Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Little Friend

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Macro Lens Hack for iPhone

No I didn’t think of this myself, I saw it somewhere but I can’t remember where. Maybe one of your blogs. If so thanks, it’s cool to play with.

Take a laser pointer light thingy and remove the lens. The lens on mine was very small. I would like to find a larger one. You will need tape and a bobby pin. Use the bobby pin to hold the lens in place over your phone’s camera lens and tape over the bobby pin.

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This is a piece of cloth that I was working with and below is a macro of it.
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The skin on my finger, I obviously need lotion!
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I did find it extremely difficult to hold this still enough to get a good image. Go ahead play around and show us what you get.

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A Perfectly Feathered Nest

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Paint a leaf with colors of your choice.

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Press the leaf onto the paper.
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Gage it to see if you will have the right shape.

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With more water manipulate the paint into the leaf shape on whatever parts did not transfer. You will get a softer more dreamy effect this way.

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Add stems and little dots and specks of color like you normally find on leaves.

Melting Crayons Art

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This was a lot of fun although at first I was completely uninspired and didn’t really want to make it. So first I used water-based dye to spray onto the canvas. I tried several different colors and let them all dry in the sun. Then after using a heat gun to melt the crayons about in different places I still wasn’t feeling it. Then all of a sudden I saw fish! So then I went to the bottom of the canvas with a lot of green crayons, melted them then used a plastic knife to start scraping through it to make sea grass and plants. Then I added some magazine cut outs of fish and shells and now I love it! Give it a try and see what you can come up with.