Paper Crafts
Your kitchen table is absolutely covered (no room for even a coffee cup) with photos, ticket stubs, stickers, papers and other lovely bits and pieces that you'd like to arrange in a scrapbook.
Kerry Buckley
You've probably never made your own sketchbook — it's easy enough to buy one, after all. Possibly the thought of making this thing never even occurred to you.
Hannah Cooper
Hey Cupid, whatcha makin' this month? (Bonus points if it's chocolate!) Whether you're whipping up a gift for your SO or your BFF, we've got loads of cute ideas for showing that sweet, sweet love.
Embroidery + paper = one of the coolest cards we've seen. Seriously, look how beautiful this is! And it's actually pretty simple to make, even if you haven't tried embroidery before.
This Valentine's Day, give a piece (er, pieces?) of your heart with a cool mashup of collage and watercolor. Not a watercolor fan? No sweat — you can reinterpret this design using markers, colored pencils or even glitter. Whatever medium you choose, your boo will heart it.
Kristen Magee
Meet the designer and bullet journaler behind Ink By Jeng, Jennifer Reyes. Discover some of the tools she uses to create clean-cut journal pages with ease.
Now turn your attention to secondary animation. This technique is about adding more frames to an object's movement to make it look more realistic. For example, hair blowing in the wind as someone runs. Practice your skills as you learn how to add fur to that bouncing ball from the previous lesson.
Amy talks about anticipation: the movement and/or motion that informs viewers about an action before it takes place (e.g. moving your leg back to kick a soccer ball). After sharing some fun examples, Amy shows you how to animate a bottle rocket that's about to blast off.
Explore one of the most important animation techniques, the squash and stretch. It creates the illusion of flexibility, weight, speed and momentum. Apply your skills as your start your first flip book project: a classic bouncing ball.
Okay, enough introduction. Let’s make a flip book! Get started by tapping into what Amy calls your "imagination animation intuition." Then, grab a marker or pencil and some white notecards (a sticky note pad also works) and let your imagination run wild. Afterwards, Amy shows off some sample flip books (made here at Bluprint!) and goes over the tools of the trade.
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