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Watercolor Portraits

Have you ever heard someone tell you tracing is okay? Take a look into this tutorial riddled with tricks and tips on laying out a watercolor portrait.  This is…

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Ink Hacks: Tips and Tricks for Drawing with Wet Ink

You may have seen some artists buzzing about #inktober last month. I decided to take the plunge and try doing a wet ink drawing every day. I didn’t manage…

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Learn How to Make Gourd Ornaments

Holiday season is upon us. Everyone knows that handmade gifts are the best! When you put the effort in with your own two hands, people know that you…

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Sugar Skull Painting on Wood, Inspired by Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos is coming up, which puts sugar skulls on the brain. (Yes, pun intended.) In this tutorial, I show you how to paint a sugar…

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Painting Wearable Art: Hannibal Lector on an Apron

“Kiss the Cannibal!” This is the process I use to prep an item that is intended to be worn and even washed. The tutorial also goes through my process…

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Painting a Digital Portrait

Hello! This is an overview of my digital painting process. Here are my supplies: Wacom Bamboo FUN tablet – 2009 model Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 Netflix: Penny Dreadful…

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Pop Art Cat Painting Using Watercolor Resist

This tutorial is something that can be simple enough for kids or you can tweak it to make it more advanced for an experienced painter. This technique is…

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3 Color Challenge

For this tutorial, I decided to give myself some restriction. A friend of mine was hosting a 3 color art challenge where you are to use three randomly…

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Pointillism

Pointillism is the process of creating a work of art by using only dots. Pointillism can be done in either black and white or color. Marker, pen, pencil…

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Underwater Theater Diorama

In this tutorial, you will learn how to construct a diorama of a theater stage depicting an underwater scene with The Goddess of the Sea. Enjoy this tutorial…

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Watercolor Feather

For this painting demonstration, I will show you how to do a more loose watercolor painting using brush, drip, blowing, and splatter techniques combined. To achieve the look…

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Magazine Collage: Abstract Flower

Using items around the home to create art is such a fun and innovative process. The planning and ideas seem to come flooding in when you discover an…

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Abstract Checkerboard Art

For this quick art tutorial, you will use some basic drawing techniques such as intersecting lines and a few circles to create this warped checkerboard drawing. The contrast…

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Easter Egg Zentangle

For this tutorial, I use basic zentangle designs to create a series of Easter eggs. These designs can be drawn in black and ink or if you choose…

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Felt Donut Sewing

Here is an adorably yummy craft project that is both simple and cheap! Felt donuts are a fun craft for both kids and adults to make. The felt…

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Colored Ink Portrait Painting

For this tutorial, I work with a set of colored India Inks and paint with them like watercolor for the first time to see how well they work…

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Posable Paper Dolls

Paper dolls have steadily become a revived craft for both vintage collectors and parents who wish to share this dying art with their children. Many classroom projects among…

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Handmade Cards

Cards have always been a sentimental way of  expressing ones emotions or gratitude to another. Even today, cards are still a very common item to exchange during the…

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Watercolor Video Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a loose painting that takes about 30 minutes using watercolors and your paper mounted vertically to create a…

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Valentine’s Crafts

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean spending tons of money on expensive gifts. We all know that some of the most special and cherished gifts are those made…

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Drawing Mushrooms

In this quick demonstration, I explore three different ways to illustrate a mushroom. I am also using three separate drawing mediums. This demonstration shows you how something as…

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Vintage Canvas Collage

In this video tutorial, I use a 6 inch gallery wrapped canvas to construct a beautiful vintage inspired collage. Supplies: 6 inch canvas Mod Podge (Check out the…

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Cherry Blossom Blow Painting Tutorial

Here is a really fun technique that I actually first encountered when I was in elementary school! You will need black ink and a straw. To create flowers…

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Galaxy In A Bottle Painting Tutorial

This takes the popular galaxy watercolor painting technique and incorporates it with reflective glass techniques to make a fun surreal painting. Here are the supplies needed for this…

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Magical Elf Door

Santa has outdone himself again this year! He sent my daughter this package around the end of November. It was mysteriously left on the fireplace for her to find…

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Holiday Place Cards

If you want to add a little festive cheer to your holiday, this quick and easy tutorial is perfect and just in time for Thanksgiving. Handmade place cards…

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Art Journal

Remember when you were a child, you or someone you knew kept a secret diary. Remember writing your thoughts onto paper with total freedom? Or in school, your…

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Zentangle Art

Zentangle is an organic form of art that is created by using repetitive patterns to fill in up the paper. Most of the time fine tip pens and markers…

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Chevron Fall Sign

This tutorial shows you how to take a simple 2 ft piece of shelf board and turn it into a beautiful fall themed sign just in time for…

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Potion Bottles

If you want to add a bit of spooky flair to your home this Halloween, why not make some potion bottles? This tutorial is quick and easy mainly…