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Acrylic painting of a cat and a camera, by Gwenn Seemel.

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints

Before we talk about Liquitex Basics acrylic paints, let’s talk about acrylic paints in general. I’ve been painting for more than sixteen years, so I’m familiar with a lot…

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Felt Fabric

Most people are familiar with felt fabric. As children we may remember our teacher having a board covered in felt and she would stick colorful felt shapes or…

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Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

Working in pen is beautiful and fun. I tend to work a lot quicker with pens than a lot of wet media. Staedtler makes a fine tip pen set…

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Washi Tape

Washi tape is all the craze right now, but what exactly is it? Originated in Japan, washi tape is a paper made tape that is very similar to…

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Ebony Pencils

Ebony pencils are a wonderful artist tool. They are used for sketching, drawing, layout or design work. They can be used with a gentle hand to get very light…

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Workable Fixatif

Some artists use dry mediums such as chalk pastels and charcoals that offer great blending qualities but are quite messy. When an artist creates artwork with pastels or…

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Shrinky Dinks

If you were a child of the 80s, chances are, you had at least one set of Shrinky Dinks of your favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters. If you…

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Paper Mache Skulls

Ok, clearly I have a thing for skulls and not just for Halloween, all year round! I love sugar skulls and all things Day of the Dead. I…

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Types of Artist Pens

I wanted to offer a little insight on some random drawing pens that I have in my art studio so that you can get a feel for the…

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Design Your Own Vinyl Toys

What is cooler than custom painting your own toys? This newer form of artistic expression is taking over and landing in many galleries worldwide, some artists have had…

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Sculpey Polymer Clay

Scupley is a highly sought out product on the market that artists and crafters use in their works. This clay has been around for a very long time…

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Liquitex Matte Medium

Liquitex is a leader in quality art products. They carry many lines of paints and mediums that artists prefer and depend on to use in their work. Liquitex…

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Water Brushes

Watercolor is a great medium to work in but when it comes to taking this paint on the go, sometimes it can become a hassle to transport water…

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Golden Extra Heavy Gel Medium

For me, working with paints tends to be generally focused on smoother surfaces. But what if it wasn’t? If you want to try a different approach to your…

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Polyform Air Dry Clay

Polyform Model Air Modeling Clay is an air dry clay made by the Sculpey company that dries within 24-48 hours. When dry, it can be decorated with acrylic…

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Wood Slices

It may seem obvious to those of you who follow my posts on Art Supply Guide that I have this love of painting on wood. The surface is…

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Gel Pens

Gel pens have become a great drawing tool to keep around the art studio. A gel pen is is made of ink suspended in a water-based gel and…

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Canson Multi Media Pad

For all of you artists out there, we are faced with the annoying task of trying to find a great sketchbook or drawing paper for small projects and…

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Strathmore Watercolor Paper

If you are looking for a heavy duty paper that is going to be able to handle a lot of moisture for wet media, watercolor paper is a…

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Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

I love Prismacolor products. I own markers and pencils and I love every one of them. Prismacolor makes a watercolor pencil that is equally as beautiful as their…

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Gesso Board

I picked up a gesso board from my local art store so that I could see how well I liked using this surface for my paintings. Surprisingly it…

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Higgins India Ink

Working in black and white is fierce. The contrasting colors really can make a bold statement in your art. India Ink is a very dark, opaque liquid that…

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Toned Paper

Many of my artist friends have been using this beautiful brown drawing paper and I wanted to try some out for myself. I picked up a drawing pad…

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Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels are a strong pigmented type of artist chalk. They generally will come in a short squared stick and also in pencil form for fine detail work. Chalk…

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Laser Cut Wood Frames and Plaques

Oh the dozens of project ideas that came rushing to my mind when I entered my local Michaels arts and crafts store and saw, not one, but two…

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Wood Plaques

Wood plaques provide so many project possibilities. They can be used as a functional piece or as a painting. With the finished routed edge, they have the look…

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Scrapbook Paper

If you are not the scrapbooking type, that is totally okay. I tried to incorporate this craft into my life when I became a mother. I invested in…

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Charcoals

Charcoal is a dry art media used for drawing and sketching. It is made from burnt wood similar to other types of charcoal. Charcoal can be used on…

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Sakura Pigma Micron Pens

Have you ever wondered how to create such fine, precise lines in a drawing? In order to have those fine details in your work, you will need an…

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Rustoleum Ultra 2X Coverage Spray Paint

For those of you who follow my art tutorials, you may have noticed that when I am using a spray paint for a project, my go to brand…