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Techniques Zone Silhouette Clip Art Silhouette Graphics and Silhouette Images and Pictures. - Part 7 Silhouette Vector Clip art for Designers offering the ultimate in quality and flexibility Silhouette is a collection of Vector design resources that help make your flyers, brochures, websites, apps, themes, and other designs even more unique with less time. Our black and white vector art are priced to be extremely reasonable, with many vector designs costing around $5 a pack

ann wood I’m working on several new ships – it’s been ages and I especially love to make boats in the spring. The first is made from tattered antique gowns, layers of silk, tulle satin, lace and sheer cotton – stitched and stitched in a meandering way – inspired by the eccentric mending and layers of boro textiles. The 2 below are paper mache. The next is a translucent paper mache ship – a big one – in its beginning stage when it looks like a cocoon. And my rat problem has gotten worse…… You could win your very own crepe paper bunnies! good luck! I’m working on some new owls – a new smaller owl shape for me with some new details. And onother new shape – a hummingbird – a bit larger than a real hummingbird but still quite small, she fits in the palm of your hand. Another new creature Laurent ( all my rats are french) and a blue owl. He’s big and blue and bad, and has some junk in the trunk. Happy spring! And shells – lots and lots of shells – some I collected, most I purchased. I love March.

Collage Ideas and How to Make A Collage 1: If this is your first time I would use a page of card stock the same size as a piece of copy paper. Later on when you are confident you can upsize to canvas's or whatever you like. 2: Decide what colours you want to use for a start. I usually chose 3-4 colours as the main features. 3: Gather all your materials together and wear some old clothes. 4: The sorts of materials you need are PVA white glue, water it down 1 part glue to 1/8th Part water. 5: Start by ripping the pictures out and instead of cutting them rip them all the way around so they have lovely uneven edges. 6: I start by coating my surface with acrylic paints or Lumiere Halo paints. 7: Start ripping out small pieces of decorated papers and gluing them on the card with the pva glue. 8: Glue on your pictures and cover them with glue also. 9: Add in little pieces of fabric. 10: Now start gluing down another layer over the top. 12: Add more layers building up till you are happy with it. 14: Let everything dry.

11 Great Stock Photography (Stock Photos) Websites Having good quality photos on your website is always a plus and it definitely makes its design more attractive. However you can’t just use search engines and take photos straight from the first results you get there. This is unprofessional and you could get into trouble with the copyright holders of the pictures you would use. One of the most popular ways to find good quality pictures is stock photo websites. There’s plenty of them, thus they provide millions of pictures that you could use. Be sure to check out these websites first if you decide on getting images from stock photography websites. Paid Stock Photos DepositPhotos DepositPhotos.com is your #1 resource for buying and selling Royalty-free photographs and vector images. All the images offered for sale on our site, whether they’re photographic or vector rendered, are protected by intellectual property rights and made available for use in accordance with our Royalty-free license. Shutterstock iStockPhoto Fotolia Getty Images Pixmac

House of Turquoise Prepping the Pages of an Altered Book Journal I recently started an altered book project that will serve as a journal of my recollected childhood memories. I’m going to show you how I prep my pages and I invite you to play along with me by altering a book of your own. If you’ve never altered a book before, I promise you, it’s very easy, and more importantly, incredibly fun. This is the book I’m using. When choosing a book to alter, there are a few things I consider. I glue every two pages together to make my pages thicker. After my pages are glued, I’m ready for gesso. I’m not worried if my pages do break away from the spine. After the gesso dries, I create a simple background for my pages. After coloring the entire page with watercolor crayon, I squeeze some acrylic paint on a palette and spritz it with water to thin out the paint a little bit. I use a 3/4″ angle brush to apply the acrylic paint to the pages. This is the finished background page.

MAISON CARTON Glazed, Distressed Paintings I was so excited when Kirstin and Jordan of Kojo Designs asked me to be a part of their “the sincerest form of flattery” series! I love a good challenge so I’ve been keeping my eye out for something on my “wish list” that would be fun to do! I love these prints of glazed paintings from Ballard Designs and decided to make a miniature version of the beach themed one: With a few simple steps (and an eager toddler), I was able to mimic a similar glazed effect to create my own beach painting! My family spent most of the summer at Debordieu beach (near Georgetown, S.C.) when I was growing up. Here’s how to make your own! You’ll need:Acrylic craft paints (I use the 99 cent bottle ones)Art canvasNewspaper or phone book pagesMatte MediumGloss Varnish Step 1: I started with a plain gallery wrapped canvas…. ….and covered sections with a generous amount of matte medium using small sections of old phone book pages and adhered them using the excess medium. The prepared canvas looks like this: June 7, 2010

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