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How to Make Abstract Art with Fluid Painting

by Holly Wade

How to make abstract art with fluid painting

Marbling is gorgeous on just about any surface. It's the perfect way to decorate your home, your clothes, your walls, your cakes, etc., so I decided to test out a new way to make beautiful marbled art with fluid painting. You can make abstract art with fluid painting techniques using any regular acrylic paint, glue and water, and each piece turns out completely unique. Grab your favorite colors that match your home decor, and you'll quickly have a piece of art to brighten your walls.        

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Tame That Junk Drawer! Make This Roll Organizer!

by M.E. Gray

Organize your life with this DIY roll tool organizer!

Clean out your junk drawer and keep it in this easy rollup organizer.

It's the season of organization and purging, and it's high time to get real with ourselves. Let's talk about the junk drawer. You know the one I'm talking about. The drawer that holds everything and anything: takeout menus, a few rubber bands, hardware from that IKEA chair you bought two years ago, and an orange-handled pair of scissors. Maybe you are one of the blessed few who has managed to avoid the never-ending pit that is the junk drawer. Good for you - gold medal in adulting. If you are an actual human being like the rest of us, or just need a place to put all your tools, why not roll'em?    

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How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

by Capree K

How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991.  Thrift store specialties!  But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value.  A new canvas is expensive.  A sad thrift store painting is not.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Let's fix this thing with some DIY art!  

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Paint a Floor Canvas.

by Chris Gardner

Paint a floor canvas

Oh my goodness, rugs are such a pain to purchase. They're either 1) crazy tacky, or 2) crazy expensive.

So, make your own. Begin with a preprimed canvas, and get creative. The result is a surprisingly durable floor covering that can be as graphic or demure as you design it.

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Ceiling tiles as canvas, and why art teachers ROCK!

by DIY Maven

Ceiling tiles as canvas, and why art teachers ROCK!

Have some old ceiling tiles laying around? You might want to think about using them as ‘canvases’. That’s just what art instructor Carrie, known as orangesoc12 on Flickr did. Although, her tiles weren’t just laying around; they were actually in the ceiling of her classroom. She had her 8th grade students take them down and draw on them--using Georgia O'Keeffe for inspiration--and then they put them back up. You can see more examples of her...

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Skin Condition as Art

by DIY Maven

Skin Condition as Art

Ariana Page Russell suffers from a skin condition called dermatographia. According to a recent article, ‘Dermatographia, which literally means "writing on the skin," is a disorder that produces hivelike welts on the skin when scratched. Russell, 29, always blushed easily while growing up, but it wasn't until her teens that she noticed she could draw designs and patterns on her skin.’ She uses a blunt needle to trace the designs and then...

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More Audrey

by DIY Maven

More Audrey

Although IKEA doesn’t market this print on canvas piece as an image of Audrey Hepurn, it certainly looks like her to me, but you can be the judge. When I saw it at the store yesterday (while trying to find the 'shortcut' to lighting) I thought of badbadivy’s glorious rug, and although this 35½" x 35½" canvas might not be as impressive (it is only $79.99) it just might give you the Audrey fix you’re jonesing for.

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