Archive for the ‘Hobbies and Crafts’ Category

postheadericon How to Create Lettering for Psychedelic Posters

How to Create Lettering for Psychedelic Posters

Two Methods:Working from ScratchUsing OutlinesCommunity Q&A One of the iconic images of the psychedelic sixties is the twisting, expanding, hallucinogenic writing on the eye-wateringly bright posters announcing the bands of the time. Although this style faded after the Summer of Love and didn’t survive punk, you can now recreate the acid trips of the period with your own psychedelic. Method 1 Working from Scratch 1 Draw out your groovy design neatly in pencil. Try to make letters fit together like puzzle pieces, and try to give them some kind of…

postheadericon How to Create Kirigami Origami Maple Leaves

How to Create Kirigami Origami Maple Leaves

Children and adults alike will love this fall-inspired craft that involves the ancient Japanese tradition of Origami. All you will need is a light bond piece of paper in a fall color (orange, yellow, red or brown), a pair of scissors and 1 Cut paper into a perfect square shape. You want your paper to measure 6” x 6.” Use a ruler to ensure you obtain the precise shape and size. 2 Create the origami hexagon base shape. Hold paper in a diamond shape and fold in half to create…

postheadericon How to Create Magical Items in Dungeons and Dragons

How to Create Magical Items in Dungeons and Dragons

Three Parts:Creating the Basic Magical ItemAdding Spells To Magical Items (Optional)Creating a Sentient Magical Item (Optional)Community Q&A When you’re playing Dungeons and Dragons, it can be fun to create and add magical items to the game. Creating them requires some planning so that you know how players will use and interact with them. Part 1 Creating the Basic Magical Item 1 Decide what the magical item is. Magic can be hidden in many things, like weapons, armor, and unusual objects like cards or dice. 2 Decide what was the item’s…

postheadericon How to Create Light Graffiti Photography

How to Create Light Graffiti Photography

This article will tell you how to light paint (light graffiti) in photography with a DSLR camera. It’s very fun to do with friends, or when you’re bored home alone. 1 Get a flashlight, glow stick, or something that provides colored or non-colored light. One of the newest creations is a pixel stick. Be sure to check them out! 2 Go into a totally dark room. A bedroom with a kind of high bed or table would help as a tripod. Or a real tripod. 3 Set your camera to…

postheadericon How to Create Jewish Papercut Art

How to Create Jewish Papercut Art

There are many forms of creative expressions within Judaism, and Jewish papercut art is an age-old tradition that has long been used to accompany Jewish religious texts, helping to bring them to life for the younger ones and for the sake of its own beauty. Doing your own Jewish-themed paper-cutting is one way to connect with your faith and create something beautiful that can serve as a reminder for a special Jewish themed event.[1] Paper-cutting is easier than you think and this tutorial provides one example of Jewish papercut art,…

postheadericon How to Create Flares in Photographs

How to Create Flares in Photographs

Have you ever seen those beautiful circles in the movies or photographs that create a fun and vibrant feeling to the scene? This article will explain how to create those with your digital camera. 1 Take your subject outside where you can see the sun. It helps if it is earlier in the day or later in the day so that the sun is closer to the horizon rather than over your head. 2 Position your subject in front of the sun so that you are on the opposite side…

postheadericon How to Create Garments from Pop Tabs

How to Create Garments from Pop Tabs

Pop tabs can be used to make interesting and eye-popping clothing. It takes a long time to make, but can give astounding results. 1 Design the garment as if you were making it from ordinary fabric. Write down the shapes and sizes of each piece you’re going to make. For example, a good vest design consists of four pieces: one rectangle across the back, from neck to below arms, and across shoulders; a second from under arms to waist, across sides and back, and two more from collar to waist,…

postheadericon How to Create Items Every Pet Rock Needs

How to Create Items Every Pet Rock Needs

Three Methods:Make a leashMake a travel homeMake a birth certificateCommunity Q&A Do you have no idea what to make for your pet rock that is useful? Well then read on! Method 1 Make a leash 1 Find a piece of yarn in a nice color. 2 Cut it so it will be long enough to reach your feet from your waist. 3 Tie a rubber band to one end, and make a loop on the other. Method 2 Make a travel home 1 Get 6 pieces of cardboard, all the…

postheadericon How to Create Futhark Runes on Playing Cards

How to Create Futhark Runes on Playing Cards

Learn how to create Futhark Runes on ordinary playing cards, and bring luck to all of your future card endeavors. 1 Purchase a deck of 52 playing cards (preferably the jumbo style) and a sharpie. Consult a book or website on tarot/playing card conversions and meaning and Rune symbols and meanings. 2 Research tarot card meanings which correspond with a specific Rune. This is so your Runes are in harmony with the card it is on. You won’t be using the Runes to interpret the card; it is just for…

postheadericon How to Apply Composition Appliques to Woodwork

How to Apply Composition Appliques to Woodwork

The hand-carved look of composition appliques (compo) has been popular in the woodworking industry since the early 1900’s. Adding a compo to an item is an easy and quick way to personalize it, and make it look more complex and custom-made. Read on to learn how to apply compo using the steaming method. 1 Place the pan filled halfway with water on the heat source. 2 Lay the stretched canvas on top of the pan and turn on the heat. 3 Heat the water to a simmer, so a gentle…