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A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures.

A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures.
I love crafts and I love new things. When I get to craft with new supplies or techniques, I totally flip. So, I bought a couple boxes of plaster of Paris a while back ago with no real intentions on how to use the stuff. Searching Amazon on my phone out of boredom one day I ran into the most awesome stuff – alginate. Now, what is alginate you might ask? So, I bought six pounds of the stuff, straight off of my phone with no idea what to do with it. I just so happen to be needing some place to hang all of my lovely necklaces. pitcherdry measuring cupliquid measuring cupwooden spoonrectangular shaped bowl (I used a reusable/disposable food storage container in the 8 cup size)wateralginateplaster of Parisknifeself adjusting (sawtooth) picture hangers with spikes to push in Step 1: First things first – mixing your alginate and transferring it to your container you will be making the mold in. Step 2: Place your hand into the goo. Step 3: Mix your plaster of Paris per manufacturers suggestion. Related:  yet another random pearl

42 Great Hikes, Walks and Pilgrimages Home » Ibang Recommends (Local) » 42 Great Hikes, Walks and Pilgrimages 42 Great Hikes, Walks and Pilgrimages Sep 3, 2012 The world is full of amazing trails, walkways, paths and pilgrimages. Some of them are amazing for the places they lead to, some are breathtaking for the sights you can see along the way. And then others are amazing just for the sheer difficulty of the trek. Share this: 16 comments Sign in or Post as Guest 12 people listening + Follow Post comment as... Newest | Oldest My Hike from the couch to the Beer Fridge is PRETTY epic I want to go to there, and there, and there, and there. Fire up the airstream. Snowy Range, Wyoming. We need an update of the guy who called in a month ago who said he was taking his house boat down the Mississipps and out to the FL Keays. @ AssWhack! I love jellystone park the best, That god damn park ranger won't let me eat out of my picnic baskets Can I rent a Segway at any of these places? @ Pool Keepers Son hover round takes you anywhere you want to go

15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. Instead of spending your time sitting around moaning about the weather, why not spend your time doing something useful? Why not spend your time crafting some of these? Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Source Stick your button collection around a balloon (and importantly) to each other. 2. Source Glue, buttons, cardboard and a bit of artistic ingenuity and you'll have yourself a great sign for your bedroom door (assuming you use the first letter of your first name). 3. Simply wash out a screw top spirit bottle, find a screw top soap dispenser and put it together. 4. Source Blank glass tumblers, paint, and cotton wool buds are all you need for this one. 5. 6. Source 7.

Lack Ottomans Materials: Lack side table, high density foam (21 5/8″ x 21 5/8″ x 4″), upholstery fabric (72″ x 72″), craft glue, staple gun, jigsaw Description: I wanted a couple of custom made ottomans that could also double as a coffee table or even extra seating in a pinch. Using a jigsaw, I cut 4 inches off of each leg so that the finished height of the ottoman would be the same height as my couch. I attached the foam square to the table top using craft glue (just so it wouldn’t be sliding all over the place when I went to actually upholster it). Once dry, I wrapped the fabric around the table top and secured it with a staple gun. I trimmed any excess fabric, then reattached the legs with the provided screws and voila! ~ Linda, California The Author Jules IKEAHacker "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running.

10 Ways to Style a Plain White Tee Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. Seeing as we love style hackery oh-so-much, we decided to take on the classic tee, and came up with 10 new ways to restyle, rework, and totally transform it. We went with a few 3-packs of men’s undershirts by Hanes but, for most of these tutorials, you can use any old t-shirt you’ve got. 1. Grab a pair of tricked out cutoffs and throw on this top for a day of summer fun. To create this look, You’ll want to cut off the sleeves and collar of your tee. 2. This look is definitely a romantic one and makes us think of a refined take on hippie chic. For the how-to, you can go ahead and consider your tee a piece of jersey fabric at this point. 3. Maybe it’s time to up your workout style game. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Sugar Scrub--Lemon I am still recovering from this last weekend. My feet are killing me. We did a lot of walking and running back and forth to make sure everything was running smoothly with the Snap Conference. Me feet needed a little extra love and pampering. It is so easy to make. Scoop the mixture into a pretty jar. This stuff is really so amazing and feels so decadent and expensive. This makes your feet so soft and makes them smell so good. I made the labels on my Silhouette CAMEO. {Lemon Sugar Scrub} *If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. You can buy high quality/food grade Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Lemon Essential Oil Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out: Frankincense Sugar Scrub Myrrh Bath Salts Homemade Bath Salts Recipe Chocolate Sugar Scrub Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Craft table for 4 furniture Published on January 9th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker Here’s a craft table to rival Spring Chick’s. Peter says, “I made a craft table using various Ikea parts a few years back. It comprises of 4 Helmer draw units as legs, a self made and distressed plywood top, 2 Tertial lamps clamped down and an Anordna wire basket in the hole in the middle to hold glue bottles, dog biscuits and the such. As you can see it has room for at least 4 people to sit at the table, each with their own set of drawers and ample leg room. See more of Peter’s craft table. The Author Jules IKEAHacker "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running.

Design Crush: Elizabeth Kimberly Designs I spotted Elizabeth Kimberly Designs over on Caitlin Creer’s blog some time ago and just dug it out of my bookmarks this morning through my cold induced haze. This particular project is what sold me on EK’s design work, as it combines color, serene white, traditional and modern all very well and looks, so, well- perfect. What a dump, huh? I could not love these doors more. Bright + light I think that’s glass tile behind that mirror! The nail head trim on this built almost sent into a seizure it’s so awesome. I could get used ot this kitchen. I spy white Barcelona chairs…. I’m dying. The Rose Tarlow zebra paper I’ve been itching to use… Do you think they might invite me over for wine? THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans I don't want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I've always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces. You'll need: - A pair of black jeans. - A spray bottle filled with two parts bleach (javel) and one part cold water - Some acrylic paints. - An old toothbrush - A sponge - Little containers/plates to mix the paint WARNING: As you can see, the pictures show both sides of the jeans. HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DIY JEANS: As long as you are careful while washing them, the paint should not come off. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Did you enjoy this tutorial?

These Paper Cuts Are Band-Aid Free 0 in Share 201 In our modern age of social media, smartphones, and tablets, the mere thought of picking up a pen and physically writing a note or letter is ghastly. But for Oakland, California-based artist Annie Vought , the written word is revered, revitalized and reborn in her Paper Cuts collection. Armed with an X-Acto knife and patience few of us will ever achieve, Vought first enlarges her correspondence and then begins the painstaking process of carving out the negative space around each letter, until only the original marks remain, whether these be words, drawings, scribbles, or ink stains. The result is a beautiful skin of words and thoughts that calls attention not to the medium on which the note was etched but rather the depth of the message itself, thereby providing a thumbprint as unique as the note’s creator. [quote] Handwritten records are fragments of individual histories … [T]he author is often revealed in spite of him- or herself.

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