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Arts and Crafts include many hobbies, all done with your own hands using your imagination and skills, crafts that become art, and the art of crafting and/or handicrafts.
Look in the Yellow Pages under Photography Studios, find one that says "Old Photos Restored". They can use a computer reproduction of your photo to add missing parts, highlight, shade, you name it. You'll swear the photo was made yesterday! If it is an oil painting, a pastel drawing, pen and ink, …
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A business owner's policy would be a good place to start here. This type of policy comes as a package that includes general liability, and some property coverage. Although you may not need property coverage for a building in this case, this policy would cover still be able to cover some of your busi…
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Answer start with a wire frame. The grade of the wire will be determined by the size and therefore the weight the wire will be supporting. for very large projects, you might want to try wood, though I have never done this. Cover the shaped form with window screening, again, shaped to whatever you…
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The arts of the different Indian tribes were determined by materials available, lifestyle and religion. The Sioux decorated buckskin clothes and tents with bead-work and quillwork. They also painted buffalo hides. Therefore, bodywork, quillwork and painting can all be considered traditional Sioux ar…
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the nautical star, a hipped roof too in colonial America women would use the balcony of these to "look out" for their husands at sea. also the north star, and a boat steering wheel thing. or a compass.
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In current folklore, blue is either a gender marker for the clothing of baby boys, or a colour associated with loyalty and true love, and hence lucky for brides, who must wear: In the days when bridal dresses were not necessarily white, blue was a good colour to choose.This meaning is derived from t…
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Call your local Chamber of Commerce and find out if they have information of any art guilds in your area. There may be other types of art organizations that may not be classified as a guild who can provide such information. Libraries, colleges and universities usually are updated with current inform…
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Answer Film is developed in a light tight bag or room and developed with three chemicals and water: developer, water, fix, hypo, and wash, with times dependent on the type of film. When your negatives are dry you can take a section of them and slide them into the film carrier and place it in the e…
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1.Paint Plastic Bird Bath with Karalynn Paint If you go to your local hardware store ex. Home Depot Kent's Agathe have spray paint cans available for painting plastic. One brand is Krylon paints. 2. If the bird bath is made of PVC, you will find that the special spray paint intended for vinyl ca…
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Cleaning Oil Paints out of BrushesI do a lot of painting and teaching painting. I clean brushes with soap and water or clothes washing powder made into a wet paste. Cleaning is easier if the brushes are rubbed into a rag first.Artists oil paint is made of pigment with linseed or sunflower oil. If yo…
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French Crafts This Site has information about crafts that are made and sold in France along with information about the artists:
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Black is non-colour. Colour is wavelengths of light and black is the result when no lightwaves are emitted or reflected. When you add black to a saturated colour in a subtractive palette(CMYK), or subtract white from an additive palette(RGB), you are creating a shade of that colour. Do the same with…
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Search for a Chinese importer. These kind of things come from there. Maybe look for one on the west coast. Make sure you buy by the pound and not by units. You'll probably spend a little more but you will get much better value and have enough inventory to last you a long time. Cheaper costs also mea…
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You Can Go To argos when they are on sale for example now until the 31st august 2011 and you can go to charity shops they usually have sewing machines which are cheap
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Free Crafting Sites Here are opinions and recommendations from WikiAnswers contributors: A good site that has free craft patterns, projects, sewing, knitting and holiday crafts is: http://www.dianescrafts.com. MarthaStewart.com has tons of free craft ideas www.craftster.org - lots of different type…
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Answer It is cut before it is tempered. If you attempt to cut tempered glass it will shatter. He is exactly right, before it is tempered, it's called annealed. Tempering is achieved by heating the glass and a rappid air cooling. This causes a great deal of stress on the glass. Any attempt to cut…
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If I used it in the evening I usually leave it overnight just to make sure it sticks well.
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Transfering Computer Text to Clothing Iron on transfer "paper" is available that you can use for what you describe. It's getting a little more difficult to find but you should be able to find one. You can typically find the iron-on printing paper at any local craft store.
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Answer Generally, 18c jewelry originates in the UK- simply different spellings! In USA we spell the gold content "Karat" in UK it's "Carat". Though, I believe generally it's 18CT rather than 18C.
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Hand sewing is an art form that is over 20,000 years old. The first sewing needles were made of bones or animal horns and the first thread was made of animal sinew. Iron needles were invented in the 14th century. The first eyed needles appeared in the 15th century. The first possible patent conne…
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The current trend of scrapbooking is usually traced back to the "commonplace books" of the 15th century. Once common people had easy access to paper, they started collecting their favorite quotes, recipes, etc. In the Victorian period, people started adding ephemera to their books, such as greeting …
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Making a Worry Dollmake a doll whose face expression should be looking like cute with having attention for anything or matter or person.....................
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Answer Scrapbooks, as we know them today, started many centuries ago, in the form of Common place books, friendship albums, Grangerbooks, photo albums, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, and now web home pages. Commonplace books began in the 17th century. People wrote poems, quotes, pasted newspaper…
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Making Chinese Crafts Try going to the library and finding a book of international crafts. There might be some Chinese things in it. *You could also do a "Chinese Crafts" search on the Internet. It should have some things you could use. Another search you might try is "making Chinese crafts." M…
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Building a Model PyramidYou would need lots of glue to hold it together.You might search online or go to a library to look for tips or patterns, or talk to an artist or art teacher for tips on how to do it. If you cannot find a pattern, you could study pyramids and use a picture to make one. Of cour…
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You will need wire that matches the greens that your are using in your wreath. you can find this at any craft store. then obviously your flowers, many leafy. i wouldn't make the entire thing from roses with no green, and they sell these "wreath skeletons" that are wire frames for you to attach and t…
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The only thing I have found so far is a list compiled by Gege Reed in the Courier-Journal, July 1, and they were only October festivals. I was thinking about starting one in Crofton, KY but I didn't want to take a weekend that was already taken (at least in the same vacinity).Some good art and craft…
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Submit Your WorkYou must submit your work to the jury. The more you submit, the better your chances of being accepted. The jury then accepts or rejects your work for that particular show.Usually the jury wants photos or slides of your work. some ask for photos or slides of your booth set up as well.…
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There is a site where you can download a package with over 14,000 woodworking plans for almost every project you can imagine. All the plans are very detailed and they explain step by step what you need to do. It's suitable for both amateurs and professionals. Plus, once you 've enrolled you have the…
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Either one OK. Water based dries faster.oil base paint is better because it soaks into the wood
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Answer Wood crafts are a fickle project and there is no easy answer. To best help you will need to do two things. First is find out your material and physical costs. That means things like gas or electricity used to build the project. Then come up with a price based on this. That's the bottom lin…
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Setting Up at Craft ShowsDepends on your crafts. You want to make sure you give yourself ample room to show your wares. Avoid giving them only one level to look at, such as just two tables. Have a couple book cases or something behind you with wares on them. Gives you more of a panorama look and the…
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Soldering SilverNo, it isn't hot enough. IT DEPENDS, if two silver plates are overlapped and then soldered with say electical (Tin/Lead) ie Resin cored solder then YES. But if two silver rods or bars or sheet are to be joined end to end etc then NO. The criteria is STRENGTH of the joining material a…
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Making Helmets without Troubles I assume by trouble, you mean with licensing restrictions and rules for specific football teams, perhaps college or NFL teams? I also assume you want to make the helmets and sell them. A way to get around licensing regulations is to make the helmets general and…
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Learning to Sew Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: Yes it is good to go to different websites but my opinion with starting is to go for hands on classes to learn the finer details which is very important. Your preparation with anything is the good end result of your final product.…
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Use the sme color string as the other buttons. Now, look at the other buttons on the shirt, are the dtrings inside the button holes cris-crossed like an x, or are they straightup and down like two parallel lines? Follow that pattern, but start underneath the button so the extra string doesn't show i…
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Best Sewing Machines for Beginners Hi, Here are the things I would look for: Purchase the machine where they HAVE warrantee service on site. Purchase a brand name such as Janome, Bernina etc. It is better to buy a low end, high quality machine than to purchase a low priced no name product no mat…
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Universal 10/70 for Machine I assume that you are speaking of a sewing machine needle size. Sewing with cotton etc., you can use the universal 10/70 for most projects. Remember to change the needle often for best results. ADDITIONAL ANSWER: Needles, thread and fabric are project specific. If yo…
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There are books available through sewing centers or sewing catalogs on line. Some of the books are very inexpensive. Also check your local library. They are an excellent source of information. You also didn't state whether you were speaking of machine stitches or hand stitches. Either way, give your…
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Sewing a Shank Button The shank is a great button. It relieves stress from the garment and makes buttoning easier. I would place a small piece of fabric on the inside of the garment in the area that the button will be sewn. The weight of the garment and the button will determine the weight of the…
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Making a Skirt Waist Bigger Sometimes these questions don't give you enough information but if my answer doesn't help, please submit it again. Once a garment is made it is very unlikely that you can make the waist larger, BUT................Idea #1,if there is a button and a zipper in the garment, y…
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Art and Craft Difference Craft work is skilled work: any kind of craft must involve the application of a technique. The word, after all, is the German Kraft, simply means power or ability. Craft involves technique, yes, but not necessarily mechanical technology. For we wouldn't attribute a high leve…
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A serger is a sewing machine that sews and cuts the fabric at the same time. This makes for a neater seam. It is used a lot in professional sewing. Check out the inside seam on most store bought clothes and you will see that there is no extra fabric on the seam. A serger machine is used to trim the…
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ColorsThis Is A Weird Question. That's Like Why Is There Air. IT IsStated That The Human Eye Can Detect Over 63,000 Different Colors. If Everything Was Black & White TV Wouldn`t Be Any Fun. Hope This Helps You  anwernot a weird question .but, how boring the world would be if there was no c…
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Worth Doing Now it will chip off in later years but it will be worth doing it now and when or if it does start to chip off you can all ways re-od it. If you mix a bit of epoxy with the plaster and work quickly you will have a greater chance of it lasting
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Marie Laurence partial answerMarie Laurence was a pretty big name and lived 1885-1956. There is a Wikipedia article on her and you can find more by goggling her. If you have an original watercolor it is probably worth thousands, perhaps tens of thousands. I saw an oil listed on an auction expected t…
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100% Possible to Remove Completely Once you have ironed the transfer it IS NOT possible to remove it. Firstly you must cover the transfer with a normal piece of a4 (or larger depending on the size) paper and reverse the material... you then iron onto the back of the shirt (assuming the transfer i…
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Average Temperature The average temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
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There is one fact that gets overlooked often. Make certain that your bobbins are the exact ones recommended for your machine. Many look similiar, but if they are off even slightly in depth, they will not work. Also, make certain your bobbin in locked into position in it's case and the thread is comi…
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Hallmarks of PostmodernismTo begin with you must first address what is modernism. Modernity dealt with concepts of new materials, society and the future- pre World War One art often deals with this in a positive manner. Postmodern art begins to appear in the late 1940's with the end of the Second Wo…
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How to thread a sewing machine Place the presser foot in the upward position.Place a spool of thread on the spool holder.Traveling from the spool holder, across the top of the machine, look for a minimum of one thread guide.Insert the thread in the thread guide(s). Now look for a tension mechanism.…
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The first sewing machine was made by Thomas Saint in 1790 for sewing leather and canvas.
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With lots and lots of practice you can learn to create graffiti art. Observe graffiti around your area, on buses, trains, construction sites, phone boxes, signs out the front of buildings, most street signs, work places, fences, graffiti is everywhere. You can take photos to learn other styles and p…
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take a needle and a thread and put the thread through the hole (also known as the 'eye') in the needle. Tie a knot at the end of the thread and put the needle through the material and pull until the knot gets to the material. put it back through the material and pull. keep on repeating these instruc…
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Another way: sketch or transfer a design on your shell, and use a air or electric grinder, (Fordom and Dremal are two that I use), Diamond and carbide bits work very well, then just trace your design with your grinder. you can fill etching with paint, ink,etc..Good-luck Etching Seashells A man I kn…
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Answer Yes you can have multiple 220 outlets, but if you are using multiple saws and start kicking your breaker, do not put a bigger breaker in to keep it from tripping you'll break up the protection inside of your wire, and then you'll have major problems. If it don't burn down. If you do start…
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Buying Postcards of Paintings Why buy postcards when u can afford to buy online - real original paintings? There are several web sites selling reproductions.
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Since Egyptian Hieroglyphics are much like the letters of our alphabet, there would not be a single symbol for an entire sentence, but rather a series of symbols that spell out the meanings of the words. Also, they recognized many different Gods, and each had a different symbol. The symbol in your …
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"How about adding clasps? A little tricky. You can tie off the warp against the beads, gather all the threads, string them through a clasp and knot them, then turn them under the piece and hide them with backing. The method I use the most often requires a bit of forethought. At the top of the piece,…
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Answer You just do it. You can identify yourself with a style, which is what makes this artform so amazing. Everyone who does it brings something new to it. If you are going out to tag, make sure you don't work somebody else's neighborhood. It's disrespectful. Do not tag over a tag. Also, you don…
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Cuna Molas It is a Panamanian art that is much like a blanket. Clarification: Actually, molas are works of art created by women in Panama; Cuna Molas are created by women of the Cuna (or Kuna) tribe. Molas are stitched and use reverse-applique, where fabric is cut away to reveal another layer …
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Valentine for 13-year-old Boy Give him some cars and put some hearts on it.
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A collage is a type of art which can include various materials, metals, stones, paper etc. which are arranged and then attached to a piece of paper, canvas, etc. 1. a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing. 2.the…
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Answer The programs used are photoshop and painter. For information on how to do it, I typed "speed painting tutorial" and found several excellent sites. I have provided the link to one of them.
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George Braque (1882-1963) painted "The Portuguese" in 1911. The painting is a 46 1/4 X 32 1/4 inch oil on canvas portrait in Analytic Cubism style. He is primarily recognized as a co-founder with Picasso of cubism.
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Hi,I was about to ask the same question. Have you received any answers?Anne
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There are high speed/turbo hand grinders 300,000-500,000 rpms you can use just like a pencil or pen, (with a diamond bit). I have done several with a contrasting background in a shadow frame, great effect. Also, any material harder than glass can be used (Tungsten Carbide, some steels, Diamonds, mos…
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How do you make an electric volcano? ITS SIMPLE WELL MAYBE NOT IF youu are over 2000 years old but its possible with friends so trust me and follow these directions first you will need two spark plugs but really before anything you need to construct the body ok i sugest paper mache ok its nice let …
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Answer Your best bet would be to visit the Husqvarna update site. This update is available to all registered Husqvarna Viking Designer SE owners. You need the Designer SE 3D Embroidery Software CD, (3D Quickfont, 3D Organizer, Computer Connection) which came with your Husqvarna Viking Designer S…
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Yes, he did. He became a millionaire.
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Gold changes in value every day, so your coins will also change in value. The value also depends on the condition of the coin. Your first coin is a 30.1 millimeters Venezuelan 60 Bolivares featuring 16th century Indian chief Mara. It should weigh 22.2 grams and would contain .6424 of an ounce of gol…
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Well that depends, there are several different kinds, They have the old style, still used by the die-hards (older Chinese communities) which refer to the 2/5, in Japan its the same only they have the 1/5 style, for that matter, both Nations use the 1/5. In japan its called a Soroban, in China its ca…
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The artistic technique of decorating objects like plastic or wood with cut napkins is called decoupage. There are many things that can be used for decoupage. Paper, tissue paper, photographs, and even 3 dimensional objects can be used for decoupage.
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There are hundreds of ways and materials, on my wood lathe I've used wood and metal, the latter by spinning flat sheets of metal around wooden forms, the possibilities are endless, and I might add quite beautiful.Please see related links below!
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This webb-site will help you, this site has a alkaline cyanide solution for the removal of superficial karat gold oxide film. It replaces the dangerous Peroxide/Cyanide "BOMB" dips, they also have many other ways of removal. Site is www.advchem.com . If you want to stay away from chemicals, there is…
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Susan B. Anthony was extremely active not only in the anti-slavery movement, but also contributed a huge amount of time and effort for equal rights for women. Once she found out that the male teachers in Canajoharie, New York were receiving a monthly pay of ten dollars a month while the female teach…
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single stitch, running stitch, cover and over lock stitch!!!!!!!:) :¬)
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I would also love a copy of the manual if possible! AnswerNot sure if you still need it or not. I have the manual to this machine and can thread it with no problem. It is a great machine. If you would like I can scan the parts of the manual that you need. Let me know.I have a Kenmore 148.12071. It h…
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I would not recommend using glue on an heirloom quilt. A better solution would be to create a pocket (or sleeve) for a curtain rod to go through, and then sew that to the quilt. For detailed information on how to do this (with illustrations!), please see the related Quilt Woman link, listed below:
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A Painting by Zara Ellwood called Wild Rose water color
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Use chalk pastels on paper. Maybe start out in pencil first. I assure you funky letters and your opinion/idea will make good graffiti art. I don't use it for vandalism, I use graffiti as art since I'm learning how to make graffiti art in school/art class. youtube.com will tell you more about it.
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depending on how much hair you are going to be putting in should depend on how many braids you will be doing. If you intend on your entire head being covered in hair extentions you should braid your entire haid in a circlar shape. If not the just a few rows with about an inch in between each row sho…
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ManyAhoy this is stonemkr, I do reverse painting on glass and my technique was a gift from a higher source! Your technique of painting will come from within all you do is pick a medium that works for you and let your hands and mind do the rest. After practice your technique will develope natural or …
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before stone ages really because every on has seen the cave manmarks on the wall and that was thousands of years ago.
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Lichtenstein was famous as an artist in the sixties in what was known as the "pop" art movement that also featured the likes of Andy Warhol. Lichtenstein's most famous painting is of a WWII pilot about to crash his fighter. It's called Wham, and it has very much a comic book look about it. I'm sure …
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I have seen some designers using the material
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Answer Elmore & District Machinery Field Days run an Ag Art Wear Competition - this requires the designer to make a garment from products made from the farm. More information can be found at www.elmorefielddays.com.au under the ag art wear competition links "On Angels Magazine Art & Li…
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Some men like a light starch on their shirts and if so, then use spray starch. Use a medium iron with steam. Start on the sleeves, cuffs, then the back and each side of the front (collar last to be irons.) Hang right away.well first you get a iron broad then you get a iron and then you set the insid…
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pros: you can be creative, your design is unique, the cons: People have to like the design, you need to be found by someone, which can take a while, and you have to handle criticism.
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If you just need the outside shell of a house to add windows and such, draw the house out. Then look for small boxes that would be those shapes. For example, for a castle project, we used various salt containers--cheap and easy to paint. If you have to make a floor plan, perhaps stiff paper from a f…
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It depends on what its made out of, if its plastic use enamel with a bonding agent, (found in automotive paint shops), then seal the paint with a spar sealer. If its cement, make sure its clean, no dust, use enamel and again a spar sealer.Another option is to use a pool paint. The chlorinated rubber…
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Answer Get a scrapbook and put stuf you like in it That used to be the way it was done. Today, you have to go to a scrapbooking store to buy a fancy album, archival qualilty document holders, themed pages, stickers, stamps, hole punches, etc. It also helps to buy a computer program that will …
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With a very sharp X-acto knife and a metal straightedge. It takes several passes to cut through the board so be patient. Make sure you have a metal straightedge that has a good grip underneath it so you're not straining your hand holding down the straightedge so it doesn't slip.I like using a X-acto…
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Answer It was during the Abstract Expressionistic movement. in the 1950's there was a thing called the New York school where artists like Pollack and Max Earnst and those types were showing at the newly established Guggenheim Gallery. check out New York School for more info, or abstract expressio…
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you buy one at the store :) [Other Answer] You get a deflated ball and inflate it. Afterwards drop it into a hoop and you have made your very own basketball! WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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They add gas in the air just like microwaves
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There are many ways http://www.scrapfriends.us/articles/alter_flower.html http://entrepinoys.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-make-fabric-flower.html http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/2005/07/fabric_flower_t.html http://www.masterstech-home.com/The_Sewing_Room/Crafts/FOREVER_FLOWERS_folder/ForeverF…
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