Several years ago I developed a new recipe for a sculptural material I call “paper mache clay.” This material is so easy to use and so easy to make that I now use it exclusively for all my paper mache sculptures. The recipe has now gone “viral” and is being used by artists all over the world. It might be a bit more accurate to call this material “home-made air-dried cellulose-reinforced polymer clay,” but that’s way too hard to say (or type!), so for now, let’s just call it paper mache clay. The first video below shows how to make the paper mache clay, and the second video answers some common questions that I’ve received from readers since I first developed this recipe. I usually make mine fairly thin so it can be spread over an armature like frosting, by using less flour than the recipe calls for – but you can also make it thicker, with more flour, when you want more control over the modeling process. Paper Mache Clay on Snow Leopard Sculpture Making Your Paper Mache Clay Tools: Step 1.
K&J Magnetics - Magnetization DirectionMagnetization Direction for Neodymium Magnets Discs & Cylinders Disc and Cylinder magnets can be axially or diametrically magnetized. Diametrically Magnetized Examples include D82DIA and D48DIA. Blocks Block magnets are defined by three dimensions: Length, Width and Thickness. We're sometimes asked if we can provide block magnets magnetized through the length or width. Rings Ring magnets can be axially or diametrically magnetized. Spheres Spheres can only be axially magnetized. Mounting Magnets Round Mounting Magnets are assembled with an axially magnetized disc or ring magnet set inside a steel cup. Our Rectangular Mounting Magnets are constructed in a similar fashion. Arc Segments Arc Segment magnets can be magnetized in one of four directions. Magnetized through Circumference One example is the AY0X030-C. Magnetized through Thickness One example is the AY0X030-T. Arc Magnetization with Poles on Inner & Outer Face Note that the magnetization is along a straight axis, and is not truly radial.
koikoikoi.com - Visual Arts Magazine, graphic design, illustration, photography, interviews, inspiration, tutorialsPaper Mache RecipesThis page contains recipes for several kinds of home-made paper mache paste, and home-made gesso recipes for finishing your sculptures. I have been messing around with paper mache for over 50 years and up until a few months ago I always came back to the easiest paper mache recipes, using plain old white flour and water paste with torn strips of newspaper. Now, however, I have abandoned the traditional layered paper process and use my new paper mache clay recipeÂ and/or the even newer silky-smooth air-dry clay recipe for most my sculptures. However, for younger artists or for those who really don’t want to make the trip to the hardware store, these following recipes work just fine, and most of the tutorials on this site would work using these traditional paper mache recipes. Paper Mache Paste Recipes: Paper Mache Recipe #1 White flour and water make a remarkably strong paste. Boiled Flour and Water Paste: Raw Flour and Water Paste: How thick should you make your paste? Glue-Based paste:
Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. ProjectA couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Here's how I did it... I displayed our piece in our bedroom, on Jeremy's side of the bed. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.
K&J Magnetics - Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet InformationMagnet Terminology The terminology of magnetics is not widely understood. You can find definitions of most terms on our Glossary of Magnet Terminology Page. Rare Earth Neodymium magnets are a member of the Rare Earth magnet family and are the most powerful permanent magnets in the world. Grades of Neodymium N35, N38, N42, N38SH...what does it all mean? Specifications of Neodymium Magnets If you need detailed information about the physical and thermal properties of neodymium magnetic materials, you can find it on our Specifications of Neodymium Magnets Page. Platings/Coatings Neodymium magnets are a composition of mostly Neodymium, Iron and Boron. Machining Neodymium material is brittle and prone to chipping and cracking, so it does not machine well by conventional methods. Demagnetization Rare Earth magnets have a high resistance to demagnetization, unlike most other types of magnets. Strength If you've never handled neodymium magnets before, you will be amazed at their strength.
Crazy Illustrations By Chow Hon Lam | Pokkisam blogChow Hon Lam is a t-shirt designer and a humorous illustrator from Malaysia. He has been completed this crazy project called Flying Mouse 365, which is create 1 design per day. I hope his illustrations can bring some smile and entertainment to the world. About the authorUpcycled Mason Jar Lights from Boots N Gus - Epheriell DesignsWow. I was just blown away when I came across Boots N Gus! I mean, how completely awesome are their collection of upcycled mason jar lights and chandeliers? Wait, don’t answer that – scroll down and have a peek first… …so, what did you think? Of course, my eternal problem reigns supreme – just which one would I choose? Oh, and make sure to check out the rest of Jeff and Marks’ creations – they use vintage cookware in their light-making adventures, too.
psimadethisCandy ChangQuotes On Canvas Make Meaningful Wall ArtIf there are two things I love it is family photos and wall words. Filling our home with cherished photos and words that inspire makes me just plain happy. I found a great deal on a faux photo canvas and did some photo editing to combine two of my very favorite things. A little canvas for my daughter’s room that makes a big impact. There is something about mothers and daughters that just cannot be explained. I did some photo editing using Picknic and made some magic using a simple and sweet photo. I’ll love you foreverI’ll like you for alwaysAs long as I’m livingMy baby you’ll be- Robert N. I have to admit, when I picked this up and looked at it for the first time, I had tears in my eyes.