background preloader

Fun with Foam Printing - Easy Tutorial

Fun with Foam Printing - Easy Tutorial
I loved this idea because not only can you recycle these horrid polystyrene containers, but the process is really simple. You could even use tracing paper and trace your design so you don't even need to be able to draw. You could make a whole series of cards like this or just a colorful print to hang on your wall and cheer up the place. Materials needed: Foam or polystyrene container pencil paint or ink small roller 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Happy printing! Original image courtesy of themetapicture

http://www.totalartsoul.com/blog/2549-fun-with-foam-printing-easy-tutorial.html

The Egyptian People's Papyrus Special thanks to Neferkiki for this wonderful introduction So you want to write like an Egyptian, huh? Well it took several years for aspiring scribes to learn how to do it, so for the sake of time we'll just cover the basics. Hieroglyphic writing is phonetic... That means symbols stand for certain sounds (unlike the English alphabet where some letters have many sounds or can be silent). Let's start out with an example, the word freight. DIY Sharpie Tie Die I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog! She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. For another idea, check out how to spruce up your clothes with DIY leopard print here!

Pencil sketches that seem to stand up off the page [12 pictures] Most of these drawings by Ramon Bruin seem relatively simple, but at the same time, because of their shadows and some intriguingly placed real-life props in the photographs, the sketched images appear to be almost magically leaving the bounds of the paper they’re drawn on… (via My Modern Met) DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting!

DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Upgraded Origami Published on October 3rd, 2011. Origami, that awesome paper folding technique we all know about or have seen, has been a popular art form within Japan for many centuries and popularized elsewhere during the mid 1900s (Wikipedia). It is said to help calm the soul, build patience, and really good practice for building things. As the premise is to build 3D forms that are sturdy, look great, and hide all unsightly connecting joints, it is no surprise then the next leap from origami is something like…paper sculpture. I’d like to introduce a Japanese American artist I recently found who creates intricate paper sculptures that look like something carved from marble. His name is Jeff Nishinaka who was born and raised in Los Angeles.

Christian Easter crafts for children, cross crafts for children The Best Miracle Easter lesson about the resurrection of Jesus includes a different lesson for each age group (toddlers - ages 2-3) and preschool (ages 4-5), plus age-appropriate Easter crafts, coloring pages, a pretend play activity, a second activity and a rhyme with actions. Lesson Concepts: God did the best miracle on Easter! Jesus showed us how much he loved us by dying on the cross for us.

Top 100 Photos of the Year 2012 *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos Enjoy!

Friendship Bracelets Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons.

Related:  Just for FunArt ProjectsDIYpictures & accessoriesaglarielCreateBricolagehand madeconnieallen2