Arts and Crafts

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.

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Bracelets

How do you put a clover on a friendship bracelet?

Go to this website below.

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Drawing
Colors

How do you fade colors with a colored pencil?

To achieve a fade, start by practicing on a blank piece of paper, you will need to master the technique first, as it is the only way to gauge how much distance the colour will travel. Better to become familiar with a technique elsewhere than risk ruining a piece you have been working on.

To fade a single colour out to white - start with an intense application of your colour (at the center of your page) and as you more away from the center apply less and less pressure on your pencil until you are just barely touching the surface of the ground (paper).

Using a stump of other blending tool, draw out from the center (or most intense colour) toward the blank ground. You will be drawing the stump past the edge of the area you have coloured. Continue doing this over the entire area until the colour is no longer transferred from the stump to the ground. This should result in a good fade from colour to white.

To fade one colour into another, once again practice on a blank piece of paper (in a horizontal or landscape orientation). Place a circle of one colour on the left and one on the right.

If you are fading two primary colours together start very small. Following the instructions above work outward, decreasing the pressure on your pencil as you go. You will want to bring each colour past the center line, in such a manner as to have the two primary colours overlapping in the middle of the page.

When you start using your blending tool remember to use a different one for each colour as you do not want to "muddy" one with the other. Continue pulling colour toward the center of the page and then using a third blending tool, merge the two colours.

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Ceramics and Pottery

Who owns Pottery barn?

Williams-Sonoma Corporation

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Arts and Crafts

Why is engaging in a hobby good for a person?

It can provide a sense of accomplishment or sometimes bragging rights, no one really needs to collect or make anything as a hobby. Once life's necessities are met we might have spare time to relax a little. Hobbies also provide relaxation.

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Manufacturing
Furnaces

What is furnace glass?

Italian glass blowing techniques such as latticinio and zanfirico are adapted here to make beads. Furnace glass uses large decorated canes built up out of smaller canes, encased in clear glass and then extruded to form the beads with linear and twisting stripe patterns. No air is blown into the glass. These beads require a large scale glass furnace and annealing (glass) kiln for manufacture.

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Crafts for Children
Arts and Crafts

7 year old boy birthday party ideas?

Opt for a theme! A movie, a colur, a style of fancy dress, here are some sggestions: Pirate, red blue and yellow, movie characters, football, or animal theme.

Get the children coming to dress in the theme, and play games based around the theme. E.g if you were doing animal them, play funky animal music, get the children to make masks and play pin the tail on the donkey. If you were opting for a pirate theme for example, make a treasure hunt, and make up a game called walk the plank where you blind fold the children and get them to walk around the room, who ever bumps into somebody else has to "walk the plan" and face a forefeit card which you can make up saying ideas like "crawl around the room like a cat" or "sing a nrsery rhyme".

If you don't want to have a party at your house, there are many other options:

  • Try you local sports centre for a fun activity filled party. They normally do a secial all inclusive birthday package with a selection of fun activities to chooses from, party food, and party bags.
  • Take your child and a group of his mates to the nearest "bear factory" for a cuddly party and inbrace the inner child.
  • Take the birthday boy and a few friends to a near nature reserve, or animal sanctory, pack a picnic and treat them to an ice cream and a paddle in the pool. Or fly a bird at a bird sactory!
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Sewing

Who makes Elna sewing machines?

The Elna Design company of Switzerland.

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Drawing
Painting and Watercolors

How fast does watercolor dry?

Watercolour has a short drying time. It only takes minutes for the paint to dry. The time it takes for the water to dry is how long it will take for the paint to dry.

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Painting and Watercolors

How can you tell acrylic paint from cellulose paint?

Acrylic is generally easier to shine so would be shinier but the most definite way to tell would be to get a dab of cellulose thinner and rub a cloth on it.

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Sewing
Earth Sciences
Communication

Types of permanent stitches?

cross stitch

embroidery

metal

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Plants and Flowers
Arts and Crafts
Flower Gardening

Can you make a candle out of a sampaguita flower?

yes. I have never heard of making a candle out of a flower before. Maybe use the flower as a base and dip it in hot wax over and over again and put a wick in the center. However, it should be possible to extract oil from the flower, retaining it's smell of jasmine. If you had enough of them, you would be able to scent a candle. You could also embed the flower itself in the hot wax and not only get some scent out of it as it burns, but it would look pretty at the side of the candle.

A bit more:

I would advise letting the flower dry first, otherwise the moisture in the flower may rot inside the wax. You can dry flowers using a food dehydrator, or by placing them in the oven on the top rack, and on the "warm" setting for about 30 minutes, then turn off the oven and let them remain overnight without opening the oven door.

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Ceramics and Pottery

Is any portmeirion pottery made in China?

It appears that some giftware I have seen (small dishes etc) is made in China. Of the Portemeirion dinnerware I have bought recently, all are marked made in Britain.

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Art Collecting
Painting and Watercolors

What is the value of H Gasser watercolor?

Anywhere from $1 to about $30,000 from what I've seen; depends if it is a reproduction, a print or an original.

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Sewing
Fashion Design

What are some famous embroidery designs in India?

kasuti of karnataka, kashida of kashmir, kantha of bengal, phulkari of punjab, chikankari of uttar pradesh, chamba rumal from himachal.

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Scrapbooking

What do you need to make a scrapbook?

A scrapbook is any collection of items that help you share or recall memories, in book form.

To make a scrapbook, you need:

A Book

Depending on what your scrapbook will be used for, you have lots of choices. There are blank books designed specifically for scrapbooking that can be purchased at scrapbooking stores, craft supply stores, and many big-box retail stores. These often have removable pages that are protected by a plastic cover. You don't have to purchase a commercial scrapbook, you can use a notebook, a sketchbook, or even an old book.

Store-bought scrapbooks provide extra space in the spine for embellished pages. When you put items in your book, it will make it thicker. When using a book that was not designed for scrapbooking, you'll find that your book fans out, with the spine being more narrow than the stack of pages. You can minimize this by tearing out excess pages. Make sure to tear out pages throughout the book instead of tearing out most of the pages at the beginning or end.

Memorabilia

The items in your scrapbook tell a story. These items can be photos, letters, concert tickets, plane tickets, postcards, or small mementos like buttons or leaves. Anything non-perishable that is mostly flat can be put in a scrapbook. Scrapbooks can be themed based on the items put in them. You might have a scrapbook dedicated to a specific event, like a vacation, or a single scrapbook for one kind of event, like concerts or trips. If you are scrapbooking for your children you might have a family scrapbook, or individual scrapbooks for each child.

Adhesives and Fasteners

To fasten your memorabilia to your pages, you need some kind of adhesive. Tape or glue are common adhesives, and there are many different decorative tapes and strengths of adhesives to choose from. Instead of using an adhesive, you can use a fastener such as a staple, paperclip, or brad. Some scrapbookers use a sewing machine to stitch items into place. You should tailor your choice to the materials you are using.

If you want your scrapbook to last for generations, you should use an adhesive that is acid free. Adhesives sold specifically for scrapbooking will generally be acid free. Acid free materials will protect your pages and memorabilia from rapid deterioration.

Embellishments

You can add additional embellishments such as stamps or stickers to your pages. Scrapbooking embellishments and decorative scrapbook papers can be purchased at a craft store to enhance the look of the pages in your scrapbook. These embellishments can add to the story you are telling and make the book more aesthetically pleasing. You can also use crafting supplies to create your own embellishments.

Journaling

The photos and items you put in your scrapbook tell a story. You can strengthen this by writing down your memories. This journaling process captures your version of events for future generations. When journaling, you may want to share the names of the people in photos, write about what was special about the specific event, relate a story, or just share the day and place that photos were taken. Regardless of the items you use to create your scrapbook, remember that your scrapbook is your own collection of memories. More than items pasted in a book, it is a tactile memoir of an event or series of events in your life, and an opportunity for you to express your own personal style.

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Colors

What color does blue and purple make?

Vilot

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Chemistry

What products is equivalent to soda ash?

Washing soda is the same thing as soda ash.

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2. Soda Ash is the common name for Sodium Carbonate (Na2 CO3)

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Arts and Crafts

Why are crafts called the applied arts?

Crafts are called applied arts because the crafter is using art elements such as color, shape, line, form, etc, to create an object that has practical use. Art principles are also used in crafting, such as balance, harmony, variety, unity, etc. Let me show you how this all works in Quilting, which is an applied art.

Art Elements:

Form could be the shape of the quilt as well as the shape of the blocks or a quilt's pictural parts such as flowers or appliques. Line is the physical lines visable in the quilt's design. Shape is also part of the visable design. One might see the actual shape of the individual pieces used in a traditional quilt block, or stand back and see the graphic shapes created by the different blocks all together. Color is important because it is chosen by the crafter and helps to set the mood of the finished project. Texture is important as a visual element because, even though most quilters use cottons which have a smooth physical texture, the quilting, which is the actual process of sandwiching the top to the batting and backing, provides ample texture to the finished piece. Texture can also apply to fabric that is folded, or stuffed. Space applies primarily to how the blocks and/or pictural parts are positioned on the quilt. Are there strips of different fabrics placed in between the blocks, called sashing, or lots of background fabrics showing in an appliqued piece? Value is, of course, the amount of lights, mediums and darks used in the design.

Art Principles:

Emphasis is the first thing you see when you look at a quilt. It could be the theme of the design, such as houses, or flowers, or even the repeated parts like a color or fabric used over and over. Balance is the visual symmetry, not necessarily the physical symmetry of the quilt. Harmony is how well the different bits work together on the finished piece. Variety could be the different types of fabrics used such as printed and solid. It even applies to the blocks and borders (the outer bands that encircle the center, think picture frame). Do the different parts hold your interest? Movement, like shape applies to how your eye moves over the quilt. Do you see just the center? Do the fabrics make you look from the border to the inside? Rhythm often refers to repeated elements within the design. Proportion is how well each section relates the each other. Some quilters will keep adding borders, or make really large borders in order to make the quilt reach a certain size. That tends to throw the proportion way off. I usually suggest not making the borders exceed the size of the individual blocks. If the blocks are 6.5 inches, for example, the individual borders (a quilt can have multiple borders) should not exceed 6.5 inches. Unity refers to how all the visual parts go together to make the finished piece. Do the colors make sense? Does your eye move across the quilt?

Since I am a traditional quilter, I am able to discus briefly how these parts all work together. Art quilters use fabric in the same way painters use paints. Even though an art quilt may be displayed rather than placed on a bed, it is still constructed in much the same way as a traditional quilt, even the art quilts that use non-traditional "fabrics" such as plastic, tyvek, leather, etc.

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Lapidary Crafting and Jewelry Making

What is the function of loupe?

The function of a loupe is to magnify details that are a little too small for the naked eye. They are cheap and highly portable magnfying lenses that let, for example, a jeweler see tiny things like internal inclusions or flaws in a gemstone, or damage to a stone or setting, or karat markings and other tiny inscriptions on jewelry, etc.

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Sewing

How do you sew patiala suits?

Its pretty much just pleted.. around the waist band.. and the material is doubled

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Beading
Phoenix

Where can you buy troll beads in Arizona?

Bearning's Jewelry - McClintock & Warner, South Tempe 85284

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Lapidary Crafting and Jewelry Making

How much does a jeweler earn per year?

This is highly variable, depending on a number of factors, eg. his experience level, what kind of merchandise he handles, and where he's located. A jeweler in Beverly Hills designing six or seven figure necklaces for celebrities will make substantially more than a guy setting turquoise into silver in a small village in Mexico.

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How do you make a zig zag book?

i have to do this for art; we need a sketchbook, a main coursework folder and a doll on the topic identity. for the course work folder we need a zigzag book and in order to do this i am going to leave each piece separately and at the end i will attach it with two little pieces of card on the edges so they are attached and so they are easy to stand up. Some how i need to make this in order though, so that will have to be organised quite carefully! :) hope this helped x

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Beading
Italy

Where can you buy venetian beads from in Italy?

There are several websites for venetian glass beads. Use your search engine and type in venetian glass beads. The sites should pop up and you can browse to your heart's content.

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What is resin clay?

Resin clay is clay that is resin-like. It tends to have resin-like features once dry and comes in a clay form. It comes in several brands, all of them in clay form, and all dry to a resin finish.

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