Paint on Rocks

How To : Paint believable rocks

Wilson Bickford teaches us how to paint believable rocks in this tutorial. To begin, you will first start with an easel and several paints. Wet your small paint brush with a mixture of brown and black and paint a rock shape on the paper. You will do this by drawing many lumps ...more

How To : Paint a rock lake in Sumi-e ink

Check out this video to see a demonstration of the Sumi-e style of ink painting in painting a rock lake. Treess, rocks, and water and basic fundamentals of Sumi-e painting.

How To : Paint instance objects in Blender

This tutorial teaches how to use Blender’s particles system to “paint” instanced objects onto mesh surfaces. Similar to Maya’s “Paint Effects,” though not nearly as powerful, it’s a very nice way to fill a scene with flowers, vegetation, rocks, pebbles, gravel, debris, etc. Wh ...more

How To : Get Kim Kardashian's smokey eye and nude lip look

Hmm, a tutorial for smokey eyes and nude lips? You've probably seen a million of these on YouTube, but this one's a bit different, given that it's based on smokey eye queen Kim Kardashian. We all rock a smokey eye every now and then, but this lady wears it nine times out of 10 ...more

How To : Create a sparkly glam rock look for Halloween

Taylor Momsen, eat your heart out. Become the hottest glam rocker in town by watching this tutorial on how to fashion a faded rock star makeup look. With dramatic inky black liner, sooty shadow, and even black rhinestones, you'll create a look that you definitely won't see on ...more

How To : Make hand-printed fleece scarves

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. This easy no-sew, no-knit, hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. An ...more

How To : Distress a pair of jeans with household materials

Missa shows how to ‘Distress Jeans’ in this video. She lays a pair of jeans to be distressed on a table. Next, the creases near the top, which are formed by bending the leg portion of the jean, are marked with a white pencil or chalk. A hard rock is then placed inside the jean ...more

How To : Do a Christina Aguilera hollywood glam makeup look

This beauty video demonstrates how to do a Christina Aguilera hollywood glam makeup look. Marlena, aka MakeupGeek, is a freelance makeup artist living in Michigan. Marlena says "Makeup isn’t just paint for the face, something to cover blemishes, or even something fun to do in ...more

How To : Draw ocean waves

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw ocean waves. The image drawn in this video has water waves clashing into some rocks on shore. Begin by drawing the outline of the rocks on the right side. The horizon line of the image is about 3/4 above the rocks. Then draw a ...more

How To : Make an Alice Cullen crest necklace

In this video, Alice demonstrates how to make a crest necklace using simple things. For making this necklace she collects some materials such as oblong shaped rock or polymer clay, some paints, a computer print of a cullen crest and so on. She uses the ordinary black paint to ...more

How To : Make snow bases for your miniatures

The materials you will need to add snow and other details to the base of your miniature game figure are white tacky or craft glue, super glue, a few small rocks or pebbles, coarse turf, a small paint brush, and baking soda. Begin by using the super glue to apply a few rocks to ...more

How To : Paint a Fender Telecaster electric guitar

This video will show you the steps to wire in a humbucker and coil into a Fender Telecaster electric guitar. And you'll get to learn how to paint it as well! What's humbucker? Well, it's a type of electric guitar pickup, that'll help you improve your rocking out. What are you ...more

How To : Paint waterfalls with Hall Groat

When painting the foliage make sure that you use a dry brush technique and that you use this to break up the harsh rock formations that you have created by simply pressing the brush down against the rock formation. Make sure that you don't segregate the areas in the painting. ...more

How To : Paint texture wrinkles on a Chinese landscape

Start with a fresh piece of rice drawing paper, and then follow the steps shown in the video to make your own brush drawing of a Chinese landscape. This tutorial focuses on adding texture wrinkles to the sides of rocks or cliff faces. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint texture wrinkle ...more

News : Paint a Mountain, Save the World

55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more

How To : Make a Cyclamen customized planter gift

Martha Stewart shows how a Cyclamen in a customized planter makes a great gift. You will need a clementine box, paintbrush, gray paint, sheet moss, aquarium rocks, cyclamen (available from your local garden shop, or the plant section of your supermarket), ribbon and gift tag. ...more

How To : Paint the base of a diorama

In this part of the tutorial, I show how to apply some basic cast rock structures to the diorama and give you a basic idea of how to apply the base coat of colored paints.

News : 10-Year-Old Girl Imitates Banksy

When children's book author Aaron Zenz took his family to see the highly acclaimed Banksy documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, his 10-year-old daughter Gracie was immediately inspired to become a street artist. Aaron quickly explained that "while the art was fun and the st ...more

How To : Remove 3M paint protection film

In this how to video, you will learn how to remove 3M paint protection film, also known as a clear bra. This is used for protecting the front of a vehicle. To remove it, you will need to use a heat gun on the film so that it will peel off. This takes a while to remove, so be p ...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 : 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 : Conscientious Photography Yao Lu: New Landscapes

Yao Lu: Sustainability Visualized Yao Lu has created a thoughtful and timely series inspired by traditional Chinese paintings entitled New Landscapes in which mounds of garbage covered in green protective nets are assembled and reworked by a computer to create images of rural ...more

How To : Build a natural clear water pond in your backyard

Chad from California Waterscapes takes you through the steps of installing a backyard pond. He begins by marking the location for the pond and stream using spray paint on the ground and by laying out the necessary equipment: the skimmer box and the waterfall unit. After diggin ...more

How To : Get an edgy rock n roll look

This video teaches the secrets of getting an edgy rock n roll look. An excellent summary is given below. First use a pearl glide eyeliner in rave and fill half side of your eyelids. Now use grease paint stick in black and apply it on the other half of your eyelids. Use a synth ...more

How To : Create a hot pink pin-up girl makeup look

Youtube Makeup diva Julie G gives us another installment in her glamorous makeup tutorials. Whether you're new to makeup application or you're a practiced hand, Julie's style ideas and tips are sure to give you some inspiration. This look is a hot pink pin-up girl look, and ca ...more

How To : Build a smashable guitar prop

You're not really going to smash that guitar are you? It's a piece of art. Parker put together this tutorial to show how to build a prop guitar you can smash and let out all that rock and roll angst. You will need a glue gun, chess pawns, cardboard, duct tape, a gift box, glue ...more

Minecraft : Much to Do About Gardens

The order was given months ago: Build me a royal garden. and less poetically expanded, I dunno, with crops n stuff. Those were the words of my (formerly serial killer) uncle, whose castle sits in the middle of everything, requiring a garden fit for a king. The yard behind ...more

News : My deck sends all the boys to the graveyard

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is my main deck. The youngest card in it was printed in 2000. It makes me feel a little crusty and old for one of the first times in my life. But it does mob pretty well against all of the mostly pre-2000 decks I've played it against (none of my fri ...more

HowTo : Read Your Own Mind

The days of trundling hoops, hopscotch and painted wooden rocking horses are long since past. The latest trend in toys? Biofeedback. Electroencephalography. A decade into the 21st century, the toy market is awash in products that incorporate functional neural sensors. One suc ...more

Minecraft : Her Crushed Dreams

What happens when a person who has never played a building sandbox game tries it for the first time? Reality happens. The harsh reality of human nature. You would think playing with friends in a creation game would be utopia, but in truth it's more like being stuck with people ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

ASK : A Question from the Bored Housewife

Dear Miss and Mrs. H, I love your blog! Its nice to get two completley different opinions on one subject. I have a couple questions for you both and then need some advice. Well I am a Housewife myself and have been married around 5 years. We don't have any children yet and h ...more

News : The Latest and Greatest Kinect Hacks

Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

How To : Create a neo sci-fi makeup look

In this how to video, learn how you can create a neo sci-fi look. This makeup tutorial uses the following products: Studio Fix Fluid Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Anastasia Brow Pencil Solar Riche Bronzer X Rocks Blush Urban Decay Primer Potion Bare Study Paint Pot Femmi Fi Ex ...more

News : Mad Cow Meat Joust

Build wooden horses for the boys to joust on. The horses are built from the shoulder up so they can be ridden low rider style, (and a fall won't totally take out a cast member. But if you feel like making scale wooden horses, be my guest.). The horses must have some sort of ha ...more

How To : 8 Cool Things You Can Do with Rocks

Are your paper clips, pushpins, and other metallic objects always in a disarray on your work desk or drawer? To organize them more efficiently and in a visually cool way, paint over medium-sized rocks with magnetic paint and then use its magnetic surface to keep clips and othe ...more

How To : Do Jem's Signature Pink Makeup Look for Halloween

Jem and the Holograms was one of the hottest cartoon series on TV back in the mid-'80s (though only for a brief time), and was recently given the big screen treatment with the feature film of the same name. While the film bombed at the box office (with good reason), your Hallo ...more

News : Chia Pets...on Acid

Remember Grandma-approved eco-friendly mud graffiti? London native Helen Nodding has taken a similar approach: non-destructive moss graffiti. Helen was inspired by the cold hard steel, glass, and concrete of the city: "I’m always cheered up when I see weeds pushing through a ...more

How To : 9 DIY Tricks for Cleaning Your Car

Ever see those cars so covered in dirt, dust, and grime that someone writes "Wash me" on it using their finger? Well, for those cars' sakes, as well as cases less extreme, a word of advice: procrastination is not a solution — it can only compound the problem. Self-cleaning car ...more

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