in harsh conditions (aka when you forget to care for them!).