Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Making my pencil case

There has been some interest in my pencil case lately, including someone who snapped it so they could put it on reddit. So, for anyone who doesn’t know, this is my most compact art kit. The moleskine sketchbook fits into

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Making my pencil case

There has been some interest in my pencil case lately, including someone who snapped it so they could put it on reddit. So, for anyone who doesn’t know, this is my most compact art kit. The moleskine sketchbook fits into

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Gold Leaf Batman

Partly in preparation for a terrifyingly complex art work I have in mind, I made a gold leaf Batman. This was a gift, so it was not published until now, but I executed it a couple of months ago. I

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Gold Leaf Batman

Partly in preparation for a terrifyingly complex art work I have in mind, I made a gold leaf Batman. This was a gift, so it was not published until now, but I executed it a couple of months ago. I

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How To: Tighten a Canvas

Canvas is a historic material for paint, and provides a pleasant surface to look on, but it is not completely stable. While modern materials allow for a fully synthetic weave, the traditional surfaces are still linen and the more modern

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How To: Tighten a Canvas

Canvas is a historic material for paint, and provides a pleasant surface to look on, but it is not completely stable. While modern materials allow for a fully synthetic weave, the traditional surfaces are still linen and the more modern

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Hand Made Playing Cards – Day 1

I have a commission in for a set of hand made Tudor-age playing cards for use by a re-enactor with a high-class persona. Essentially, these will be a prop to show the public, as well as a useable deck. They

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Hand Made Playing Cards – Day 1

I have a commission in for a set of hand made Tudor-age playing cards for use by a re-enactor with a high-class persona. Essentially, these will be a prop to show the public, as well as a useable deck. They

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Building a Light Box: Part 3

How lucky I live in Cambridge Today I zoomed down to Engineering and Design Plastics Ltd. I like that name; it does what it says on the tin. I had a piece of milky perspex cut to my aperture size

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Building a Light Box: Part 3

How lucky I live in Cambridge Today I zoomed down to Engineering and Design Plastics Ltd. I like that name; it does what it says on the tin. I had a piece of milky perspex cut to my aperture size

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Building a Light Box: Part 2

Rebate! Alas, this is not getting money back (although this is a legitimate business expense, I believe). A rebate is a groove in a bit of wood. In this case, I am adding strips of wood to make a platform

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Building a Light Box: Part 2

Rebate! Alas, this is not getting money back (although this is a legitimate business expense, I believe). A rebate is a groove in a bit of wood. In this case, I am adding strips of wood to make a platform

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Building a Light Box: Part 1

As an artist, you may very well be penniless, or like me you may want to save money. For this project you will need a few things: A frame A light source A flat surface that lets through light The

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Building a Light Box: Part 1

As an artist, you may very well be penniless, or like me you may want to save money. For this project you will need a few things: A frame A light source A flat surface that lets through light The

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