Make Your Own Graffiti Letters

Many people don’t understand the concept of graffiti. They often miscalculate it as being vandalism (which I would agree to as well if done at an unauthorized location) and misjudge it. Graffiti is a form of art, often illegal when done on buildings you don’t own), where you can express your creativity and talents as an artist. There are no specific rules that need to be followed as the art is open for freedom of self-expression. So, before we begin on the actual “how to” part, here are some pointers you should remember about it.

  1. The alphabets typically overlap one another to make the illusion.
  2. The fonts are basically drawn in a 3D fashion.
  3. The entire picture is one big drawing which attracts attention.

    How to Get Started

    To improve and keep excelling in creating innovative designs and/or writings, all you have to do is keep your mind open for anything. This art finds inspiration from basically anything around us and you can incorporate that into your art.

    Step 1: Understand the different types of letters and styles. If you live in an area where graffiti is not very common, then visit a city or downtown for inspiration. The more styles you come across, the more you can visualize the entire picture and characteristics.

    Step 2: Get a piece of paper and write down some name, place, or any word for that matter. You can also start with your own name (it works best with beginners). By learning to write your own name can provide you with a unique signature for yourself. Take a pencil and print each letters in capital. Don’t press down too hard as you might have to erase a couple of times before perfecting it. Keep some space between each letters as the space will be utilized

How to Make Sand Sculptures

There are so many fun things to do on a beach, it’s one place where you’ll never get bored! Making sand castles is a favorite activity when it comes to kids. Almost anytime you visit the beach, you can see someone making things out of the sand. Be it sand castles or sand sculptures, the beauty of these things cannot be denied. Building sand castles is comparatively easier, and a bucket and a spade will suffice. But making a sand sculpture is slightly more tricky and time-consuming, requires more tools, and demands a lot of patience and perseverance. This article will give you some tips on making sand sculptures, and the tools required for making them.

Tools Required

Sharpers (they come in small, medium, and large sizes, and you can choose one depending on the scale of your sculpture)
Scrapers (they too, come in all three sizes)
Sand Wedge Hoe
A scoop
A straw or a soft brush

You also get ready-made kits of sand sculpting tools, complete with a manual on the use of each instrument, which saves time and gives you all the tools you will require. Buying a kit is much simpler than assembling the tools separately. You can keep adding to the kit if you find new and interesting tools.

Using the Tools

It is important to remember, that the skill in making sculptures lies in the lightness of your touch and the intricacy of the details, so make you sure you use the tools properly. The best thing to do is to maintain a feather light touch on your tools while using them on the heap of sand, and remember not to start carving your sculpture as if you are carving a turkey!
Another important point to keep in mind is that, it’s always

Paint Brands

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Paints not only enhance the beauty of the walls in your house, they also define you as a person! Yes, that’s right! How you maintain the interiors and the exteriors of your house defines the perception of the person living in it. Painting is something that can’t be done on a daily basis. Therefore, one needs to be very careful about what one chooses. There are various brands available in the market, each one claiming to be the best when it comes to painting! Unlike other brands, even these brands have pros and cons, with one aspect being a 10/10, and other lacking in some features. Below is the list of brands that have managed to gain attention of the consumers based on their features and effectiveness.

List of Well-known Paint Brands

When it comes to choosing from the various paints that are available in the market, the process of selection differs from person to person. While some of us may go for the ones that are low on price, some on the other hand would scrutinize the best paint brand and go for it! No matter what category you fall into, this article has information on some of the top rated paint brands that have been rated on the basis of their performance as well as their prices. Have a look!

Benjamin Moore
You can find many customers who testify in favor of Benjamin Moore. Although, when it comes to pricing, these are a little expensive than Behr. The Benjamin Moore Regal is more popular than their Aura line. Regal is said to be more consistent and well priced as compared to Aura which, the customers say, fails to give a uniform and smooth finish. Apart from the ups and downs, Benjamin Moore is one of

Custom Embroidery Patterns and Designs

The craft of creating stitches with the help of a stitching needle and colorful threads is known as needlework or needlecraft. Embroidery is a type of needlecraft that is used to create stitched decorations on a variety of fabrics including satin, tissue, leather, paper, etc. Its smallest component is a stitch. A single type of stitch or more than one type of stitches can be used to make a pattern. A pattern is recreated by following a counting chart, or ironed on the fabric, or even by drawing freehand. The more elaborate it is, more the number of stitches. Recording of stitches and patterns using samplers was first done in the 17th century.

Though the handcraft was practiced much before, the term embroidery came into usage, for the first time, in the medieval era. All the designs were painstakingly created by artisans and craftsmen who made sure that each piece was an example of perfection. Over the years, countries developed their styles and these styles were exported. For example, blackwork (needlepoint using backstitch or outline stitch and double stitch) was first brought to England by Catherine of Aragon, the Spanish wife of Henry VIII. Gradually, the list of this monochromatic style expanded to include whitework, bluework, scarlet work, and goldwork. Nowadays, metal and other colors are added to lend depth to a single pattern.

In the 19th century, new designs came to the picture. Transition from folk to custom embroidery was seen. With the fabrication of the embroidery machine, mass production of embroideries gained momentum. Berlin work added new vigor to the business. Biblical or historical themes, pictures of flowers, and even exotic Oriental paintings were now sought after. As the illustrations were painted or printed in Berlin and bought by needlework artisans all over Europe

How to Start a Scrapbook Business

A scrapbook business allows you to remain close to your passion of writing or creating scrapbooks and also fetches you good returns in the long term. It is a highly creative endeavor to assist someone with organizing and enhancing the value of one of their prized possessions. There are many people in this world who would love to pursue their passion on a full-time basis and carve out a living out of the same. Helping others to treasure some of the most defining moments of their lives can, in fact, be a rewarding profession.

A venture such as this one provides great flexibility with respect to the workplace location and timings. Therefore, if you are fed up with a stringent and monotonous daily routine, or you are a homemaker interested only in operating out of the comfort of your house, you can focus all your energies on this business. While it may take you some time to start earning handsomely, the money you earn will depend on the amount of creativity you introduce in every aspect of your endeavor. In this article, we will guide you through a simple business plan which you can follow.

Identity Creation

The customers have the final say in the success of every business, or as they say ‘the customer is king’. Arrange the most creative set of all your projects till date and present it to potential clients. Make sure you understand their requirements clearly. For instance, somebody may want to create the most exquisite collection of their wedding day photos or greetings. Therefore, highlight all your similar work while making a presentation to such a client. In short, to garner a loyal client base, sell their most prized thought to them in the most attractive form. This will assure you