Varnishing

How To : Varnish wet plate Collodion images

This video shows the process of varnishing a black glass Ambrotype. Not a high "wow-factor" here, but some practical knowledge needed in the process. It's very important to varnish wet plate images as they damage and tarnish easily. Learn how to varnish Collodion pictures by w ...more

How To : Strip old paint and varnish

The hardest part of stripping off old paint and varnish is getting all of the residual residue out of the details such as the panels and the raised or indented parts of the piece you are working on. You can make the job a lot easier by using the right tools. Use a small bristl ...more

How To : Apply a varnish topcoat to furniture

Applying topcoat is the final step in successfully refinishing your furniture piece. Water-Based Polyurethane Topcoats are strong, durable and are favored because they dry crystal clear, allowing the beauty of the wood grain to show. However, classic varnishes and brush-appli ...more

News : Varnished Eggs

Hey!!!! This should include all the Jackass cast : Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Wee-Man, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey and Ryan Dunn Buy eggs and varnish them varnish them again varnish them AGAIN go to Bam Margera's house throw the ...more

How To : Bleach water stains from furniture

When restoring older wood furniture you will probably encounter dark rings and black spots, which are caused by water stains. Oxalic acid is a moderate bleach that will remove these stains even if they have penetrated the wood surface. Oxalic acid will also remove finish stain ...more

How To : Build a simple float frame for your painting

Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, whi ...more

News : Paper-made Girls

Korean artist Osang Gwon creates more than just alluring paper-made girls. Gwon has moved past traditional papercraft, taking volumes of photographs of his subjects and constructing sculptural forms from the carefully arranged 2D images. Gwon shows in galleries, and has done ...more

How To : Paint a pair of high heel shoes

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a pair of high heels with Anne. You will need: paints, varnishes, paintbrushes, pencils, pen, designs, scissors, sticky tape, and carbon paper. First you will need to paint both of your heels with a solid color, doing two base coats. Nex ...more

How To : Create a life-sized foam and clay automobile model

Getting bored, or need some sort of car that costs practically nothing? This three-part video tutorial will show you how to create a life-sized foam and clay automobile model. You'll learn how to build an automotive clay model. Why would you want to build an automotive clay mo ...more

How To : Make a ladybug out of gum paste

Ever wonder how the chefs on TV make those realistic looking cakes? Well, this tutorial will show you how to make an adorable looking ladybug for the top of your cake. In this two part video, you will learn how to make a shiny fondant (gum paste) ladybug with edible antennae. ...more

How To : Create a Hello Kitty nail paint design

This video by KlairedelysArt demonstrates to us how to create a Hello Kitty nail paint design. She does this design by first painting it on plastic using any household plastic bag. She clearly explains all of the supplies needed and the demonstration on how to paint the actual ...more

How To : Make a wooden children's jigsaw puzzle

Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids. First, start with a puzzle design phase, sketching, then painting most designs. Then, to make multiple wooden jigsaw puzzles, go ...more

How To : Hang a door properly

Hanging a door evenly isn't easy, and if you screw it up, you'll probably have to start over with a brand new door. Master this skill, however, and save a bundle in installation fees. You Will Need * A circular saw * A sanding block * Varnish * A combination square or ruler ...more

How To : Stain wood furniture

A good stain and varnish can add shine and luster to any piece of wood furniture. Check out these simple steps for staining wood. You will need a painter drop cloth, 2 or 3 1 inch foam brushes, fine grit sandpaper, tack cloth, couple of towels or rags, oil base wood stain and ...more

How To : Installl a stair handrail with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a handrail. Steps: 1 Stand 4-foot level on first step and hold it plumb. 2 Mark the level where it meets top of second step. 3 Calculate height of handrail and mounting brackets; mark bracket height on level. 4 Use ...more

How To : Paint bloody vampire inspired nails for Halloween

This video shows the viewer how to paint their nails to give them a blood stained look for Halloween. This is done by first putting a small amount of dark red nail varnish onto a sheet of paper. Then apply this in many coats to the nail using a foundation brush to give a layer ...more

How To : Build a Simple Bench from Reclaimed Wood

How to make a wooden bench from reclaimed wood. Recycled wood projects, whether it's from pallet wood or old fence palings, the end result can be fantastic! In this video l am using reclaimed hardwood fence palings to build a rustic wooden bench seat. Rustic wood furniture has ...more

How To : Paint furniture

With the economy as brutal as it is, more people than ever are focusing on fixing what they've got rather than building or buying new furniture and decor. And oftentimes, a fresh coat of paint is all that's needed to turn a yucky old chair your mom passed down to you into a da ...more

How To : Apply a silver glitter French manicure for parties

This video shows the viewer how to apply a silver glitter French manicure, a great party look. The creator suggests doing this by first covering the top third of the nails with clear nail varnish. She then dips the still wet nail into a tub of cheap glitter, standard glitter p ...more

How To : Create nail designs using nail art foils

In this video, viewers learn how to use foil to apply patterns on nails. Viewers learn how to create great metallic designs. Other nail art products can be used with the foil to create even more sparkly nails! This video lists all of the required materials. The materials requi ...more

How To : French tip your nails that look like flames

heartkayden demonstrates French tips with a newer and sexy flame effect. She leads you through the different steps perfectly starting off by applying a clear nail varnish as a base coat. Next she applies a thick layer of nail varnish, and then uses a toothpick to make the flam ...more

How To : Make a bowl from recycled paper

In this video, Liz Grotyohann demonstrates how to make decorative bowls from recycled paper. The materials required for the purpose a bowl shaped mold, a blender, a basin of water, a tray, a paper making tool, a sponge, some cloth and any kind of household waste paper like pap ...more

How To : Make a large beaded "rock star in love" necklace

In this video the demonstrator shows how to make an alternative style rock star bead necklace. She uses purple cording, pink round beads, and a pink and purple heart bead to construct this fun, original piece of jewelry. By using a headpin and pliers, she shows how to turn the ...more

HowTo : Ghoulishly Gruesome Organ Platter

Finally, just in time for Halloween, a HowTo that gets you closer to the God of disgustingly amazing, edible body parts, Thai artist-baker Kittiwat Unarrom. Unfortunately, Claire at Poopscape's dough organs aren't edible like Kittiwat's, but they do make a wonderfully dark cen ...more

How To : Create a festive red and white Christmas nail look

The holiday season is in full swing - are you prepared to look your most dazzling, from the tip of your bun to your toes? While you probably know you have to fix your hair and put on some bright and cheery makeup, have you thought about how you'll do your nails? Make your nai ...more

How To : Gild with faux gold

Learn the hand method for applying gold leaf gild to a solid surface such as wood, stone, or metal. • You will need imitation gold leaf, metal varnish, hot hide glue, gilder’s size and brick red synthetic enamel. • First apply the hide glue to the surface you wish to gild. • ...more

How To : Decorate a cardboard sun mirror

Decorate a Cardboard Sun Mirror- Acrylic Painting Project- Art and Craft Leona from Artists Resource demonstrates how to decorate a cardboard Sun Mirror. The items required are Marabu-Decorlack Acryl starter set of 6 acrylic gloss paints, a large sheet of cardboard, a ruler, a ...more

How To : Apply a classic bombshell drag queen makeup look

This makeup tutorial video will show you how you can apply a classic Bombshell look, which includes bold lips and neutral eyes. Most of the products used are from MAC Cosmetics. They include (in order of appearance): Painterly Paint Pot Ghettra Brush! (eek!) #224 Brush Brule ...more

How To : Chemically strip wood

Wood can be refinished by sanding off the old stain or paint but sanding runs the risk of removing fine details on the wood. Chemical strippers are the best to remove paint, varnish and shellac. Prepare the area on and around the project, strip, scrape and scrub. You might enc ...more

How To : Make a Stool from Recycled Wood.

How to make a stool from recycled wood. The rustic wooden stool l'm making in this video is dual purposed. Initially it's for a child but it can also be used as a step stool. I made this stool from hardwood fence palings but you could also use pallet wood. It's a very simple s ...more

How To : Make a mini cinnamon roll for a doll & a dollhouse

Mix cinnamon brown chalk powder and clear polymer clay and roll it out flat. Paint some more powder on the flat clay. You need quite a lot of powder to create brown rings later. Roll up the flat clay into a sausage shape. Cut slices of the long sausage and lay them on a wooden ...more

How To : Refinish the faceplate for an electric guitar

Make your electric guitar look precisely the way you want it! This video shows you how to sand down your guitar and then add your choice of varnish or finish to the neck and body. Restore a dinged and nicked guitar to rock star quality!

How To : Apply a desert resistant finish door

Outdoor finishes can be one of the trickiest types of wood finishes to master. Why? Because there is never a one size fits all solution. As woodworkers, we are used to dealing with the seasonal wood movement of our interior pieces. But when one of our creations is destined to ...more

How To : Chemically strip furniture or woodwork

Stripping furniture or woodwork can be like a treasure hunt, revealing a beautiful wood surface beneath old paint and varnish. An old finish can be removed mechanically using a sander, but you run the risk of sanding off fine detail and contours in the woodwork. Chemical strip ...more

How To : Build a Coffee Table

How to make a rustic coffee table from reclaimed pallet wood. My coffee table is a combination of pallet wood for the legs and frame, and an old painters plank for the top. The coffee table has a drawer which is perfect for the remote controls or the TV Guide. You could even u ...more

How To : Build an Awesome Grind Box!

How to build a really easy, but AWESOME Grind Box.! A grind box, or a skate box is a must for any skater. The grind box in this video is not only very easy to build but it can be made in under a day and with minimal tools. This grind box also has wheels that makes it incredibl ...more

How To : Make an Awesome Set of Side Tables!

How to make a set of Rustic Bedside Tables from Pallet Wood! Pallets are a great source of recycled wood and are perfect for this project. I decided to make the bedside tables to replace the dodgy ones that l currently have and also to add to my ever expanding pallet wood furn ...more

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