Category: How-To’s

These are all the How-To posts I’ve written covering a variety of subjects.

  • Making a Model Horse Painting Template

    Making a Model Horse Painting Template

    In order to test out new color combinations (or to make sure I have the colors right for a custom order) I use a basic horse template that I trace over and then paint over/in. So of like a clothing or costume designers sketches, it’s meant as a very rough outline of what the final […]

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  • Converting Images to CSS Sprites

    Converting Images to CSS Sprites

    I’ve been on a speed kick lately with the site, trying to find ways to make it load faster while keeping the same functionality. I started out by turning off all the plugins I wasn’t using, replacing dynamic widgets with static images… and finally by looking at the Google Page Speed Report and following the […]

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  • How to Make a Cheap Brush/Tool Caddy

    How to Make a Cheap Brush/Tool Caddy

    As you know, dear readers, I’m prone to MacGyvering solutions to my customizing problems. So it should come as no surprise that when my old methods stopped working (Coke glasses) I turned to my crafting bins. Coke glasses have several drawbacks: a) I don’t have enough to organizing things the way I want, b) they […]

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  • How to Make Cheap Stablemate Shelving

    How to Make Cheap Stablemate Shelving

    As you’ve noticed from earlier posts I have a LOT of Stablemate bodies and a metric ton of works-in-progress. In order to keep myself from buying even more bodies to fill in imaginary gaps in my stock, I decided to make it painfully obvious that I am hoarding the darned things. Since I’m unwilling to […]

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  • Adding Default Category Thumbnails to Boilerplate 3.0

    Adding Default Category Thumbnails to Boilerplate 3.0

    Now that I’m more or less settled into the new WordPress Theme, it’s time to start documenting the changes! 🙂 This time around I’m building the modifications the right way and using a Child Theme to tweak the main theme: Boilerplate 3.0. (If you’re looking for ways to tweak thumbnails in Mystique, I have a […]

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