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Eric Standley is an artist and educator currently living and working in Virginia. In his incredible series of 3D laser cut paper art, Standley’s work is found at the intersection of art, technology, history and mathematics.
His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation. The pieces are painstakingly assembled from laser-cut paper, layered to create elaborate 3-D works of art. Often these works are created using well over 100 layers of paper and can take months of planning and drawing. The result is so intricately detailed that the pieces must be viewed from multiple perspectives to be fully appreciated.
THIS IS A CAT PLAYING IN FALL LEAVES THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT
IT’S NEARLY TIME TO PLAY IN LEAVES.
The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible.
EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)
The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.
If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves
didnt expect to laugh but i did
Here’s a “life-hack” for you.
Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.
I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”
It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.
That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.
So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.
this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*
You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.
eightfootplatypus, this may be useful to you.
I’ve dyed my hair with koolaid in the past. It takes FOREVER to wash out, but it makes for great cheap dye if you don’t mind having whatever color hair for a while :) (Also, you smell like cotton candy for two days.)
That’s how the light gets in.
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