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Winter Wonderland: How to Paint a Snow in Watercolor

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Painting |

Learn how to create your snow patterns before you paint, and get more control over your final composition from the get-go. You'll save yourself time and practically magically make snow!

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Explore How to Create Skin Tones With Colored Pencils

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

Creating human skin tones with colored pencils can be one of the most intimidating subjects to tackle. These tips and tutorial will have you confidently shading your portraits in no time!

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Enter to WIN a Fold-Down Craft Table

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving | Comments

Looking to get organized in the new year? This fold-down craft table worth $180 would be a great way to store your supplies. Enter to win now!

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You’re on the Nice List: Reward Yourself With the Best of Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

Treat yourself to the savings of the season! All online Craftsy classes on sale now for $19.99 or less! (Hint: That means you can save up to $40 per class!)

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Snowy Scene: How to Paint Snow on Windows

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Gently drifted snow resting on a windowsill conjures up peaceful feelings, almost welcoming one to stay or to come inside to keep warm and cozy. Learn how to create that same feeling in your paintings!

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How to Paint Tree Branches: Two Approaches

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Learn to paint tree branches with different amounts of detail through two approaches demonstrated in these step-by-step guides. Paint quick and easy branches for landscape studies or fast plein air paintings, or detailed ones for fine art paintings and botanical art.

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