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What is the name of this painting genre?

I know the genre is related to photo realism/hyper realism, It's photo realism/hyper realism, But I want to know what's the name of it with this tools!? They use brush and dark colors in it, They use ...
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From what material/s I need to create a mold so that I can pour in it safely any kind of molten plastic?

I want to create a mold, so that when I want to make for example, planet Earth in plastic in 3D, then I can pour the molten plastic into mold. So that I can give a form. Not only this, but… when I buy ...
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How to cut a hole in a globe without breaking it?

Together with my fiancée, we bought a globe very similar to the one below (same brand). Now we want to cut a clean, rectangular hole (roughly 8 cm x 1-2 cm) in it in order to put envelopes in it but, ...
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I made a facial prosthetic out of air-dry clay, how would I attatch it?

The clay is by Crayola and is somewhat soft(?) when dried, what product would be best to use for attaching it to my face? I do not want it to be ruined as I worked really hard on it and it took me ...
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What type of color I should use to color my shoes?

I want to color my old shoes but I'm not sure what type of color will be long lasting, so the color won't be washed away when it rains or when I wash them.
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how to make/get a punchy acrylic paint

I am diving in abstract painting but my acrylic colors are not alive. My reds are sleeping, my blue and green vivacity are even worse. The only one that do it are my black and white. Mmm. I know I ...
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Fountain pen recorder [closed]

I both fountain pen and smart devices enthusiast. It would be awesome to be able to sync these. I know are pens + notebooks from Mont black, Moleskine, etc. I wan't to be able to work with any paper ...
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How to make reverse perspective art?

I'd like to make some reverse perspective art like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZy1FtYsVM How can I do it? Some of them seem to go to a point, some of them seem to go a rectangle. What ...
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Prevent repositional glue from sticking?

I have a card box in which I have a card with repositionable glue on it - however the card gets stuck inside of the box, and is then fairly difficult to get out. I wondered if anyone knew if there ...
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Process behind golden palm leaf

I saw this amazing piece of art and was curious as how I could make something similar using stuff I could find in nature like ferns, bark or large leafs? What would the process be? How would you stop ...
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What is the best technology to 3D print sextoys?

Most 3D printing technologies create a rough surface. It cannot even be polished without leaving porosities. This is anti-hygienic. The surface has then to be coated with silicone or epoxy gel. The ...
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How to cut a small cylinder out of a chunk of foam with some precision

I have a parallelogram shaped chunk of foam, the kind of foam you find in headphone ear pads. Let's say it's 50mm long on both sides and 5mm thick. What is the best way to cut 5mm long, 2mm diameter ...
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What's the best way to preserve white areas in watercolour?

When I use either artists masking fluid or shop bought masking tape it aaallllways pulls the paper apart. How do I stop that happening or what can I use instead?
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Is there a grade or type of paper that will take glue without wrinkling?

Most of the question is in the title: I'm trying to find a kind of paper that I can slather in wet glue without it wrinkling. I've seen this question - How can paper be glued to cardboard without ...
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What tool is available for protecting the box cutter and the surface of the table while using box cutter?

Which tool is most suitable for cutting thick cardboard with ease? The tool you are looking for is called a box cutter which is just a razor blade in a handle. Make sure to put something uncuttable ...
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Which tool is most suitable for cutting thick cardboard with ease?

I have a big scissor but cutting very thick cardboards like tv case in different shapes like butterfly wings consume too much effort. What kind of tool will make my life easy w.r.t very thick ...
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Wooden camping utensils?

Ozark Trail has a set of camping utensils. Now my question is how might it be duplicated in wood by a wittler? If your not sure what I’m talking about check out the name @ Amazon.com Here’s a better ...
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How do I get reddish scorch marks with a laser cutter?

I'm trying to burn some nametags, but I'm getting inconsistent results. In the image below, the tag on the right, with the reddish scorch marks, is what I'd like. The tags on the left, with the ...
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How to make chewable silicone beads?

I've been searching for an answer for this, and can't seem to find it! I've read a couple other posts about casting silicone, but no answer quite fits what I'm looking to do. I have an autistic child ...
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How to drill a hole on diecast toy using dremel?

I just bought a new-ray helicopter diecast toy. I want to modify it a bit, and one of the plan is to make holes for the windows (square, around 5mm by 5mm). What I'm thinking is to use dremel to drill ...
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What type of plastic can I use for my mold

I have tried to use a polyurethane for the cast of The mold. The problems it its mass sensitive and the piece of molding is 3 mm thick so it does not cure to its full strength; it is very squishy ...
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Durability concerns with damascus steel and rose gold ring

I'm looking into creating a Damascus steel ring, but using a rose gold and steel mix. Because of the blending of two metals, I'm curious whether or not there would be durability concerns? I have ...
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Pressing rubber (butyl)

I'm trying to make a fairly minimal wallet out of an old inner tube (for use while cycling, with one card pocket and one change pocket into which notes can go as well). The basic structure of my ...
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Adhesive for small pebbles. [duplicate]

I'm going to build a small birdhouse and plan on having small pea sized gravel adhered to the outside walls. What is the best way to go for adhesive? Is there a good glue in a bottle that can ...
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Making plastic mold from plastic sheet

I would like to make some plastic mold for my arcrylic pieces. Is there any good way to create the plastic mold not using vacuum former? Vacuum former example
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Money clip rubber cement/hot glue?

My next project in my sewing group is a money clip. My question is whether I should use rubber cement or hot glue to attach the magnets that hold the clip onto the money? If it helps the magnets are ...
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How to make black paint marks over another colour

I'm wondering if anyone knows how I would make the black paint marks on the side of this sign as shown in the photo. I cant seem to make them identical to the photo. I have tried using a foam ...
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Are there alternatives to starch for stiffening finished yarn hat?

I am going to be making a cowboy hat for my niece out of cotton yarn. The pattern I am using is a simple working in rounds i.e. making a bowl shape. The "cowboy" comes from using starch to make the ...
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Making a mold off of bone

I've recently acquired a large steer skull, rather weather worn and aged. I would like to make a mold of it so that I can cast it in wax, alter it a bit (add more horns etc) then make a mold of the ...
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Type of adhesive to use to attach seashells to a frame already glued to a wall [duplicate]

Some of the hot glued shells have fallen off the frame. I didn’t sand the frame since it has the color/finish I like and I don’t want to “cover” the frame entirely. I used Tacky craft glue but it ...
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Submitting Fabric/Yarn Craft Items to be Judged

I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this, but I can't find anything. My searches return submission details for other places, but even those documents are lacking. I'm just looking to know what ...
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Pack kusudama flowers bouquet for shipping

What is the best way to pack paper flowers for shipping? I was thinking to use packing peanuts and some newspaper but I'm not sure if this will work and my bouquet will arrive without bents or big ...
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Turtleneck Sweater Design: What to consider?

I am a knitter and I want to design my own turtleneck sweater with lots of cables. Obviously I have to get the gauge of the cables I want to use first before I can see if I need to subtract a cable or ...
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What can cut curve curved glass? [duplicate]

Let's say you want to cut around a jar which is very curved, a traditional glass cutter wouldn't work well, so what would you use?
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Wish to paint dog in scenic background. What size should dog be? [closed]

Wish to paint the following dog on 11" by 14" paper Also wish to use the following background What size should dog be? Specifically I wish the cluster of houses are in the background, to the ...
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plastics options for molding

I have a mold made from a platinum-cure silicone rubber. Its a pretty simple shape with a 3mm thickness. I have attempted to use a fast cast urethane resin, with a shore D hardness 72 that is clear. ...
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Stainless steel spray coating

I'm using spray gun with automatic reciprocator system to coloring stainless steel sheet with some translucent lacquer. However, I found the color is unevenly sprayed and can't figure why is it uneven....
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What are opposing curves?

I have been reading a book about figure drawing and it states that opposing curves are an important concept for drawing figures and other forms in nature. Could anyone explain in a simple way what the ...
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Does the risk of lumps and clots reduces when moving from acrylic to oil paints?

I had this negative experience with (El Greco) acrylic paints as described in my previous question How can I make my old acrylic paints dissolve and flow freely again? I tried once more to carefully ...
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Building a stop-action rabbit figure

I am constructing a stop-action character in the shape of a rabbit, and I am looking for suggestions about materials and techniques that I can use to build its major body components and fur. I am ...
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Hard foam pad replacement

I think this is an Arts and Craft question. I am looking to replace a hard foam pad on a sander. Manufacture wants over $20, but I know I can make one for a lot less. The pad would need to be 4 x 4 ...
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If there a good way to estimate the durability of a ring?

I'm planning to have a jeweler craft an engagement ring given a few components, but I'm worried about the durability of such a ring because of it's odd dimensions of 5.5mm band width and 1m thickness. ...
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Mice/hamster chew proof plastic material

I am making a custom enclosure for small animals. I was wondering whether non-toxic and chew proof plastic exists and what is it called?
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Does latex perform well underwater?

I need to build some decorative aquatic animals that will be inside a big fishbowl in a shopping mall. The question is: Can I use latex to create these pieces, or the latex deteriorates when submerged ...
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Who is the person in this artwork? [closed]

Who is the person in the picture? I'm thinking he might be famous but I can't be sure...
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Alternatives to Spirit Gum?

Spirit Gum is a brush on liquid adhesive used for attaching prosthetics, and other special effects to the body without harming the skin or the prosthetic. However, stores only carry it around ...
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Why do pencils offer larger color variety than watercolor?

Please correct me if I am wrong, but from what I observe, you can easily get 100-150 colours in a set of pencils, but if you go for sets of watercolors, there's rarely more than 24-36. Why so?
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How can I make my old acrylic paints dissolve and flow freely again?

I have El Greco acrylic paints, purchased and opened some 1.5 years ago, of course, I open them only when I use them. But now I observe that water is not an efficient solvent for them any more. I don'...
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Color sequence of a sunset

Hi what I'm trying to do is some "light art" with simulating a sunset. For that I'm able to create all colors and fading between them in different speeds. But what I'm missing is the actual color ...
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Capiz Shell table top

I have been looking for a tutorial on how to make a table top with a mosaic of capiz shell. I have quite a lot left from making a chandelier style lampshade and I thought an accent table might be nice....

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