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As the sun starts coming out again, now would be a great time to try your hand at making cyanotype prints! Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that uses UV light from the sun to create prints. These prints turn out blue at first, but the color can also be changed to yellow or sepia. This workshop will show you how to make your own...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] My roommates and I became obsessed with finding new ways to reuse wax after joining Noelle's Candle Making Workshop. There was a lot of trial and error but I hope that you can learn from my experience. Here is guide of how to avoid a mess and take your candle making up a notch! If you are a beginner check out Noelle's workshop first. http://irl.depaul.edu/candle-making-at-home-kit/      DO   Lay...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kendamas are a popular Japanese cup and ball game. When I first started at the IRL, I bought a ball and combined it with the physical grip of a 3D printed kendama  that my coworker Jake created for me on Fusion 360 . ** There are fully modeled free files on Thingiverse now from other creators now like:   https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=kendama&type=things&sort=relevant     I recently cracked my print when I was practicing....

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What you need   1. 1 lb of Soy wax - included in kit 2. 1 wick - 15 included in kit 3. Glue - Hot glue preferably 4. A pot & stove OR a microwave safe bowl and microwave 5. A heat safe container - 2 jars included       Optional 1. Glitter 2. Old candles 3. Crayons 4. Stickers 5. Scents 6. Other jars/mugs etc       Instructions   For stove top   1. Prepare your jar or other candle holder...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Know any Dr. Who fans? Celebrate the upcoming Anniversary of the first episode airing in November 23rd 1963 with some remote 3D prints. Utilize our remote resources with our print form http://irl.depaul.edu/remote-fabrication/ .             Thingiverse is full of talented 3D modelers who create fun designs for anyone to print for free. Here are some ideas below. If you have any questions about how to send in files, make...

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A somewhat forgotten pastime that many people share, the arts of knitting and crocheting are making a comeback as of late. It is calming and relaxing, so that is why we have decided to bring it to you! Below you will find links to several how-tos on how to crochet and knit, different patterns, plus Pinterest is one of your best friends in looking for...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interesting technique for displaying photography (or any fun image you have) is to transfer it onto another surface using Mod Podge.       Mod Podge actually has its own product for this- “Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium,” but you can use any regular version (I’m using plain matte finish Mod Podge). The essence of this project is to leave the ink of a printout on the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make liquid chalk that has raised edges like puffy paint and strong enough to hold designs longer than regular chalk.     *Warning*  - if you have a brand new or a lightly colored driveway this has the potential to stain the driveway !     This makes enough for one bottle - use it all in one sitting because it is not intended to keep for longer       Materials:   Flour (1 cup)   Water (1 cup)   Dish-soap...

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Good for collages, customizing your notebook, or just as a fun diy project, tape transfer stickers are a method of image transfer using clear tape. There are multiple ways to do image transfers and all move ink from the paper to a new surface. This process is one of the easiest! You will need: Packing tape (or other clear tape) Printed images or magazine clippings Scissors...

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Have long distance friends and family? Pinterest has blown up with string art gift ideas. This state outline project is a fun way to show someone you miss them.   Materials:   Wood nails (small) thread tape hammer paper with design / outline printed on it   Instructions:   Print the outline of the state on a piece of paper and tape this to the wood.           2. Outline the state with your nails (follow the line). The closer the...

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