Simply Delicious Ways to Elevate and Flavor Homemade Buttercream

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Cake Decorating |

Even an inherently wonderful foodstuff such as buttercream can be improved by upgrading the ingredients and adding flavors. Here are some easy ways to indulge your sweet tooth by making buttercream even better!

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Make It Modern: 5 Ways to Turn Any Quilt Into a Modern Design!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Quilting |

In recent years, modern quilts have become increasingly popular. If you want to try your hand at stitching up a modern quilt, you don't have to buy all new patterns and fabrics, or even learn entirely new techniques. Read on to learn five simple ways you can transform any quilt into a modern quilt!

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes Made by Illustrators

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Drawing |

How do make your illustrations part of an iconic story that will capture the hearts of minds of your readers? Start by avoiding some of these common mistakes made by beginning illustrators.

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Find Your Favorite Things With 11 New Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Woodworking | Comments

Bright buttercream cakes and delicious doughnuts... these are a few of our favorite things! We've just released 11 amazing new online Craftsy classes, ready for your enjoyment. Plus, we're offering them at a limited time new class discount, so you get a brand new class all tied up with a sweet savings string!

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Blend Dye Inks to Create Colorful Backgrounds for Your Cards

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Paper Crafts | Comments

Make the most of your colored inks by learning how to blend colors to create a gradient that looks like you used more colors of ink than you actually did!

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Landscape Photography: Using Long Exposure To Create Emotion

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Photography | Comments

Have you ever thought about using longer exposures when making your landscape photos? The use of long exposures can completely change the look and feel, the emotion if you will, of the photograph, giving the same scene two completely different looks and eliciting very different emotions from the viewer. Check out how long exposure can rendered images in totally unexpected ways.

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5 Handy Tricks for Painting With Acrylic Matte Medium

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Painting |

If you've ever used acrylic paints, you might be familiar with the different mediums you can mix in. Here are 5 different ways you can use matte medium to get you started using this versatile tool in your acrylic paintings.

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