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Is the Monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey" More Reflective of Surrealism or Modernist Minimalism?

Hello Arts & Crafts Community, I'm exploring the design and artistic classification of the monolith in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey". This iconic black rectangle serves as a ...
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Can lithography produce continuous shading (tones) without halftone or stippling?

The Smithsonian Design Museum and the University of Minnesota, among others, claim that lithography is incapable of producing prints with smoothly continuous shades without the halftone technique of ...
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Why is the nose of sculptures most susceptible to damage?

My question is, why are the noses of sculptures the most easily damaged? I've posted several pictures of ancient sculptures that suffered rhinal damage. I hope my sample (statistically) is fairly ...
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What are the latest trends in men's jewelry? [closed]

I'm looking to update my style and want to know what the latest trends in men's jewelry are. What are the current popular styles, materials, and pieces for men? I’m interested in incorporating trendy ...
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How do I determine the value of a gemstone?

I recently inherited a collection of gemstones and want to know their worth. How do I determine the value of a gemstone? I'm looking for guidance on what factors to consider, such as color, clarity, ...
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What substitutes for water-colour paper are there?

If someone does not have water-color paper, what can they use instead as a canvas os as a paper substitute? For example, would a white-coloured cotton t-shirt work well? Would white denim (like you ...
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Converting Lunchbox Singer sewing machine to Cabinet mount?

I have a vintage Singer 306 with a clip-on cover and a wooden cabinet from another Singer. I wish to install the machine into the cabinet. What items do I need, and what else have I failed to ...
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How this hand-drawn arrow be painted [closed]

The card is drawn by carbon. But how the hand-drawn arrow in graph is painted? I've tried excalidraw, draw.io, but there's no hand-drawn arrow like the graph above. I want to know which website to ...
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What is the style called?

I am trying to remember the name of a style of creating things, and I cannot remember it. The resulting object tends to look like the things / beings in movies like "Mad Max" or "9"...
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How do I clean and maintain my silver jewelry to prevent tarnishing?

I have several pieces of silver jewelry that have started to tarnish, and I want to keep them looking shiny and new. I'm looking for effective cleaning methods and maintenance tips to prevent further ...
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How do I pour *just* the right amount of plaster into these molds?

I've been using these molds (below) to make bricks for HO scale models. I've had pretty decent results using hyrdocal, with one issue. For a long time I couldn't get the mold flat enough, and the ...
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Does hydrocal plaster work twice?

I know that disposing of wet plaster in a sink is unwise; the plaster can harden in drain pipes and cause blockages. But what about used plaster? Here is what I mean... Say I have been using molds on ...
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How to achieve a pyramid-shaped roof on a model built with Linka bricks?

I am making HO-scale (1/86) buildings for a model train layout. I primarily use balsa wood and plaster casts from a set of Linka molds. How do I determine the angles and how to bevel the roof pieces? ...
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My crochet blanket is kind of leaning to the left as it goes - almost like I somehow drop a stitch on the left and add one on the right?

I'm making a baby blanket and I'm about 110 rows in. It's 5 rows of half double crochet, then 5 rows of single crochet with baubles. It seems like the blanket is kinda leaning off the left - the half ...
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Computer-aided value study?

Many artists advise to focus on values, and even do value studies, before painting, as getting the values right should 'read' better. As a hobbyist painter (started with acrylics, now moved to ...
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How do you add a non cut image to a Cricut svg cut file

I am trying to make a tuck box with an image on one side. I generate an svg from template maker. When I import the svg to the Cricut design space, everything is fine and it gets cut out perfectly. ...
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How do I prevent ink bleeding on thin crepe paper while making drawings?

Crepe paper is a thin crafting paper made from tissue paper covered with a glue-like substance. This makes crepe paper hard and stiff. Crepe paper is also fire-resistant. Some crepe paper projects are:...
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Perspective in drawing

Sorry, I don't know if I can ask this question here, but I'm asking because I don't understand something while studying perspective. I am curious about whether, in perspective, the distance of SP (...
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Sticky Mod Podge

Help! I'm decorating small tins with journaling items and then covering it all with MP. It's been well over 4 weeks and the tin still feels tacky. Is there another product to use instead. My tins ...
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Powder coating problems on aluminium

I'm trying to powder coat sheet aluminium which is not going as I was expecting, see photo: The objects were prepared. Steps: Before: Residual paint was sandblasted off: an epoxy primer was ...
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Removing latex paint from glass

I made a sign using latex paint on glass. Is there an easy way, with or without solvents, to get rid of the paint? I don’t mind buying new glass, but I’d prefer not to. I have mineral spirits and ...
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Is it safe to use outdoor upholstery fabric for apparel?

I have a surplus of fabric intended for outdoor upholstery. I'm not sure what kind it is specifically, but it's brightly colored and water resistant, but not water proof. Is it safe to make clothes ...
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What technique provides a graded transmission of light through a translucent material with a smooth outer surface?

Does anyone happen to know the name of the technique where you put a relief on the inside surface of a translucent material, so the outside is smooth, but light shining through it has shading ...
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How do I compile multiple cookbooks into one format without scanning/transcribing everything?

I had recently been married, and as a result now had a reason and motivation to cook. So, after getting settled, I went back to my dad's house and got my mom's old cookbooks, all 20+ of them. It is a ...
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What prehistoric or shamanic art does this guitar recall?

A colleague of mine is making a little guitar to put on his wall, following a design he found online (not sellable, we know). The guitar manufacturer means to evoke moon slivers, but to me the outline ...
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How do I permanently soften beeswax to a Play-Doh-esque consistency?

I recently read an academic article suggesting that ancient Mesopotamian scribes wrote cuneiform not just on clay tablets, but also on wax-covered writing boards. I haven't seen this discussed before, ...
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What weave/knit pattern is used in my glasses cloth?

Here are close-up images of my glasses cloth, front and back. I am curious to know what kind of weave or knit pattern is used in its construction. I speculate that it may be double stockinette knit, ...
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Could laminating with self-adhesive plastic preserve old books?

I have a collection of songbooks, which are now 80+ years old (first editions, printed between 1940 - 1950). For example: Book printed in 1946 Could laminating all pages with thin, self-adhesive ...
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What are the limitations of a mini-sewing machine vs a full sized machine?

Compared to a "full-sized" machine, what are the drawbacks of a mini? I currently have a Singer 201 cabinet sewing machine dating from the `50s, which is used for general repairs and rarely ...
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What type of stitch is on the interior of this hat?

I want to create a pattern for this beanie by Paa, a label which tragically ceased operations this year. They made beautifully cozy hats and I never had the chance to acquire one. I’m not an ...
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Crochet hook size switch mid project

I lost my crochet hook . Size 3.5 mm . If I switch to a size 3mm will it make a huge different in my afghan ?
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Glitter trifold poster board [duplicate]

I am trying to help my daughter with a school project. The topic is space. She would like to use a black trifold poster board to present her project on but is trying to figure out how to create a ...
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How to varnish a gouache painting on a wooden coaster?

Has anyone experimented with varnishing or sealing gouache artworks on coasters? I'm concerned that since gouache is a rewettable medium, it might smudge and spread when in use. Additionally, I worry ...
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Linear Perspective: Vanishing Point Below Horizon Line

If the horizon level is aligned with the viewer's eye, how can a vanishing point lie below or above the horizon line? Are vanishing points defined relative to objects?
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Making a tensegrity table height adjustable

I'm interested in making a "tensegrity" coffee table shaped like this: That is, two rigid (in my case wooden) frames connected by five prestressed tensioned cables (chains in the image) ...
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Can I make purple watercolor paint from boiling Scottish thistle flowers?

Can you make purple watercolor paint by boiling purple-colored thistle flowers?
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How to format a label for a framed print of a photograph of a painting

Problem: I have photographed original paintings by a family member and decided to print and frame a few of the photographs. The prints are the same size as the original artwork, so 24" x 30"...
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Help buying good pen for connect-the-dot art

I got a connect-the-dot book as a gift. I tried multiple pens on it, but all are unsatisfactory. They all have issues like ink running dry often (including in the middle of drawing a line), uneven/...
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How to have clean lines inside the edges doing crosshatching?

I've started drawing in crosshatching style, but I find it difficult to keep the lines inside the edges. I´m going to attached and example of what I mean. Any tips or techinique that I can apply? I´...
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How do artists develop their style on drawing line art? [closed]

I want to know about how artists develop their style on line art, everyone has a different line art style based on their preferences and they draw irregular lines with irregular width and length in ...
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Ideas on how to create a mold or stencil of lettered emblem on back of vehicle?

Apologies, as I'm sure this is an unusual question. I'm wondering if anyone could come up with a way to create a stencil, or molding of the letters on this vehicle, with materials or techinques that ...
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Decipher part of a sweater pattern

I am knitting a vegetable-patterned sweater for my daughter, but have come to a part where I struggle with understanding the pattern. Perhaps someone can help me decode the instructions? The pattern ...
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Paint that will feel like tire rubber

I have a plastic trophy (of a big tire) that I would like to paint. For the actual tire part of the trophy, it would be cool if it felt like a tire (rubbery). Is there a type of paint, that when dry, ...
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Leather cord- joining whilst under tension for drive

I have a hand crank wheel that uses a thin leather cord to transmit power to another wheel. How do a join the cord together in a loop whilst on the machine under slight tension?
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Can you rewet paper with dried acrylic paint on it?

I want to print a block of color in acrylic paint on a sheet of printmaking paper. Later I would print oil based inks on top of the acrylic, but both kinds of printmaking require the paper to be wet. ...
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Please help identify this material that looks like tulle

I am currently stuck at finding a tulle (like) material as the picture below. I need it to repair torn embroidery. I have bought, after searching for hundreds of tulles online, 3 different kinds of ...
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How can I secure my 4ft by 4ft canvas to the wall so that I can work on it?

I have a 4ft by 4ft canvas that I need to finish in 3-4months. My working space is not ideal and unfortunately I have no where else to work. I have to make do with this limited working area and I'm ...
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Will Mod Podge hold up in humid weather?

I am making string globes with doily string for my daughter's wedding in mid May. We plan on putting fairy lights in them. My only concern: if it rains and is humid, will the Mod Podge maintain the ...
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Is it possible to make oil modifiable again?

I am asking this question on behalf of my friend who is an artist. He has been doing a painting with oil and has used drying linseed oil and turpentine oil on it to make it dry faster as he was in a ...
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Navy blue dye bleeds?

I have recently been surprised at just how much red dye bleeds out of fabrics I have recently dyed whenever I wash them. I am using regular red Rit dye and natural fibers. I was wondering if other ...
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