Seeing as record players are getting harder to find, here's something useful to do with your records, turn them into serving dishes! What you need to do is get some tin foil, oven safe dishes and of course records. Two different types of dishes can be made, a shallow plate-like dish and deeper bowl-like dish. For the shallow one use a cake pan for its form, you'll need a glass jar or an empty tin can for the other one. Start off by setting your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 177 degrees Ce...
So, AOL might not be mailing as many internet CDs as they did in the past, but chances are you have a few of those junk discs lying around. Chances are you have tons of junk CDs and DVDs laying around, not necessarily from AOL. And now... it's time to turn them into something useful, or at least fun! Kipkay shows you how to build a mini-disco ball from those recycled discs, with scissors, hot glue and a styrofoam ball also needed.
We love it when everyday material is used in a new and unexpected application. Cardboard is something most of us take completely for granted. We need it when we're moving, and that's about it. When Frank Gehry created the cardboard chair in 1972, he blew the minds of both the furniture and the design world. So strong. So durable. So fluid.
Carved wood figures always present an aura of mystery. From the fearsome tribal masks of Africa to the towering totems of British Columbia, indigenous peoples have long created wooden guardians to channel their spirits and protect their peoples. Puppets can even move like us, mock us, or in the case of Pinocchio, come alive. Be careful wood carvers, for in your hands you possess the power of the gods, the power to create, the power to give life, and hopefully the power to make a cool sculptur...
In this two part video you'll learn the complete process for casting duplicates of a miniature figure. How to make the rubber mold in two parts and how to cast the miniature duplicate. A two part mold is the kind of rubber mold you make for complex minis like figures, warriors, wizards, dwarves etc. You'll learn everything you need, and exactly what to do to duplicate your own miniature fantasy characters.
Use alginate to make a mold and cast of an arm. Watch this video for a detailed list of needed ingredients and step by step instructions on how to do it yourself. This is a good technique for sculpture or special effects.
This is a video sculpting tutorial on how to make a polymer clay newborn baby. Follow along with the step by step visuals and see the baby's features take shape. Learn how to sculpt a baby statue out of polymer clay by watching this instructional video.
Amazing sculptures by Peter Schuyff. Don't know about you, but they've inspired me to check out some wood carving tutorials.
Dalton Ghetti has been carving teeny, tiny pencil tip sculptures for 25 years. Mr. Ghetti, who owns about as many possessions as a monk, is aware how unusual his craft is. He started carving tree bark when he was a child and experimented with everything from soap to chalk before settling on graphite. It's second nature now, and for 90 percent of his work, all he needs is a sewing needle, a razor blade and a carpenter's or No. 2 pencil.
Learn how to make a mold of a face using Alja-Safe alginate. This is a great sculptural technique for casting faces!
Tom Friedman. One of my very favorite contemporary artists. Friedman injects the wonder into the humdrum. He creates magic from the unsuspected with his incredible sculptures assembled from simple, everyday materials. His materials have included: toilet paper, drinking straws, construction paper, masking tape, toothpicks, bubblegum, spaghetti, toothpaste, soap powder, sugar cubes.
Love animals? Why not try making this fun dolphin sculpture! Part 1 of 13 - How to Sculpt dolphins in clay.
Here is the first attempt to make a scorpion on video using copper wire bending.
How to cast resin copies in RTV silicone molds.
Check out these videos to learn how to cast simple polyurethane molds to for use in model-making, film special effects, fine art, and craft applications. This video does not cover making molds just casting in polyurethane.
Hold the repulsion- we're talking art, not lice. Seattle artist Adrienne Antonson makes tiny insect sculptures with recycled human hair and glue, and they're pretty spectacular.
Car-part sculptor James Corbett can do things with an automobile that would make a Transformer blush! We call him the Rodin of the Hot Rod. The gallery below should give you an idea as to why.
Mosaics are a cool type of art. You can use mosaics to liven up your home or garden and they are cheap and fun to make. Check out this video for tips and instructions for making mosaics.
Amazing work by artist Walee for BEAUX ARTS Magazine. Photoshop tricks? Photograph manipulation? Papercraft sculpting?
Had enough of cookie-cutter cookie cutters? Make your own! It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this DIY guide from Threadbanger can present a complete overview of the process in about three minutes' time. For complete instructions, and to get started a-makin' your own cookie cutters, watch this video guide.
Wow, forget treehouse-lust, I want my own Patrick Dougherty human-sized twig-nest. According to Dougherty's site, he has built over 200 sculptures all over the world to date, beginning in 1982. Dougherty uses primitive building techniques to create his tree sapling structures.
Jorge Benlloch shows you in this series of videos how to sculpt a human figure. The instruction is step by step and easy to follow.
Dutch artist Theo Jansen creates incredible kinetic, wind powered sculptures, resembling the skeletons of ambiguous beasts.
This video tutorial is a quick run-through on the process used to make a plaster mold from a skull, and then a couple casts from it.
Attention aspiring horror movie makers! Have an interest in making fake heads to use as your gory extras? BITY Mold Supply has supplied the world with this great tutorial on how to cast a silicone head or face from Gel-10 and Polyfoam. In the later half of this video, BITY lends great tips on how to paint your finished silicone face for a realistic look.
Learn how to make a silicone rubber mold.
Check out this video to learn how to make a professional epoxy fiberglass layup and epoxy laminating systems. This process is ideal for working on larger projects, a typical 'fiberglass layup' is a popular process for those who need a large, strong, and lightweight tool.This process can be used in automotive, mechanical, fine art and film special effects uses.
Spice up your next party with some unique party dishes, and we're not talking about food here, we're talking about the actual dishes, specifically bowls. But not just any bowls, vinyl bowls, made from authentic vinyl records. The steps are simple: melt the vinyl record in the oven, then take it out and mold it (safely) into a plastic bowl. Change the shape up each time!
This video demonstrates how to use Encapso K to create a lasting faux ice display. Encapso K is a soft, clear silicone rubber that perfectly simulates water. Learn how to sculpt mock ice for a beer bottle sculpture.
This video illustrates in great detail how to create a perfect urethane rubber mold. Urethane Rubber molds are widely used when a flexible mold material is required and a more expensive or less abrasion-resistant silicone rubber is not desired. However, their use requires careful application of release agents. This process can be used in automotive, mechanical, fine art and film special effects uses.
As a protest to American consumerism, NYC artist Jeremy Dean converted a Hummer H2 into a horse-drawn carriage "to show just how screwed and unsustainable the auto industry has become." Dean believes the gas guzzling SUV is the epitome of everything that is wrong with American consumerism. Whatever your political opinion may be, Dean's conversion is pretty striking.
This video segment will show you a few of the many ways to make mold boxes or containers. Build a mold box of silicone or urethane.
Artists have represented humans in their work for thousands of years, and Michelangelo's "David" is one of the most important artistic studies of the human form. Explore the proportions, style, and detail used in this classic marble sculpture. Analyze Michelangelo's David.
Everyone loves that big green ogre, and with the new release of Shrek 4 upon us, why not make some art to commemorate the occasion?
This video sculpting tutorial shows a high speed version of the process for building a pig out of clay. Beginning with an aluminum foil skeleton, pink polymer clay is slowly added on, molded, and finished to create a realistic looking pig. Watch this video sculpting tutorial and learn how to make a pig figurine out of polymer clay.
Make your own bird bath from clay, sculpting the slabs and firing it water tight for the summer; learn to sculpt a bird bath from clay in this free video art lesson.
Looking for a fun sculpture project? Why not make your self a cat! In this free online art lesson on video, learn how to make a clay cat sculpture from expert Jorge Benlloch, including tips on shape, details, tools and more.
Would you glue fly legs to your eyelids? More or less stomach churning than gluing your eyelids to your...eyelids? (Shudder.)
This video teaches the secrets to sharpen a convex wood carving knife in simple steps. First find out how dull your knife is by cutting a paper or shaving hair on you hands. Now take a sand paper attached to a pad and start sharpening the ends by applying less pressure. Now try the sharpness of the knife, it will be better. Now take a double sided strop with sharpening compound and start rubbing the knife edge. After sharpening try the knife again, it should be good enough.
Interested in making a rabbit sculpture? Get step-by-step instructions for sculpting a bunny rabbit with expert sculpture tips in this free art lesson video series.