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How To Create Bean Art: A Tutorial

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Art that has been created with totally natural or organic materials is becoming more and more popular among art-lovers. There are many reasons for this. First, this type of art is generally quite economical. In addition, art made with natural materials is beautiful and often looks “earthy”. Also, natural art is sometimes biodegradable, or at the very least, somewhat beneficial for the environment. Are you a fan of natural art?

You can create works of art from beans.

Although most people probably wouldn’t believe it, it is entirely possible to create beautiful, even expensive-looking, art from dried beans. Bean art is on the rise in popularity, and for good reason. It is easy-to-make, earth-friendly, and unique. The great thing about bean art is it can be personalized to fit perfectly with the decor of someone’s home.

Prepare to make bean art.

If you are ready to make beautiful bean art, the first thing you’ll want to do is gather your supplies. Here’s what you will need:

— Picture (with frame) from a thrift store

— Dried beans in your desired colors (be creative!)

— A general idea of what you want to createart, bean, beans, cardboard, create, image, natural, step

Before you purchase the beans, decide on an image you want to create. It can be an online image or a freehandimage. You can either hand draw a picture onto a piece of cardboard (make sure the cardboard fits the picture frame), or you can project an image onto the board and trace it. After the image is decided on and the piece of cardboard is prepared, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Break out the beans and have fun!

The next step is to gather the dried beans and glue them onto the piece of cardboard with tacky glue. This step can be lengthy, but it is relaxing and enjoyable. Bean by bean, arrange the color scheme you imagine. While the beans are drying on the cardboard, spray paint the frame with a complimentary color. When all is dry, unite the cardboard with the picture frame. Your work of art is complete!

Read more about the step-by-step process of making bean art at http://just-between-friends.com/2011/02/bean-art-tutorial.html.

Why do you love art made from natural or organic materials? We love to hear from our readers, so leave a comment on this Segmation blog post today and share about your passion for natural art.

Coming soon: Art history buffs will not want to miss our next blog post about early cave art in Spain.

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Learn How to Safely Pack and Ship Your Art

Whether you’re shipping your artwork to a gallery or preparing to move your art collection to your new home, your number one priority when transporting art is to make sure that it arrives in perfect condition at its destination. Follow these tips to ensure that your artwork arrives undamaged and ready to display:

  • Wrap paintings, drawings and sculptures carefully in a protective, pH neutral covering, such as glassine. This will protect the surface of the artwork from being exposed to the harmful chemicals that can be found in packing tape, cardboard, and anything else that may come into contact with the artwork. Never allow cardboard or packing tape to touch the surface of your artwork directly.
  • For inexpensive works of art on paper or canvas, you can create a “sandwich” by placing two sturdy pieces of heavy cardboard or foamboard on either side of the artwork, sealing the two halves together using an acid-free tape. Make sure that the cardboard or foamboard is several inches longer than the artwork on each edge. To ensure that the artwork doesn’t move around while in transit, use acid-free tape to secure the glassine-covered artwork to the cardboard or foamboard.
  • Consider using a box that is specially-designed to transport art, such as Strong Boxes by Air Float Systems. These boxes contain an acid-free foam insert that form a protective shell around your artwork.
  • If you need to transport an expensive work of art, use a professional art packer and mover, who will expertly pack and ship your art. You can find one in your local phone book. They will also be able to advise you on purchasing insurance for your artwork, which is a wise idea when shipping expensive (and/or irreplaceable) artwork.

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