the BEST lightbox tutorial EVER - one mod will be a square cut out of the top with white tissue paper over it for an additional light source by Sall
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Sall the BEST lightbox tutorial EVER - one mod will be a square cut out of the top with white tissue paper over it for an additional light source
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Toddler girls Maxi Skirt. DIY online Tutorial. Altered the measurements to fit a girls size 4. I used left over Xmas wrapping paper. It has a grid pattern on the reverse side, perfect for cutting out my pattern and then pinning it to the fabric to cut out! Next one will be chevron print :) by john
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john Toddler girls Maxi Skirt. DIY online Tutorial. Altered the measurements to fit a girls size 4. I used left over Xmas wrapping paper. It has a grid pattern on the reverse side, perfect for cutting out my pattern and then pinning it to the fabric to cut out! Next one will be chevron print :)
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Treat Balls: Cover small balloons with one layer of orange tissue paper and then one layer of yellow. Cut out your own shapes, or download and print our silhouettes, then trace them onto black tissue paper; cut out each shape. Affix the silhouettes to spheres with diluted glue. When dry, enlarge knot holes (start cutting with utility knife, then finish with scissors). For party favors, fill balls with candy and tiny toys; paste a circle of orange tissue paper over the hole. by lessie
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lessie Treat Balls: Cover small balloons with one layer of orange tissue paper and then one layer of yellow. Cut out your own shapes, or download and print our silhouettes, then trace them onto black tissue paper; cut out each shape. Affix the silhouettes to spheres with diluted glue. When dry, enlarge knot holes (start cutting with utility knife, then finish with scissors). For party favors, fill balls with candy and tiny toys; paste a circle of orange tissue paper over the hole.
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Fake an embroidered look with puffy paint. To make a painted pillow like this one, trace a favorite shape on contact paper. Cut it out, and press the paper to a solid-color pillow. With a light touch, apply puffy paint dots around the outside of the design. Allow the paint to dry for three hours and then remove the contact paper. The puffy paint dots will look like embroidered French knots. (via bhg.com) by berta
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berta Fake an embroidered look with puffy paint. To make a painted pillow like this one, trace a favorite shape on contact paper. Cut it out, and press the paper to a solid-color pillow. With a light touch, apply puffy paint dots around the outside of the design. Allow the paint to dry for three hours and then remove the contact paper. The puffy paint dots will look like embroidered French knots. (via bhg.com)
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cut shapes out of tissue paper from a story, laminate for the light table...Awesome!! by cleo
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cleo cut shapes out of tissue paper from a story, laminate for the light table...Awesome!!
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Fake an embroidered look with puffy paint. To make a painted pillow like this one, trace a favorite shape on contact paper. Cut it out, and press the paper to a solid-color pillow. With a light touch, apply puffy paint dots around the outside of the design. Allow the paint to dry for three hours and then remove the contact paper. The puffy paint dots will look like embroidered French knots. (via bhg.com) by berta
berta
berta Fake an embroidered look with puffy paint. To make a painted pillow like this one, trace a favorite shape on contact paper. Cut it out, and press the paper to a solid-color pillow. With a light touch, apply puffy paint dots around the outside of the design. Allow the paint to dry for three hours and then remove the contact paper. The puffy paint dots will look like embroidered French knots. (via bhg.com)
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SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by *navate  Resources & Stock Images / Tutorials / Digital Art / Drawing & Painting / Photoshop  *One of The Best Skin Tutorials Ever XD-For Digital,but Traditional Artists will Also find it very Useful-an astounding amount of artistic information!*  This tutorial is very extensive and will be published in (at least) four parts. *click Download* **PART_ONE** by Aeerdna
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Aeerdna SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by *navate Resources & Stock Images / Tutorials / Digital Art / Drawing & Painting / Photoshop *One of The Best Skin Tutorials Ever XD-For Digital,but Traditional Artists will Also find it very Useful-an astounding amount of artistic information!* This tutorial is very extensive and will be published in (at least) four parts. *click Download* **PART_ONE**
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If I'll ever have a house with an attic, it will be my room and it will look like this. I will most likely not get out of the house. by leta
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leta If I'll ever have a house with an attic, it will be my room and it will look like this. I will most likely not get out of the house.
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If I'll ever have a house with an attic, it will be my room and it will look like this. I will most likely not get out of the house. by leta
leta
leta If I'll ever have a house with an attic, it will be my room and it will look like this. I will most likely not get out of the house.
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Elliott Erwitt on Elliott Erwitt - LightBox: "This is turning out to be one of my better pictures. It's a guy with an umberella jumping by juliet
juliet
juliet Elliott Erwitt on Elliott Erwitt - LightBox: "This is turning out to be one of my better pictures. It's a guy with an umberella jumping
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Barry says "Out of all the images we've ever taken, this has to be one of our best. It's definitely one of our favorites! It was shot with a Nikon D300S and an underwater housing with a dome port. In over 300 exposed frames we had 2 that were close to perfect and 1 that was clearly the winner". We'd like to offer you a signe... by florence
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florence Barry says "Out of all the images we've ever taken, this has to be one of our best. It's definitely one of our favorites! It was shot with a Nikon D300S and an underwater housing with a dome port. In over 300 exposed frames we had 2 that were close to perfect and 1 that was clearly the winner". We'd like to offer you a signe...
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Oreo Cream Pie | No Bake Dessert | Oreo cream pie will be one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make. An Oreo cookie crust filled with a cream Oreo filling. Top with additional whipped cream and Oreos for the ultimate Oreo Cream Pie. Only 6 simple ingredients needed and it's no-bake! #easydessertrecipe #pie #dessert #nobake by Makia55
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Makia55 Oreo Cream Pie | No Bake Dessert | Oreo cream pie will be one of the easiest desserts you'll ever make. An Oreo cookie crust filled with a cream Oreo filling. Top with additional whipped cream and Oreos for the ultimate Oreo Cream Pie. Only 6 simple ingredients needed and it's no-bake! #easydessertrecipe #pie #dessert #nobake
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Don't have a bunch of time or money for a halloween lights? Go to the dollar store. Buy one of those cheap plastic pumpkins. Cut out the back and put it over top of your house light. Instant Halloween light. by melba
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melba Don't have a bunch of time or money for a halloween lights? Go to the dollar store. Buy one of those cheap plastic pumpkins. Cut out the back and put it over top of your house light. Instant Halloween light.
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Ingredients 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , sifted 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter , at room temperature 2 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs , at room temperature 3 cups milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder , preferably Dutch process 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter , cut up 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Pecan halves, for garnish Directions Position racks in the center and bottom third of the oven and preheat to 375°. Lightly butter four 8 1/2- to 9-inch cake pans (you will bake the cakes in three batches) and line the bottoms with rounds of parchment paper. Flour the pans and tap out the excess. To make the layers, sift together the sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Sift the mixture one more time, and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle blade on high speed until light in color and texture, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl and be sure the mixture is well-blended. On low speed, add the flour in 3 additions, alternating with 2 additions of the milk, beginning and ending with the flour, and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl often with a rubber spatula. Beat in the vanilla. Using a scant cup for each layer, spread the batter evenly in the pans. It will make a thin layer. Staggering the pans on the racks so they are at least 2 inches from each other and the sides of the oven and not directly over each other, bake the layers until they feel firm when pressed in the centers and are beginning to pull away from the sides of the pans, about 12 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Invert the layers onto cake racks, remove the parchment paper, and cool completely. Wash and prepare the pans. Repeat the procedure until all 12 layers have been baked and cooled. To make the icing, bring the sugar, cocoa, butter and evaporated milk to a full boil in a large saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the icing has thickened slightly (it will resemble chocolate syrup but will thicken as it cools), about 3 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Let the icing cool until thick enough to spread, but still pourable. Place a layer of cake on a wire rack set over a jelly-roll pan. Spread with a few tablespoons of the icing, letting the excess run down the sides. Stack the remaining cakes, icing each layer. Pour the remaining icing over the top of the cake. If you wish, smooth the icing on the edges to cover the sides. Place pecan halves around the top perimeter of the cake. Let stand until the glaze sets. (The cake is best served the day it is made. To store, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day.) Recommended technique: If you buy inexpensive aluminum foil cake pans at the grocery store (they can be saved for another time as well), you will be able to knock out layers in no time. And no washing between baking!.. by my escape
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my escape Ingredients 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , sifted 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter , at room temperature 2 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs , at room temperature 3 cups milk 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder , preferably Dutch process 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter , cut up 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Pecan halves, for garnish Directions Position racks in the center and bottom third of the oven and preheat to 375°. Lightly butter four 8 1/2- to 9-inch cake pans (you will bake the cakes in three batches) and line the bottoms with rounds of parchment paper. Flour the pans and tap out the excess. To make the layers, sift together the sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Sift the mixture one more time, and set aside. Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle blade on high speed until light in color and texture, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl and be sure the mixture is well-blended. On low speed, add the flour in 3 additions, alternating with 2 additions of the milk, beginning and ending with the flour, and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl often with a rubber spatula. Beat in the vanilla. Using a scant cup for each layer, spread the batter evenly in the pans. It will make a thin layer. Staggering the pans on the racks so they are at least 2 inches from each other and the sides of the oven and not directly over each other, bake the layers until they feel firm when pressed in the centers and are beginning to pull away from the sides of the pans, about 12 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Invert the layers onto cake racks, remove the parchment paper, and cool completely. Wash and prepare the pans. Repeat the procedure until all 12 layers have been baked and cooled. To make the icing, bring the sugar, cocoa, butter and evaporated milk to a full boil in a large saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the icing has thickened slightly (it will resemble chocolate syrup but will thicken as it cools), about 3 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Let the icing cool until thick enough to spread, but still pourable. Place a layer of cake on a wire rack set over a jelly-roll pan. Spread with a few tablespoons of the icing, letting the excess run down the sides. Stack the remaining cakes, icing each layer. Pour the remaining icing over the top of the cake. If you wish, smooth the icing on the edges to cover the sides. Place pecan halves around the top perimeter of the cake. Let stand until the glaze sets. (The cake is best served the day it is made. To store, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day.) Recommended technique: If you buy inexpensive aluminum foil cake pans at the grocery store (they can be saved for another time as well), you will be able to knock out layers in no time. And no washing between baking!..
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Tissue paper background tutorial:  gel medium, printed tissue paper, gel medium, gelatos (blended and spread), a little bit of gesso, gel medium, preprinted tissue paper (in this example, printed with the image of a bare tree), gel medium.  The top tissue paper becomes very translucent and the background colors from the gelatos come through oh so subtlely behind it. by elinor
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elinor Tissue paper background tutorial: gel medium, printed tissue paper, gel medium, gelatos (blended and spread), a little bit of gesso, gel medium, preprinted tissue paper (in this example, printed with the image of a bare tree), gel medium. The top tissue paper becomes very translucent and the background colors from the gelatos come through oh so subtlely behind it.
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze will be one of the best quick breads you EVER make! Perfectly moist with two cups of zucchini hidden inside and bursting with fresh blueberries. The lemon glaze it the perfect finishing touch! by delores
delores
delores Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze will be one of the best quick breads you EVER make! Perfectly moist with two cups of zucchini hidden inside and bursting with fresh blueberries. The lemon glaze it the perfect finishing touch!
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Here's a super quick tutorial explaining how I (Accidentally, actually!) came up with the baby chick (Or owl).     I basically punched out an owl, flipped it over, and inserted it back into the Owl Builder Punch and lined it up as the picture shows, and punched. Next, I adhered a scrap of Whisper White paper to the back to cover the eye holes and used the pupils from the Owl Punch. For the chick, I added a craft feather. Hope this helps! :) The baby owl would be so cute on a card with its "Mommy by mabel
mabel
mabel Here's a super quick tutorial explaining how I (Accidentally, actually!) came up with the baby chick (Or owl). I basically punched out an owl, flipped it over, and inserted it back into the Owl Builder Punch and lined it up as the picture shows, and punched. Next, I adhered a scrap of Whisper White paper to the back to cover the eye holes and used the pupils from the Owl Punch. For the chick, I added a craft feather. Hope this helps! :) The baby owl would be so cute on a card with its "Mommy
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one of the best experiment ever attempted by Top Gear ..... how hard can it be? by diann
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diann one of the best experiment ever attempted by Top Gear ..... how hard can it be?
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This steak will be one of THE BEST steaks you ever eat! It tastes like it comes straight from a 5 Star Restaurant! by christy
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christy This steak will be one of THE BEST steaks you ever eat! It tastes like it comes straight from a 5 Star Restaurant!
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One of the best plus size evening dresses I have seen. The cut out detail is a little sexy but not over the top. ELOQUII.com by dorthy
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dorthy One of the best plus size evening dresses I have seen. The cut out detail is a little sexy but not over the top. ELOQUII.com
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This is simply THE BEST Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern pattern that is out there!! This is a beginner level pattern written in US Crochet terms.  Pattern includes an EXTENSIVE Photo tutorial with with tons of detailed instructions! Even if you have never worked with ruffle or mesh yarn, you will be able to do it with this pattern from The Perfect Knot. by linddi10
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linddi10 This is simply THE BEST Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern pattern that is out there!! This is a beginner level pattern written in US Crochet terms. Pattern includes an EXTENSIVE Photo tutorial with with tons of detailed instructions! Even if you have never worked with ruffle or mesh yarn, you will be able to do it with this pattern from The Perfect Knot.
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This is simply THE BEST Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern pattern that is out there!! This is a beginner level pattern written in US Crochet terms.  Pattern includes an EXTENSIVE Photo tutorial with with tons of detailed instructions! Even if you have never worked with ruffle or mesh yarn, you will be able to do it with this pattern from The Perfect Knot. by linddi10 by xiaolanlian
xiaolanlian
xiaolanlian This is simply THE BEST Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern pattern that is out there!! This is a beginner level pattern written in US Crochet terms. Pattern includes an EXTENSIVE Photo tutorial with with tons of detailed instructions! Even if you have never worked with ruffle or mesh yarn, you will be able to do it with this pattern from The Perfect Knot. by linddi10
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This is simply THE BEST Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern pattern that is out there!! This is a beginner level pattern written in US Crochet terms.  Pattern includes an EXTENSIVE Photo tutorial with with tons of detailed instructions! Even if you have never worked with ruffle or mesh yarn, you will be able to do it with this pattern from The Perfect Knot. by agnes
agnes
agnes This is simply THE BEST Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern pattern that is out there!! This is a beginner level pattern written in US Crochet terms. Pattern includes an EXTENSIVE Photo tutorial with with tons of detailed instructions! Even if you have never worked with ruffle or mesh yarn, you will be able to do it with this pattern from The Perfect Knot.
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How to play Submerge an ice cube in a glass of water for a second or two. Let it float to the top. Place one end of a length of string on top of the ice cube and sprinkle a little salt over it. Count to 5. Pick up the loose end of the string. The ice will lift right out of the glass! by leola
leola
leola How to play Submerge an ice cube in a glass of water for a second or two. Let it float to the top. Place one end of a length of string on top of the ice cube and sprinkle a little salt over it. Count to 5. Pick up the loose end of the string. The ice will lift right out of the glass!
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One of the coolest baking tips ever... Tried and true... If you need to soften butter quickly but don't want to melt it.... Put boiling hot water in a glass to heat the glass. Dump the water out and flip it over your stick of butter. In a few minutes it will be soft to use! by Bondy13
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Bondy13 One of the coolest baking tips ever... Tried and true... If you need to soften butter quickly but don't want to melt it.... Put boiling hot water in a glass to heat the glass. Dump the water out and flip it over your stick of butter. In a few minutes it will be soft to use!
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Print pics onto tissue paper cut out the pic and spread mod podge on tile, add pic and let dry, then mod podge the top of pic and let dry. by jerri
jerri
jerri Print pics onto tissue paper cut out the pic and spread mod podge on tile, add pic and let dry, then mod podge the top of pic and let dry.
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"... it's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do."  - Stephen Fry. by fanmmm
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fanmmm "... it's hard to be a friend to someone who's depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do." - Stephen Fry.
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It will be the best ever :) by Makia55
Makia55
Makia55 It will be the best ever :)
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This may be the best crafting tip of the month. "print out the font you want and place wax paper over it. Trace letters with puffy paint, by jessicaj
jessicaj
jessicaj This may be the best crafting tip of the month. "print out the font you want and place wax paper over it. Trace letters with puffy paint,
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Paint canvas. Cut scrapbook paper into shapes. Lay out to find pattern you like. Elmer's glue pieces on with just a drop of glue since the modge podge will hold it all on. Fold over the pieces on the side. Let dry. Modge podge top and sides. All done! by Robin Hayes
Robin Hayes
Robin Hayes Paint canvas. Cut scrapbook paper into shapes. Lay out to find pattern you like. Elmer's glue pieces on with just a drop of glue since the modge podge will hold it all on. Fold over the pieces on the side. Let dry. Modge podge top and sides. All done!
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The BEST Apple Crumb Pie! This is truly the best apple pie recipe you'll ever make! Loaded with fresh tart apples and topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble, this is one recipe that will be requested over and over! by rosario
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rosario The BEST Apple Crumb Pie! This is truly the best apple pie recipe you'll ever make! Loaded with fresh tart apples and topped with a sweet brown sugar crumble, this is one recipe that will be requested over and over!
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