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    How to Prime a Support

    h4. Gesso Preparation It is recommended to gesso unprimed canvas after it has been already mounted on the stretchers. Acrylic Gesso can be applied with a wide 3" Gesso brush. No preliminary sizing or sealing is technically necessary. The significant ingredient of Acrylic Gesso is the acrylic polymer emulsion. This contributes to the sealing of the canvas fibers (replacing the need ...
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    How to Make your Own Envelopes

    h4. Make your own templates for envelopes, and convert sheet paper to stationery! 1. Carefully disassemble and flatten a store-bought envelope of any mailable size. 2. Trace the outline onto card stock. 3. Cut out the template with a sharp craft knife with a #11 blade. 4. Trace the template shape onto any exotic artists' paper, and cut out with your ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Relationship Building and Success

    ArtBistro Podcast: Relationship Building and Success
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #76* Keith Ferrazzi Relationships are the key to success in any venture. As artists, it's critical that we be cultivating our relationships with others in our field. In this podcast, Keith Ferrazzi discusses some fundamentals of successful relationship building. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    ArtBistro Member Websites

    This listing is for ArtBistro members who run and maintain their own personal websites. - Want to get linked? Email: info@artbistro.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to ArtBistro on your site. ArtBistro Graphic Designers • autumnpeak • blakkwolfe • fcuisine • imagotejidos • intriguingdesignbynicole • ptt151 • resonategraphics.com • sarahpaolucci.com • viperimatye ...
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    The Printmaking Process - What is an Intaglio, Anyway?

    Printmaking is any process by which multiple works of art are mechanically produced from a master template. All printing processes used by artists were at one time, or still may be currently used also for commercial mass printing. Some, like relief printing, survive in the form of rubber stamps. Etching is still practiced on a commercial scale for its intrinsic look ...
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    Principles of Design

    Create a new folder in your Documents named Principles. *+RHYTHM+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Create a new file by selecting File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. Use the Preset: 800x600. 4. Select the landscape button. 5. Select the Advanced Options and set the Colorspace to RGB color. 6. Fill with: White. (You will repeat these settings for every new file you create.) 7. ...
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    Interview: John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky

    Interview: John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. John Winsor In this interview, John Winsor of Crispin, Porter + Bogusky shares his insight on career and creating. John is the author of Spark and Beyond The Brand. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits]
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Rhythm Has Your Creativity Got It?

    ArtBistro Podcast: Rhythm Has Your Creativity Got It?
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #71* Rhythm Rhythm is critical to the creative process. When we treat ourselves like machines, we will find that our capacity to create is diminished, but when we cultivate a sense of rhythm we will increase our long-term creative viability. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Improvisation and Creativity

    ArtBistro Podcast: Improvisation and Creativity
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #61* Stephen Nachmanovitch Related Links Related article: Illustrator Penelope Dullaghan Demonstrates Color Play Do you want to be an artist or designer? Check out your options. Are you looking for a scholarship? Click here Stephen Nachmanovitch is a brilliant musician and thinker. His insights on improvisation and life have radically impacted our thinking at Accidental Creative and offer ...
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    Interview with Peter Block

    Interview with Peter Block
    ArtBistro Podcast: #99 Interview with Peter Block Peter Block is a man who wears many hats. He is an internationally coveted speaker, a consultant to the biggest corporations in the world, and a best-selling author. Lately he's also been making a name for himself as a citizen by facilitating conversations within communities. In this interview, Peter discusses uncovering and acting ...
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    Archival Mounting Products

    Linen tape is the most common product for archivally mounting works on paper, though Lineco also makes a paper tape for the same purpose. The original version of mounting tape has a water-activated adhesive that must be moistened to make it stick. A self-adhesive alternative has also been developed. Framer’s corners are archival plastic film triangles that work like oversized ...
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    GUIDE: How Do I Create an Original Banner?

    *+PART 1: OPEN A NEW THE GIMP FILE:+* 1. Open The Gimp 2. Go to File>New (Ctrl+N) 3. Preset: Web banner huge 728x90 4. Under the Advanced Options set: p((. • Resolution: 72 pixels/inch p((. • Mode: RGB color p((. • Select Contents: White 5. Click OK. 6. File>Save As… (Shift+Ctrl+S) and name the file “banner.xcf” into your Documents>originals folder. [widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] ...
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    What is software piracy?

    There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work. h4. Effects of Software Piracy When software is pirated, consumers, software developers, and resellers are harmed. Software piracy increases the risk consumer's computers will be corrupted by defective software and infected with viruses. Those who provide defective ...
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    How Does Podcasting Work?

    It has been said that in October of 2004 a Google search returned less than 6,000 results for the term "podcasting". Today, a similar search yields more than 857,000 results. Like the blogging phenomenon, podcasting has come out of nowhere and attracted an enthusiastic following. While some traditional radio talk shows have begun providing podcasts of their regularly-scheduled broadcasts, the bulk ...
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    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz
    ArtBistro created the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ? quiz to help you learn more about all the winter holidays. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why do we hang ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Burnout and Pacing

    ArtBistro Podcast: Burnout and Pacing
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Burnout and Pacing As those required to "create-on-demand" it can be difficult to maintain anything resembling a healthy "pace" in our lives. Sometimes it can feel like we're hitting the same note over-and-over again and our RPM's are constantly *revved to the max.* We must learn PACE if we want to keep our creative edge. Right-click ...
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    LedgerLink created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) ...
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    How to Work with Spray Adhesive

    Working with spray adhesive can be tricky and as we all know, very messy. Here are some helpful tips and techniques from the 3M Corporation that will make using spray adhesive easier, cleaner and enable you to get the most out of the product. 3M Super 77 Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive is one of the most useful and versatile tools for home ...
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    Links for Artists

    These links are provided as a resource for showing your work, scholarships, grants, residencies, and other organizations to help artists. Want to get linked? Email: info@artbistro.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to ArtBistro on your site. Are you a member and want to post your personal site? click here. Art Organizations • ...
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    Partner with ArtBistro

    Would you or your organization like to have a permanent link to ArtBistro? Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about ArtBistro. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. ArtBistro is now offering all art and ...
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