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Where are all the Zine-sters?

I've been working on a few different zines myself, but I'd love to find more zine community online. What are some of the best sites, communities, blogs, Tumblrs, Twitter accounts, for getting into zine communities? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on May 2, 2014 - 7 answers

I need to find a substance with the following physical properties:

I need to find a substance that is : a) transparent over the visible or infrared, b) melts between 10 and 100 degrees C c) has modest freeze/melt expansion e)is at least a bit volatile in the liquid phase. [more inside]
posted by Nish ton on Dec 11, 2013 - 9 answers

I need to buy or rent a record lathe, please guide me in the right direction.

I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

discipline for on-schedule creativity

How do you set yourself up for maximum success when starting a creative project that requires consistent production? Or: I have to create multiple radio pieces a week! How do I best prepare myself to get out there and make them? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Sep 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Smoothing creased foamcoare

Bought a piece of art (yay!) at a festival, and it got slightly damaged before I could get it home (boo!). It's a print on foamcore, 9x12", with no framing, and now it has a single, not-quite-straight crease across the back. No damage is visible from the front, except that the surface isn't flat. What's my best solution for flattening it out before framing?
posted by IAmBroom on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Dead MacBook = Minecraft server? Robot brain?

What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Jan 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for advice on my DIY framing project

I have a number of unframed art prints and posters, and would like to do the framing myself. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Crewel Cartoons

Please suggest images I could convert into crewel which are cartoon modern in style, but not depictions of characters. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Mona Lisa with a moustache.

Would I be infringing an artist's copyright if I copy her work for personal enjoyment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Avant-gardening?

I am fascinated by these indoor moss panels, but the instructions accompanying this project are a little vague...and I want to see more! [more inside]
posted by supernaturelle on Jun 2, 2010 - 12 answers

apartment electroshock therapy on the cheap?

What can I do to make my apartment more beautiful and interesting using items purchased from an art supply store? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jan 24, 2010 - 9 answers

trashcan sinatra

What crazy looking instruments can i build with a minimum of skill + resources and a maximum of WTF. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 17, 2009 - 35 answers

How do I create something artsy for my walls?

DIY art/craft help with the gingko tree/leaf as inspiration. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Nov 13, 2008 - 7 answers

MacCanvas? Material recommendation for use on a white macbook?

What materials would you recommend for customizing a white macbook? [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE on Oct 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Glue, Water and Paper

I have a print that I want to glue to the wall. [more inside]
posted by edmz on Jun 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Aurduino or Make Controller

I am trying to decide which to (learn) to use, The Arduino or The Make Controller Kit. Which should I choose as a first buy / entry level controller? [more inside]
posted by dylanSnow on May 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Physical cut-ups: Making Frankenstein vinyl records and books

I want to physically cut-up vinyl records and books into pieces, which I will then glue back together in various, alternate combinations. What are the best methods of doing this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Ceci n'est pas une poolshed.

I'd like suggestions for a seascape/dreamscape in pastel/seashell colours that may or may not include shells, but hopefully includes water that I can paint on the wall of the pool shed/poolside shaded sitting area. [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Where do I order DIY lamp parts?

I want to create my own lamps that hang from the ceiling. I will create the shade, but I need to buy the socket with cord and plug. My plan is to sell these, so I'd like to say at least part of the lamp is UL listed. [more inside]
posted by chadparker on Feb 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Make Your Own Screen Saver for Mac?

How do I make my own animated screensaver? I have some graphics I've been using as desktop backgrounds, and now I'd like to make them into an animated screen saver. I'm fluent in Photoshop and Illustrator, and I'm on a Mac running OSX 10.2.
posted by fandango_matt on Feb 19, 2006 - 8 answers

dna art on the cheap

My GoogleFu has failed me. Does anyone know of a place I could send a swab of DNA from my cheek and get a photo of it back (after they do the Chomatography thing). Because I love these but I'm too cheap and figure given the source image I could do the rest myself.
posted by zeoslap on Feb 14, 2006 - 23 answers

Help me with display ideas for small laminated cards.

Help me with display ideas. I have a collection of probably 40 or 50 small laminated cards (picture backstage passes) that I would like to display in my apartment. I had them all taped to a wall forming one giant blocky collage, but was wondering if there's a better way.
posted by helcat on Jan 26, 2005 - 16 answers

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