what-is-folk-art-folk-art-fusion-quarto-creates
Art Techniques
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

dolphin 8, The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Dolphins in Watercolor

Learn how to recreate a bottle-nose dolphin, a tusked walrus and many more sea creatures in watercolor with The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor. When I turned 11, I experienced the happiest birthday of my life when my dad took me Read More

blending 7, Ballpoint Art Pack
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Ballpoint Art: Blending Color

Learn how to blend colors in Ballpoint Art Pack: Creative Techniques and Explorations for Drawing with an Everyday Pen! Blending colors with ballpoint is a process of layering by way of crosshatching the colors of the pen.  The Read More

paper pouches finished, Paper & Tape
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Paper Pyramid Pouches

Looking for a fun and creative party favor? Learn how to make these adorable and fun paper pyramid pouches in Paper & Tape: Craft & Create! Cute triangular paper pouches are an easy but impressive way to wrap up small treats. Read More

Box logic, Figure Drawing for Artists
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Figure Drawing and Box Logic

Have you ever wondered what the secret to shading is? Figure Drawing for Artists shows you how to use box logic to create the most realistic shadows. The Jump Roper, 1998, by Steve Huston. Charcoal and chalk on Strathmore Bristol Read More

alphabet, Type Form & Function
Design
Design

What The Font?

Typography doesn't have to just be words on a page. What can you create using typography? Get inspired with Type Form & Function! Food packaging as typography assembled in the Type Pantry. Samir Zahran, U.S.A. Type can be rendered Read More

playful flowers 6
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Playful Flowers

Spring is officially here! Celebrate the occasion by painting some playful flowers from Painting for the Soul. Today was a happy day—the first rays of the sun tickled me awake early this morning, and the smile has not Read More

the-whole-thing, Urban Sketching Handbook
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Documentary Sketching

Running out of inspiration? Try to step away from using landscapes as your inspiration and look to what's happening in the world around you. Urban Sketching Handbook: Reportage and Documentary Drawing shows you different ways sketches can Read More

Studio by Sally Coulthard
Design
Design

Studio – Creative Spaces for Creative People

Working from home can either go one or two ways: you are either super organised and have a clean desk with a chair, filing trays and perhaps a pot plant or two OR you fall into the camp of those who are desperately trying to carve a small Read More

Hard edged cloud, Beginning Watercolor
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Painting Watercolor Clouds

Drawing inspiration from the sky? Master the art of painting clouds in watercolor with this tutorial from Beginning Watercolor. Mastering The Sky Watercolors are arguably better suited to painting skies than any other landscape feature. Read More

embroidery, Customize Your Knitting
Fiber
Fiber

Adding Embroidery to a Knitted Sweater

Want to add a little pizzazz to your newly knitted sweater? Customize Your Knitting shows you an easy way to add some embroidery embellishments. Embroidering on a knitted sweater is similar to embroidering on woven fabrics, but you Read More

fingerprint-fairies, Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

How to Make a Fingerprint Fairy with Stardust

Did you know that you can create hundreds of characters with just your fingerprint? Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies provides inspiration for tons of amazing characters. It’s easy! All you need is an ink pad and some markers. Here's a fun Read More