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Photo Projects You Can Do With Your Children

If you're looking for a fun way to spend time with your family and capture some memories, then you should consider having fun with photography. It's always fun to take something you enjoy and share it with the people you care about most, so here are a few fun photo projects that your family will love.

  • 14 Jun 2017

How to Draw Comic Characters

Is not it amazing when you pick up a comic book and read it for the first time?

We all remember our first comic book and how one often turns into another, then another and finally an almost insatiable addiction. How the characters begin to come to life within a well scripted and well drawn series.

  • 25 Jun 2017

How to Win in a Photo Contest

As with any other subject or matter, the world of photography includes many photo contests for amateurs and professionals alike to enter. If you are new to this realm, contests are a great way to brush up on your skills and greatly increase the amount of visibility you have in the market. If winning is what you desire in your next photo contest, follow these tips:


  • 12 Jun 2017
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    Knitting Machine-Help On Finding The Right One For You

    Depending on the usage purpose, knitting machine models fall into distinct categories most often differentiated by size, as industrial or domestic designs. The knitting purpose consists in the making of large amounts of cloth or linen at a very rapid pace.

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    Knitting Needles-What You Need To Know About Them

    A needle is the most important tool in the process of hand knitting. In fact, the use of a needle is unavoidable in this process of hand knitting to produce knitted fabrics. The needle used in knitting is not quite like the small and sharp sewing needle. Most of these knitting needles have a long shaft and a taper at their end.

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    The GIbson Girl: Famous Pin Up Poster Art

    The Gibson Girl is considered to be the fore runner to the collectible vintage pin up posters girl and the best representation of the feminine ideal. The foundation for the vintage pin up posters girl began as portrayal in the humorous pen and ink illustrations and stories penned by Charles Dana Gibson.

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    Card Making Supplies and Extras for Scrapbooking

    Scrapbooks are the best way to preserve your family memories in a fun and exciting way. And because scrapbooking has taken off in so many families around the world, there are an endless number of car making supplies and car making paper that you can utilize in order to make a lovely scrapbook.

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  •   6 Jun 2017   Posted By Jenny A.   79 Favs   1 Comments

    How To Buy Wholesale Craft Supplies

    Let's face it, the most expensive part of almost any creative craft whether it is scrapbooking, knitting, painting, beading or anything else is buying all the raw supplies that go into making something beautiful. To really get good at a craft you have to buy a lot of supplies and repeatedly make mistakes while learning your craft, and that gets expensive.

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22 Jun 2017
Posted By Alfonso S.

Caring and Maintenance of 220 Volt Sewing Machine

Sewing is an excellent hobby but it can also be a good source of income. If you have a 220 volt sewing machine, it is important to maintain it properly. After all, they can be quite an investment. But don't worry--you don't necessarily need a professional to maintain your 220 volt sewing machine. There are many things that you can do yourself.The first thing you need to do is to read the 220 volt sewing machine manual.
9 Jun 2017
Posted By Tim P.

How To Make Beaded Jewellery

It can be expensive to buy jewellery to go with every item of clothing you own. So how about making your own? Yes, you read that right! You can make your own jewellery, right at home, with some basic jewellery making supplies and a little bit of practice. Here's how.Tools needed to make beaded jewelleryTo make beaded jewellery, you'll need beads of many different colours and metallic spacer beads. Feel free to experiment with materials and colours (see below for colour guide).
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4 Jun 2017
Posted By Faye A.

Studio Glass

Did you know glass is a flexible material that lends itself to stunning, imaginative sculptures and decorative artworks? Studio glass, as this creative enterprise is known, is a recognized aspect of the international art scene.The use of glass for both functional and artistic purposes goes back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Assyria. Glass-blowing was first developed by the Phoenicians and also widely practised in the Roman Empire.
24 Jun 2017
Posted By Marguerite R.

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibited by Internationally Renowned Aboriginal Artists

The beauty of art goes beyond time and space. It doesn't discriminate on race, age, gender, language or culture. This is very true with Australian Aboriginal art.The traditions of the Indigenous Australians are colourfully blended and interwoven into striking strokes to convey a rich culture. What makes Australian Aboriginal art very rewarding is how the Aboriginal people have shared their long artistic traditions with the non-Indigenous society.
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18 Jun 2017
Posted By Van H.

Where Did Caricatures Originate?

A caricature is a portrait, painting or cartoon that exaggerates or distorts certain features of a person or item to generate an easily identifiable visual similarity.Caricatures can be discourteous or flattering and can serve a political point or be drawn simply for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are frequently used in editorial cartoons, whilst caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.The term is derived from the Italian caricare- to charge or load.
19 Jun 2017
Posted By Fred M.

The Art of Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting takes place all over the world. Indeed, there are likely few, if any, hobbies that are as widespread as stamp collecting. Stamp collectors come from all backgrounds, which is again reflected in the diversity of stamp collections, as each individual will find a particular type of stamp that interests them. Stamp collecting can also be a relatively inexpensive hobby, making it accessible for individuals on any budget.
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12 Jun 2017
Posted By Tommy M.

Why Go Acid And Lignin Free When Creating Scrapbook Page Layouts?

Having been a craft enthusiast for a number of years I have picked up many tips and tricks in the pursuit of creating beautiful scrapbook page layouts. The first and most important tip is to always use acid-free products when realising your scrapbook ideas.Having Acid in the paper materials you use for your scrapbook page layouts will speed up deterioration of the photos. Therefore always check that any products are clearly labelled 'Acid-free' otherwise they will not be photo safe.
15 Jun 2017
Posted By Lynn L.

A Beginners Guide To Card Making Terms

Understanding basic terms when card making or scrapbooking is half the battle.Armed with this knowledge you are well on your way to creating wonderful cards and scrapbook page layoutsAcetate - Acetate is a plastic film that has many applications. You can stamp onto it using rubber stamps, use it for making shaker cards, and use it to make an image or embellishment appear to hang independently. You can also paint Acetate with glass paints and glitter glues.
24 Jun 2017

Book Review: 21 DRAW - Learn from 100 famous artists!

21 Draw: http://www.21-draw.com/ Masters of Anatomy review: https://youtu.be/6pisEjyxV3Q Check out my eBooks!: http://www.jazzastudios.com/Shop.php ...

20 Jun 2017

How to DESIGN a GREAT CHARACTER - Step-by-step drawing tutorial!

MY BOOK: http://www.jazzastudios.com/Links/buybook.php Jazza's ARTY GAMES (app): Android (Google Play): http://bit.ly/ArtyGamesAndroid iOS (Apple): ...

21 Jun 2017

Crepe Paper Rose flowers bunch | arts and crafts - crepe paper flower bouquet

A Beautiful Rose flower easy and simple steps to make it at your home. Crepe Paper Rose flowers bunch. Everyone must have some hobby, I love making paper ...

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