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8 March

How To Hang Up A Canvas Print}

Submitted by: Andrew Bourke

There is a few different ways you can hang up a canvas print and there is some different methods that can be used to be able to capture the best position to hang your canvas in to benefit the most.

Firstly if you have a small canvas print for your home and you want to get it hung up fairly fast then the old fashioned hammer and nail trick would be just as good as going out and purchasing the fitting to hang it up correctly. Simply line up the canvas photo print to wear you want it to hang. Mark with a pen was you want the nail to go. Hammer the nail in to the wall and then simply rest the frame of the canvas print over the nail and there you have it, a hung canvas photo print on your wall. This is the most practical way of doing it.

One really good way to hang your canvas prints so that they are very secure would be to get some mirrored plates. You can find mirrored plates at a few different convenient stores or you can search online to find them, they are very cheap and are so much better in terms of being safe to hang up your canvas artwork. You can put the plates on the inside of your canvas print from so that no one sees them or you can fix them on the outside which makes it easier when hanging them up but the down side to this is that every one canvas the plates so its not so much easier on the eye. The choice there would really be your opinion but if you want it would be safer then the best option would be to hang it on the outside, but of course it would look better hidden.

Another method to hanging up your canvas printing masterpiece would be to use some wire. Wire is so cheap. Its basically pence to buy and you can get it from anywhere. You basically attach the wire from one end of the canvas print to the other and then hammer a nail in to your wall and then drop the wire over the nail, thats all there is to it but the only thing with doing that is yu will be forever adjusting the canvas trying to make it straight so that only way around this would be to add hooks to it to keep it straight.

In an ideal world canvas printing companies would supply your with hanging kits with your canvas print for you to hang with ease rather than having to go out and purchase some canvas hooks for you print that you have just bought. Some canvas prints business do actually offer free kits with their product and offer an option to order more if needed so thats something that is also very useful.

So we have covered a few different ways to go about hanging your canvas print. Only you can decide which one would be best for you, the main thing to cover here is safety and with hanging anything on a wall 99.9% of the time just using a nail to rest the canvas print on is safe enough but if you want to be extra secure then get some of those mirrored plates as they are really great at fixing the canvas to the wall so it doesnt move an inch.

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21 February

How To Make Homemade Face Scrubs}

How to make Homemade Face Scrubs


Prenoy Yonerp

It is true that the sebum (oil) produced by the pituitary glands is one of the main causes of acne. Facial scrub is one of the most effective ways of removing the excess oil in the face. However, it is also a fact that being treated of facial scrub in clinics would take you some money.

Homemade facial scrub is an easy, simple and cheap beauty product. There is no need to spend money on scrub in the drug store or department store. You can make your own with just a few natural ingredients straight from your kitchen pantry.

Caring for your skin need not be expensive. The ingredients needed to make a scrub can be even found in your own homes. Let me show you how.

Oatmeal and honey are just two of the ingredients you can make an excellent healing and moisturizing scrub that works just as well as an commercial product does for only pennies.

One basic ingredient in making a homemade face scrub that can be found in your homes is brown sugar. A facial scrub that melts like sugar instead of using micro beads is much preferable for your skin. Micro beads can become stuck in your pores.

The high blackstrap molasses in the sugar helps to exfoliate, like a chemical peel.If you have an oily skin, you may use genuine salt, baking soda or ground aspirin.

Tomatoes. Blend about three to four small tomatoes. Be sure that you have washed the tomatoes before you blend them. Mix it with 4tbps. of brown sugar.Let it be on your face for about 30 minutes and massage for 15 minutes.

Grind 1 tablespoon almonds into a fine meal in a blender or food processor. Mix almond meal together with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 egg white. Apply to face and let set for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.

Do you know that fruits can also be used as a homemade face scrub? Avocado can cleanse the skin and make it feel fresh and alive just right after you make the application. It’s natural and very affordable.

Mix it with banana and olive oil, just enough to make the paste thick. Rub it gently over your face. Don’t use too much pressure, as the avocado pit will naturally exfoliate. Rinse first with warm water then cold water to close the pores then you pat it dry with a towel.

Puree 1/2 peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor and add 1 tablespoon yogurt. Apply to face and let set about 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.

Crush a handful of strawberries and mix well with 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to face and let set for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.

Homemade facial scrub is not at all an inferior skin care product just because it wasn’t purchased in an expensive department store. All too often, skin care consumers fall for fancy packaging and advertising campaigns, not for what is actually in the jar.

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10 January

Science Experiment: Build Your Own Rain Alarm}

Submitted by: Jere Botes

Many electrical devices are used as early warning systems such as burglar alarms, electric fencing systems and many more. Dont you think it will be useful to have an early warning system for rain to warn you to close the windows and bring in the clothes from the clothesline? In the following science experiment you will build a device that can detect rain as soon as the first drops start to fall:


9 Volt battery

Plastic coated copper wire

9 Volt buzzer or bell

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Effervescent tables

Wire cutters

Rubber cement


1. Cut two pieces of thin plastic coated wire of about 2m – 3m each (or long enough to reach from the outside of your window to the inside of your bedroom where the buzzer and battery will be positioned). Use wire cutters to strip clean the ends of both wires. Make sure that one end of each wire has at least 30mm clean stripped, and the other side of each wire about 100mm clean stripped.

2. Push the 100mm stripped clean ends of both wires through a small opening in your bedroom window, and connects the other ends to the terminals of a 9-V battery, and an electrical buzzer or a bell. Use another shorter piece of wire to connect the battery and the bell to each other as in the diagram above.

3. On the outside of your window, connect a wooden or plastic clothespin to the other ends of the wires by winding it several times over each of the front ends of the clothespin. This will be your two contact pieces to complete the electrical circuit.

4. Place a small effervescent-type of tablet in between the two prongs with the contact pieces of the clothespin to prevent them from touching. You may need to experiment with several types of tables to find the most suitable one, which degenerate the fastest when coming in contact with water or rain.

5. Place the clothespin and tablet configuration on the sill of your window (you can use rubber cement to hold it in position).

6. When it starts to rain, the buzzer will go off and warn you that your clothes or curtains might get wet!

The power or electrical energy stored in a battery can only be released and allowed to flow when a complete circuit is made out of wires or other conductors that conduct electricity. In the above experiment, the electrical circuit is not complete until the prongs of the clothes pins with the wires wrapped around it are pressed together. When the rain drops degenerate and melt the effervescent tablet, the prongs with the wire contact pieces are pressed together, making a circular path between the battery and the bell. The current flows in a complete loop from the battery through the rain detector on the window sill to the buzzer and battery in your room. When the circuit is complete and the current is flowing, the buzzer sounds to warn you of the rain that started to fall!

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