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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Jewelry Making Terms You Should Know + A Fun Quiz to Test Your Knowledge

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Jewelry Making |

Have you ever admired handmade jewelry and wondered what techniques the jeweler used to create the piece? If so, we're here to help you hone your eye! Read on for tips on how to identify different jewelry making techniques, then scroll down for a fun quiz to test your jewelry making IQ!

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How to Make a FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) on Princess Seams

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

A full bust adjustment sounds like a tedious technique, but believe me, it's very easy to do and can save you a lot of fitting problems! With this step-by-step photo tutorial, you'll see how simple it is.

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