Salt & Burn is finally available online! It’s been a long and winding road, but now you and your friends can hunt the things that go bump in the night! Play as a Hunter of the supernatural that travels the board, killing monster and saving lives. The first Hunter to save 10 lives wins the game! You can read more about the game in the Etsy listing or visit saltandburn.com to see other people playing the game and read the rules.
Due to problems with our laser cutter, we only have enough of the original laser-cut acrylic player tokens and hearts for 25-30 games. After those are sold, we’re going to be revisiting the game and replacing the tokens with cardboard chits, so if you want to get the full original game, here’s your chance. Thanks guys, happy hunting!
I made a slideshow about how to create a fictional character… I got most of the information from the ‘start writing fiction’ (free) course on the OpenUniversity website and found it incredibly useful so here’s a visual version for you :)
This is crazy….
Tis not crazy, Disney would have the voice actors act out a scene so that the artist could use it as a reference. In fact the audio for the Mad Hatter is all taken from this scene.
So when someone tells you that “referencing is cheating”, just know that they’re lying.
Nearly all of the best artists reference!
This is a 36 page tutorial on how to design, cut, sew and dye moth wings just like the ones on my own moth dolls!
It includes detailed instructions and photographs on how to:
➤ Prepare and print a digital moth image for use
➤ Mark out, cut and sew the wings on a sewing machine
➤ Attach interfacing to make the wings stiffer
➤ Select which colours to use and how to layer them
➤ Blending techniques
➤ Instructions on how to match up both sides so they look symmetrical
➤ Tips and tricks on how to get smooth blends and accurate markings
You too could make your own stunning, soft and beautiful moth wings! I have been inundated with requests on how to make these and have been shy about sharing my secrets until now. I have perfected my technique and have plenty of tips and tricks to share and have collated them into this one PDF.
It’s a specific walk-through to the first image, the Luna moth wings, but the principles can be used on any design! There is an inspiration sheet to give you more ideas, and a list of suppliers for materials and an idea how much materials will cost in two different countries.
Purchasing this tutorial also gives you access to prioritised advice via email! All messages using the secret subject heading will be responded to in depth, without being elusive or coy, and within 12-24 hours.
This is a beginner level tutorial, although you may need to know how to use a straight stitch on a sewing machine.
Just wanted to share this tutorial by Maddy, a very talented artist who I think I own three dolls from. She’s put together a great tutorial here and I could see it having a lot of great uses.
Angkor is one of the most important and the greatest archaeological sites in the world. This by the way the world’s largest (400 square kilometers) temple complex (almost a 1000 temples) was between IX and XV century the capital of the Khmer Empire. Probably, in the eleventh century, numbering one million inhabitants of Angkor was the largest city in the contemporary world.
Easter is coming up! And it’s a terrible time for pet store bunnies!
Rabbits are marketed as “easy”, short-lived, starter pets, especially during the Easter holidays, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! A healthy, well cared for bunny can live just as long as the average cat or dog- 10-12 years!
What’s more, they have more complex needs than a cat or a dog. Rabbits are prey animals and do not behave or show affection in the same way as predators like cats and dogs; they don’t deal well with being outside-only animals; they can get sad if they’re on their own and don’t receive enough attention; and if they’re bought as a male and female couple, they can start reproducing from as early as 5-6 months of age, and they can carry multiple litters at the same time!
They have a specialised diet (NOT carrots!), need a specialised living area (unless you want all your things to get chewed up!), and they need specialised vets! Caring for them costs as much as caring for a dog!
They’re a big responsibility!
BUNNY SAFETY SIGNAL BOOST BECAUSE BUNNIES ARE IMPORTANT