Top Professional Tips For Amateur Oil Painters

Oil Painting Overview 1. Make sketches to see visualize the overall composition 2. Use charcoal or pencils to block out the tonal range ie dark to light 3. Make a few oil sketches to experiment with color mixing 4. Prepare your canvas with Gesso or white acrylic paint, then set out your brushes and colors.…

Chandelier Lamp Shades

There are robust-looking chandeliers in wrought iron, crystal chandeliers that are simply drop-dead gorgeous, and candle chandeliers that ooze romance. And lampshade chandeliers are dainty, pretty things. The chandelier frame is a pretty massive, with lampshades that are attached to the top. So it is obvious that this type of chandelier is meant for a…

Prison Tattoos and Their Meaning

Prison tattooing is the practice of creating and displaying tattoos in a prison environment. They are often used to portray gang membership, prison status, family bonds, spiritual beliefs and are often used as a form of code and have hidden meanings. Tattooing is forbidden in most prisons and therefore is done in secret, with makeshift…

Some People Really Do Have a Fear of Elevators

Fear of elevators is actually not just the fear of elevators alone. This is also a fear of small and or enclosed spaces. For some people this can be a fear of being bound or losing control. Some movie portraits including elevators have worsened this fear for many. Everything from elevators becoming stuck, causing babies…

Can I Get Scabies From Infected Toilets?

Short answer: Yes, you can get scabies from an infected toilet seat! Scabies is highly contagious and if the person that used the toilet before you had a bad case of it, they might be lingering on the seat itself, just waiting for you to park your butt down. This is the main reason why…

How To Install Carpet On Stairs

There are basically two methods of installing carpet on stairs. One is the waterfall method where one piece of carpet covers each riser and tread. The other is the cap and band installation. In this case the cap is a piece of carpet installed over the treads and the band is the piece that will…

Information on Scaffolding – Temporary Framework

Scaffolding is a temporary framework used in the construction or repair of high rise buildings and other large structures. Usually scaffoldings are made using metal pipes or bamboos. Metal pipes are the preferred material, if the construction site is very high. In Britain, the metal used for scaffolding purpose are called tubes. Bamboos are still…

How to Lay Wood Flooring

In this article we look at how to lay wood flooring in six steps that you can follow yourself. If you've followed my other article on how to lay laminate flooring, then many of the steps are very similar, but there are a few differences when it comes to laying a hardwood floor. If you're…

Penlac Nail Laquer- Does It Treat Nail Fungus?

Are you tired of keeping your hands or feet covered for fear of people thinking you are unclean? Tired of having spotted, thickened, streaked, discolored, yellow, or cracked nails? If your answer is 'Yes' for these questions- does not worry you're not alone- you are among thousands of people, who lead their life with nail…

Marvelous Musical Pillars in Hindu Temples

If you have time you can find hundreds of wonderful sculptures in all major Hindu temples in India. One among those wonders is Musical Pillars. Enter through North gate of Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple. On your left you will find marvelous Musical Pillars. Since all the visitors abused the pillars with granites and hammers, the…