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escolhidos por MARIA PINTO
(Maria Regina Pinto Pereira)

terça-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2014

retratos feitos em tule - Benjamin Shine

In the hands of British artist Benjamin Shine, a piece of tulle isn’t just for making fancy dresses and curtains – it becomes a great material for creating amazing realistic “paintings.”
Using an iron, Shine sculpts, presses and pleats the huge single piece of tulle, whose transparent qualities give the portrait more texture and depth. By layering in this way, the artist obtains different tones and shadows that enable him to realistically portray iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor, elegant abstract faces and other things, such as a pair of elderly hands.
“The idea of ‘painting with fabric’ led to the development of this technique where the portrait image is created through the intricate pleating and pressing of a single length of tulle fabric. The technique aims to utilize the translucent qualities of the tulle fabric to generate various gradients, tones and textures,” - Shine said of his works of art.
Source: (via mymodernmet)
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Image credits: Jeffrey Chan

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These Frozen Soap Bubbles Will Make You Want To Go Outside

I know it’s not a new thing, but these blew me away! According to wikipedia, soap bubbles freeze below a temperature of −15 °C (5 °F) when they touch a surface. At temperatures below about −25 °C (−13 °F), bubbles will freeze in the air and may shatter when hitting the ground. Some people suggest mixing dish soap with karo syrup to provide an additional strength to the bubble solution. I saw this recipe here.

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