Lace Trimmed Envelopes Add a special touch to an invitation, a thank you note or any other correspondence with a bit of flat lace. Supplies: - cut and folded (but preferably not glued) envelope(s) - YES paste or other paper friendly glue - glue brush - flat lace - waxed paper Cut out and pre-fold your envelopes. Use your favorite envelope template or download ours here! Cut lace a bit longer than what will fit where you’re sticking it. Place the lace face down (if it has a front and back) on the waxed paper. Press the lace onto the envelope, then allow to dry.
10 Awesome Infographics for Graphic Designers As a graphic designer, you’ve probably designed at least a few infographics for your clients – or even for fun. You can create (and sell) infographics for any topic or industry, which means infographics can be a lucrative source of income. Some designers make a full-time living designing infographics alone. 1. Learn what different colors represent and what emotions they stir, and when and how to use them in your own designs. 2. This infographic serves as a quick reference for the basic elements of design, complete with tips for how and why each should be considered when creating any design. 3. A humorous look at the daily life of a graphic designer – super deadlines, tons of work, frantic environment and (hopefully) good pay. 4. Want to be a better, more successful, more inspired graphic designer? 5. Your favorite fonts, colors, and other design elements reveal a lot about your personality, goals and dreams. 6. 7. How much do other graphic designers make? 8. 9. 10. by Glantz Design
Bricofotografía: Cómo Montar Accesorios Fotográficos Caseros No es necesario tener la cámara más costosa para lograr fotografías increíbles, al igual que no es necesario contar con los accesorios más caros para poder fotografiar como un profesional. Si bien la calidad de los accesorios es fundamental para lograr fotografías nítidas y de calidad, lo importante es entender cómo funcionan estos elementos, más allá de los materiales con los que están hechos. Puedes lograr resultados sorprendentes utilizando elementos que comúnmente desecharías. La espera para ahorrar el dinero para hacerte con un difusor, una ventana de luz o por qué no, tu propio estudio fotográfico, puede ser desesperante pero, con un poco de imaginación, puedes fabricarlo tú mismo. Te sorprenderás con los resultados que podrás lograr. En el artículo de hoy te he preparado una selección de accesorios fotográficos fáciles de fabricar con materiales desechables y que te resultarán indispensables a la hora de trabajar tus fotografías a la par que te ahorrarán algunos euros. 1. 2. 3.
Urban Explorer and Photographer Dan Marbaix Takes Stunning Photographs of Abandoned Buildings Photographer Dan Marbaix is what is known as an "urban explorer." He travels from city to city, exploring abandoned houses, asylums, churches, state buildings and much, much more. He has been arrested over 20 times for his trespassing - and even held at gunpoint - but he refuses to give up his search for things that exist outside of the mundane. You'll see why. Dan wasn't supposed to be in ANY of these places, but you'll be glad he was. Above is an abandoned house in Germany. It's hard to define what exactly makes these pictures so beautiful. Is it the fact that humans have abandoned their dwellings? Or because it seems that life goes on, even when people aren't present? Some places are left in the state they were abandoned in. No matter how many times he has been threatened or arrested, Dan thinks it's all worth it. The Chambre du Commerce in Antwep, Belgium, was erected in 1872 as a reconstruction of a 1531 Stock Exchange. But they aren't fiction.
Crystal Cluster Necklace Crystal specimens are a fantastic jewelry making material. This one is an aragonite star – in it’s naturally occuring shape and color. It’s pretty on all sides so it needed a subtle hanging method. Supplies: - aragonite star – this one came from a gift shop at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, if you check ebay or etsy, or just google “aragonite star” it you’ll find lots to choose from - wire – this is 20 gauge brass (still shiny, but it wil patina to match the chain) - necklace chain and clasp - round nose pliers - wire cutters - jeweler’s cement - needle nose pliers (optional, but they probably came with your round nose pliers so keep them handy) Use the round nose pliers to make a small loop at the end of the wire. Cut it off about 3/8 of an inch from the loop. Choose a groove in the crystals to glue the wire into. Trim the wire down until the loop sits just above the end of the crystal. Jeweler’s cement has a tiny, needle like gluing point.
Color Theory 101 - DesignFestival First impressions are everything. How you look and how you present yourself can determine how you are perceived. The same goes for our design work. Figuring out which colors work well with others isn’t just a matter of chance. Primary Colors Colors start out with the basis of all colors, called the Primary Colors. Secondary Colors If you evenly mix red and yellow, yellow and blue, and blue and red, you create the secondary colors, which are green, orange and violet. Tertiary Colors Tertiary colors are made when you take the secondary colors and mix them with the primary colors. So, now that you know how colors are made, you can understand how the color combinations on the color wheel model work. Complimentary Colors Complimentary colors are colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. Analogous Colors Analogous colors are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Triads A triad of colors is a set of colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. Square Colors
The Feral Photographer: The Pocket Ringlight Ever since Maxim magazine made ringflashes/ringlights popular again, photographers have been using and overusing them to get that "look". I gotta admit I'm a sucker for the soft yet harsh quality to the light. Since almost all my photography is done on the move though, the large studio ringlights out there don't really work for me. The small macro ringlights are too weak and do not accommodate lenses with large filter diameters. Without anything commercially available, I thought I'd try making my own. , and some music wire. Basically it's just a ring shaped diffuser made from 2 flat sheets of plastic and reflective fabric for the side walls. . As you can see, it is darker at the top of the ring since the light is being pumped in from the bottom but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it adds to the dark "halo" above your subject, which is one of the trademarks of the ringlight look that I like. Here's a test shot to see how it works. Looks pretty good IMO. That's it! would cost!
60 fotografie che sconvolgeranno la tua idea del passato Il presente e il futuro sono un continuum e un evolversi di situazioni nate nel passato, dal quale la nostra storia e le nostre scelte vengono influenzate. Queste sono 60 fotografie, più o meno recenti, che illustrano i protagonisti di molti dei fatti e degli avvenimenti di politica, storia, spettacolo e attualità del secolo scorso, con personaggi che, ancora oggi, noi tutti conosciamo. Da Osama Bin Laden a Sean Connery, da Bruce Lee alla regina Elisabetta, tantissime sono le situazioni oggi sconosciute o dimenticate che hanno avuto per protagonisti personaggi che ai nostri tempi danno tutt’altra immagine di sé. La regina Elisabetta ad esempio servì nell’esercito durante la seconda guerra mondiale, Obama era un dotatissimo giocatore di Basket, i Beatles cominciarono la loro storia suonando ai matrimoni e la terminarono su un tetto di Londra, 11 anni dopo. Al Pacino e Diana Keaton durante le riprese de “Il Padrino” – 1972 William Harley e Arthur Davidson – 1914 Bruce Lee mentre danza
DIY Shoes - Part 7 - Ballet Flat Upper After six parts of this project that explained how to make a pattern and every basic part of shoe construction we’ve finally gotten to the part where you can make a real, wearable shoe. This is more or less a replica of where we started – a basic ballet style flat shoe. The kind of shoe you can keep in a dozen colors and prints in you closet to kick on whenever you’re going to the grocery store, out with friends or anywhere that you want to look nice but don’t want to wear high heels. Once you’ve made a pair or two to work out the technique you really can make a stack of these uppers all at once. They’re also a great canvas for all sorts of decoration from quirky prints to hand painting to rhinestone collage! Use your basic pattern, including any modifications you’ve made for an improved fit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36.
The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time. Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Dune Frank Herbert - 1965 "There's a reason it's the global top selling science fiction book of all time." - NibblyPig If you have a chance, track down the excellent full cast audiobook (unabridged!) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams - 1979 "I really love the cool combination of humor, philosophy, and sheer nuttiness of the entire series." - Scarbrow Ender's Game Orson Scott Card - 1985 Foundation Trilogy Isaac Asimov - 1942