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And July’s Most Popular Posts Are…

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

Craftsy blog readers have spoken! Scroll down to see which posts the community loved most this month, plus other great highlights you absolutely don't want to miss!

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5 Handy Tricks for Painting With Acrylic Matte Medium

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Painting | Comments

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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In Living Color: 7 Different Methods for Coloring Illustrations

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Adding color can be an easy and effective way of making your pen and ink illustrations sparkle and pop. But what medium should you use to take them from black and white to technicolor? From how it's done to pros and cons, read on to explore different ways to color your pen and ink illustrations for bold & unique drawings!

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Giveaway! Win Expert Patrick Connors’ Class and Artwork

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Enter our giveaway for your chance to win notecards featuring artist and Craftsy instructor Patrick Connors' original work. Plus, our winner will also receive Patrick's online Craftsy class, Perspective in Landscape Drawing (a $39.99 value). Click to enter here by August 11, 2014!

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A Matter of Perspective: How to Add Dimension to Your Art

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

In this post, we'll introduce you to some of the key aspects of perspective, including easy ways to add perspective to your artwork. These easy-to-follow tips can be applied to any style, from bold cartoon-like illustrations to realistic, painterly pieces. So get ready to change your point of view on perspective.

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Mixed Media Monday: Paint a Waterfall With This Fun Step-By-Step Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting | Comments

Rendering water, in any form, is a difficult skill to master. Waterfalls are no exception. But you can learn to create these beautiful, cascading streams. I'm going to show you how to use mixed media for a wonderful waterfall work in a fun, illustrative style! Follow along this tutorial to paint a set of waterfalls with mixed media, using graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolors.

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