Fine Art

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Sharpen Your Skills: 4 Watercolor Pencil Techniques

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

Watercolor pencils look the same as regular colored pencils and can be used the same way.But, the real magic happens when water is added transforming the pencils and causing them to behave like watercolor paint. Here are a few ideas and techniques you can try with this exciting and versatile medium! Read more

The World of Watercolor: Basic Watercolor Palette Colors

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

Whether you are just starting out with watercolors or you’ve been at it for a while, it is very convenient to set up a basic color palette with the most useful colors and your go-to ones depending on your preferred subjects. Here's how to get started with a watercolor palette! Read more

Color Theory In Painting: Analogous, Triadic and Complementary Colors Schemes

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

When selecting colors for a painting, its important you make sure the colors work well together. Knowing the basics of color theory is an excellent way to simplify that decision. Read on for an intro to color theory to help you select perfectly paired colors in your next painting! Read more

Refresh Your Technique With 6 New Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Fine Art, Food & Cooking, Photography, Quilting, Sewing |

Ready for a tune-up? This roundup of new Craftsy classes is the perfect way to polish up your proficiency! Whether you quilt, sew or photograph, be prepared to rev your engine and zoom into challenging new projects, conquering essential skills and techniques! Read more

The New Craftsy App Is HERE and It’s FREE!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Fine Art, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Home & Garden, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

Craftsy’s engineers have been busy, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve created! Cue the launch of the newest version of the Craftsy app for iPhone and iPad, packed with amazing updates that makes it easier than ever for you to watch and enjoy your favorite classes. Of Craftsy’s three million members, more than one million are already using our app. Join the club and find out what you’ve been missing! Read more

Colorful Canvas: Types of Watercolor Paper for Perfect Paintings

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

Painting with watercolors is not only fun but also very forgiving. However, using the right (or wrong) type of watercolor paper can truly make or break a painting. Here's what you need to know about painting with types of watercolor paper to avoid mistakes and create beautiful, fluid paintings! Read more