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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

9 Acrylic Painting Techniques

Are you looking for some beginner tips on how to paint with Acrylic? Landscapes guides you through techniques that will help you get started. Learn to manipulate acrylic paint to create a wide range of strokes, textures, and interesting Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Creating a Landscape with Texture

Give your drawing depth and dimension with this fun exercise from Art of Ballpoint. By simply using texture and marks you can create an incredible landscape drawing. Marks in a drawing can be assigned to specific surfaces to Read More

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Resources for Parents

Summertime Crafts: Ice Chalk

Sidewalk chalk has been a summer pastime for what seems like forever. In Chalk on the Wild Side we see how to take sidewalk chalk and add a new element... ice. Nothing beats playing with ice chalk on a hot summer afternoon, because Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

3 Art Projects to Relax, Refresh, and Refocus

There's something about making art that is both calming and inspiring. It allows you to clear your mind and let your imagination run wild. These 3 art projects from Drawing Calm will help you relax, refresh, and refocus. Dream House Read More

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Art Techniques

11 DIY Gifts for Mom

Having a tough time finding the perfect gift for Mom? Handmade gifts are always a good way to go, and these ones are sure to surprise and delight! DIY Gold Leaf Clock Granny Square Tablet Cover DIY Painted Mug Set Dazzled Read More

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Art Techniques

5 Essential Tools for On-the-Go Art

You should be able to create amazing art whenever the inspiration strikes! Anywhere, Anytime Art: Crayon has all the tips and tricks to making art on-the-go, like this list of essential portable tools. To create the art and ideas in Read More

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Fiber

Beautiful April Daisy Granny Square

Blankets aren't just for the winter months. Flowers of the Month Granny Squares will help you get into the spring spirit with this gorgeous April daisy granny square! The daisy celebrates the arrival of spring, Easter, and Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Pick & Prep Rocks for Painting

You can find rocks on practically any of your outdoor adventures whether it be the beach, the lake, or the forest. But there are some that are a little bit better for painting than others. Art on the Rocks is packed with tips on how to find Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Basics: How to Hold a Brush

They say we must learn to walk before we can run. The same goes with mastering techniques in art. Beginning Oil shows you how to get started by mastering the basics, starting with how to hold a brush. FIRST THINGS FIRST Starting to Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Create You Own Freehand Brush Script

Looking to create your own font? Use a brush pen to create your very own freehand brush script with this tutorial from Hand Lettering A-Z. Following a modern script style, Freehand Brush Script is a loose font based on cursive Read More

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Art Techniques

How to Draw a Dangle

Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. Not sure how to get started? The Art of Drawing Dangles has great advice on how to draw the perfect dangle. Drawing a Dangle Begin by Read More

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Art Techniques

What is Folk Art?

Surely you've heard the term "folk art", but have you ever wondered about its origins? Folk Art Fusion explores the colorful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings. Learn a bit more about the art style Read More