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The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Images, DIY Tutorials & Craft Projects

The Graphics Fairy - Vintage Images, DIY Tutorials & Craft Projects
The Graphics Fairy is a resource for Home Decorators and Crafters. Find over 4,500 FREE Vintage Stock images, Illustrations, Old Pictures, Antique Graphics, Vintage Printables, to MAKE craft projects, collage, DIY, scrapbooking, etc! DIY and Craft Tutorials, and Home Decorating Ideas are offered as well. Daily vintage image downloads since 2007. Most are Jpegs, or PDFs, but there are some Vectors as well. As far as I know these are all Royalty Free Images that are in the Public Domain.

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your social art network Pictify Find E-mail Address Password DIY wooden letters on canvas Simplicity really is the best design, and this canvas art project is no exception. When we started seeing these wooden letter on canvas projects popping up on Pinterest, we just knew we had to try creating our own version. Thankfully, this wall art project is one that can easily be made by any crafter, even if you aren't artistic. With just a few supplies you can turn any favorite quote or meaningful song lyric into a work of art for your home. What you'll need Gallery wrapped artist's canvasWooden lettersCraft glueMatte or flat finish spray paint

Wolf and Willow - design, style, fashion, diy projects + daily inspiration: Prints + Patterns Darlings, I know I've been neglecting you. What with Toffee magazine launching in just five sleeps, and my art exhibition coming up, I've found it so hard to keep up my regular posting schedule. So, in the hopes that you'll forgive me, here's something extra special. Look what I stumbled upon at an Adelaide thrift store on Sunday... isn't she beautiful? Oh, I found so many wonderful things, but this nifty 1960s pattern book, tucked away amongst some dog-eared Woman's Day magazines was my very, very best find! Clay Tag Tutorial I love to craft, and clay tags are one of my favorite things to make. I made 100 for my son's wedding. We tied them onto pots of homemade jam for wedding favors. They make a great craft project for older children too. There are a few tutorials on the internet. Some you pay for like this one HERE and some are free HERE.

the personal things Renoir left behind I am only allowed in this generous blogspot to post in one image per each blog. I did find a treasure trove of personal things Renoir left behind listed in Hantmann's Auctioneers and appraisers. I chose the wedding certificate to his beloved Aline and then found so many other things on the site that you can go look for yourself and perhaps put a nice bid on Aline's beautiful fringed kimono. I coveted Renoir's spectacles. I wonder what strength they were?

Live, Laugh, Love - Free Simple Printables — Dream a Little Bigger My mom was really into rustic signs when I was a kid. When I say really, I mean REALLY. We had practically no space on the walls in our little “country kitchen” in town. Owl Lover 2012 Calendar My name is Shivani and I am the author of My Owl Barn. Owl Lover 2012 calendar project is the encore of our last year's "Owl Lover" calendar project - a collaborative project between My Owl Barn and 30 international artists. The project was featured on several reputed blogs like decor8, poppytalk, and the calendar was downloaded by almost a hundred thousand owl lovers all over the world. The calendar page received more than 10,000 likes on Facebook. After receiving such an overwhelming response and numerous requests for 2012 calendar we couldn't possibly resist the idea.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… Crafty Challenge 6: Twisted Disk Copper Mobile « thecraftysisters Loryn: This copper challenge was intriguing for me, as the only metalworking I’ve done is twisted wire jewelry. As soon as I saw the copper pieces, I immediately thought of doing a mobile in the style of Alexander Calder. I started out making cut pieces like the leaf-shapes in many of Calder’s mobiles. I had cut about ten, and my hands were starting to hurt, when I had an idea to try making three dimensional shapes out of the disks. Beautiful illustrations drawn by color pencil Don’t know the name of the artist, who has great skill in drawing, awesome works of art. Next Pages Pages: 1 2 Tagged: amazing pics, art of work, beautiful, color pencil, illustrations, nice drawing, pencil drawing, pencil sketch, vivid drawing

Design: Grid Lettering You’ve seen those fun hand-drawn typefaces making the circuit lately, a little bit robotic, a little bit indie, but definitely fun! Here’s an easy way to achieve those styles for your own projects with grid lettering. I found several resources of lettering from a book circa 1890. Yes, 1890! ClipArt ETC: Free Educational Illustrations for Classroom Use Alphabets The Alphabets ClipArt collection offers 1,193 illustrations arranged in 43 galleries including decorative letters and numerals, complete alphabet sets, and several sign language systems. If you are looking… American History and Government

Games « you found me. I make alternate reality games: games that are designed to improve real lives or solve real problems. I’ve been making ARGs since 2001 — and you can watch trailers for a dozen of my favorite ARGs below. Many of my games challenge players to tackle real-world problems at a planetary-scale: hunger, poverty, climate change, or global peace, for example (see: EVOKE, World Without Oil, Superstruct). Others are simply designed to make players happier in their everyday lives — by dancing more, say, or by being kind to strangers (see: Top Secret Dance Off and Cruel 2 B Kind). And some have specific positive health impacts in mind: increasing physical activity, for example, or speeding up recovery from a concussion (see: CryptoZoo and SuperBetter). The biggest influence on my game design is the science of positive psychology.

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