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How To Make A Scarecrow

Information on how to make a scarecrow which includes clothing to use, how to stuff scarecrow and ways to decorate with a scarecrow. Scarecrows make a great decoration for your lawn in the fall. Scarecrows are fun to make, and the whole family can join in on creating it.

To make a scarecrow you first need to look around your house for any clothes that you don’t want or use anymore. The types of clothing used for scarecrows can be jeans, skirts, overalls or flannel shirts. Don’t limit your clothing choices to these. The clothing can be pretty much anything you choose to dress your scarecrow up in. Patches can be added to jeans and overalls to give them a more of a country look. You can also look for hats which can be straw hats or even men's caps. These hats can be used to decorate the scarecrow too.

You can make the scarecrow’s head from such items as a garbage bag, a pumpkin, a piece of fabric or a piece of a panty hose. To put the face on the scarecrow’s head you could draw the face on with a permanent marker, use buttons for the eyes, the face pieces could be cut out from felt then glued on the head and you could even sew the face on the head.

To make the scarecrow's body fill out you will need to stuff the clothes the scarecrow will be wearing with dry straw or hay. Don’t use wet straw or hay since when wet they can mold. After you're done stuffing the scarecrow’s head and the clothing for the scarecrow's body you can proceed to put the scarecrow together.

You can make a cross by hammering two pieces of wood together to form a cross shape. Doing this you will be able to put the scarecrow in a standing

position. You can even put the scarecrow in a sitting position by placing the scarecrow on a chair or lawn chair. If you want you can make up a whole family of scarecrows. You can do this by using some of your children’s old clothes for the scarecrow’s body or you can buy some clothes from a thrift store.

You can also make a simple ghost scarecrow. This can be done by usine a flat white sheet or a large piece of white fabric. You can either stuff a part of the sheet for the ghost's head or you can use a ball like a basketball for the head by placing the basketball inside the sheet then typing it off with a sting so the rest of the sheet flows like a ghost. You can then proceed to draw the ghost's face using a permanent black marker. After this is all done the ghost can be hung up on a piece of wood placed upright on your lawn.

There are other items that can be added around the scarecrow to add to your decorating. You could place corn stalks, jack-o’-lanterns or plain pumpkins around the scarecrow for an added touch to the decorating. Bales of hay could be used to give your decorating that country touch. You could also just stuff some of the Halloween

trash bags with the leaves after you get done raking them up. These bags could then be used to decorate around the scarecrow. There can also be small ghosts made up with small scrapes from a white sheet or pieces of white fabric. These ghosts can then be hung around the scarecrow or even hung in the trees that are around the front of your house.

Making a scarecrow is a great way to use your imagination and scarecrow's can also make a great decoration for your front lawn in the fall.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art Prints – How are they made?

Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

First thing – Photo Size

If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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