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Download Hi-res Images from the Rijksmuseum | How About Orange
I always find great image & font sites from How About Orange, and was thrilled that she shared this one! The Dutch National Museum has digitized 125,000 works from it’s collection, and not only are they free for personal use, but you can put together collections of your favourites (i.e. ‘Baby Angel Statues’ or ‘Kick Ass Moustaches’) then download your favourites (for personal use only) You can have your own personal art collection in no time! Click through for the link and to read more!

Download Hi-res Images from the Rijksmuseum | How About Orange

I always find great image & font sites from How About Orange, and was thrilled that she shared this one! The Dutch National Museum has digitized 125,000 works from it’s collection, and not only are they free for personal use, but you can put together collections of your favourites (i.e. ‘Baby Angel Statues’ or ‘Kick Ass Moustaches’) then download your favourites (for personal use only) You can have your own personal art collection in no time! Click through for the link and to read more!

Cut Paper Pendants | How About Orange
Something I’ve been meaning to tell y’all about for ages is my dad’s cutting machine. It’s like an industrial version of the Silhouette machine. If you’ve never heard of a Silhouette, it looks like a laminator but it has a blade underneath. You can cut paper, card, vinyl and fabric. It is so so fun to use and there are so many uses for it. As soon as I saw this project, I emailed it to my Dad and said - can we do this?! You just need to cut multiples of your desired shape and glue them together - once it’s dried it’s hard and you can attach the jump ring for the necklace.

Cut Paper Pendants | How About Orange

Something I’ve been meaning to tell y’all about for ages is my dad’s cutting machine. It’s like an industrial version of the Silhouette machine. If you’ve never heard of a Silhouette, it looks like a laminator but it has a blade underneath. You can cut paper, card, vinyl and fabric. It is so so fun to use and there are so many uses for it. As soon as I saw this project, I emailed it to my Dad and said - can we do this?! You just need to cut multiples of your desired shape and glue them together - once it’s dried it’s hard and you can attach the jump ring for the necklace.

Compliment Bunting | How About Orange
If you’re trying to make presents on the cheap, you can’t go past this! Beautiful and simple, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love something pretty like this to hang on their wall. Either download the file and have it printed on some heavy card stock, or if you’re feeling adventurous, buy some pretty scrap booking card and hand cut them out.

Compliment Bunting | How About Orange

If you’re trying to make presents on the cheap, you can’t go past this! Beautiful and simple, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love something pretty like this to hang on their wall. Either download the file and have it printed on some heavy card stock, or if you’re feeling adventurous, buy some pretty scrap booking card and hand cut them out.

Decorated Pouches | How About Orange

You may remember a post I did a while ago about the new Stained by Sharpie pens that are out - they’re still the same Sharpies but specifically designed to be used on fabric and last longer when washed. One of my favourite blogs How About Orange did some testing with the pens and the above two pouches are the results. I’m loving both of them! But as said - large areas will come out like any kind of textas do - a bit scribbly and darker where it overlaps. If you do smaller areas I can’t see how it would be a problem, and if you don’t mind the scibbly-ness then that wouldn’t be a problem either!

Inkodye FAQ and Projects
So everyone went nuts over the inkodye project, so here’s some more information for you!
If you want to see more projects please click on the picture above. How About Orange has some truly amazing projects including this picture frame (that’s right, you can use it on wood too!)
Where can I buy it?
 As far as I can tell, you can only get the dye from the Inkodye website for now (click here to be taken to the site!) They’re trying to get it out to more stores in America and I’m sure in the future it will come out to different countries.
How much does it cost?
Here are the costs, they’re pretty reasonable. I would suggest getting a smaller bottle first to try out before you commit to a bigger bottle (plus you can get more colours!)4fl oz bottle: $11.95Pint (16 fl. oz): $26.29Gallon (128 fl oz): $175.45
You can also get kits - including the ‘full spectrum’ kit which has all 14 colours in the 4oz bottles which is $116.95. You can also buy resist which is used quite often in batik (inkodye is perfect for batik painting) I did a ‘test’ purchase and the postage for two bottles to Australia was $10. If you buy more than $75 of product in America the postage is free!
What can I use it on?
You can use inkodye on: 'any absorbant natural fiber such as cotton, rayon, linen, raw silk,  jute, hemp, burlap, wool and even raw leather, suede, wood and unglazed  ceramics'
How can I use it?
I love th projects that How About Orange has done, plus there are some amazing ones on the Inkodye website, from DIY ribbon to wooden bangles and batik patterns. Check out this amazing batik project which uses the resist and multiple colours.
So I’m a little bit in love with Inkodye now! I particularly love the batik style painting. I remember doing it in high school but it was very complicated - I see this as an easier alternative plus I can see doing this with my niece!
If anyone out there decides to buy some, please let me know how you go with it - I’d love to hear feedback!

Inkodye FAQ and Projects

So everyone went nuts over the inkodye project, so here’s some more information for you!

If you want to see more projects please click on the picture above. How About Orange has some truly amazing projects including this picture frame (that’s right, you can use it on wood too!)

Where can I buy it?

¬†As far as I can tell, you can only get the dye from the Inkodye website for now (click here to be taken to the site!) They’re trying to get it out to more stores in America and I’m sure in the future it will come out to different countries.

How much does it cost?

Here are the costs, they’re pretty reasonable. I would suggest getting a smaller bottle first to try out before you commit to a bigger bottle (plus you can get more colours!)
4fl oz bottle: $11.95
Pint (16 fl. oz): $26.29
Gallon (128 fl oz): $175.45

You can also get kits - including the ‘full spectrum’ kit which has all 14 colours in the 4oz bottles which is $116.95. You can also buy resist which is used quite often in batik (inkodye is perfect for batik painting) I did a ‘test’ purchase and the postage for two bottles to Australia was $10. If you buy more than $75 of product in America the postage is free!

What can I use it on?

You can use inkodye on: 'any absorbant natural fiber such as cotton, rayon, linen, raw silk, jute, hemp, burlap, wool and even raw leather, suede, wood and unglazed ceramics'

How can I use it?

I love th projects that How About Orange has done, plus there are some amazing ones on the Inkodye website, from DIY ribbon to wooden bangles and batik patterns. Check out this amazing batik project which uses the resist and multiple colours.

So I’m a little bit in love with Inkodye now! I particularly love the batik style painting. I remember doing it in high school but it was very complicated - I see this as an easier alternative plus I can see doing this with my niece!

If anyone out there decides to buy some, please let me know how you go with it - I’d love to hear feedback!

Make Your Own Fabric Using The Sun | How About Orange
This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time! This purse was made with a product called Inkodye. You paint your fabric with it and then lay objects over the top and pop it in the sun. How About Orange used safety pins on hers and it looks amazing. I’m trying to think of what else you could use to ‘print’ your fabric - maybe buttons? Or you could cut out shapes from card? So many possibilities!

Make Your Own Fabric Using The Sun | How About Orange

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time! This purse was made with a product called Inkodye. You paint your fabric with it and then lay objects over the top and pop it in the sun. How About Orange used safety pins on hers and it looks amazing. I’m trying to think of what else you could use to ‘print’ your fabric - maybe buttons? Or you could cut out shapes from card? So many possibilities!

Self Zipping Coin Purse | How About Orange
I’m already planning Christmas presents, especially for my mum and dad because they’re so hard to buy for. My mum likes having a coin purse but the one she has at the moment is a crappy little one I got ages ago that she ‘borrowed’. I think she would like this, and it looks quite easy to make, though I’ve never tried to sew a zip before. So we’ll see! Though I guess i have enough time between now and Christmas to practice!

Self Zipping Coin Purse | How About Orange

I’m already planning Christmas presents, especially for my mum and dad because they’re so hard to buy for. My mum likes having a coin purse but the one she has at the moment is a crappy little one I got ages ago that she ‘borrowed’. I think she would like this, and it looks quite easy to make, though I’ve never tried to sew a zip before. So we’ll see! Though I guess i have enough time between now and Christmas to practice!

Paint Chip Art | How About Orange
I love looking at paint chips. If paint wasn’t so expensive I’d re-paint my walls every month! I always end up grabbing a ton of paint chips in colours I like but it’s all kind of wishful thinking! But I might as well do something with them so why not an awesome piece of art! The colours in this particular piece are awesome. So go down to your local Bunnings, and grab colours that will suit your room!

Paint Chip Art | How About Orange

I love looking at paint chips. If paint wasn’t so expensive I’d re-paint my walls every month! I always end up grabbing a ton of paint chips in colours I like but it’s all kind of wishful thinking! But I might as well do something with them so why not an awesome piece of art! The colours in this particular piece are awesome. So go down to your local Bunnings, and grab colours that will suit your room!

Book Strap Tutorial | How About Orange
When I first saw this tutorial, I was like - I bet I wouldn’t be able to get that buckle anywhere in Australia… and then found out it was part of the tutorial! WIN! This is truly an awesome DIY idea. Especially for those of us who insist on carrying all the books and not making two trips, or those of us studying and need a way to carry all those heavy tomes. There are also quite a few people i know who would need this for their diaries because they insist on keeping every possible thing in them.

Book Strap Tutorial | How About Orange

When I first saw this tutorial, I was like - I bet I wouldn’t be able to get that buckle anywhere in Australia… and then found out it was part of the tutorial! WIN! This is truly an awesome DIY idea. Especially for those of us who insist on carrying all the books and not making two trips, or those of us studying and need a way to carry all those heavy tomes. There are also quite a few people i know who would need this for their diaries because they insist on keeping every possible thing in them.

DIY & Downloadable Cards

Some of these I’ve featured before, some new - but either way they’re all awesome and easy as! Enjoy!

1. Mini Bunting Birthday Card - How About Orange
Nothing is sweeter than mini bunting, and this card can be made with your pretty scrap paper you can’t throw away (er, or is that just me?!) And bonus - this would suit ages 5 to er… 100.

2. Simple Notecard with Buttons - How About Orange
Another cute card from How About Orange, this time a combination of download (the base card with the stems) and DIY (the button flowers)

3. Beautiful DIY Kiragami Card - Curbly
When I was younger, I loved pop up cards. This is like the grown up version - who wouldn’t want to receive something as beautiful as this?!

4. Winning Words - Good Housekeeping
This is such a cool card, and so easy to customise for any occasion. Simply spell out your message on the Scrabble board, take a photo and print it off. You could say anything from ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Congratulations on beating me at Scrabble’. I think you’d need a few more tiles for that though.

5. Hello Card - Mmmcrafts
For those times when email won’t do, here’s a super cool card to send. I miss paper letters. Sigh.

6. Feather Business Card - Creature Comforts
I know this is meant to be for business cards, but wouldn’t this feather look gorgeous on a birthday card? Or any card for a fact!

7. Mini Greeting Card - Eat Drink Chic
Looking for a bit of French adorableness to give? Look no further! Eat Drink Chic is a fantastic illustrator, and this one comes with a free envelope too. Bonus!

Well I hoped you enjoyed this Card round up. I choose my very favourites, including ones I’ve either done myself or am hoping to do. The mini bunting card was a big winner!

Homemade Deodorant | How About Orange
Recently I’ve discovered that traditional spray deodorants are wreaking havoc on my skin, and I’ve been investigating natural avenues. But oh my gosh, natural products are soooo expensive! It’s like as soon as they add ‘organic’ to a product they add another ten bucks. And it worries me that even if they do say they’re organic it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any better for your body than the chemical ladden sprays. I’ve read the feedback on this recipe and it seems that people love it so I think I’m going to have a go! Has anyone else tried natural deodorant? Did it work for you?

Homemade Deodorant | How About Orange

Recently I’ve discovered that traditional spray deodorants are wreaking havoc on my skin, and I’ve been investigating natural avenues. But oh my gosh, natural products are soooo expensive! It’s like as soon as they add ‘organic’ to a product they add another ten bucks. And it worries me that even if they do say they’re organic it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any better for your body than the chemical ladden sprays. I’ve read the feedback on this recipe and it seems that people love it so I think I’m going to have a go! Has anyone else tried natural deodorant? Did it work for you?

Pantone Chip Magnets | How About Orange
As an Interior Design student, anything Pantone is heaven for me! I’ve always wanted one of those Pantone mugs (I can’t find them anywhere in Adelaide though - any tips SAians?) but one thing that’s more accessible - and cheaper - is pantone paint chips! And you wouldn’t even have to do it with Pantone chips, any paint chips would work. Choose your colour palette and you’ve got the artiest fridge ever!

Pantone Chip Magnets | How About Orange

As an Interior Design student, anything Pantone is heaven for me! I’ve always wanted one of those Pantone mugs (I can’t find them anywhere in Adelaide though - any tips SAians?) but one thing that’s more accessible - and cheaper - is pantone paint chips! And you wouldn’t even have to do it with Pantone chips, any paint chips would work. Choose your colour palette and you’ve got the artiest fridge ever!