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DIY This: Make Your Own Super Cute “Enamel” Pins for Valentine’s Day

by M.E. Russell

Valentine's Day Pin: Make these lookalike enamel pins!

It's almost Valentine's Day! I love this holiday because: A. love is a lovely thing, B. exchanging cards or little gifts is always fun, and C. chocolate! What's not to enjoy? You know what else I'm totally loving right now? Enamel pins (hello 90s fashion - it's nice to see you again!). If you're looking for a cute gift to give to your friends, coworkers, or gal-pals, these faux enamel pins are quick and easy to make.     

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How to Update a Throw Pillow Using Only a Marker

by Holly Wade

How to Update a Throw Pillow Using Only a Marker

I'm a self-proclaimed pillow hoarder. Because of this, I tend to drive my boyfriend crazy, so I try to limit my pillow purchases, but since I love swapping out my couch pillows often, I like to try DIY techniques that can help me save money. When I stumbled upon this Urban Outfitters typographic pillow, I instantly thought "I can make that." It's easy to update a throw pillow with marker to create this abstract typographic look! 

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How to Draw with Light.

by Chris Gardner

As seen in the famous "Centaur" photograph of Picasso, or the current (and excellent) crop of Sprint commercials, the combination of a controllable light source and some long exposure photography can lead to some amazing artwork. Check out the fabulous work of the Japanese collective PikaPika here (Flickr) and here (animation).

How to Draw with Light.

Thankfully, Lori and Stuart  from LightDoodles.com are offering some help. Though they don't detail the exposure settings...

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How to draw a flip book.

by DIY Maven

How to draw a flip book.

Drawing a moving picture book, or ‘flip-book’, seemed to be out of my grasp until I stumbled upon Robert Truscio’s tutorial. And all you need to make one is a pencil, a pad of paper, a little patience and Robert’s great advice.

First, Robert suggestions you choose a subject that lend themselves to movement, like animals and vehicles. He also says stick figures work well too.

Next, determine how the action, or the motion of your subject, will start...

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The ellips shelves; measured drawings included!

by DIY Maven

The ellips shelves; measured drawings included!

This is odd. A website, called ellips, sells these very cool convex shelves. That’s not the odd part. The odd part is that they include measured drawings of the shelves. Knowing the dimensions of the shelves before buying them is helpful for people willing to hand over the cash for the ready-to-assemble cubbies. (The ‘Big Jim 200’ costs 1,120 Euro, which is about 1,500 bucks.) But a measured drawing for DIYers everywhere?? Score!!

Pictured above...

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Is This Art?

by DIY Maven

Is This Art?
A company by the name of Charpics Technologies is billing itself as "First Of It’s Kind." Using some sort of state of the art technology, they convert digital and print media into "charcoal and colored pencil style renderings/simulations." Hmm. Simulations.

One can make the argument that all artistic renderings of "real" objects are simulations of the actual things themselves, even if the things only occur in the imagination. The outcome of this...

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