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Make Your Own Canvas Portrait!

Make Your Own Canvas Portrait!
I love the look of family photos printed on canvas, but I never knew I could make them at home! After transferring photos to fabric, I was super excited to try some pieces using stretched canvas. I hope this inspires some of you to make something special for your home... Here's how I transferred my photo to canvas: 1. Supplies needed- stretched canvas (I chose an 8x10 size), gel medium (I used this kind from Liquidex ), paint brush and the image you want to transfer (laser copy) and a spray bottle filled with water. Note: You can expect an imperfect transfer. I'm so excited to have this little keepsake for our home. Wedding photo courtesty of Arrow and Apple. EDITED TO ADD: Wow, guys! Related:  Decoración de interiores&exteriores y construcción

Penny Countertop Last September we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn’t do our bar area. I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy. Well, EIGHT months later it is finally finished! I started in December when I got the supplies for Christmas… then it was one of my No Spend February goals…then it was one of my projects for the contest over at Every Creative Endeavor….then we finally finished it in April and I put off blogging about it because I didn’t want to write the post. This is one of those projects that if I was to do it again it would be super easy. However, if any of y’all want to make a penny countertop, then you are going to LOVE me for saving you a headache. First we de-laminated the contertop to make it easy to get to the nails to remove it… except that there was NO WAY that sucker was coming off. Next we had to figure out how we wanted our pennies. So I went about finding a new way to shine pennies….

Smithsonian Magazines Annual Photo Contest - In Focus The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the 50 finalists in their 9th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of the final contenders below, including some amazing images from each of the competition's five categories: Americana, The Natural World, People, Altered Images, and Travel. Be sure to visit the contest page at to see all the finalists and to vote for this year's Reader's Choice winner. [25 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Three fishermen on Inle Lake by David Lazar from Brisbane, Australia, entered in the Travel category. 50 toes by Nimai Ghosh from Kolkata, India, entered in the People category. Blue Ice Cave by Jamie Scarrow, from Bruce, Canberra, Australia, entered in the Natural World category. An entry in the Altered Images category, this is "Where the soul meets the body" by Laura Diliberto from Wantagh, New York. From the Travel category, The golden rock by David Lazar of Brisbane, Australia.

DIY Bottle Cap Earrings Hi, it's Amy here with a cute wearable DIY. You can make your own bottle cap earrings using bottle caps from your favorite contemporary beverages -- or you can use vintage bottle caps like I did. I purchased my caps on eBay, but you can often find them at flea markets and antique fairs as well. Supplies: * one pair of matching bottle caps * at least 2 head-pins * 2 ear wires * beads Tools: * hammer (a small household hammer like the one pictured will do) * an awl (can be found at hardware stores or in the leather working section of your local craft store) * jewelry pliers * round-nose jewelry pliers (see the red pair, pictured) 1. 3. 4. 5. Now you not only have a cute pair of earrings but also a conversation piece! I'd love to see your take on these earrings.

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely}

Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943 - Plog Photo Blog Posted Jul 26, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare324 These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Connecticut town on the sea. Farm auction. Children gathering potatoes on a large farm. Trucks outside of a starch factory. Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Children in the tenement district. Going to town on Saturday afternoon. Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Backstage at the "girlie" show at the state fair. At the Vermont state fair. Couples at square dance. Orchestra at square dance. Children asleep on bed during square dance. House.

Make Your Own Bottle Cap Earrings (a Tutorial): I used to make heaps and heaps of bottle cap jewelry to sell on my site. My favorite has always been making fun creations with vintage caps. Well, due to an annoyingly complicated and somewhat unfair mess, I am no longer selling much bottle cap jewelry on the PinkBird site. So...why not share the "secrets" of making bottle cap earrings with all of you? I have a few special sets of bottle cap jewelry that I've made with soda or beer caps that I have enjoyed while traveling. This is a great project to inexpensively make your own unique souvenirs. You will need: -at least 2 bottle caps -pliers -hammer and nail (a drill may also work, though I prefer this method) -a surface (like an old piece of wood) that you can hammer on/into -permanent marker (optional) -coarse sand paper (optional) -at least 2 jump rings -2 earring findings -any other beads or findings your heart desires! First, use the pliers to lift the edges of the bottle cap crown.

Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it. This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. I literally have been saving my rolls for. ever. Here’s what my toilet paper wall art turned into! Ok let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Next, I cut them up. Then, I took 4 pieces and glued them together using a hot glue gun. I continued doing this until I had about 40. Then I took the mirror I was going to use (10″ mirror purchased at Joann’s for $8) and placed it on the floor and started adding all the circles around keeping in mind that I wanted to keep it in a circle. Linking Up To: Young House Love Bower Power

Early 1900s in Colour - All around the world All around the world - Franny Wentzel - Thursday, May 6th, 2010 : goo [previous] :: [next] In the early part of the 20th century French-Jewish capitalist Albert Kahn set about to collect a photographic record of the world, the images were held in an 'Archive of the Planet'. Before the 1929 stock market crash he was able to amass a collection of 180,000 metres of b/w film and more than 72,000 autochrome plates, the first industrial process for true colour photography Autochrome was the first industrial process for true colour photography. A few photos from the collection. Portraits Algeria Dahomey - now Benin Bosnia Brasil Bulgaria Cambodia Canada China Croatia Dijbouti Egypt England France Germany Greece Holland India Iran Iraq Ireland Italy King Faisal Lebenon Macedonia Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Norway Palestine Serbia Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Syria Turkey United States of America Vietnam This article has been viewed 3310964 times in the last 4 years dglenn: Fantastic!!

How To Make Bottle Cap Earrings In Just 5 Minutes | Just In Five Minutes By anjum on May 19, 2011 with Comments 0 The novelty earrings have their own charm. In this DIY project, you will learn to make use of bottle caps. You can recycle those bottle caps into an accessory. Yes you can make a pair of trendy and chic earrings from a bottle cap. Things you’ll need 2 Bottle caps (of same kind) Hammer Knife or nail 2 Jump rings Pliers Directions: Before you start, mold the bottle caps with a hammer to shape them. Related posts: Filed Under: Build it Yourself Tags: bottlecaps • chain • DIY

DIY String Chandeliers Ruffled Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.

DIY - Create Your Own Bokeh Bokeh is an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term is used to describe the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. When referring to Bokeh, we can distinguish some of it characteristics: – Is the light/dark gradient smooth or sharp? – What shape will a small dot of light take what it is in the Bokeh area? We can play with those two variants to create a special Bokeh. You will need : One large aperture lens (a Canon 50mm F1.8 (B&H) is used here, but Nikon 50mm 1.8 (B&H) will also do, and the superb Nikon 50mm 1.4 (B&H) will work even better)One sheet of black paperboard 1. 2. 3. Here are two shots to demonstrate this technique – one with a bare lens and the other with the hearted hood. Here are the parameters for the example shown above: Lens – Canon 50mm F1.8“Lens hood” Diameter: 70mm (2.75 inch)Hole diameter: 15mm (0.6inch) Do you have a cool bokeh?

How to Make a Chandelier (Part 2 (With Friends)) | Freshly Picked I'm not going to lie to you, this chandelier is both time + labor intensive. However, we worked assembly line style + were able to finish 4 chandeliers that night. 1. Tear off your wax paper into long pieces. We used 2 - 2.5 foot pieces. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Jane's finished light. Amy's finished + installed chandelier. Next → ← Previous 25 Responses Leave a Reply

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