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howtodoityourself:

Mini Notebooks -

Materials:
• Scraps of thin decorative paper for covers,
• filler paper (this can be regular computer paper or sketch paper)
• thin cardboard for the covers (the kind on the back of a sketchpad will work fine)
• glue (I use PVA but any white glue would work fine)

Instructions:

1. Start by printing your message on your paper. They should fit onto strips of paper as wide as printer paper (8.5″) and about 2″ tall. Then, cut out your strips (with your message on them), and fold them like an accordion. Cut cardboard covers slightly larger than the size of your accordion, folded up. I folded the paper first, then measured the folded size to determine the cover. I made the cardboard covers overhang by about 1/8″. I cut the cardboard with a utility knife and metal ruler. 

2. Cut decorative cover paper for the cardboard so that it overhangs all sides by 1/4″ and trim off the corners so they’re mitered (at a 45 degree angle) that way there’s less bulk in the corners when you glue them them. Apply glue and fold opposite sides together. So long sides first, then top and bottom.

3. Gluing the inside is the trickiest – fold up your accordion inside, and put glue on the facing side of the last sheet, then adhere it to the first cover. For the second cover, put glue on the sheet facing you and then lay the cover on top like you’re putting together a sandwich.

Voila! If you’d like, tie a ribbon into a bow and glue to the front. x

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ala-away:

JUST FOR YOU DD I UTILIZED MY MAD SEARCH SKILLZ:

Step 1

APPLY BACKGROUND COLOR AND FIRST NEBULA’S HIGHLIGHT

Using a dark shade, preferably a deep blue or black, apply one or two coats of nail polish on top of your base coat to serve as the base color of your space design. Then sponge on your first layer of light color (we used a pale green) in thin layers and allow to dry. This serves as a starting highlight in the background of your nebula.

Step 2

CREATE THE NEBULAE

Use a sponge to lightly dab a thin layer of a bright color (we chose pink) onto the base of your nebula. If you get too much polish on the sponge, just dab it off on the paper. Wait one to two minutes between each application so that the colors can dry. When you put another coat on top of a color, the lacquers re-activate and are easier to blend because the layers are wet again. Repeat process with as many colors as you want.

Step 3

ADD GLITTER AND TOP COAT

Add stars by applying one or two coats of a glitter polish on top of your design. We suggest using a nail polish that contains different size glitter to give the illusion of dimension and distance. To make sure your new space-age manicure will last, apply a top coat and you’re ready to blast off!

(via fortheloveofelvis)

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justinrampage:


Woodworker extraordinaire Jason Gardner (EpicWood) constructed this Portal Companion Cube Storage Box and is on sale for $500 on Etsy.

“One of the center circles comes off, allowing you to put things inside.  This is furniture grade and very strong. You can sit on it, if you wish.  It is also pretty heavy (about 20 lbs). It’s big too! What I’d imagine to  be actual size when compared to Chell in the game. All six sides are  finished.”

Check out more specs / design information here.
Portal Weighted Companion Cube Storage Box by EpicWood (YouTube)

justinrampage:

Woodworker extraordinaire Jason Gardner (EpicWood) constructed this Portal Companion Cube Storage Box and is on sale for $500 on Etsy.

One of the center circles comes off, allowing you to put things inside. This is furniture grade and very strong. You can sit on it, if you wish. It is also pretty heavy (about 20 lbs). It’s big too! What I’d imagine to be actual size when compared to Chell in the game. All six sides are finished.

Check out more specs / design information here.

Portal Weighted Companion Cube Storage Box by EpicWood (YouTube)

(via ardentthrowaway)

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80,009 notes

ala-away:

JUST FOR YOU DD I UTILIZED MY MAD SEARCH SKILLZ:

Step 1

APPLY BACKGROUND COLOR AND FIRST NEBULA’S HIGHLIGHT

Using a dark shade, preferably a deep blue or black, apply one or two coats of nail polish on top of your base coat to serve as the base color of your space design. Then sponge on your first layer of light color (we used a pale green) in thin layers and allow to dry. This serves as a starting highlight in the background of your nebula.

Step 2

CREATE THE NEBULAE

Use a sponge to lightly dab a thin layer of a bright color (we chose pink) onto the base of your nebula. If you get too much polish on the sponge, just dab it off on the paper. Wait one to two minutes between each application so that the colors can dry. When you put another coat on top of a color, the lacquers re-activate and are easier to blend because the layers are wet again. Repeat process with as many colors as you want.

Step 3

ADD GLITTER AND TOP COAT

Add stars by applying one or two coats of a glitter polish on top of your design. We suggest using a nail polish that contains different size glitter to give the illusion of dimension and distance. To make sure your new space-age manicure will last, apply a top coat and you’re ready to blast off!

(via fortheloveofelvis)

Filed under nails nail polish stars list DIY instructions galaxy