How to salt‐speckle paper

How to salt‐speckle paper

There’s a very cool image making the rounds on Pinterest, from a blog called Chalk In My Pocket. It’s made using watercolour paint, glue and salt, and involves squirting, painting and sprinkling with the kind of freedom that kids love. It also makes you want to try it out yourself. While I’ve explored salt paintings before, adding glue, which acts as a resist, creates wonderful texture. And isolating small areas by cutting out shapes, opens up all sorts of possibilities.

Materials

  • watercolour paper
  • watercolour paints
  • paint brushes
  • Elmers Clear or Blue School Glue Gel
  • salt
  • circle punch

How to salt‐speckle paper

Instructions

I was unable to track down Elmer’s Blue School Gel locally, so I settled for the clear one. I’m not sure if the blue one reacts differently with the paint, or simply acts as a barrier like this clear one, but either way, wonderful textures are created. Whether you use pan, tube, or liquid watercolour paints, remember to vary the intensity of the colour for more interesting results.

1. Drizzle and squirt some glue onto a sheet of watercolour paper. Allow to dry overnight.

How to salt‐speckle paper

2. Paint over the dried glue with watercolour paints. Sprinkle salt on sections of the painting while it is still wet. Once it dries, you’ll notice how the salt absorbs the surrounding water and pushes the pigment away, leaving behind a white, speckled effect.

How to salt‐speckle paper

3. Once the paint has dried, use a cloth or dry sponge to gently remove the salt. Notice all the great textures that have been created.

How to salt‐speckle paper

4. Using a circle punch, cut out as many circles as you can. We used a one inch punch, but any size will work. Hang on to them for next week’s project!

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Pink Tulip

Learn to paint a pretty pink tulip.

Instructor: Louise Jackson

Skill Level: Beginner

Duration: 1 hr 25 mins

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This simple tulip painting with its faux mat is perfect for the beginner painter but even more advanced painters will learn new techniques when taking this course.

Louise will walk you step-by-step through the painting process showing you how to paint each petal, stem, and leaf.

You’ll also learn a fun technique for creating a colorful salt-speckled pastel-colored border around the tulip which serves as a mat.

In this video lesson you will learn how to:

  • control the water and color
  • create value changes by blending colors
  • create a multi-colored faux mat using your paints
  • sprinkle salt over wet paint to create fun speckles

When you have finished this painting class you will have a pretty painting to hang on your wall, to give as a gift, or to sell.

What can I expect in this video lesson?

Louise’s calm teaching style will allow you to relax and enjoy your painting journey. She’ll share over 50 years of painting experience with you giving detailed explanations of each step of the painting process.

Louise paints at a pace that is easy to follow so you can paint right along with her. She’ll show you how to paint every detail of this painting. You can start and stop the video as often as needed, rewinding and fast-forwarding as need.

All of Louise’s paintings can be created using either watercolors or acrylics and she’ll share tips for painting with both.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

How to Make a Paper Cube

Paper cubes are great to use in art projects or for decoration. There are several ways you can make a paper cube. Folding several pieces of origami paper together is one of the most popular. You can also create a paper cube by drawing and cutting out a template from a single sheet of paper and then gluing it into the shape of a cube.

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Edit Folding an Origami Cube

  1. Find 6 sheets of origami paper. If you want to make a larger or smaller cube, just use larger or smaller square sheets of paper. If you don’t have origami paper, you can also use regular copy paper that’s been cut into squares. [1]

How to salt‐speckle paper

  • You can find origami paper at most craft stores or online.
  • Select 3 or more colors to create interesting designs.
  • Fold 1 sheet of paper in half and open it back up. Grab 1 edge of the sheet of paper and pull it toward the opposite edge. Carefully align the 2 edges together and then press down on the paper to make a fold. Once you’ve completed the fold, reopen the folded paper. [2]

    Divide the sheet of paper into fourths by folding the 2 halves in half. After you reopen the folded sheet of paper, you’ll see a crease in its center. Position the crease so that it’s perpendicular to the edge of the table. Then, fold each of the 2 halves in half by bringing the edges to the center crease. [3]

    Bring the bottom left corner to the right edge. Flip the folded paper over. Position the paper so that the center opening is facing the table. Keep the center crease perpendicular to the edge of the table. Then, fold the bottom left corner up to the middle of the paper’s right edge. Align the bottom edge of the paper with the right edge and crease it. [4]

    Take the top right corner over to the left side of the paper. Fold the top right corner over to the corner made by the left edge and the folded bottom half. The folded paper should now be shaped like a parallelogram. [5]

    Fold the top corner down and over to the right corner. This move will fold the top-half triangle in half. Crease the folded edge tightly. [6]

    Move the bottom corner up and to the left. Fold the bottom-half triangle in half just like you did with the top-half triangle. Once you crease the fold tightly, you’ll end up with a small square shape. [7]

    • It’s okay if the corners of the folded square pop back up.
  • Repeat all the above steps with the 5 other sheets of paper. Start by folding each sheet of paper in half. Then, continue making the folds until you end up with a small folded square. [8]

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    • Bend the flaps if you need to fit them into the center fold.
  • Edit Cutting a Cube out of a Sheet of Paper

    1. Use a ruler and pencil to mark a rectangle. To make a cube, use a sheet of paper that is at least in length and in width. To make a smaller or larger cube, start with rectangle with a length to width ratio of 4:1. [10]

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    • For example, if you want to make a cube with sides that are in size, draw a rectangle to begin.
    • Construction paper is the best type of paper to use when making this type of paper cube, but you can also use standard copy paper.
  • Divide the rectangle into 4 squares. Use your ruler to measure down from the top of the rectangle. Then, draw a horizontal line across the rectangle to make the first square. Make 2 other horizontal lines to make the other 3 squares. [11]

    Draw a square to the right of the rectangle from its top. Extend the top 2 horizontal lines across the rectangle to the rectangle’s right. Then, draw a straight line connecting the ends of the 2 lines to make a square. [12]

    Make a square on the left side of the rectangle. Draw the square immediately to the left of the second square from the bottom of the rectangle. This square’s top line should be level with the bottom line of the square to the rectangle’s right. [13]

    Add flaps to your template. To make a flap, use your ruler and pencil to draw 2 lines that stretch from a square’s 2 corners inward at a 45-degree angle, toward one another. Then, connect the ends of the 2 lines with another line. Add flaps to the right side of the 3 top squares, the bottom side of the bottom square, the top and bottom of the square on the left side, and the left side of the top square. [14]

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    • You should cut out the template in 1 piece.
  • Fold the template along the lines you drew. Fold each flap inward carefully so that its crease makes an even line. Then, fold the template along the lines separating the squares. Be sure to press each fold tightly to make a crisp crease. [16]

    Add glue to each flap as you put the cube together. Hold the glued flap tightly against the corresponding side for several seconds. Once you’ve folded and glued the sides into a cube, leave the cube alone for several minutes to give it time to dry. [17]

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    In the last years, a lot of literature has provided considerable support for multilabel classification in machine learning. It means that each sample or instance belongs to more than one class label simultaneously. Therefore, it represents complex objects that have multiple meanings. It helps in capturing more information by labeling some basic and hidden patterns. In this respect, multilabel classification is very useful in medical data analysis. It addresses the problem of diagnosis, surgery, anatomy, disease progress, analysis, and teaching purposes in medicine. There are many patients have many diseases at the same time, maybe in the same organ, such as ocular diseases. On the other side, the multilabel classification is a challenging issue by nature. This is due to high dimensionality, sparseness, and imbalance of available data. Some problems with labels are raised, such as label dependency, locality, interlabel diversity, and similarity.

    Therefore, our survey introduces significant topics of the multilabel classification in medical image analysis field. Notably, most of the literature did not show how multilabel classification affect the medical image analysis. In this chapter, we presented the different examples of medical image classification by the multilabel methods. We present the detailed analysis and discussions of the literature findings. The performance of the methods is compared on five publicly available data sets such as yeast, scene, genebase, corel5k and BibTex of multilabel classification using famous measures. Moreover, we intend to give the researcher a computer-aided CAD system framework for the existing multilabel classification research.

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    Learn how to paint a gorgeous Purple Iris using watercolors or acrylics with master decorative artist Louise Jackson.
    As a bonus, you’ll also get a downloadable and printable painting packet so that you can create another beautiful iris painting.

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    Purple Iris

    Learn to paint a Purple Iris.

    Instructor: Louise Jackson

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Duration: 3 hr 26 mins

    Purple Iris Online Painting Class

    This single iris with it’s uniquely shaped petals is incredibly dramatic in its simplicity. You will learn how to create a variety of petal shapes, adding highlights and shadows in all the right places.

    This 3 1/2 hour-long course is jam-packed with tips and tricks for making your painting look as stunning as the original.

    In this video lesson you will learn how to create:

    • a variety of petal shapes
    • shadows and highlights
    • rounded stems and curved leaves
    • a salt-speckled background
    • plus you’ll learn how to paint over the edge of your design or on a mat

    When you have finished this painting class you will have an amazing painting to hang on your wall, to give as a gift, or to sell.

    What can I expect in this video lesson?

    Louise’s calm teaching style will allow you to relax and enjoy your painting journey. She’ll share over 50 years of painting experience with you giving detailed explanations of each step of the painting process.

    Louise paints at a pace that is easy to follow so you can paint right along with her. She’ll show you how to paint every detail of this painting including every petal and leaf. You can start and stop the video as often as needed, rewinding and fast-forwarding as need.

    All of Louise’s paintings can be created using either watercolors or acrylics and she’ll share tips for painting with both.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    How to Fold a Fortune Teller

    Making a fortune teller is one of the best ways to entertain your friends. All you need is a piece of paper and a marker to create a fun game you can play anywhere, anytime. Fill the inside with fortunes that your friends can pick so you can “predict” their future. Once they pick a fortune, read it out loud so everyone can hear it. Once you make one fortune teller, you’ll want to keep making more with different things written inside!

    Edit Steps

    Edit Folding the Fortune Teller

    1. Crease a square piece of paper diagonally from each corner. Fold the top right corner to touch the bottom left corner. Crease the fold with your finger and then unfold it so your sheet is flat again. Then take the top left corner and fold it over to the bottom right corner. Crease the fold with your fingernail before unfolding it again. [1]

    • If you’re using a piece of rectangular paper, you can cut it into a square. Fold one corner over to the adjacent side. Use scissors to cut off the small rectangle. What remains is a square-shaped piece of paper.
  • Fold the paper in half from each side. Bring the top edge of the paper to the bottom edge and crease the fold. Unfold the paper so it’s flat again and rotate it by 90 degrees. Fold the new top edge of the paper to the bottom to crease it and then flatten it out again. Your paper will have 4 lines intersecting in the middle. [2]

    • Make sure you’re always folding in the same direction or else your fortune teller won’t form correctly.
  • Bring the corners to the center of the paper. Start with one of the bottom corners and fold it into the middle of the paper where the creases intersect. Press down on the fold with a fingernail so it stays in place. Turn your paper 90 degrees and fold the other bottom corner toward the center. Keep rotating and folding your paper until you’ve made a smaller square containing 4 triangles. [3]

    • If the paper doesn’t stay in place when you press it with your fingernail, then use the edge of a spoon or knife.
  • Flip the paper over and fold each corner to the center again. Turn your paper over to the other side so you don’t see the folds. Grab one of the corners and fold it toward the middle where the creases intersect. Press down on the fold with your finger. Rotate the paper and fold each corner to the middle of the paper until you’ve made a smaller square. [4]

    Edit Filling in the Fortunes

    1. Put numbers in ascending order on the triangles. Start with the number 1 in the smaller top left triangle on the fortune teller. Write the numbers in ascending order clockwise around the triangles. End with the number 8 in the last triangle on the left side of the fortune teller. [5]

    How to salt‐speckle paper

    • Each of the smaller triangles will be on half of a larger triangle. If you want to separate them, draw a line along the crease between them.
  • Write the fortunes underneath the flaps. Open up the triangles labeled 1 and 2 and write a short fortune underneath each number. Keep the fortune 1 sentence long and use small handwriting so it fits in the space. You can make your fortunes bad or good if you want. Repeat the process under the flap for each number so you have 8 different fortunes in all. Close the flaps once you’ve written all the fortunes. [6]

    • Draw a line along the creases if you want to tell your fortunes apart easily.
  • Flip the fortune teller over and color the squares. Turn your paper over so the 4 small squares are face up. You can use any colors you want as long as each square on the fortune teller is different. Let the marker dry completely before you use your fortune teller. [7]

    • If you don’t have colored markers, you can write the name of the color on the squares instead.
  • Edit Playing with the Fortune Teller

    1. Fold the fortune teller in half so the squares are on the outside. Flip your fortune teller over so the numbers are face up. Fold the top edge of the fortune teller down to the bottom edge so 2 of your colored squares are on top. [8]

    Slide your fingers underneath the squares to operate the fortune teller. Lift up the squares slightly so that you can fit your thumbs under the bottom two squares and your index fingers under the top two. With your fingers under the squares, press the corners toward the center of the fortune teller so each square forms a cone shape. The four corners will meet in the middle of the fortune teller. [9]

    • Be careful while you’re folding the fortune teller up since it could crease or rip in the wrong place.
  • Pick a color and spell it out while opening and closing the fortune teller. Select a color square on top of the fortune teller. Once you pick a color, spell it out loud and open the fortune teller with each letter. Alternate the direction you open the fortune teller from top to bottom or side to side. When you reach the last letter, leave the fortune teller open. [10]

    • For example, if you chose the color red, you’d say “R” and open the fortune teller one direction. Then, you’d say “E” and open it the other way. Finally, you’d say “D” and open it in the other direction one more time.
  • Choose a number and count it out. When the fortune teller is open, look inside to see 4 numbers inside. Select one of the numbers and count it out with your fortune teller, alternating the direction you open it each time. Once you’re finished counting, leave the fortune teller open in that position. [11]

    • If you picked an even number, the fortune teller will end in the same position. If you picked an odd number, you’ll see new numbers to choose from.
  • Pick another number to reveal your fortune. Choose a number inside the fortune teller to select your fortune. Take your fingers out from the bottom and lift the flap for the number you picked. Read the fortune out loud so your friends can hear it. [12]

    • Keep playing the fortune teller until you reveal all of the fortunes.
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