Making Ink

How To : Use ink in making your scrapbook

In this quick 3 minute video learn how to use ink on your scrapbook pages to add extra depth and dimension. We will try two different ways of applying the ink to achieve two fun looks.

How To : Make a silver wire ink for jewelery

Work with sterling silver wire to make a link for jewelry clasps, loops, chains, bead work, and earring hooks. All you need is some silver wire and a pair of needle nose pliers. Jewelers need to make these simple loops for beading necklaces, connecting rings, and making earrin ...more

How To : Make handmade ink from an ink stone & ink stick

You can create handmade love letters and personal paper gifts by using your very own homemade ink. This video goes in depth on how you can make your own ink at home using an ink stick and ink stone. This is the traditional way that the Chinese make their ink to use in Calligra ...more

How To : Make Invisible Ink

Need to pass along an important message on paper without having it accidentally discovered by your archenemy? Using very common household products, you can easily whip up an invisible ink recipe and write out your secret message with the solution. All the recipient needs to do ...more

How To : Make a 3D lemonade cup card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith creates a cute card with a 3D lemonade glass embellishment from start to finish. Create a template by making a rough sketch of an 8 ounce paper cup onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Take the template and either trace it onto a piece of vellum cardst ...more

How To : Screen print your own t-shirts

Ever wonder how screen printed t-shirts are made professionally? This awesome tutorial takes you through the process, starting with the design on the transparency screen, to printing, to the press bed, then to dry. Make sure to listen for advice on how to keep your ink on your ...more

How To : Create a watercolor ink blot effect in Photoshop

This image editing software tutorial shows you how to create a cool watercolor or ink blot effect on photos in Photoshop. This is a simple and cool effect to make your photos look like they have been painted or made out of an ink/watercolour mark. See how to get painterly in P ...more

How To : Create a marble effect for paper design

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a marble effect for paper design. You will need: rubbing alcohol, ink, stamps, and a cotton ball to get this effect. To start, you will Need to first dip the cotton ball in some rubbing alcohol and then add it to the ink. Dab this onto ...more

How To : Make a Cricut "you rock" birthday card

Mary shows us how to make a Cricut "you rock" birthday card in this video. Use the Cricut paper dolls cartridge to find a little boy and the clothes that go on him. Cut all the pieces at four inches, then use the joy cartridge to cut out a star that will go behind the paper bo ...more

How To : Create a sparkling butterfly with Fantasy Film

This is a great tutorial on making wonderful little artsy butterflies with your own two hands! They're sparkling butterflies, which you make with fantasy film, a butterly image, permanent ink that dries on non-porous surfaces, craft iron, acrylic stamps, and a non-stick craft ...more

How To : Screen print holiday snowflake gift wrap with Etsy

This week, Etsy How-Tuesday presents Kari aka ikyoto and Stella aka lookcloselypress of The {NewNew} York Team. Today we're going to learn how to screenprint our own snowflake gift wrap for the holidays. Kari and Stella remind us that recycling paper bags is a great source for ...more

How To : Use chalks in card-making

This video tutorial shows techniques for how to implement chalks into card making. Chalk adds a finish unique to ink. Learn how to incorporate new but simple techniques into the craft of card making.

How To : Make a stencil for street art

This video will give you tips and pointers on the process of making stencils for your street art. The require material for making this stencil will be wheat paste, paper, ink, and other things.

How To : Write the letter C in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "c" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dip your calligraphy pen into ink and start out making a large half circle on the paper. Dip the pen into ink again and make a loop with the top of the letter, then drag the pen down, making ...more

How To : Write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter K in calligraphy copperplate. Start by running your calligraphy pen on the paper going from a thin line to a thick, making a line curved to the left ending with a dot at the end of a small loop. Next, make a loop to drag out acro ...more

How To : Make an awesome colored smoke bomb

The video describes an easy at home process for making smoke bombs. The items you will need are as follows: 1- Potassium Nitrate 2- Sugar 3- Baking Soda 4- Organic Powdered Dye 5- Duct Tape 6- Firework Fuses 7- Card Tube 8- Small piece(s) of wool 9- Ink Pen First, mix your ...more

How To : Tattoo step-by-step

This video is about how to tattoo. Once you make your choice of design, the tattoo artist traces the image. Next, he places the image on carbon paper and traces the image again to create a reverse image. He cleans the persons skin then firmly presses on the blueprint. Now its ...more

How To : Clean up the screen after printing

Check out this instructional printmaking video that demonstrates how to clean up the screen after making a print. Now the ink used stays good forever (until heated), so go ahead and put it back in the ink container. Just scoop it up and squeegee it. It is a good idea to wear l ...more

News : The aresnal of street art and grafitti (pt.1)

The very basic building block of street art is the tag. Although most people find them ugly, i just think that every artist needs to start somewhere, for street artists, its the tag. Firstly the tag is basicly writing your name, or whatever name you use for your art on a wall ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

How To : Begin drypoint printmaking

Drypoint is a printmaking technique of the intaglio family, in which an image is incised into a plate with a hard pointed needle. Then the print is made with ink and paper. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make drypoint prints.

News : World's First Bend-Sensitive Flexible Smartphone

Apple's iPhone is considered one of the best smartphones in the world. Many cell phone makers have tried to take down the juggernaut, with some Android-based devices coming close, but in order to become an actual iPhone killer, something revolutionary needs to happen in the mo ...more

News : Graffiti Bot Tags With Paintball Bullets

Very cool project by Benjamin Gaulon. Gaulon has created a graffiti writing paintball robot, entitled PrintBall. He uses technology from (previously posted) EyeWriter to tag with his eyes, plastering a wall with paintballs. From Gaulon's site, Recyclism: "The PrintBall is a ...more

How To : Make a Christmas gift card holder with Stampin' Up!

Make a Christmas Gift Card Holder Materials • (Elegant Eggplant) craft paper, cut 4 ¼” by 11” • “Whisper White” paper cut 1” by 7 ½” for belly band; remainder for making decorations • Sticky strips • “Sparkle and Shine” jumbo wheel, stamp pad and “Elegant Eggplant” ink • Ch ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/08 - 02/14)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Solve beauty crises with five minute fixes

Let's face it, girls: Sometimes we're stuck five minutes before we have to head out for a party and we have the most inopportune beauty disaster. Whether it's our self tanner streaking and making us look more Snooki than sexy, or you accidentally got ink stains on your hands, ...more

News : If the World Were Made of Pixels...

Texas based artist Shawn Smith brings the digital world to reality with his woodcut pixelated sculptures. The combination of a traditional material (wood) with a contemporary concept results in surprisingly fresh work. Plus, the craftsmanship appears to be impeccable. Check ou ...more

How To : Heat emboss with an embossing tool

This how-to video stamping tutorial demonstrates two methods of heat embossing using a heat gun or heating tool, stamping powder, a rubber stamp, Versamark watermark ink and a pigment ink. Heat embossing is a great technique to multi-task rubber stamps and create some texture ...more

How To : Craft an oo la la collaged jewelry pendant

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter shows you how to make four fabulous inked backgrounds for miniature collage pendants. Using vintage French images and her trusty crew of crafty helpers Madge whips up a tasty project you'll definitely want to sink your teeth into. Learn how ...more

How To : Make an ear wire earring hook

In order to make a hook for an earring, you will need the following: round nose pliers, a wire cutter, a nail file or sand paper, an ink pen, 20-22 gauge wire. With your round nose pliers, make little hook, in the end of the wire. Bend it, until it makes a little loop. Shape ...more

How To : Distress patterned paper

Crinkle top part and go over it with distress ink. Do edges front and back. Put extra ink on scallops. Spray with mustard seed and tattered jewels, olive vine and pine cone to add color. Place paper on pocket and iron on both sides. Spray with iridescent gold. Use brush to spr ...more

How To : Silk screen print t-shirts in four minutes

This video, which was made at Peopleprint Community Media in Rochdale, teaches how to easily silk screen print a t-shirt in only four minutes! First, design the artwork to be used for the print, then print it on acetate. Next find a clean screen. Put some emulsion in a coating ...more

How To : Make a mini bow and arrow with a pen

We need a pen, thread or twine, small stick or wooden skewer, and scissors to make a mini bow and arrow. First open the pen and take the ink lead. Cut the thread 20cm. Tie up the string tightly on the tip of the pen and cut the notch on the other side of the pen. Then tie up t ...more

How To : Draw with liquid water

The present video shows to make a drawing using mainly water. In this particular video, here makes a picture called Alan's war. The video has been created by :01 first second home movies. Taking water in a small tin, with a sharpened opening on it. The opening end is used as a ...more

How To : Paint a magnolia in Chinese painting

This video demonstrates how to paint a magnolia in ink and water, Chinese style. Make gray ink by mixing water with the black ink. Squeeze the brush with a piece of tissue and dip it in glue water made of peach sap powder mixed with water. When he begins to paint, half the bru ...more

How To : Make Cricut winter woodland trees

Cardcrazy09 teaches you how to create green woodland Cricut trees. You cut two pieces of the tree. Each one has a slid, on the top and bottom and you glue them together. You can also add glitter as snow. What you can do is smear it with a white ink pad to make it look frosted. ...more

How To : Make altered paper jewelry

Looking for a stylish new look without the price tag? This video tutorial will teach you how to make jewelry on a budget, with your main material being none other than paper and plastic tubing! This step by step instructional video by craftside shows you how to recycle old car ...more

How To : Write in calligraphy copperplate

This video shows you how to write calligraphy copperplate. This is a work with the word "Aria" with "Hamid Reza Ebrahimi" and he made it possible with Persian traditional black calligraphy ink. The words were written with meticulous care and it seems like drawing. Hamid will p ...more

How To : Replace ink cartridges in an Epson Artisan

We all know how frustrating it can be to replace ink cartridges in a printer. With the Epson Artisan printer, the task is simple and easy. The hardest part about replacing the cartridge is selecting the correct one. Even this job is made easy by the numbers on the cartridge ca ...more

How To : Paint Bodhidharma with Sumi-e ink

This video painting tutorial shows how to paint Bodhidharma in Sumi-e ink. The Sumi-e ink painting process is a traditional Japanese painting technique from the Niigata prefecture, demonstrated here with a stone ink well. This particular style of painting complements this Budd ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Make a quill pen

Watch this demonstration of how to make a medieval quill pen by Jennifer Smith of Ferrers Household at an English Heritage Living History event at Kenilworth Castle. In the Medieval era you may have had to make your own ink to write with in addition to making your own pens. To ...more

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