By Catherine MacBride

Camera: Nikon D5200

Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5

I HAVE TO SAY that the challenge of coming up with some quirky and interesting ways of using paint for Creative Eye really got my imagination buzzing! The theme of paint gave me so many options. I could throw it.drip it, splash it, smudge it… The options were endless But what became apparent very early on was that whatever idea I came up with, I’dbe the one doing the cleaning up afterwards.

After a little time spent wading through various ideas, I remembered the saying

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PAINT — Spiration!

Longing for some change this season? With just a fresh coat of paint, crafty hands and knick knacks from around the house, you’re all set to rock the DIY world!


Plain old frames are so passe! Go wild and give them a makeover…


Frame, Tape, Spray paint


• Tape off areas on your frame where you don’t want the paint to stick. We created a chevron pattern using small bits of the tape. You can do straight lines, checks or any design you fancy.

• Lay out newspapers on the floor to avoid spillage from

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Effective spray

In the distant 1888 American physician Alain DEVILBISS create a wonderful SPRAY DEVICE originally designed for procedures Inhalation AND PROCESSING open wounds. A little later, inventor decided to put some simple EXPERIENCE AND INSTEAD OF DRUGS pour into the tank of his creation conventional paints. His thoughts on such prompted one observation: autumn drizzling rain that poured GROUND MUCH less water than the July rainfall, although not producing lots of puddles ROAD BUT serviceability and evenly soaked to the skin of everyone who has got under it.

Experience with spray, by the way, was excellent, while allowing more economical than

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Table of bed …

So was the bed at the right time in the right place! This was the frame of the sewing machine Minerva. These are sold and the Internet, and at flea markets. Immediately I must say that the process of transforming the old things in a new — creative, not a quick and requires patience, perseverance and certain skills.

Purifying the base frame from dirt and dust, I clean off the rust iron brush. Then began the search for a desired color. And she found — a two-component, high quality and color! Conventional brushes (not roll) must be applied so the

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How we feel about paint is changing, and no one even noticed.

Paint transforms. Its one of the easiest ways to turn a wall, a room or an entire house into something totally different. Color is the first part of that transformation, but it’s not the whole story.

Color can be such a powerful force that, for many, it has seemed like the whole story. Whether professional designer or design maven, its easy to see paint as color and little more. Chosen with loving care (how long are those chips or painted squares on your wall before you make an actual decision?) and applied with professional finesse, paint color brings emotions to

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Grey Dragon

Mark Ayton spoke with Lt Col Frank Rogers, operations officer of Detachment 1, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, based at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, about the current F-117 ‘Grey Dragon’ test programme.

HOLLOMAN AFB, New Mexico is perhaps best known as the home of the US Air Force F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, operated by Air Combat Command’s 49th Fighter Wing. There is, however, another unit based at Holloman which operates the F-117: Detachment 1 of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, known as the ‘Dragons’. Det 1 is one of 17 units, located around the continental United States, within the

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Ghost hercs

The reaction that greeted XV211 on it’s return to lyneham on September 11 from Major Servicing was mixed, to say the least. «It’s a Yank Here? • Can’t be, it’s got a probe, • Well it certainly isn’t one of ours!»

Over the next few days rumour control went into overdrive with «Stealth Hercules» variations being the most popular (and printable!). The only Stealth properties of ‘211 were it’s invisibility to identification. The size of its markings and their positions on the rear fuselage, make it difficult to identify except at close quarters.

Painted at Marshalls of Cambridge during it’s

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If you’re on a budget, spruce up your space in small doses—start with an extra room that you can turn into a guest room or study!


PAINT IT. Changing the color of the walls can easily lend a big impact to small-scale renovations. It’s also the most ideal thing to do if you have a tight renovation budget.


1. Thoroughly clean the walls with a vacuum or damp cloth. Remove cobwebs, dust, and other particles.

2. Line light switches, electrical outlets, and moldings with masking tape or painter’s tape to protect them from unwanted paint

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Oil, enamel, acrylic, water based paints, silicate paints for interior and exterior use, walls, ceiling and wall-paper, wood and metal. How to make the right choice?

Builders and artists of ancient times supplied the paints nature: colored earth, chalk, minerals, plant juices. Today the choice of coatings is so great that sometimes it is difficult to choose exactly what you need. Let’s deal.

It is ready to use and Paste, you want to breed with varnish. Previously, it was the most popular color, relatively inexpensive and suitable «for all.» Even today in many suburban areas of the roof, fences

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Kingdom of paints, where the king rules Cadmium Lemon was a magic tree. It grew magic fruit that cures all diseases and empower. At the same time, all the inhabitants of the kingdom gathered under the tree to meet the arrival of spring. As soon blossomed first sticky leaves and fragrant pink flowers appear, paint staged dance, have fun as they could. But in the kingdom lived a wicked witch, black paint soot emissions. She was always dissatisfied with something and hurt, went with pursed lips and never smiled. Paint the side of her, and Soot

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