Folded Book Art Made Easy: available on Amazon

Folded Book Art Made Easy: available on Amazon

This book is a concise manual for learning to recycle books into beautiful folded sculptures. These easy book folding tutorials and patterns show you step-by-step everything you need to know to create amazing book art! Quickly learn: · Which books are best for folding...
Floating Water Treatment Biofilter Island

Floating Water Treatment Biofilter Island

Back to the dirty pond issue. I’ve already written about a gadget I found that speeds up water cleaning time. But even after using that gadget, algae in my pond built up again quickly, making it necessary for me to drag my butt out every few days to de-muck the...
Ukrainian Easter Egg Activity

Ukrainian Easter Egg Activity

Here is a video tutorial for a basketful of Ukrainian Easter eggs–also known as pysanky. The Ukrainian method of Easter egg dyeing resembles batik where you use wax to block areas from the dye. You work in layers, blocking out the lightest colors first, then...
Printable Skin Prototype

Printable Skin Prototype

I’ve been working at an artist’s print studio for a couple years now and getting acquainted with all the forms of printing–linoprinting, woodcut, lithography, monoprinting, etching, etc. I have not had much hands on in the studio. Mainly, what...
Folded Heart: 1 Pattern, 3 Ways

Folded Heart: 1 Pattern, 3 Ways

After perfecting the easy method for book folding, I’ve now started experimenting with variations of a single pattern. This folded heart book shows the result of two variations on the original method for folding a book into a word or image. In both variations, I...
Girl Meets Grommet Machine

Girl Meets Grommet Machine

This is going to be short, so sit loosely. All I want to do here is tell you about a grommet machine I got from thediyoutlet.com. It was a gift, so this is sort-of a sponsored post. So I spent all of last week upcycling a pair of regular rain boots into a pair of...
Simplified Folded Book Art

Simplified Folded Book Art

If you’ve ever seen books with the pages folded into the shape of words and wondered how the heck it’s done, here is one method. I’ve seen methods that use precise mathematical calculations for each page and the use of a ruler for each fold. Thanks...
Latex-Like Frog Face Makeup

Latex-Like Frog Face Makeup

This frog face makeup is yet another in a series of fauxtex makeup ideas for Halloween or costume parties. It is ideal for people who are allergic to real latex. Fauxtex is a homemade substitute for latex made with tapioca flour, water, gelatin and solid coconut oil...
Homemade Reptilian FX Makeup

Homemade Reptilian FX Makeup

The first time I cooked up a batch of fauxtex (homemade latex), I used it to make a Halloween Zombie effect. But I also wanted to see how this latex substitute could be used for non-gory makeup, so I did this reptilian skin makeup as an example of how you can use...
Best Homemade Body Paint

Best Homemade Body Paint

I’ve recently been experimenting with homemade body paints, and after trying all the recipes online and getting bad results, I did my own series of experiments using cheap items I had around the house. I’m glad to report that you can get very good...