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How To Make Homemade Stickers

How to make stickers that adhere safely to all surfaces. They're easy and inexpensive - fun for all ages! Great for gifts or just for fun. Anyone can make homemade stickers; all you need is a little patience and creativity. These stickers are easy to make and will adhere to and pull safely off any surface. They are great for people of all ages!

What you'll need: Little squirt bottles of fabric paint (like Tulip brand or something similar that you can find in the craft section of almost any store) and a mirror or the lid to a plastic container to work on.

Four easy steps:

1) Take the paint and make a design or drawing, like a name or flower, heart, or star, on the mirror directly. (Here is where you can paint on the plastic lid instead, if you don't want to work on the mirror.)

2) Let the paint dry for 24 hours or until it isn't soft to touch or press down. The more paint you use, the longer it will have to dry.

3) After it is dry, peel back the paint and the design will come cleanly off the glass or plastic surface. Make sure to take your time so as not to rip the design in pieces. The paint will feel just like thin rubber and is very easy to tear.

4) Rub a little bit of water on the back of the sticker so it will be able to adhere to another surface. Place it anywhere on the mirror or any other surface.

The rubber-like designs are reusable as long as you make sure and pull them off carefully. These are clean and easy to use on any surface; you never have to worry about these stickers leaving permanent marks or residue. Just make sure not to rip the paint each time you remove and relocate it. It's a great idea for kids' birthday presents or just an activity for them to do to pass the time. Kids of all ages, even college students, may like to use these to decorate their rooms. Make sure to get bright colors to spruce up any room!! They look like puffy stickers, but are not nearly as expensive.

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 of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.

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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