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Tombstone Tutorial

If you want to create some large Halloween decorations on a budget, this is one tutorial for you! This low cost way to build a tombstone tutorial teaches…

Outdoor Halloween Decor

Many people enjoy displaying large holiday decor outside in their yards, porches or in their homes. I had a family friend ask me to build a few of…

Witch Silhouette

Displaying themed artwork makes your home a lot of fun, especially around the holidays. I really like to go all out for Halloween so this year I am…

Boo Halloween Sign

There is something very convenient about having a big box of plywood scraps lying about. I have been using these wood scraps for so many decorative sign projects…

Queen of Hearts Painting Tutorial

This painting on wood was created for an upcoming art show in October titled “Drawn To Be Bad” at the East End Studio Gallery located in Houston. Since…

Photographing Your Art

For the budget saavy artist who needs to get a good digital image of their artwork, here are a few tips to help you get the best image…

Magazine Collage Tutorial

This was a very fun project for me. Working with collage was something I have done before but not quite like this. In this video tutorial, I am…

India Ink Portrait Tutorial

After experimenting with india ink, I decided to attempt to make a portrait of myself. Here is a speed painting of the process using india ink and water…

Pop Art Tutorial

I wanted to create a food themed art piece to go on a large wall space in my kitchen. Anyone who knows my husband knows that he is a…

finished assemblage piece, a bust of a doll with a semi-steampunk aesthetic

Assemblage Art Tutorial: A Semi-Steampunk 3D Collage

Assemblage artists combine found objects to create a layered, three-dimensional collage. Assemblage (pronounced “ah-sem-blahj”) is a cross between scrapbooking and sculpture. The found objects used in assemblage art are…

Pink unicorn head mounted on a teal wall.

Upcycled Art: Unicorn Head Mounted on a Wood Plaque

Thrift stores, resale shops, and garage sales: these places are prime treasure-hunting grounds for an artist! I love to collect odd trinkets and doodads for my projects. I…

Peacock Watercolor Collage Tutorial

Watercolor collage is a technique that I’ve used for more than twelve years. Liquitex Matte Medium and rice paper can add that interesting and beautiful “extra something” to your…

How to Draw a Portrait of a Statue: Video Tutorial

This speed-drawing video shows you how to quickly sketch a statue portrait in pencil. I used Canson drawing paper with 2H, 2B, and ebony pencils. Enjoy!

a tall glass of beer on a pub-style table

Pub-Style Table Tutorial: Build It Yourself

Learn how to build your own pub-style table out of a few old wooden pallets and some 2x4s. My table is simple, but it has proven to be very…

video tutorial: how to draw a big-eyed girl

Tutorial: How to Draw a Big-Eyed Girl

Scroll to the bottom to get straight to the video tutorial! Big-eyed art has been around for years. (“Don’t call it a comeback!”) In the 1960s, Margaret Keene…

Learn How to Make a Fairy Garden

I am really into making fairy gardens, and my daughter loves them too. This is my first attempt at making a “self-contained” fairy garden in a terra cotta…

Owl Plushie Pillow Tutorial

Do you like stuffies, either for yourself or for your kids? An owl plushie can be an adorable toy or piece of decor. This walk-through tutorial teaches you how sew…