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    How To Make Bubble Prints

    I recently discovered bubble printing and it has quickly become my favourite way to create interesting textures. These bubble textures can be used in so many design projects, you can use them as wrapping paper or turn them into envelopes like I have done. You will need Washing up liquidArylic paintStrawsPaper Instructions Start off by squeezing paint into a small container. I found using a low bowl works better, it means the bubbles don’t need to be so big for you to get a good print. I’m using Liquitex heavy body paint but any sort of acrylic paint will work for this. Then add in water and washing up liquid.…

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    How To Make A Mini Photo Album

    A few weeks ago on my 4 Ideas For Instagram Photos post I promised to do a full tutorial for the mini photo album and here it is! One thing you should note is that I designed this book to be the right size for the photos I had (which was 2.5 inch square). If you have photos at a different size you can easily change the book to fit your photos or print your photos off in a size that will fit this book. HOW TO MAKE A MINI PHOTO ALBUM You will need: You will also need a ruler, a pencil and an x-acto knife. Somehow I managed to forget…

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    Building Cheap Storage Using Foamboard

    So it turns out when you do Graphic Design at college you need to buy lots of art supplies. I’m not even joking the list of stuff I needed to buy was the length of my arm. However this means I now have lots and lots of art supplies and no space for them. I could quite easily make more space if I sacrificed some of my books but I’m not doing that, so instead I decided to find a way of making drawers that would find in the little space I had left under my desk. This was the result. So the first thing I learned when doing this…

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    How to Make Marbled Paper

    Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. This technique is normally done with kids but considering the amount of mess I managed to make I wouldn’t recommend it. This paper marbling technique is really easy to do and you’ll get some interesting pages as a result. These could be used in other art projects or you could even use them as envelopes or wrapping paper. YOU WILL NEED: How: This technique is lots of fun. You could spend hours and hours trying out different paint combinations and different types of paper. I really enjoyed dipping coloured sheets…