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How to Create Rembrandt Lighting

Thinking about taking up portraiture?? Don’t have a lot of money? Well, Rembrandt Lighting is the answer. You can do it with two lights, or one light and a reflector. Read on to learn how. 1 Know the history of Rembrandt Lighting. It will help you understand how it’s used when taking portraits. It is named after the Dutch painter, Rembrandt and it is “characterized by an illuminated triangle under the eye of the subject, on the less illuminated side of the face[1]”. What you are trying to do is…

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How to Create Photo Cards

A photo card makes a nice, personalized gift. Here’s how to make one for any occasion. 1 Gather supplies. See Things You’ll Need. 2 Fold the card neatly in half. 3 Make sure your picture is the right size! 4 Add some glue to the card. make sure you don’t put too much, or else it will look sloppy! If you put too little, the image will fall off! 5 Place the photo on the card. First, make sure it as centered and not slanted. 6 Decorate! Write a simple…

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How to Create Painted Leaf Art

Why shell out the big bucks for nature art when you can make your own? All you will need are perfectly formed leaves, paint and a canvas. Don’t forget about paint that you will use to create your background and then spray paint in a different color to make your leaf art come to life. 1 Paint your canvas. Use the solid color tempura paint and large paint brush to cover the entire canvas with paint. Consider applying two coats of paint to create a professional appearance. 2 Position your…

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How to Create Painted Leaf Art on Pumpkins

Looking for a sophisticated way to celebrate autumn or don’t want to carve your pumpkin? There are plenty of ways to feature fall’s “mascot” without the traditional triangle-carved eyes and toothy grin–you can paint your pumpkin using leaf stencils or actual leaves to create a lovely display. 1 Sand the pumpkin. Using a light sandpaper, create a smooth surface on the pumpkin by applying sandpaper to its skin. Rub lightly, in a circular fashion, to eliminate any bumps or imperfections on the pumpkin’s skin. 2 Clean the pumpkin. Remove sanded…