Beyond The Picket Fence: How Did You Paint That? This is probably the number one question I get--how did you paint that, what is your paint technique? Honestly, I am not sure I have a technique, but I will attempt to share with you what I do. However, I do have a disclaimer: I have been painting furniture for a dozen years. I am showing this on a piece of pallet wood--all wood and furniture is different and take the paint and stain differently. As I have said many times, I slap some paint on. I do not clean off my brush between colors, but I do brush it on wood until most of the color is gone. I wait a bit for the paint to dry. When the paint is dry (again, mostly dry anyway), I sand it--sometimes a lot, sometimes very little. Here is how much I sanded this piece of wood: I then use a stain, sometimes a wax, over the top. I cover the paint/piece of wood completely. After putting on the stain, I wipe it off with a rag (a piece of an old t-shirt). I do not always put a clear finish on my pieces.
Crates...my new love. And a tutorial. Introducing my newest obsession... I love crates...especially the old, vintage-y ones. I love the color and the lettering on the side. I see these bad boys and my mind goes crazy.Just look at some of the amazing vignettes you can create with them. I'd love to get my hands on a dozen or so of them, so I could create my own shelves (how fun would they be in a playroom?), but I've had a hard time finding some and the ones I have found are a little pricy so that dream will have to wait...for now. I did, however, come across these little guys at Joanne's the other day. I know...blah. I started out by staining the crate. Next I glazed over the stained crate. After the glaze was dry, I stensiled on some lettering and...of course, numbers. These bad boys are sitting at my shop currently, but I have my fingers crossed they don't sell. P.S.
How To: Haunted House Silhouettes By Jeffery Rudell With some jobs, when you’re burned out it’s best to take a break, to get away from the office and focus on something else. With creativity, however, I’ve found the opposite helps: for me the only cure for burnout is more challenges rather than fewer. One such challenge came my way a few years ago, when I had an opportunity to decorate an entire house for Halloween. And, as for the pleasantly unexpected result, not only was the project great fun to create, but Sterling Publishing also took an interest in it and has just published Spooky Halloween Silhouettes (see the CRAFT review), my book based on this original project. Materials 100-yard roll of inexpensive black paper My roll was 36″ x 3600″ and cost $74.White chalk pencil ScissorsPDFs of silhouette images: Directions In my project I hung an axe and a chainsaw in the windows of the front door as a nasty way to welcome trick-or-treaters. The back door is no more welcoming than the front door. Related
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Shifting Poles Theory" The granddaddy of all space conspiracy theories has to be that the moonlandings were faked on a soundstage. Those who believe the moon landings were hoaxes say that the United States lacked the technology necessary to transport humans to the moon and back. They claim that NASA faked the landings in order to make people believe the U.S. had fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's promise to land a man on the moon before 1970. What evidence do these skeptics cite? For one thing, on the lunar landing videos, you can't see any stars in the sky. NASA says that there's plenty of evidence that men landed on the moon. That's the real problem with conspiracy theories in general -- there's no real way to convince people who believe in them that they might be wrong. But even if these conspiracy theories don't reflect reality, it's no secret that there are boundless mysteries waiting for us out in space.