Archive for the ‘Hobbies and Crafts’ Category

postheadericon How to Create Beads Out of Nail Polish

How to Create Beads Out of Nail Polish

Two Parts:Selecting the nail polishMaking the nail polish beadsCommunity Q&A Nail polish beads are a useful item for craft projects. They can be used in much the same way as tiny plastic beads in any craft project, with the advantage that they can be made from any color or effect that the nail polish comes in. The possibilities are endless, including making personal accessories that are beaded in the same colors as your nails and outfits. Part 1 Selecting the nail polish 1 Select the nail polish. Choose the nail…

postheadericon How to Create a Yellow Light

How to Create a Yellow Light

Do you want a bright yellow color light? Maybe for fun, for a theater play or for your imaginary games? Well, it is easy to do, using just a plastic, yellow colored pencil sharpener and a flashlight. 1 Hold a flashlight up. 2 Put a yellow manual pencil sharpener on top of the flashlight. 3 Hold the pencil sharpener on the flashlight. 4 Turn on the flashlight. 5 A yellow light should appear. 6 Shine the yellow colored light in the direction that you want yellow light to appear. 7…

postheadericon How to Create Brickwork for Small Scale Model Buildings

How to Create Brickwork for Small Scale Model Buildings

Emmanuel Nouaillier shows how he creates brickwork for small-scale buildings on feather board. These steps will show you how to reproduce brickwork using Canson featherboarding, a technique of interest the many creative modelers out there looking to make varied buildings, walls, or ruins. This article uses as an example the small facade of a house in 1:72 scale. 1 Cut the facade out of 5mm feather board with a sharp scalpel blade. Draw the positions of windows and doors very precisely and lightly incise their openings using the scalpel. Once…

postheadericon How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

How to Create a Working Model of Eclipses

Building models are useful for science projects. They help you get a better grade and make concepts or events easier to visualize. Here are steps and tips that may help you to build a model of an eclipse. 1 Buy your supplies. You will need a ping-pong ball (for the moon), and two larger balls, a very large one for the sun and a somewhat smaller one for the earth. 2 Make holes at the bottom of the balls by heating a blade with a flame and poking it into…

postheadericon How to Create Backgrounds in Artwork

How to Create Backgrounds in Artwork

To simplify art creating, there are two major parts. One is the focal point, where your eye rests, and the background which is the reference for the main focal point. 1 Know what power your background can have. A beginning artist is likely to draw or paint a person from a photograph or from real life. If you have studied drawing, you know about proportion, shading, the value of using good paper, a set of drawing pencils, the use of pastels, charcoal, or how to do the same using watercolor…

postheadericon How to Create Candles from Eggshells

How to Create Candles from Eggshells

Four Methods:Melting the waxPreparing the EggshellsAdding the Melted Wax to the EggshellDecorating the Eggshell CandlesCommunity Q&A Re-purpose eggshells into delightful tea light candles using soy wax and birthday candles. You could pre-paint the eggs decorative colors to enhance your room or simply leave them in their original brown or white colors. Method 1 Melting the wax 1 Use the double boiler method to melt the wax. Place the wax in the glass measuring cup, then carefully place the glass measuring cup into a pot of boiling water. Slowly melt the…

postheadericon How to Create a Violet Baudelaire Inventions Notebook

How to Create a Violet Baudelaire Inventions Notebook

If you were one of the people who were lucky enough to read my Violet Baudelaire article, I applaud you. Your reward is another article on her. This time, however, we will enter the mind of young Violet to create a very useful inventions notebook. 1 Choose a notebook. It can be a spiral notebook, a composition notebook, whatever floats your boat! All that matters is that you like it. If you are like Violet Baudelaire, you will be using it a lot. 2 Decorate your notebook. Start by placing…

postheadericon How to Apply Duracoat

How to Apply Duracoat

Duracoat is a 2-part chemical spray finish designed specifically for use on firearms. Used extensively by hobby firearms makers, it is available in 75 colors as well as a clear gloss. The colors can be mixed in any combination to achieve a truly unique color. While applying Duracoat itself is not a laborious process, the prep work must be done meticulously to ensure a near flawless finish. 1 Cover the surface where you will be working with newspaper. 2 Dis-assemble the entire firearm and clean all pieces thoroughly, making sure…

postheadericon How to Create a Vintage Bedspring Vase

How to Create a Vintage Bedspring Vase

Three Methods:Assembling Your Vintage Bedspring VaseCreating a Bedspring Vase Using Unconventional MaterialsUsing Your Bedspring in Other Creative WaysCommunity Q&A If you have an old mattress and a little creativity, there’s no limit to what you can make. With a little elbow grease and a few flowers, old bedsprings can transform into beautiful vases that you can display anywhere and use to hold anything. Method 1 Assembling Your Vintage Bedspring Vase 1 Find a bedspring. Bedsprings are fairly hard to come by, but the easiest way to secure one is to…

postheadericon How to Create a Web Album With PhotoMeister

How to Create a Web Album With PhotoMeister

Sharing your photos is getting easier and easier with the computer, the Internet, and email. PhotoMeister allows you to create a web album and upload it to share with others. 1 Download and install PhotoMeister. 2 Select the photos that you want to use for your album. You can have them pre-arranged by having them in one folder or use the ‘Import Photos’ feature to go to various folders and just select individual images. 3 Be sure you have a theme. Any album can be a bit boring if you…