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This is a fun project if you’d like an inexpensive way to make your own “canvas print”, and you like a retro, old fashioned feel. It makes a great gift, too (like the one used in the tutorial, a great wedding momento!)
I did this for my December post on FedEx’s Out of Office blog. It is easy to do, but be warned it is a bit time consuming when you get to the final step of removing the paper from the canvas, so I wouldn’t go any larger than 8×10″ for this project.… [ KEEP READING ]
Update: Related technique and more downloads: Ghost Portraits!
Did you know Great Aunt Gertrude was a zombie? Or Ancient Uncle Elrod was a tad undead? Unfortunately for my Halloween décor, I don’t really have ghouls in the family. But we can fake it with a little photo manipulation.
These creepy portraits will look great hung on a wall, or in small frames on your serving table, at any scary Halloween party. … [ KEEP READING ]
I was playing around with Pinterest today (note the neat ‘Pin It’ stuff to make it easy to pin Dabbled stuff!) because I was thinking it could be cool to use Pinterest as a way to create inspiration link posts (like I used to do all the time when I had more time to devote to surfing my feed reader). So with a little bit of research I came up with a cool and easy way to do just that. … [ KEEP READING ]
I recently did a guest post on the FedEx Out of Office blog, with a tutorial on making personalized wooden ornaments and gift tags from photocopies of your photos and drawings. It’s pretty cool, go check it out: Personalized Black & White Wood Ornaments for all the step by steps.
It’s a really neat technique that just uses acrylic gel medium from the art store– no toxic chemicals or anything like that. … [ KEEP READING ]
I thought this springy tutorial of Colleen’s from 2009 deserved another airing… check out how to remake too small jeans into these fun girls pants!
One of the most creative people I know, Colleen (of the great indie online fabric store Some Art Fabric & and the brand new Sloth Craft) has gifted us with this fabulous blue jean remake tutorial. Born of a wrong sized thrift store purchase for jeans for her daughter, this is a great example of how to take something ordinary and turn it into something way cool! … [ KEEP READING ]
I bet you guys thought I’d forgotten how to draw, huh? I must admit, art has been on the back burner these days… but I volunteered to do a little illustration for a neighbor’s baby shower. And, since you like our last ‘Photoshop Class’, I thought you guys might like a little peek into how I colored it.
This is a quick method I use for coloring more ‘cartoonish’ drawings… I sketched the drawing in pencil, then went over the line work in ink. … [ KEEP READING ]