Frame a poster

A nice frame ensures that your new poster, print or photo comes out even better. Whether you want to create a gallery wall or frame a single photo, there are a few things you should know. Framing a poster yourself is not very difficult, and with the tips in this blog you will succeed too! Mat You need a mat to frame a poster nicely. A mat is the white space between the poster and your frame. There are two reasons to choose this, firstly to ensure that the poster or print does not “stick” to the glass. The mat provides a little distance from the…

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How do you make a gallery wall?

It's quite popular, a gallery wall. You come across them in home magazines and programs, an entire wall of art and prints. Everything is coordinated and it forms one beautiful whole. Making a gallery wall yourself for the first time can be a bit intimidating. In this blog I will help you on your way. What is a gallery wall and why do you choose it? A gallery wall is a wall with different types of frames and different works of art, photos and posters and / or cards. The advantage of a gallery wall is that you have several things to look at. If you…

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My grandfather and me

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The perfect gift for friends, family or yourself. He pursed his lips and kissed your cheek, nose or mouth straight ahead. When I was young I always thought this was crazy and when I was a teenager I always arched my cheek towards him but now I think it reflects exactly who my grandpa was. Straightforward and don't be difficult. A kiss is a kiss, not half but a real one. I have fond memories of my grandfather and grandmother's house. When I close my eyes I am right there again. I see the kitchen table in front of me, the dark brown furniture in the…

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An art print for your wall

Time to provide the wall with new inspiration? First of all, you have to decide whether you want to hang a painting or an art print or poster. How or why to choose an art print? You choose an art print if you: like variety,easily mix multiple styles together,have a small budget but would still like to hang a work of high quality. You choose a painting or original artwork if you: want something in the house that no one else has,have a somewhat larger budget,want to vary on the wall in with original and art prints. Flexible An art print is flexible, you can easily…

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Gifts rather than discounts!

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Crack! I bought a smart watch from a large company. My own stupid mistake broke the screen. I was very disappointed because I only had the watch for a few months. With the crack, the watch still works, but it is no longer waterproof. Not a big deal and I assumed I could get the screen repaired for a fee. But that turned out not to be that easy. I was informed customer-unfriendly that I just had to buy a new watch from them ... After I approached several repair companies, and a number of phone calls and emails later, the repair turned out to be…

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Why whale poop can save the world …

The largest whale, and that happens to be my favorite (guess why... ) is the Blue Whale. This whale can grow up to 25 to 27 meters long. The average body weight of a blue whale is 100 to 120 tons. To get an idea of its size, the fin whale can get almost as heavy as a Boeing 747, its tongue weighs about 2 tons and is the size of an elephant. The heart of the walis can weigh up to 900 kilograms and is comparable in size to a small car. Read more about the blue whale ... Because whales are such large creatures,…

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Without friction no shine

Without friction no shine, is one of my favorite sayings. I don't know if it is also a saying in English... but in Dutch it is. Sometimes we also say: you have to go through the sour apple, we sometimes say. But that apple is only about the rough part and not about what happens afterwards. Sometimes the process you are in is the reason for something beautiful that is still to come. Let me tell you a story about a very special cell ..... Very, very, very (really very, very, very) long time ago, there was a huge mass with all different cells. Our cell…

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Abstract art, when is it a good work of art?

Some "good" abstract works do nothing for me. But other works do touch me again. The list below is therefore not necessarily about taste. But it is more of a short checklist that you can use to analyze a work of art. 1. Consistency This refers to the coherence within a painting and the of an artist's portfolio. Consistency is important in one work, the work must be in balance, finished in the same way everywhere and the lines and shapes must appear planned. An artist's portfolio must also be in balance. If it is incoherent; nice work here and there but sometimes also of mediocre…

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7 tips to paint better

7 tips to paint better Painting can be quite complicated if you are just starting out. You may know the materials and how it works. But how do you make a good painting? What should you start practicing with? Here I have listed for a number of painting tips which I found useful when I just started painting. 1. Big Tools Use large to medium sized brushes and palette knives. I am a huge fan of palette knives, you can apply a big dollop of paint, you wipe them and they are ready for a new color. If you use a large brush or palette knife,…

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Getting inspired and generating idea’s … how do you do that?

Maybe you do not have any problems at all with getting idea's, but it is something that often comes back in my practice as a teacher. "Miss, I have no idea what to make." Or I hear: "I'm not doing anything today because I have no inspiration." With my adolescent students at the last hour of the day, the latter usually just means: "I don't feel like it." :) There are many different ways to gain inspiration. Below is a list of different ways to get the engine up and running again. Because I think that is the most important thing, generate a spark arises that…

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