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

5 Key Elements to Perfect Backgrounds for Wedding Photos

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Photography |

Backgrounds can make or break your wedding portraits. You want something that's not too complicated, not too colorful, but just right. Here's how to find the perfect wedding portrait background that makes sense for the composition and your couple. Read more

Chandeliers and Hanging Gardens: 5 Amazing Hanging Wedding Cakes

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Cake Decorating |

When it comes to wedding cakes, some couples are looking for a definite conversation piece and what better than a beautifully crafted cake...that hangs as if weightless! Hanging wedding cakes are the perfect way to wow clients during the busy wedding season and a wonderful way for guests to remember your wedding if you're the lucky couple. Read more

Using Precious Metal Clay: Tips & Tricks

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Jewelry Making |

Precious metal clay (PMC) is a very versatile metal to work with. Wondering how to use it? Here are some tips and tricks for using precious metal clay, and some tools you'll want to add to your jewelry making toolkit! Read more

7 Tips on How to Tailor a Skirt for the Fit and Look You Want

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Sewing |

Tailoring garments to fit your own unique shape and size can seem like a daunting process, but this important skill is definitely within your reach. With a little bit of easy math and a few tools you can learn how to tailor a skirt. A simple skirt is a great place to begin, as there are usually only a few pattern pieces that need to be adjusted. Soon, you will have a skirt pattern customized just for you! Read more

Put Down the Remote! 6 New Craftsy Classes You’re Sure To Love

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Quilting, Sewing |

Ever have that moment where, despite having hundreds of channels, there’s nothing to watch on TV? Well say goodbye to bad television and endless channel surfing -- you can return to simpler times with Craftsy! These six fantastic new classes are the perfect break from the barrage of trashy television and will fuel your creativity. Plus, if you sign up today, you’ll even enjoy a special, limited time discount! Read more

Digital Die Cutting 101: Paper Craft Embellishments and More

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Paper Crafts |

Digital die cutting machines have become an irreplaceable tool for many card makers, scrapbookers, and paper crafters because of the unique combination of flexibility and versatility they bring to the creative process. Let's explore the ins and outs of the world of digital die cutting to discover why these helpful machines have revolutionized the way in which many paper crafters create. Read more