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Fun Popcorn Projects For Rainy Weather

On those days when the weather is lousy, children can get rather bored and unsettled. As a matter of fact, you may even get a little restless yourself. When the weather conditions keeps you inside it's great to plan a few crafts for some great family time. Even if you're running low on art supplies, you can frequently find anything you might need in a cupboard in your kitchen. If you have a bag of un-popped popcorn, you will have enough supplies to entertain both you and your kid for the entire afternoon. The following are some great tips for some straightforward crafts you can do with popcorn. Colorful Bean Bags While they aren't called "corn bags", you can still use popcorn as a replacement for beans in these creative little baggies. In reality, they can even be easier to use than beans because they are not as big. Get a few fabric scraps and sew them into small bags. If you are particularly creative, you could actually make them into special shapes, for example cars or critters. But if you choose to keep i...


Graffiti Art

What do you think of when you hear the word graffiti? Disturbing, violent messages spray-painted on walls? Truth is graffiti is an art form with a long, fascinating history.Millennia before the Italians coined the word 'graffiti', human beings have been scrawling messages and pictures on various surfaces. Ancient rock carvings are the first instances of graffiti. From simple, striking imagery, graffiti acquired more nuances during the Age of Reason.Beneath the perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists discovered graffiti that, when deciphered, rivalled modern street art in humour and vulgarity! In ancient China, it was hard to find a wall that wasn't completely scrawled over.Modern graffiti art has its origins in the 1970s, when spray-painted tags, predominantly political messages, began appearing in New York City and Philadelphia. Since then, graffiti has spread to cities worldwide, evolving into complex, stunning artwork on trains, subways and urban walls. For years, civic authorities frowned upo...


Acrylic Painting Tips For Beginners

Hello fellow artist. Welcome to wonderful world of Acrylic Painting!Since you are new to Acrylic Painting, you will certainly benefit from the tips I will be sharing with you in the following article. One of the more important points a new acrylic painter should be aware of is the quick drying time of acrylic paints. Since acrylic paints do dry so quickly, it's important to only squeeze out enough paint for that particular session, otherwise you will be wasting a lot of paint. To keep your acrylic paint moist, you will need to have a special palette that will keep your paint workable during your painting session. There is a really awesome palette on the market that was made just for this purpose called the Masterson Sta-Wet Handy Palette. This palette is a good buy and will keep your paint in a good working condition for a longer period of time while you paint. If you do not want to purchase a palette, another solution is to buy a handful of small 35mm film canisters and store your paints inside the canisters...


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