Gold Leaf Finished, 101 More Mixed Media Techniques
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Gold Leaf Antiquing Technique

Trying to get the perfect vintage look on the art piece your working on can be tricky. You can try aging the paper or create distressed looking paint. This method from 101 More Mixed Media Techniques shows you how to create a gorgeous, Read More

manga 3, Beginning Manga
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Design Manga Characters

Are you ready to create your own manga characters?  Beginning Manga shows you the steps you need to take to portray emotion and create unique manga characters. Characters can have many different face shapes, hairstyles, and body Read More

Chip Bags, Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging
Design
Design

Color in Package Design

The quickest way to grab a consumer's attention is with color.  In Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging shows us how color can be used to attract the consumer and get a leg up on the competition. Colorful characters. Read More

Entangle finished, The Great Zentangle Book
Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents

Valentine’s Day Zentangle

Are you looking for a unique way to decorate your Valentine's Day cards? The Luv-A Zentangle from The Great Zentangle Book will allow you to relax while creating a card for your Valentine. I love Luv-A because it has a Read More

sleeves-1, Customize Your Knitting
Fiber
Fiber

Customize Your Knitting: Attaching Sleeves

So you've followed your pattern carefully and you have all the necessary pieces for your knitted top. What now? Customize Your Knitting shows you the best way to attach sleeves to ensure they hang straight and do not pucker. Check out the Read More

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Family Crafts
Family Crafts

How to Make a Pompom Bird

If you're looking for the perfect project to complete with your child, or just want to experiment with a fun, fluffy art form, then pompom making is the next craft you'll want to discover. Make Pompom Animals does a fantastic job of Read More

whimsical_fox_imagine_a_forest
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Decorate with this Darling Folk Art Fox!

Transform your everyday world into a whimsical Eastern European fairy tale with illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova's gorgeous folk art designs! Get step-by-step instructions on how to draw a darling folk art fox in Imagine a Forest, and use to Read More

elements-1, Beginning Acrylic
Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Back to Basics: The 7 Elements of Art

Sometimes you just have to get back to basics. Beginning Acrylic teaches you the importance of the 7 elements of art, which is a great starting place for beginners and a wonderful refresher for experts. 1.Lines are essentially long Read More

Marking 1, Quilting Essentials
Fiber
Fiber

Quilting Essentials: Marking

Thinking about making your first quilt? There are tons of different tips, tricks and techniques to learn, and that's where Quilting Essentials comes in handy! Here's an easy tutorial showing you how to mark a design on your fabric while Read More

planets, Draw 500 Things from Space
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

7 Fun Drawings That Are Out Of This World

Draw 500 Things from Space shows us how with a little imagination and some inspirational prompts we will soon be drawing aliens, spaceships and other things from out of this world! A good way to start is to draw the main line that Read More

balance-6, Oil and Acrylic
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Acheive Balance in Oil & Acrylic Paintings

There are 8 elements of composition in art. One of the easiest to see is balance. Oil and Acrylic gives you tips and tricks on how to acheive balance and harmony in your oil and acrylic paintings. Create balance and harmony in a Read More