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How to Decorate a Cow Figurine
by DeadFred in Arts & Entertainment
The CowParade---said to be "the largest and most successful public art event in the world"---has inspired many professional and amateur artists, young and old. According to CowParade's official website, an estimated 100 million-plus people around the world have seen one of the famous cows. Are you thinking of decorating a cow figurine of your own? It's easy and fun---here's how.Difficulty:Moderate

How to Knit a Hat for a Figurine
by Flapdrol1337 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
In ancient Greece, statues of nude figures were often dressed in actual fabric clothing that was changed or replaced at minimum once a year. While that practice may be a bit extreme for the figurines that are displayed as part of your home decor, adding a little knitted hat during winter months is a cute way to acknowledge the icy temperatures outside. Knitting a hat for a figurine is quick, easy
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How to Paint a Figurine
by ondrej in Arts & Entertainment
Painting figurines can be a fun and easy hobby. Painted figurines make great gifts and can add beauty and interest to any room's decor. Unpainted figurines come in many shapes and sizes and can be personalized to fit any room in the home. Keeping in mind some basic painting techniques will ensure the painted figurines look great and have a long lasting, durable finish.Difficulty:Moderately EasyIn
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How to Identify a Nao Figurine
by Venezuela in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Juan, Jose and Vicente Lladro began making sculptures in 1953 in their home, and by 1958 had outgrown their small workshop due to popular demand of their items. They introduced new firing techniques and began using a one-layer firing process instead of the traditional three-layer process. The one-layer process helped create the distinctive pastel tones and shiny exterior of Lladro figurines. Nao i

How to Make a Figurine
by Ph33zy in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Figurines of people or animals make handy gifts as well as outlets for your creativity. Make a simple armature from wire and encase the rudimentary shape with air-drying clay to create a figurine. If you're new to sculpture and working with clay, use a photograph or illustration of an animal or person to use as a guide when painting details on your figurine. Air-drying clay dries solid in about 24
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How to Value a Lladro Figurine
by Néstor Pina in Hobbies, Games & Toys
If you're fortunate enough to have a Lladro porcelain figurine, you might wonder what it's worth now. It's good to know for insurance purposes or maybe you're just curious. Here's how to find out what the value is of a Lladro figurine.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Take a look at the books on the topic of collecting Lladro porcelain figures. The public library can get them for you on interl

How to Get a Self Portrait 3D Figurine
by ioudas in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Figurines make great gifts and are prized by collectors for their uniqueness and rarity. Nothing is more unique than a one-of-a-kind figurine set featuring the likeness of you and your spouse. Or, have one made in the likeness of your kids, your parents or anyone who would appreciate seeing themselves captured forever in the form of a collectible figurine that will never be duplicated.Difficulty:E

How to Repair a Plaster Figurine
by LadyCoconut in Arts & Entertainment
Plaster, although it is a versatile and useful art material, is also very fragile. Statues and figurines made from plaster can be easily chipped or scratched by harder objects, and can break into many pieces if dropped. While the most seamless way to fix a plaster figurine is to replace it by sculpting another or by recasting the broken figurine in a mold, it is also very time-consuming and uses a

How to Make a Mold for a PVC Figurine
by Henrique in Hobbies, Games & Toys
PVC figurines are a popular piece of desktop ornamentation. Displaying characters from various anime series as well as original creations, often of a science-fiction or medieval-fantasy nature, the figurines can be stunning creations. By creating your own mold, you can create your own figurines of either your own design or one based on a popular character.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things
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Hummel Figurine Identification
by MadViking in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Hummel figurines, a series of ceramic figurines, mostly of children and based on the illustrations of the German nun Maria Innocentia "Berta" Hummel, are prized collectibles and have been for many years. The first Hummel figurines were sold in 1935; the line was discontinued in 2008 but resumed under new ownership in 2009 to mark the 100th anniversary of Sister Hummel's birth.
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