How to Build Your Own Light Box for Dirt Cheap

While light boxes, essentially lighted compartments with a white interior or made of translucent cloth, already exist on the market, they can also be made at home. You can create your own version of these highly useful tools with a cardboard box and available items in fairly short order. Choose Your Box Choose a box based on the size of the object you want to take pictures of. Small objects can use a shoe box, but larger objects may need a...

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3 Tips for Working Creatively with Metal

Working with metal is a labor-intensive, dangerous job no matter whether you are an artist or builder of metal. Before you begin to master the art of metalwork, you need to adhere to a few basic rules that will make your experience safer and more enjoyable. Here are three tips for successful metalworking.Safety FirstMetal is a precious material, but it can also be dangerous. Making sure to practice safety when working with metal is important for you and those...

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3 Colorado Districts Where Artists Have Left Their Mark

There is something special about the majestic Rocky Mountains that serves to inspire artists to create. It is no wonder that the state of Colorado boasts some of the most distinguished art districts in the world. Here are three especially unique districts that perfectly showcase how artists have left their mark on The Centennial State:The Trinidad Creative DistrictLocated near the border of New Mexico in Southern Colorado, Trinidad has long been a haven for artists seeking opportunities for honing...

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3 Tips for Succeeding as an Artist

Anybody who has any experience as an artist knows how difficult it is to be successful. It takes a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck to create art as more than just a hobby, but there are things that you can do to increase your chances of success. Here are just a few to keep in mind.Follow the Trends in Your FieldEven though you should be creating art for yourself first, you should still keep...

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How to Make the Most of Your Living Space on a Budget

Living in a small space can be freeing. For some people, it’s the only option they have due limited resources; for others, it’s a conscious decision to downsize and minimize. For everyone living in a small space, it means lower housing payments and less space to maintain. The only downside is the lack of storage to keep all of your things, but there are creative and budget-friendly ways to maximize your space.A smaller home is already going to save...

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10 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

It's about that time of year to start thinking about what to gift your friends and family during this holiday season. Creating a handmade gift not only is personal and meaningful but can save some cash too. Check out these trendy craft ideas: 1. Personalized Ornaments Use Mason Jar Lids Use fabric, images, jute or twine, and more with these adorable mason jar lid ornaments.By https://www.cleanandscentsible.com Use Wood Use wood pieces and transfer design or photo or use wood letters and decorate as desired.by...

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Top 3 Marketplaces to Sell Your Crafts

Do you make awesome crafts? Maybe at one time, you considered selling your work. An online marketplace is a great option to reach a large audience of interested buyers. Online marketplaces work similarly to how a local art fair works: Each seller is given their own web page to list their products. These listings are not only visible on this page, but are also visible in the marketplaces' main search functionality.While there are many handmade marketplaces available, here are our...

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5 Craft Shows You Can’t Miss

The average DIYer is always on the hunt for the latest and greatest find. With thousands of fairs and markets across the United States, you don't have to go far to uncover some pretty amazing stuff.Here is our picklist for craft shows you definitely want to add to your DIY Destinations: Spoon River Drive (Central Illinois)For central Illinoisans, it isn't autumn until the opening of the Spoon River Drive festival. This annual, two-weekend event in October spans over 140 driven...

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Behind the Curtain at DIYvinci

There's a lot going on behind the scenes at DIYvinci. Here's a peak into upcoming products, services, and fun stuff you don't want to miss. Kit Development Love dreamcatchers? So do we. That's why we're celebrating the free-spirited symbol and the native culture from which it comes in our newest kit. The kit will include an embroidery hoop, jute cord, feathers, crocheted doily, and beads and will retail for $35.Additionally, to make the kit creation process even smoother and more convenient...

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4 Reasons Art Could Save Your Life

This world isn't always a happy place to be in.With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releasing a report that details a haunting rise in suicides and the high profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain circulating throughout the media, the struggles of mental illness have become front and center.While one of the most effective routes of treatment include consulting a medical professional, studies have shown that art and crafting can boost mood and productivity.Those suffering from depression...

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