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Craft Foam Armor Tutorial

Craft Foam Armor Tutorial
I was searching for a cheap, light, but nice-looking material to make armor out of, and I discovered one - craft foam! This tutorial is designed to show what you can create using only materials that are widely available at general craft stores, with no need for specialty shops or internet orders. I specifically used it for Helm's Deep elf armor, but it could be used for almost any armor that you can break down into fairly flat pieces. The method listed below is what I've come up with, but there really is no one right way to use craft foam; check the end of the tutorial for links to other foam armor sites. For an example of a finished project, here's a picture of my elven armor. Advantages: Light weight Inexpensive materials Widely available materials Easy to make Safe to wear in crowds Most steps are safe for kids to do Flexible - won't break or crack Great 'beginner' armor Disadvantages: The tools you will need are: Scissors Paintbrush Heat source - heat gun or stove burner You're done! Related:  cosplay

when silence drowns the screams, Fabric Insets using Facings! {Everything} In A Jar – Handmade Gifts With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be. I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called: {Everything} In A Jar Today, I am going to show you the ones I made for teachers! {energy} in a jar Peanuts White Chocolate Hot Drink Mix Suisse Mocha Latte Mix White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Energy Bar Milk Chocolate Truffles {pampering} in a jar Cozy Socks Sunshine Daisy Lotion Sunshine Daisy Fragrance Spray Moisture Rich Hand Creme Soothing Massage Bar Soap Eye Treatment Cream Facial Scrub Lip Balm {refreshment} in a jar Facial Cleaning Towelettes Wrinkle Release Spray Disposable Mini Toothbrushes Tide To Go Mini Pen Peppermint Gum Peppermint Altoids Mini Brush and Mirror Combo The first step for assembly is to stuff the goodies into the jars. I designed some labels to print off and put on the jars. Beef Jerky Nuts

» Horn Pattern Collection – DOWNLOAD|PDF In this collection are included patterns for: Ram HornsThick HornsLong HornsCurved HornsSpiky Horns I recommend using 5mm low density EVA foam as well as contact cement to create these horns. Other materials work as well of course. Vector files are scaleable and can easily be resized or changed to your own liking. Please choose your correct printer size between European DIN-A4 (21×29.7cm) or US/Canada letter (8.5x11inch). This is a digital PDF download.

41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars Cosplay – SYNDROME - Cute Kawaii Harajuku Street Fashion Store Sort by Filter by Color Filter by Size New in Sale How To Make Your Own Washi Tape Tutorial There are so many great washi tape ideas out there but it isn’t always easy to cute patters. So how about a tutorial for how to make your own washi tape? I used patterned napkins and tissue paper to make it! 6K+ Since this month’s Pinspired and Rewired contest theme is washi tape and I’ve wanted to try to make my own washi tape for quite awhile now after seeing it in several different places like here at Nifty Thrifty Things. I figured there was no time like the present to try it out but this isn’t truly washi tape…its more like decorator tape since I didn’t use washi paper. Making the washi tape is very basic and requires just a few supplies: Scissors Double Sided Tape Waxed Paper Tissue Paper or Napkins Cardboard Tube Several years ago the company my husband worked for was throwing away some rolls of double sided tape and he scooped them up. Put strips of doubled sided tape on the waxed paper and then cut them out. Then, cut any excess paper off the tape. Have you tried using washi tape yet?

How to make self covered buttons! It's... - Emilie Gauvin Creations Kissing clothespin cake topper I’ve been thinking of fun, alternative caketoppers and when I saw this, I thought it’d be the perfect thing to turn bridal. They’re so quick and easy to make that you could even make a bunch of them and clip them to brown paper bags as favors for your guests. I found an oversized clothespin at the dollar store, which adds a little more drama to the cake than everyday laundry clothespins. You will need clothespins, acrylic paints, paintbrushes, pencil, (optional lace/tulle for veil) Step 1: Pencil in your tuxedo with bow tie and wedding dress. Step 2: Paint in your lines. Step 3: (optional) Glue gun pieces of lace or tulle to make veil. Voilà! I adore this cake photographed by John Cullen and thought it’d be the perfect thing to show off our kissing duo. Leave a Comment

Fakie Screen Printing Tutorial by taeliac on DeviantArt How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Let’s take a look at how to create your own animated GIF cinemagraph by playing around with Photoshop’s animation tools. Some of the best cinemagraph examples can be found on the creators’ own website. As the popularity of the cinemagraph grew we began to see mobile apps such as Cinemagram emerge, which allows the easy creation of amateur cinemagraphs using the device’s built in camera. Cinemagraphs require some kind of motion, so while the final image looks much more similar to a photograph than a video, we need to begin with actual video footage. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage. Download this file

detangling discovery: silicone spray lubricant So. Since finishing my Rider cosplay I've had a bedraggled waist-length wig hanging out in my room. It became hopelessly tangled the first time I wore it, and I never managed to get it untangled or defrizzed to a point where I could comb it; not with fabric softener, hair conditioner, or any other product lauded for its synthetic wig conditioning powers. But at long last, I have tamed the monster, using a product you can probably find at your local hardware store for under $5! 3 IN 1 Silicone Spray Lubricant It's basically silicone + petroleum distilates, a concentrated version of the two ingredients in human hair conditioner that serve any purpose on synthetic fiber. Before you decide to go mad science on your wigs, a few words of caution. - Try not to breathe it. Okay, on to procedure! 1) Affix your wig into something secure, ie a clamped wig head. EDIT: I realize now that spray may have been an ambiguous term. Before and After - Demonstration on a Godiva XL, with notes.

Watercolour Texture Techniques by hatefueled on deviantART How To Wash a Wig Tutorial (With pictures!) For new wig owners, it can be difficult to figure out how to do things with your wig. I've developed a method to take care of wigs and keep them in top condition, and I'd really like to share it with everyone. :D Honestly, I made this tutorial out of boredom, and I really hope it helps some people! On to the tutorial! Materials; You wig (Duuuh!) Styrofoam wig head (Preferably one with a deep hole at the base) Foldable music stand, camera tripod, or anything you can stick your wig head on Any size spray bottle Generic shampoo and conditioner Dish soap Beach towel Hand towel Access to a sink or shower Multi-setting hair dryer (If applicable) Comb Step one; Potion making! First off, select your favorite drug store shampoo and conditioner! Now, go grab some dish soap from the kitchen! After gathering your ingredients, grab your spray bottle and start yer mixin'! And ta-da! Step Two; Spraying the wig Make sure you lay down your beach towel to keep your carpet clean and dry!

Small Measures: Homemade Watercolors I share my home, and my life, with an MFA-toting husband (whose concentration was in painting and color theory), and an active, inquisitive, art-loving 2 year-old. Between the two of them and my own ongoing craft projects and homemade gift-making endeavors, suffice to say, there is a good deal of paint in our lives. Over the winter, I committed myself to organizing our craft/guest/office room. Going through a box of art supplies, I found a very old set of watercolors-as in, freshman-year-of-college-in-’94 old. I figured it was time to get a new set. Wanting to keep our art supplies as non-toxic possible, it occurred to me that I could make my own watercolors instead of buying them. For today’s Small Measures, in celebration of the Color theme on Design Sponge this month, I’m offering you an incredibly easy and affordable recipe for creating watercolors at home. I really love this watercolor recipe, for so many reasons, but primarily for two. Homemade Watercolors What about you?