Friday, November 29, 2019

Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Silk


Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Silk

Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Silk




Apply a coating of mastic varnish to the design and allow it to dry; then with a brush wash the paper surrounding the design carefully; this removes from the paper the preparation, which would otherwise soil the silk.

Apply a second coating of the same varnish, and when this is slightly dried place the design upon the silk or other fabric to be decorated, and with the roller press it well down.


With the brush wet the back of the paper covering the design, when the paper may be at once lifted off.

Another method is to cut out the design carefully and cover it with a thin coating of mastic varnish, and lay it upon the silk or other fabric (which should be dampened) and roll thoroughly with a rubber roller; dampen the back of the paper with the brush and lift it off as previously directed.


Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

10 Gorgeous Travel Journals For Writing And Journaling About Your Travels, Experiences And Life Journey

10 Gorgeous Travel Journals For Writing And Journaling About Your Travels, Experiences And Life Journey





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Aloe Vera | A Wonder Herb | Benefits And Uses


Aloe Vera | A Wonder Herb | Benefits And Uses 

Aloe Vera | A Wonder Herb | Benefits And Uses


Aloe Vera is a herb that is mainly grown in the arid regions of Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

Despite its cactus-like appearance, Aloe vera belongs to the lily family, which also includes plants like  asparagus, onions, leeks and garlic.

Because of its numerous therapeutic benefits, it is grown on a large commercial scale in the United States, Japan, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. 

However, you can also grow your own Aloe vera in pots as household plants.

The Aloe vera plant contains over thirty enzymes, including lipase and oxidase. It can be argued that due to the change in our modern diets, enzymes are a major element missing in the foods we eat since a large percentage of the adult population reports having suffered from a  digestive ailment (enzyme driven process).

Aloe vera also contains significant levels of salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin) which accounts for varied levels of pain relief. 

Some people have reported experiencing a pain sensation like the explosion of a fire spray on the skin when a gel or cream is applied to sensitive skin.

Salicylic acid also plays a role in  Aloe vera's toxin cleansing capacity. 

Various research findings have reported Aloe vera's ability to stimulate the immune system. 

Other people have testified that drinking a fluid that contains high quality Aloe vera juice daily helps to clear sensitive skin. 

Aloe is also known as a soothing ingredient in many skin care lotions, moisturizers, shampoos and other body products.

There are a number of studies worldwide documenting the health benefits of Aloe vera, when taken either internally or when used topically. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

How To Do A Quick Facial At Home By Yourself Using Home Made Remedies


How To Do A Quick Facial At Home By Yourself Using Home Made Remedies

 How To Do A Quick Facial At Home By Yourself Using Home Made Remedies


Whether you are a stay at home mother or have a corporate job, you need to keep your appearance looking pristine at the best of times and that can sometimes be a difficult job. If you find that you do not always have time to go to the spa for a professional facial, I've got a great solution for you.


Today, many spas provide what is known as microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a technique that involves peeling away layers of dead skin from your face using a system similar to sandblasting, but on a much, much smaller scale.


When a layer of dead skin cells is removed from your face, this helps to reveal the fresh new skin that was found underneath the dead layer. This process helps to produce the appearance of a face lift without the costs and complications of cosmetic surgery.


Most women who undergo microdermabrasion have sometimes found that after the procedure, their skin becomes sensitive, irritated, and swollen. That is not to mention the professional spa treatments that require appointments, and can cost  between $150 - $ 600 dollars. 

So what can you do yourself to achieve the same results produced by microdermabrasion in an effective, fast, inexpensive way.

You will need a lemon salt scrub.


Lemon Salt Scrub Materials:



  • One small lemon

  • Four tablespoons of fine sea salt


If you do not have a lemon, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice is fine, and if you can not get finely ground sea salt, table salt will do well.

Procedure:



  • Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice of one half into a small bowl. 

  • Then put four tablespoons of sea salt well in, and stir well. 

  • You want a solution with the consistency of oatmeal. 

  • Then take a fingertip full of some of the solution and rub it on your face and pores, make sure to rub gently as you go. 

  • Let the mix stand for five to ten minutes, then rinse with cold water.

You will find your skin softer and smoother than it was before, with a nice warm light. All this will cost you less than a few dollars, and no more than 15 minutes from start to finish.


Now you can a fresh, new look at home, or anywhere, what the spa costs so much money to provide, at a fraction of the cost.

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Making A Motto In Bronze


The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Making A Motto In Bronze


The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Making A Motto In Bronze


Take a box frame of the ordinary motto-frame size (gilt face) and line it with either crimson or royal purple velvet, and it is ready for any design. The word “Welcome” is the simplest to begin with.

Take a thick blotting pad, lay it on a table, rub some arrowroot or rice power over its upper surface, and lay a sheet of either calla or pond lily wax, extra thick, on this powdered surface.


Select the style of letter preferred; German text is very appropriate for the motto “Welcome.” Cut the pattern letters out in pasteboard, or any kind of thick paper, if tin letter-cutters are not convenient.

Begin with the letter W. Lay it on the sheet of wax and cut out the waxen letter after the pattern with a penknife previously dipped in water. Next cut the E, and so on till the seven letters are cut out, care being taken to powder the blotter every time a new sheet of wax is laid on.

Lay the back of the box on the table, having melted glue ready, and with a camel’s-hair brush apply a small portion of it to the back of each letter as it is set in its relative position, pressing it gently against the velvet with the palm of the hand.

The letters should be set an inch apart, and when all on the frame should be set away until the glue is thoroughly dry and the waxen letters adhere firmly to the velvet, then they are ready for ornamenting. This is done in various ways, and all depends on the artist’s taste, but a few suggestions may not be amiss.

Take a two-inch fern-cutter and cut the ferns out of double sheet wax; then bronze them as directed on both sides, either with gold or silver bronze. Begin with draping the letter W.

Take the stem end of the fern leaf and with the bead end of the curling-pin fasten it to the lower side of the letter; then turn it over and fasten it down in the middle, letting the point turn outward.


Set the ferns on the letters in such a way as not to obscure their form, i. e., the form of the letters. If the motto is made in white wax it should be frosted with diamond dust.

A pretty style of motto is clasped hands in the center, of pure white wax, surrounded with sprays of fine flowers and buds, finished in fire bronze.

Another style of motto is a vase in the center, from which vines in different colors of bronze run. Green, fire, and copper bronzing should have a light background; silver and gold bronzing should have a dark background.



Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Is DNA Technology The Future Of Nutrition And Dieting


Is DNA Technology The Future Of Nutrition And Dieting

Is DNA Technology The Future Of Nutrition And Dieting


Nutritional supplements have become a necessity in our society today. With so many processed foods and nutritional deficiencies, our bodies need extra support to  optimal health.

We have witnessed a drastic paradigm shift in the way we look at nutrition during the last few decades.

"One size fits all" nutritional supplements are no longer sufficient, because we are now becoming more aware of the fact that each individual has different health needs and concerns.

Until recently, we were only able to adjust vitamins and nutrients according to an individual's gender, age, and lifestyle. Well, nutrition has evolved and we are now able to provide personal nutritional supplementation according to an  individual's DNA.

GeneLink is the first nutritional company to provide this kind of advanced technology. GeneLink is a biotechnology company that has spent the last decade conducting research and studies in the field of nutrition and genetics.

They have discovered 12 DNA snips that are precise indicators of your body health at the genetic level. They can determine what you have a genetic predisposition to, points your body needs extra support, and what your body can not absorb.

The ingredients GeneLinks  manufacture's are 80-90% organic, natural, plant-based and have been found to improve the structure and health of DNA. 

With more than 177,000 different possible combinations of ingredients, you can be sure that you are getting the nutrients most suited to your body's nutritional needs.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Why You Should Get Lumineers | Your Smile As A Work Of Art

Why You Should Get Lumineers | Your Smile As A Work Of Art

Why You Should Get Lumineers | Your Smile As A Work Of Art



Do you ever think about your smile as a work of art? cosmetic dentists often do, as they strive to create the perfectly proportioned smile.

"I believe there is an ideal proportion to teeth in the most naturally beautiful smile," says David Nusblatt, a dentist in Manhattan who often uses Lumineers to perfect his patients smile.

Dentists like Nusblatt are increasingly adopting Lumineers as the procedure of choice over traditional veneers.

Lumineers, made from patented cerinate porcelain, are painless and minimally invasive. The procedure, which only requires two visits to the dentist, does not require anesthesia or numbing shots.

Unlike Lumineers, traditional veneers involve drilling or grinding of teeth. The process of applying traditional veneers also involves patients receiving general anesthesia and painkillers after the procedure while they are recovering.

"Lumineers allow me to create a balanced and perfect smile for every face that is unique in the most minimally invasive way," reports Dr.  Nusblatt.

Lumineers have been proven to last for up to 20 years. In most cases, they leave the original teeth intact, making the procedure completely reversible.

"I went through life very self conscious about my teeth and smile," says Ben. "From an early age I had a very large gap. With Lumineers I obtained a beautiful smile in an instant. I was so amazed with the results, and to top it off, the procedure only took 40 minutes."

Lumineers, named as one of the top 10 dental products to search for can be used over crowns and worn teeth to prevent further wear. In some cases, they can also be a convenient substitute for braces.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Waxing And Tinting | The Art Of Making Exotic Flowers


Waxing And Tinting | The Art Of Making Exotic Flowers 


Waxing And Tinting | The Art Of Making Exotic Flowers


The following articles will be required to commence waxwork:


Two pounds white wax, one quarter pound hair wire, one bottle carmine, one bottle ultramarine blue, one bottle chrome yellow, two bottles chrome green No. 1, one bottle each of rose pink, royal purple, scarlet powder, and balsam fir; two dozen sheets white wax.

This will do to begin with. Now have a clean tin dish, and pour therein a quart or two of water; then put in about one pound of the white wax and let it boil.

When cool enough so the bubbles will not form on top it is ready to sheet, which is done as follows:


Take half of a window pane, 7 × 9, and, after having washed it clean, dip into a dish containing weak soapsuds; then dip into the wax, and draw it out steadily and plunge it into the suds, when the sheet will readily come off.

Lay it on a cloth or clean paper to dry.


Proceed in like manner until you have enough of the white; then add enough of the green powder to make a bright color, and heat and stir thoroughly until the color is evenly distributed, then proceed as for sheeting white wax.


The other colors are rubbed into the leaves after they are cut out, rubbing light or heavy according to shade.

For patterns you can use any natural leaf, forming the creases in wax with the thumb nail or a needle.


To put the flowers together, or the leaves on to the stem, hold in the hand until warm enough to stick.


If the sheeted wax is to be used in summer, put in a little balsam of fir to make it hard. If for winter, none will be required.

You can make many flowers without a teacher, but one to assist in the commencement would be a great help, though the most particular thing about it is to get the wax sheeted.


Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

10 Beautiful Memories Journals For Writing And Journaling Life Memories | Floral Themed Designs

Marriage Advice For The Bride To Be And Newly Weds | Time Honored Tips


Marriage Advice For The Bride To Be And Newly Weds | Time Honored Tips 


Marriage Advice For The Bride To Be And Newly Weds | Time Honored Tips


When a prospect of marriage occurs you cannot do better than consult your mother, aunt, or other discreet relative that has your welfare at heart, from whom you may reasonably expect the best and most disinterested advice; and this it will be well for you to be guided by. 


Women of mature years can judge far better than you whether a man is likely to make a good husband. You should likewise quietly and cautiously make your own observations among your married acquaintances, especially where you believe there is a comfortable and happy home. 


You will doubtless find that to a very great extent this happy home depends on the wife’s management and economy. 


Very often it happens that when two husbands have the same income, with the same number of children, there will be comfort in the one home and discomfort in the other. Now, there must be a reason for this, and you should endeavor to find it out and profit by the lesson. 


It is said “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” and truly the value of cleanliness cannot be overrated. In point of time, it should go before godliness, for where there is not cleanliness there can hardly be godliness; and the health of body and mind are greatly dependent on these two. 


Moreover, where can there be complete happiness without health?

One of the most prolific sources of matrimonial difficulties is the lack of knowledge on the part of wives of the duties of housekeeping. In these days there are a hundred young ladies who can drum on the piano to one who can make a good loaf of bread.



Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue


The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue


Floral Basket Sculpture:


Take a medium-sized basket (chip or any solid substance), brush it with glue on the inside, fill it with moss, and set it away to dry till the moss is stuck to the basket.


The moss should be raised in the center in the form of a mound. Have the wax sheeted in carmine.

Make the center of the basket in roses, rosebuds, and carnations, as they are the most durable. Mold the petals over the embossed muslin petals and bronze them with fire bronze—Nos. 4000 and 6000—as previously directed.


Drape the basket and the handle in smilax, having the wax for the smilax sheeted in chrome green; then mold over the embossed muslin leaves, bronze in green bronze, and drape loosely. Such a basket makes a pretty table ornament.


Directions For Bronzing 



All kinds of ornaments may be made in bronze—small animals, fish, shells, birds, statuary, etc. The mixture for casts should be the same shade as the bronze used.


Fish may be bronzed in silver, gold, and copper bronze; shells in silver, copper, gold, and some may be tinted with fire bronze on the exterior of the shell, but the interior of almost all shells must be tinted with paint; dogs in zinc, silver, and copper; birds in almost any shade.


Green Bronze Statuary: 



Prepare the mixture in chrome green No. 1. A little rosin may be added and a thick sprinkling of cut wire. Trim the object and rub with spirits of turpentine, then apply the green bronze—the two numbers, as directed.


Copper Bronze Statuary: 



Prepare the mixture in burnt umber and proceed as directed.




Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Waxing And Tinting | Geranium Leaves - Rose Geranium


Waxing And Tinting | Geranium Leaves - Rose Geranium.


Waxing And Tinting | Geranium Leaves - Rose Geranium


This leaf is of a dark chrome green. Prepare the wax in two shades, dark chrome green and light; immerse the leaves in soapsuds for six hours; take out of the soapsuds and lay it on the marble slab.

As there is neither shading nor marking on the leaf, all that is required is to give it a coat of dark chrome green, thick enough to prevent the wires from showing; then lay the wires over the veins and coat them over with a light shade of green.


Remove the natural leaf, and as the texture of the rose geranium leaf is rather rough, rub it over with green flock mixed with hair powder. The stems may be left in different lengths.

The best directions that we can give for the tinting and marking of leaves is to copy from nature. The cyclamen leaf is well adapted for the practice of marking and tinting.

The leaf of the pond lily, lotus, canna, maranta, rubber tree, magnolia, camellia, orange, and all leaves which have a waxy surface, should either be varnished or bronzed.

All kinds of leaves may be made by the foregoing directions.—Popular Art Instructor.


Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Simple And Useful Techniques, Advice For Cooking And Preparing Great Food | Time Honored Tips


Simple And Useful Techniques, Advice For Cooking And Preparing Great Food | Time Honored Tips


Simple And Useful Techniques, Advice For Cooking And Preparing Great Food | Time Honored Tips

The cook must remember it is not enough to have ascertained the ingredients and quantities requisite, but great care and attention must be paid to the manner of mixing them, and in watching their progress when mixed and submitted to the fire.

The management of the oven and the fire deserve attention, and cannot be regulated properly without practice and observation.

The art of seasoning is difficult and important.

Great judgment is required in blending the different spices or other condiments, so that a fine flavor is produced without the undue preponderance of either.

It is only in coarse cooking that the flavor of onions, pepper, garlic, nutmeg, and eschalot is permitted to prevail. As a general rule, salt should be used in moderation.


 
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Sugar is an improvement in nearly all soups, sauces, and gravies; also with stewed vegetables, but of course must be used with discretion.

Ketchups, Soy, Harvey’s sauce, etc are used too indiscriminately by inferior cooks; it is better to leave them to be added at table by those who approve of their flavor.

Any thing that is required to be warmed up a second time, should be set in a basin placed in a bain-marie, or saucepan, filled with boiling water, but which must not be allowed to boil; or the article will become hardened and the sauce dried up.

To remove every particle of fat from the gravies of stews, etc a piece of white blotting-paper should be laid on the surface, and the fat will adhere to it; this should be repeated two or three times.

It is important to keep saucepans well skimmed; the best prepared dish will be spoiled by neglect on this point.

The difference between good and bad cookery is particularly discernible in the preparation of force meats.

A common cook is satisfied if she chops or minces the ingredients and moistens them with an egg scarcely beaten, but this is a very crude and imperfect method; they should be pounded together in a mortar until not a lump or fibre is perceptible. Further directions will be given in the proper place, but this is a rule which must be strictly attended to by those who wish to attain any excellence in this branch of their art.

Eggs for force meats, and for every description of sweet dishes, should be thoroughly beaten, and for the finer kinds should be passed through a sieve.

A trustworthy zealous servant must keep in mind, that waste and extravagance are no proofs of skill. On the contrary, GOOD COOKERY is by no means expensive, as it makes the most of every thing, and furnishes out of simple and economical materials, dishes which are at once palatable and elegant.


Excerpt From –  The Jewish Manual Practical Information In Jewish And Modern Cookery With A Collection Of Valuable Recipes And Hints Relating To The Toilette By Judith Cohen Montefiore