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James Charles - Pop Cultured Currency

James Charles - Pop Cultured Currency
Repurposing existing objects for other uses is always cool. Repurposing them for pop culture references though is even better. James Charles has been doing just that with United States currency for the last year or so. Many more after the jump.

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana - StumbleUpon Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design

Life Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice To be perfectly upfront, what we’re about to show you is not something we endorse. The legality of writing on U.S. currency isn’t clear-cut: according to Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 333 (18 U.S.C. §333), “whoever mutilates, cuts, defaces, disfigures, or perforates, or unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill… with intent to render such bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt unfit to be reissued, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.” The key term here is “intent to render” that bill to be reissued, which implies that it has to be taken out of circulation, and the bills we have included in this slideshow may very well be still exchanging hands. (Section 331 of the code, by the way, addresses the “mutilation” of coins, and as you can see here, the folks at the U.S. Mint have actually highlighted the word “fraudulently” in the text.) Mint.com the best FREE way to manage your money.

Letterform for the Ephemeral on Typography Served The use of people’s body as a display medium in exchange for money has been a fairly common vision in the streets of London for almost two hundred years. One of the only work prospects for non-English speakers involves standing on a busy street while holding printed advertising at the end of a stick or wearing it on boards around their neck, a position known as human billboard). Using the human body as a message display facility is a way of evading a tax on advertising by making it mobile, but also by using the humanity of the subject and its “freedom of speech” as a legal argument. The flexibility of this casual form of communication, combined with the performative potential of togetherness, provided the right components to start thinking of a malleable letterform expressing an ephemeral message. MORE here:

Gripping Tutorials on How to Draw Hands Sharebar The human hand, for some of us, is one of the most challenging things to master drawing. It is important especially for those who are serious about pursuing a career in drawing. Apart from being the primary focus of a character’s actions, the hand may also serve as one of the key elements that could make the emotions and mood of a character apparent through hand gestures. As someone who has been drawing for the rest of his life, I had my fair share of drawings with the character’s hands somehow hidden from view just to hide the fact that I can’t draw them. Here I gathered some tutorials from deviantArt that I think would best help those who are struggling to draw hands in various angles. Just click on each tutorial to go to the artist’s page and download the full size. Mini Hand Tutorial by nk-chan Clawed Hand Tutorial by Mytherea Drawing Hands by Paperwick Hand Tutorial 2 by Qinni -Hands Tutorial- by odduckoasis Hands Tutorial by JohnYume About maca Hello, my name is Karlo Macariola.

20 awesome examples of street art If you still need a proof that art can be found anywhere, those awesome examples of great street art should convince you. Common Drawing Mistakes: The Loss of Volume - mikep1948 - Gmail Time Travel Through Photoshop - WW II Photography by Sergey Larenkov -... Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov has taken a creative approach to showcase World War II photography. He took old black and white photos of various buildings from around Russia and Germany, from World War II era, and combined them with pictures of the same buildings shot in the present day. What you get is a unique look at how the world was in World War II but with a twist of our own present reality. [via: Sergey Larenkov] Posted on July 30, 2010 Got something to say? Comment Rules: Keep it civil, and please do not use your site URL in either your name or the comment text.

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Amazing Latest Photoshop Text Effects Tutorial for June 2011 |... It’s been a while for my last post here in my blog, but today i collect the newest and Amazing for June 2011. You can check them all and try it for your self. This list of tutorial is very easy to do you just need to follow and have some time to practice your photoshop skills. Here are the Latest Photoshop Text Effects Tutorial for June 2011 This tutorial will show you how to use and layer styles to create an awesome colorful retro text effect. Amazing Latest Photoshop Text Effects Tutorial for June 2011 In this tutorial you will learn how to construct a piece of typography in a cute , in Photoshop. This tutorial will explain how to step by step, and will guide you through the many details involved in creating the final result. This is photoshop tutorial, about “ ”. This is Part 2 of this tutorial. This will explain how to use the layer styles to achieve a , and how to create a nice glossy stroke to add more depth to the final effect. In this tutorial, we’re going to create a .

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