Make It: Black Shoe Polish Text Art

by DIY Maven

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Yes, you read that title right. This eyecatching text art was created using black shoe polish. Specifically, black Kiwi Leather Scuff Cover. Alisa tells us how to do it. In this case, she used canvas that was later stretched onto a frame. She does suggest, however, that we could go less expensive with muslin or scrap wood. To read more about the project and to view her tips for creating large art, visit Alisa Burke.

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Make Your Own Pixelated Portrait from Paint Chips.

by Chris Gardner

Make Your Own Pixelated Portrait from Paint Chips.

Earlier this month, Apartment Therapy Chicago featured a home with a pixelated portrait of Lincoln, which the owners created "by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). [Then they] built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number."

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Then, some clever AT reader took the approach, and recreated the aesthetic...

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The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

by DIY Maven

created on: 09/03/08

At 1,000 yards long, this man-made crystal-clear salt-water lagoon covers 20 acres, has a 115 ft deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water. Located at the San Alfonso de Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile, the pool took 5 years and 1 billion pounds to build and 2 million pounds a year just to maintain. It draws water from the sea and filters it, keeping it in constant circulation. Warmed by the sun, the pool reaches 26C or about 9 degrees...

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