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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen Cookbook

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

A sophisticated vegetarian cookbook with all the tools you need to be at home in your kitchen, cooking in the most nourishing and delicious ways—from the foundations of stocking a pantry and understanding your ingredients, to preparing elaborate seasonal feasts.

Imagine you are in a bright, breezy kitchen. There are large bowls on the counter full of lush, colorful produce and a cake stand stacked with pretty whole-grain muffins. On the shelves live rows of glass jars containing grains, seeds, beans, nuts, and spices. You open the fridge and therein you find a bottle of fresh almond milk, cooked beans, soaking grains, dressings, ferments, and seasonal produce. This is Amy Chaplin’s kitchen. It is a heavenly place, and this book will make it your kitchen too.

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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating WellAt Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well

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Article publié pour la première fois le 09/11/2014

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Hot Pink in the Kitchen

Hot Pink in the Kitchen

Choosing Hot Pink for Kitchen Decor

When it comes to choosing a color for painting or decorating a kitchen, why not consider hot pink in the kitchen? This bright and colorful shade of pink can really brighten up a space, adding color and style to a kitchen in a home, apartment, office, or college dorm. This lively berry tone can be used strictly for creating a fun and eclectic look, for example, for female roommates in a college dorm. Or, it can be used to create a sophisticated, warm and inviting space in an area where families love to gather. The way you choose to decorate the hot pink kitchen and the accessories chosen can make all the difference in the appearance of the finished room.

To achieve a fun, youthful feel, choose really bold shades of pink. For a less bold look, while still using the same basic hot pink color, choose shades of fuchsia or berry. Some great ideas include painting an accent wall in pink while leaving cabinets and the other walls white or off-white. Or, you might choose to paint all of the cabinet door fronts the fuchsia shade, leaving the walls white or off-white. For another creative painting idea, consider painting the ceiling of the kitchen pink. Just remember to keep some white or off-white showing as opposed to having everything pink. A large, bold pink area rug, or a few smaller pink rugs could be used on the kitchen floor to add color and keep with the theme of the kitchen.

Set of 6 Reversible Placemats Hot Pink

How Pink to Go?

When it comes to adding hot pink to your kitchen you need to decide how far you want to take it. Do you want it to predominate or to provide surprising pops of color? Both work surprisingly well in a kitchen though I'm not sure my husband completely agrees. That said, hot pink is a real funky color that pleases more people than its paler more feminine pastel pinks.

Personally I like to use appliances and accents to surprise people. Here I've searched out suitable appliances that are functional and also attractive to look at. I've picked out well known brands that get good reviews. You can check those out by clicking on the links.

Add to that some nice table linens, towels and accessories and you have a completely new look in your kitchen.

DeLonghi Kmix 54-Ounce Kettle

DeLonghi Kmix 54-Ounce Kettle

This stylish design is just want you want in a modern kitchen. Dare to be different. This kettle is a gorgeous shade of pink and the finish makes sure it will last for years. It even has a lime-scale filter.

Check out all the features online.

Fuchsia Coffee Maker

Fuchsia Coffee Maker

Do you like gadgets? Do you love coffee? Then you are going to love this hot pink coffeemaker. It looks a bit retro but has all the modern technology you could want. It includes a water filter function that makes sure you get the very best tasting coffee. Check out the listings for complete tech specs.

DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster, Magenta

DeLonghi Kmix 2-Slice Toaster, Magenta

This is an easy to use and good-looking toaster that will sit well on your counter top. It is made of durable alumionum. Great for toasting bread, buns or crumpets.

Raspberry Ice is Another Name for Hot Pink

After decisions have been made regarding where to use the pink color on walls, cabinetry, and floors, it is time to focus on bringing the hot pink color into other areas of the kitchen. Some fun ideas might include hanging some framed wall art in shades of pink, as well as incorporating some small appliances in the pink shade to add a dramatic splash of color to your countertops. The popular brand Kitchen Aid offers a bright Raspberry Ice colored standing mixer that fits the bill perfectly.

KitchenAid KSM155GBRI 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Raspberry Ice

5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl

How do you like this for hot pink? It has al l the functions you need in a mixer and looks fab too - check the listing for details.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Polycarbonate Jar

KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender with Polycarbonate Jar

This matching blender has 5 speeds that allow you to stir and chop, mix and puree to your heart's desire. Leave it out on the counter-top to provide that essential pop of color.

Cuisinart HM-50WM Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer, Watermelon Sorbet

Cuisinart HM-50BK Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer

If you don't so a huge amount of baking, this hand held blender might be all you need. It even has it's own recipe book.

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-PK 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Pink

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-PK 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer, Pink

Cuisinart CSB-76PMSLT SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender, Metallic Pink

Cuisinart CSB-76PMSLT SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender

I confess I am fond of stick blenders, they take all the chore out of cleaning and storing a bit blender.

Cuisinart FP-12MP Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor, Metallic Pink

Cuisinart FP-12MP Elite Collection 12-Cup Food Processor, Metallic Pink

Adding Hot Pink Accents

Other cute but functional items that can be displayed in the kitchen include fuchsia colored oven mitts, that can be hung from a knob on a cabinet door to add color and for easy access when needed. Consider hanging a bold, berry colored utensil rack on one of the white walls to display your cooking tools and make them easy to find at the same time. A cute apron with a darker pink or with hot pink accents would look great hanging from a hook in the kitchen.

For fun accents, try some fuchsia place mats. If none are readily available, cut your own from a roll of foam shelf liner in the proper color. Adding some dish towels here and there also give the kitchen a welcoming feeling. Place a bright pink dishtowel through the handle of the refrigerator, and wherever else one might add a little dash of color. For kitchens that have windows or a door with a window, consider hanging a light, airy curtain in a matching shade of pink. White stripes or white polka dots in the pattern create a fun look. If dining table chairs lack chair pads, this is another area in which you might use the pink color. If you cannot find pink chair pads to fit, consider buying ready made ones to fit your chairs and covering them yourself with an inexpensive fabric in your chosen color.

 Kitchen Towels Slotted Turner Mixing Spoon Silicone Mitts

Pink candles and candle holders may be used to decorate a kitchen table. A sturdy vase with pink flowers also makes a nice, decorative accent. If you have any other furniture pieces in the kitchen, especially ones that stand along a white wall, you could possibly paint them a berry color to coordinate along with the rest of your kitchen.

 Round Plastic Cover Paper Placemats Tablecloth Roll Table Skirt Linen Tablecloth

Don't Forget the Backsplash!

Hot Pink BacksplashAnother location within the kitchen that may go unnoticed when considering painting is the backsplash area underneath the cabinets and above the sink. This is a perfect accent area to apply color to, by either painting or applying ceramic tiles which are perfect for an area that gets splashed with water daily.

Using a bold pink color in a kitchen can really make a statement. When used properly, this color can bring warmth and whimsy to tiny college dorm kitchens, friendliness to a shared office kitchen, and can provide a colorful place to gather, eat, and socialize in the smallest of apartments or the grandest house on the block. Consider using hot pink in your next kitchen decorating project.

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Hot Pink In The Kitchen

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Buy a Gas Double Oven Online

Buy a Gas Double Oven Online

Gas Double Ovens Save Energy

Maytag Gas Double OvenIn this era of saving energy, gas double ovens are your best choice of gas ranges for efficiency and saving money as well as energy. You can cook your entire meal at the same time, and in a sleek compact double built gas oven.

Your food will turn out perfectly cooked in a double oven gas range because each food can cook at the temperature and the time necessary, making your cooking experience flexible and practical. You no longer have to juggle your food in and out of the oven or get less than excellent baking results because you are cooking dinner and dessert together.

Saving energy with your appliances will not only benefit the health of the earth, but also will benefit your wallet, as you save money on your gas and electric bill every month.

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Double Gas Ovens Can Be Built In or Freestanding

Although double gas ovens are fairly new to household use, they have been used in commercial settings for years. Double gas ovens can be freestanding units or built in units like regular gas ovens, and if you have a space issue in your kitchen, a built in double gas oven can be a wise choice.

Double gas ovens are available in stainless steel, white or black as standard colors for most companies, and may be ordered in custom colors. Many reputable companies make double gas ovens for the home, including Maytag, Jenn Air, Frigidaire, and GE. Double gas stoves come in varying sizes anywhere from 24 inch to 48 inch, so measure your kitchen space carefully as you consider the best fit.

Maytag Gas Double Ovens

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Baking in a Double Gas Oven

You can purchase a regular double gas oven or a convection double gas oven, both great options for avid bakers. You can preheat one oven while the other is baking, or start your supper cooking, without disturbing your cake that is baking.

You can also do different stages of a recipe in each oven. For instance, bake your biscotti in loaf form in one oven, then have the second oven ready for the biscotti slices to bake at a different temperature. No waiting for the oven to change temperatures.

Jenn Air Gas Double Oven

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Cleaning a Double Gas Oven

Cleaning a double gas oven is no more difficult than cleaning a standard oven. Stove tops can be cleaned with the appropriate cleaner for that surface, and many of the ovens are self-cleaning.

In most double gas ovens, the racks on the top and bottom ovens are interchangeable, so you have more flexibility in shelf heights.

Frigidaire Gas Double Ovens

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Oven Burners on Double Gas Ovens

The number of burners on the stovetop of a double gas oven will vary depending on size of the gas range top and the other features the stove may have like a grill, fry-top or other specialty cooktops. Many of the new double gas ovens have the Precision Cooking System meant to take a lot of the guesswork out of temperatures and cooking.

No matter which oven model or manufacturer you choose, check all of the features and compare carefully for warranties, service, and price.

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Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Sometimes you only need to change one thing in a room to change it completely into a new style. Wallpaper is one of those things. You can add wallpaper to one wall in a room to change the entire mood.

Lately, I have been writing about decorating in retro. One of the easiest ways to change your kitchen, bathroom or living room into a retro style room is by adding one of these retro designed wallpapers to one accent wall. These wallpapers are a hoot! For most rooms, it would only take one day to put the paper up, then you could see the results immediately.

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York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted WallpaperYork Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper

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The wallpaper featured above is a good example. York Wallcoverings KB8525 Bistro 750 Retro Leaves Prepasted Wallpaper comes in five different color combinations that can be used with almost any color scheme. It is a 50's style design which would go great in a kitchen, entry or bathroom. You don't have to want a retro look to use it, but it certainly can be used for that purpose.

Using Wallpaper to Change a Room to Retro

Another use for a retro wallpaper, or actually any patterned design is to create wall art from it. You can see this done here with this Wall In A Box WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray. This is a very cool look that can be easily done by hand at home. Just place the wallpaper over a frame or on top of an existing artist canvas. Staple it to the back, and hang. In this picture, the paper has been put on four canvases and placed in a 2 x 2 pattern. The dot geometric design is juxtaposed with the squareness of the canvases.

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WIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel GrayWIB1012 Retro Dots Wallpaper, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Gloss Black, Steel Gray

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This is a wonderful wall accent for a den, living room, dining room or bedroom. It can also be used in a hallway or entryway. This is a particularly good idea if you rent the space you are living in, so you don't need to replace the wallpaper. Just remove the nail you are hanging the frame with.

Other Retro Patterns

York Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3610 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Blue/WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings GE3612 Ashford Geometrics Retro Links Wallpaper, Variations Of Grey/Yellow On WhiteYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings Tres Chic BL0428 Birdcage Wallpaper, White/Black/ChartreuseYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/WhiteYork Wallcoverings WH2668 Wallpap-Her Diamond Oasis Wallpaper, Pearlescent White/Glittering Turquoise/White

Article publié pour la première fois le 09/01/2014

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Hot Pink in the Bedroom

Hot Pink in the Bedroom

Hot Pink in the Bedroom

Hot Pink as an Accent or Main Color in Your Bedroom

When it comes to bedroom decor, hot pink is no longer just for little girls. Mind you, pink bedrooms will never go out of fashion for girls of any age but I wanted to show you how you can add a pop of color that can completely change the look of a bedroom without being over the top. Using hot pink in the bedroom will make a plain room into a cheerful place to rest.

For easy ways to update and refresh a room the two areas to think about changing first are the bedding and the window drapes. You can create a whole new look without the expense of completely refurnishing. Here are some choices in bedroom decor that you can explore.

Tache 3 Piece 100% Cotton Solid Pink Flat / Top Bed Sheet Set, California King

Adding hot pink to your bedroom

If you are anything like me, you will like making changes in the home. I like to be able to make a room look completely different with a few additions and changes. So I usually make sure I start off with a base of a color scheme in painting and decorating that is amenable to lots of different accents. For example, I like to have a plain color on the walls, something pale or pastel that can be used as a base to support more vibrant colors elsewhere in the room. The same with flooring. I do prefer floorboards and tiles but in the bedroom a plain colored carpet is just as nice. When you think about it, the floor and the walls are your two major areas of color - so think about those carefully in the very first instance. They you can swap and change as you like without having to start from scratch.

So what are the main color blocks in your bedroom (apart from the walls and floor?) They are the bed and the windows. Simply by changing bedding and curtains or other window dressing, maybe adding a pop of color in an accent - hey presto - you have a new room!

Regal Comfort Forest Camo Microfiber Comforter Bed Spread and Sheet Sets

I think this is a great set for anyone who likes a sort of rustic look - mind you I think the pink lifts it out of the mundane don't you?
It's camo as you have never seen it before. These sets have a hot pink flash which will look great in any bedroom. Available in various sizes.

Hunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Pink & Hot Pink-QueenHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Hot Pink QueenHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set TwinHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Brown & Hot Pink TwinHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Purple & Hot Pink King20 Lakes Luxurious Microfiber Sea Breeze & Hot Pink Camo Comforter & Sheet Set FullHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set KingCamo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set Cal KingHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set ORange & Hot Pink KingHunter Camo Comforter, Sheet, & Pillowcase Set White & Hot Pink Twin

More Styles of Hot Pink Bedroom Sets

It's always nice to get one-stop shopping options when it comes to redecorating your bedroom. Many companies are happy to provide matching bedding and curtains. These are the two big color areas in your bedroom.

Cal King Bed Luxury 3-piece Hot Pink / Light Pink Reversible Bedding setMizone Libra Comforter Set - Pink - Full/QueenBaby Doll Bedding Solid Reversible Toddler Bedding, Hot Pink/GreyVCNY Sophie 10-Piece Comforter Set - Size FullHoneymoon 1800T Brushed Microfiber 4PC Bedding Sheet Set, Sheet & Pillowcase SetAmerican Baby Company Heavenly Soft Chenille Fitted Crib Sheet, Hot PinkHot Pink, Black and White Polka Dot Childrens and Teen Girls Bedding Set6 Piece Reversible Chevron Comforter Set New Bedding ChevronKing Size Easy Care Multi-ruffle Bed Skirt Microfiber 18-inch2 Pc Bedspread Teens/girls Hot Pink Light Pink Flowers AppleBest Seller Luxurious Bed Sheets Set 1500 Thread Count 4 Pc Set

Add hot pink animal prints for effect

As I said before, bedding and curtains are two of the major color scheme areas to consider when it comes to decorating and the joy of them is they can be changed easily and will have a huge impact on how your bedroom looks. Here I've picked out some matching suggestions. They are all tied into together by the pink zebra stripe or animal print theme - some just feature more than others. But what I wanted to show you with these is how you can complement each with the proper use of color - for example don't you think the addition of a black outer curtain really adds drama to the window dressing? You can achieve the same effect by using black throws and throw pillows on the bed and chairs.

7-Pc Satin Hot Pink Black Flocking Zebra Pattern Comforter Set Queen7 Pieces Hot Pink, Black and White Leopard Zebra ComforterHot Pink Zebra Print Queen Size Sheet Set 4 PC Safari7-Piece Queen Giraffe/Zebra Pink and Black Micro Fur Comforter Set

Hot Pink Bedroom Curtains

There is a wide range of curtain choices in hot pink that can extend your theme or cool it down if you think matching curtains are too much. Here is a selection to get you started.

Hot Pink Voile Sheer Panel Drape3' x 6'FT (40" x 80"inch) Raindrop Crystal String Beaded Window CurtainHunter Camo Valance, Panels, & Tie Backs CurtainHot Dot Modern Window Treatment Panels by Sweet Jojo DesignsFaux Silk Panel Drape Curtain2pc Hot Pink Fushia Voile Elegant Sheer PanelsPink Ruffle Valance Curtain 52 By 14-inchdry RoomButterfly Tulle Sheer Window TreatmentsMicrofiber Thermal Insulated Blackout CurtainsFunky Zebra Window Treatment Panels by Sweet Jojo DesignsBlackout Curtains Toxic Free1 X Beautiful Elegant Voile Sheer ValanceWindow Elements Diamond Sheer Voile Curtain Scarf, 56 x 216-InchAMAZLINEN Sleep Well Blackout Curtains

Hot Pink Bedroom Rugs

Rugs always add that little something extra to a room and not only under your feet. These pink rugs in a variety of shapes and designs are perfect for your bedroom.

Thick Indoor Morden Area RugsPrincess Dream Round Shaggy Area Rugs4 Feet X 5 Feet 4.5cm Thick Decorative Modern Shaggy Area RugFunky Zebra Accent Floor Rug by Sweet Jojo DesignsGenuine British Hot Pink / Fuschia Sheepskin RugInterDesign Poppy Bedroom and Bathroom Accent RugUstide Chenille Twist Round Rug,3 by 3-Feet,Hot PinkHelsinki Funky Dark Pink, Black & Grey Thick Soft Touch Shaggy RugHot Pink, Black and White Isabella Accent Floor RugDecorative Mat, Chevron Area MatYellow flowers round rugRectangle Area Rug 5'x8' Hot Pink-Cream

Hot Pink Throw Pillows as Accents

For just a small amount of color added to your bedroom, you can place colorful throw pillows in different shapes on your bed or lounge chair. These work well in a reading nook also.

Big Bold Pink Fuchsia Floral Throw PillowHot Pink Turquoise Green Abstract Round PillowHot pink aqua throw pillowsVictorian Queen of the Castle Throw PillowColorful Pink Neon Monogram Trendy Fashion Colors PillowHot Pink Teal Monogram Personalized Accent PillowModern girly hot pink white tropical floral pillowsLimited Edition - One of a Kind PillowHot Stuff Pink Purple Candy Heart Valentine PillowPink Lilies and Roses on Blue Throw PillowPink Polka Dot Chevron Monogram Personalized Accent PillowCalla Lily Polyester Throw Pillow 16Paint Pink Roses Daisies Butterflies Throw PillowGirly pink orange watercolor chic flowers throw pillowsVintage Watercolor Roses on Gray Throw PillowPink orange watercolor poinsettia floral pattern pillowsPink Watercolor Roses Throw PillowBlossoming Pink Tulips Throw Pillow

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How To Make Wall Stencils: Tips to Get the Best Results

Garden Mural Wall Stencil KitWall stencils provide an interesting look to any part of your home. You can use stencil art as accents or borders on your kitchen or any room. In fact, stencils are the ideal alternative to wallpapers. You have the option to apply the kind of design or color combination that you prefer. However, you need to make sure that you follow the proper application procedure to make sure that the stencils for walls will look perfect.

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How To Create Wall Stencils: Step By Step Procedure

If you wish to give your room a unique look, you should consider using stencil art. The following steps can help you have the ease in using spray paint stencils.

  1. Prepare the materials that you will need for this project. The essential tools for stenciling include a chalk, stencil adhesive, ruler, stencil brushes, level, kitchen towels, and a palette.
  2. Clean the area where you intend to apply stencil art. Make sure that there is no flaking or loose pain on the surface. If you think that the area needs a fresh coat of paint, allow the surface to dry well. When defining a border or area, mark the area by using a chalk. You can also use a ruler and a level to ensure a straight mark on the wall.
  3. Secure the back portion of the stencil by using stencil adhesives. Press the adhesive firmly against the portion that you marked. Start spraying at the least noticeable section in the room.
  4. Then, pour some stencil paint onto the palette. Dip the sponge lightly into the paint. You can wipe off the excess paint with a kitchen towel. You should try to dot the paint gently, layer by layer, until you have achieved the desired color. If you plan to use multiple colors, wait for the first coating to dry before applying the second color. Make sure that you start painting with the lightest shade. Wash the stencil with warm, soapy water as you change the paint color and when the project is complete.

Airbrush Stencils: Essential Steps and Tips

Airbrushing is one of the methods you can use in applying stencils to walls. This technique produces amazing effects. You can blend the colors and create a fine texture by forcing paint out of a nozzle because of compressed air. Check out these steps on how you can use this medium in applying stencil on your wall.

  1. This project requires you to a few materials such as the airbrush gun, compressor, airbrush paint for walls, hose, paper, stencils, mask, and safety goggles.
  2. Place the stencil on the wall by using tape. Cover the edges of the stencil to prevent mess or over sprayed portions. For sharper edges, you will have to press down the ends of the stencil.
  3. Hold the airbrush gun the way you hold a pen. Then, turn the compressor on and make it a point to depress the trigger when airbrushing.
  4. Push the trigger down to release air, and push it back to release the paint. You may pull back the trigger for more supply of paint, or pull it forward to reduce the amount of paint.
  5. You can try practicing the application of paint on a piece of paper, and consider applying different distances, colors and pressures. This way, you can come up with the preferred effect. When you spray at a far distance, the paint will appear less defined , and it can cover a great surface area. Try to test each paint color on paper, so you can be certain that the color is right. Moreover, this can help you determine if the airbrush gun is functioning properly. Allow the paint to dry on your practice area, so you can find out if you have obtained the kind of color or shade that you want.
  6. Start spraying on the outer portion of the stencil and try to work your way into more shading and detail when necessary. Build up the color until you have achieved the perfect, even tone. When shading, move the color across the stencil, and apply slowly from the exterior portion. You may apply additional coats for dark shades, depending on your ideal color quality.

Tips and Advice On How To Prevent Obstacles in Stenciling

Stencil art requires the right application of paint. Make sure that you avoid applying too much paint on the brush to prevent it from bleeding under the stencil. Excess paint will also make your work appear unsightly and messy.

Practice on white paper before you proceed to painting on the wall, particularly if you have no experience in using an airbrushing tool. Then, use safety devices such as goggles and mask to protect yourself from toxic fumes or fine mist produced when using the airbrush gun. You should also cover surrounding areas with cloth, so these would not be painted accidentally.

Typically, it will take you a few hours to stencil an entire wall depending on the size of the room. Before you start applying stencils, you need to prepare the wall by making it free from loose paint or uneven surface. With the right preparation and application of paint, you can obtain excellent results from this project.

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Dragonfly Themed Garden Ideas

Dragonfly Themed Garden Ideas

Dragonfly Bird BathThemed garden decor is very popular and one of the most delightful to create is a dragonfly themed garden.  These pretty creatures capture the imagination for their delicacy and beauty. On this page you will find a selection of garden accessories all featuring these charismatic insects. There are dragonfly fountains, dragonfly stepping stones, dragonfly solar lights, wind spinners and dragonfly garden stakes.

If you are buying a gift for someone who loves dragonflies and loves their garden this is the perfect place to do your online shopping.and if you want to attract the real thing into your garden, follow the links at the bottom of the page.

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Dragonfly Fountains

Dragonfly Dripper/Fountain - Copper, for Birdbath/PondWhitehall Products Dragonfly Birdbath and Pedestal - VerdigrisDragonfly Birdbath Small (1 pc)Dragonfly Serenity Lit Glass Outdoor Water Fountain

Dragonfly Stepping Stones

Spoontiques Dragonfly Welcome Stepping Stone

Spoontiques Dragonfly/Welcome Stepping Stone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

This cute stepping stone will provide a warm welcome to your visitors.

It is hand sculpted of resin then hand painted.

Perfect for use as a stepping stone or as a wall hanging.

Spoontiques Dragonfly Glow Stepping Stone

Dragonfly Wind Spinners

Next Innovations Kaleidoscope Dragonfly Wind Spinner

eye-catching garden decorative item

Wind spinners live up to their name and change shape when they catch the wind. They are perfect for creating movement in the garden.

Next Innovations EKMDRAGONFLYBL Blue Dragonfly Kaleidescope Eycatcher, Medium

This is a beautiful piece of garden art that anyone would love to receive as a gift. The metal spinner features a delicate dragonfly that will spin in counterpoint to the blades when the wind blows. It measures around 1 inches to 12 inches. Made in the USA.

Pretty Dragonfly Spinners

wind spinners

Iron Stop Designer Gazing Ball Dragonfly Wind Spinner D152010Iron Stop Designer Animated Dragonfly Wind Spinner DA17010Iron Stop Designer 3D Dragonfly Wind SpinnerIron Stop Animated Dragonfly Wind Spinner

Dragonfly Garden Lights

Echo Valley Illuminarie Dragonfly Stake

great gift idea for garden lovers

Echo Valley 4204 Illuminarie Dragonfly Stake

This is a delightful garden light from Echo Valley. The pretty dragonfly perches on a globe and inside the globe are crystals that capture light energy during the day so the ornament gives off a sloft glow for up to 4 hours after dusk. Since these are made from hand-blown glass, no two will ever be exactly the same. Us in the garden or add it to a flower container for a great effect.

Solar Powered Dragonfly Lights

Mr. Light 44253 Solar Dragonfly

Dragonfly Garden Accessories

Dragonfly garden accessory

balance buddy

Red Carpet Studios Balancing Buddies Yard Art, 42-Inch Tall, Dragonfly

This delightful garden decoration features a dragonfly delicately balanced on this stake. The balance buddy will move with the wind bringing interest and movement into your garden. This yard art is made of metal with some stone accents. The 42 inch stake is easy to insert anywhere in your garden.

Dragonfly Garden Stakes

Red Carpet Studios Rustic Element Balancers, 32-Inch Tall, DragonflyContinental Art Center CAC80208D Dragonfly Garden StakeAncient Graffiti Dragonfly Duo Short Plant Garden Stake

Dragonfly Garden Flags

Premier 51032 Garden Illuminated Flag, Dancing Dragonflies, 12 by 18-InchPremier Kites 51802 Garden Brilliance Flag, Dragonfly Duet, 12 by 18-Inch (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Premier Kites 51788 Garden Brilliance Flag, Lacey Dragonflies, 12 by 18-InchPremier 51222 Garden Brilliance Flag, Dragonfly Delight, 12 by 18-InchPremier 51321 Garden Brilliance Flag, Dragonfly Haven, 12 by 18-Inch

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How to Attract Dragonflies to Your Garden

More places to find dragon themed garden ideas.

How to Attract Dragonflies
An explanation on how to attract dragonflies to your backyard habitat.
Provide the right Habitat for Dragonflies
A small pond, coupled with the right habitat conditions, will help you attract dragonflies and damselflies to your garden
Invite Dragonflies Into Your Garden : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television
The experts at HGTV.com show how to invite dragonflies into the garden.
How to Attract Dragonflies: 7 steps - wikiHow
How to Attract Dragonflies. Dragonflies, which are large insects in the Odonata family, are sought after by property owners because they as beneficial insects that are attractive and fun to watch. Both the adult dragonflies and the...
Creating a Dragonfly Habitat
How to create the right habitat for dragonflies.
Invite Dragonflies Into Your Garden : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television
The experts at HGTV.com show how to invite dragonflies into the garden.

Article publié pour la première fois le 10/08/2013

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