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How Light Affects Saturation

Based on my current knowledge, light increases the saturation of a color. If that's the case, then the form shadow of an object should have lower saturation than the part of the object hit by light (...
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Advice for making wired jewelry charm

I need to make the following symbol from crafting metal wire (5 mm) for a pendant. (It is a combination of zodiac symbols, for anyone who's curious.) How can I join the wire in between the places ...
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This is my pastel painting. need your valuable comments [on hold]

Myself sivadas vasu, a freelanse artist. this is me with my pastel drawing. im new here. and I need ur valuable comments.
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Is it possible to make a charcoal lump stop leaving marks?

I thought about using a charcoal lump (you know, the regular stove coal) as a stand. Is it possible to make it stop leaving black marks on anything it touches? Like, sealing it, or something else?
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Advice on weaving/looming machine

I am looking to create woven patches as a hobby. I was playing a bit with embroidery patches, but I want to see the difference between the two. My question is: what would be a starting weaving/...
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Looking For A Springy Thin Wire To Make Earrings With

I'm looking for a very thin wire (slightly thicker than fuse wire) that is flexible, bit still able to be twisted together. These earrings are for figurines, that are held together and pushed into a ...
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Polishing a scratched Ruby

A friend of mine has scratched her Ruby with another of the same gemstone. The scratch is little, and just on the surface. Is there any way to restore the polish? The ruby is smooth, similar to the ...
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Is there a formal name for artwork such as this?

I wanted to draw something subtle yet loud and ended up with the following. I am not classically trained at all and do not have much knowledge regarding styles and schools of art. After this drawing I ...
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Hem pants less expensively

I feel that sewing is a form of craft, so here goes. I have some jeans that I want to shorten the length of. I would like to do so without hemming.
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Making earrings and a pendant with rubies. Materials to avoid for the prong fitting

I bought a few cheap pear-shaped synthetic rubies and want to craft a pendant and earrings. (They are real and I'm assuming as safe as CZ) (Image license: Public domain) What type of material should ...
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How is my Art and how can I improve? [closed]

I am a complete amateur with no formal training in Art. I am interested in the Art of Sketching. Since I have no teacher, trainer, or adviser, I do not know how my sketches. I am providing here a ...
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Mirroring rectangles in perspective [closed]

I am learning how to draw through the book how to draw by Scott Robertson and I can't understand the chapter 3 mirroring rectangle in perspective What is difference between mirroring and duplicating ...
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How do I start over?

First, apologies for my last rant. I've been very stressed lately. What I guess I meant to ask, was that if I'm doing everything wrong, how do I start over? I'm actually decent at drawing detailed ...
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What kind of stitch is this?

I wanted to know what kind of stitch is shown in this picture. Can I make it with a brother sewing machine cs6000i?
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Repairing a detached cover on an old leather-bound, sewn book with marbled end papers

I have a beautiful old book from 1869 which, greatly to my chagrin, has been damaged: one of the boards has come off. I would like to repair the book, or at least understand enough about how it ought ...
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Converting a new, large perfect bound paperback to a durable hardback

I bought a book which is paperback and very large: 697 A4 pages. It appears to be what is called perfect bound, that is, where the spine is adhered directly to the back of the pages. At a minimum, I ...
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Doll reborning paints

I am new to reborning, and I am concerned about the use of heat set paints and vapours released from heating the vinyl doll parts to set the paint. I have been looking at air drying paints as a safer ...
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I’m a complete beginner. What’s the shortest way to learn drawing manga? [on hold]

I’m a complete beginner to drawing. I never do doodles, I have struggles just from drawing a hand or a fork, my hand writing is ugly as hell... I want to learn and practice drawing with the final ...
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How to sew in a single page into a book

I am binding a book using the traditional technique of sewing the signatures. In addition to these signatures I have a few single pages which should go between some of the signatures. Is there a ...
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Realistic tempered steel effect on aluminum

Im working on a project with aluminum Ive machined. I want to give it the rainbowy effect of heated steel known as the “heat affected zone”. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the most realistic ...
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Long line of yarn forms between both knitting needles

When I use the garter pattern with a lot of stitches on my right needle, my left needle pulls back a line of yarn when I try to pull the stitch off the right one. Is this normal? I've been knitting ...
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Drawing with white ink on a colored/pastel pencil artwork without the pen clogging up

I am doing some work in pastel and colored pencils. I like to finish the fine white details with a white pen. At the moment, I'm working with a white gel pen. However, either the ink (the gel) isn't ...
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Why do I keep getting a loop when knitting?

I'm learning to knit and I can cast on just fine. I can also knit stitch quite well. I have not learned the purl stitch yet as I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Whenever I knit stitch, the ...
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How can I improve my control over spray paint?

I wanted to start with some spray painting art. I am talking about a technique used to paint planets in space. Something like this. I ordered Montana Black spray paint cans (I have a feeling that ...
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How can I precisely and quickly tie loops of line?

I need to tie together about 58 strings of variable lengths with loops on each end (see pic) The problem that I'm having is cutting the length consistently. I need to cut the lengths accurately to ...
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How to repair scruffed sides of a hardback book cover?

How do you repair scruffed sides of a hardback book cover? Here is an example of what I mean:
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What is it in the composition of natural fabrics that cause them to retain smoke odors versus synthetics? [migrated]

Just an observation I notice when around smoker friends or when I visit Las Vegas - polyester clothing doesn't seem to stay smelling of smoke for the rest of the day like my cotton shirts do (or also ...
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Is there a method for setting up my palette on axes by Hue, Value, and Intensity?

I'm a very technical person, even with painting. I wanted to set up my palette like a graph so that it does not become messy, no matter what color I want to mix. This is not an issue if I was only ...
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Cutting a hole in baubles

When working with acrylic clear baubles like these What method can be used to cut a clean hole in the side to create a diarama within the bauble? I imagine using a dremel would create a jagged edge ...
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Second row of knitting pattern has less stitches than cast on

I'm following a knitting pattern to create a 30cm x 30cm cushion cover, which I think should create a rectangle that I eventually fold over a cushion inner. The instructions, verbatim, are as follows:...
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What is a good stretchy bind-off for 2:2 ribbing?

I knitted a hat top-down with a stranded 2:2 rib edge. What would be an nice-looking and adequately stretchy bind-off?
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Sewing machine: how to sew a straight line left ⇆ right (instead of front ⇆ back)?

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm looking for advice to use a (basic) sewing machine to sew a line from right to left (or the other way). The feed dog of my sewing machine (and most machines) is ...
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Can I make handmade invitation cards on a tight budget? [closed]

I'm planning on making DIY cards for invitations to my sister's 8th birthday party. I want it to be special so I decided to do everything myself. But I'm really on a tight budget right now, and so I ...
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How can I cut a (reverse) waterdrop shape out of a cardstock perfectly?

I have printed the waterdrop shape on the cardstock. I want it to have sharp and smooth edges. I'm not an artisan at crafts, however, scissors and utility knife leave a lot of roughness.
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Diluting or thinning uncured Milliput

Is it possible to dilute, thin or liquefy Milliput so that it flows into nooks and crannies better? If so, is there any advice on what to use, in what ratios, and whether it will adversely effect the ...
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What can I use to clear coat tempera or acrylic paintings for a strong glossy look?

I presume the suggested coating might vary between tempera and acrylic paint? So two different products is fine by me. I just need something to give my paintings an extremely glossy surface. The ...
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Air dry clay sculpture falling apart over time

A while back I spent a few months making a really nice sculpture of a hand out of crayola air dry clay. It worked fine, took details fine and barely cracked when drying. The problem arose in the ...
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I have trouble drawing a sunlight/shadow line

I'm sketching an ink drawing. It's going to be black and white cityscape with a sun in the background. The perspective is twisted and I have no idea how I should place the line between the part which ...
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Where can I find super short pen refills?

So I'm making a portable mini pen which will need short pen refills. But I can't really find short pen refills on the market, the shortest one I found has the length of 2.6in (66mm) which if you look ...
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How to get germs off of paper? [closed]

I made a little drawing which I accidentally dropped on a floor which must have been loaded with tons of bacteria. To make matters even worse, I had a hard time picking it up, so it must have been on ...
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How to connect a motor to move a sensor? [closed]

I've got a CNC/Arduino-like project, for making a photograph of a magnetic field through a plane. It is done by means of a coil: everyone says that's a fake, but that's for real :). Here are images ...
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Bouguereau painting [closed]

I stumbled upon this photo of Bourguereau: And I have two questions 1) I tried finding the finished painting but I didn't find it. I used this keywords: pregnant, virgin, saint. No clue of the ...
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What type of weave is this?

It's a super durable shirt and I want another like it, but I bought it over 10 years ago. It's 100 % cotton and is a Reebok NBA "Hardwood Classics" shirt.
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What can I expect from a fixative?

I finished a charcoal drawing and want to paint over it with a clear coating (of acrylic gesso). For that I first used a fixative so that the drawing will not smudge when I apply gesso with a Brush. ...
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How to apply acrylic gesso on paper?

I want to create an oil painting on paper and I have already made the underdrawing. Now I want to gesso the paper to make it suitable for applying oil paint. On the description of my clear acrylic ...
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How are these pouches opened

I am trying to DIY a pouch similar to the one shown in the first image below. First Image However, I cannot figure out how the pouch can be opened once the ribbon bow is attached to it. If the bow ...
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What type of stitch is a perfect fit for elastic materials (as close as possible to Nike's sport gear for running)?

I was wondering what is the proper type of machine stitching for elastic materials(nylon, etc), to get as close as possible to Nike running(clothes not shoes) gear stitching? I've done some research(...
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Acrylic paint is becoming oily when drying

I am using Liquitex basic Black acrylic. I’m simply pressing the tube and draw thick lines directly on the canvas. No brushing, no palette. I let it dry but after a few days the result is very shiny ...
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How can the colour scheme of this painting be described (in technical terms)?

How can the colour scheme of this painting be described in technical terms? For instance: Grayscale Low saturation Or something else? I don't have a background in art; I find that I'm unsuccessful ...
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What is the purpose of different needle felting needles?

For needle felting there are different types of needle points and different sizes to choose from. How do you select the right ones/what do they do?

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