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How to Paint a Glowing Effect With Watercolors

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Learn to use watercolors to create a realistic glow effect in a spooky jack o' lantern! This technique can be adapted to other mediums for a glow of any sort, no matter the season.

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The Perfect Petal: 4 Tips for Painting Flower Petals in Acrylics

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Flowers are a fantastic subject for all painters from beginning to advanced. Check out these tips for painting petals to make your next piece pop!

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Unlock 7+ Illustration Tutorials in Our FREE Illustration Basics eGuide!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Ready to kickstart your dreams of becoming an illustrator? Learn the fundamentals you need with our FREE downloadable PDF eGuide Ready, Set, Draw! Illustration Basics for Beginners.

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Enter to Win Craftsy’s #FlowerPower Contest!

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Announcing the #FlowerPower Contest — one week only! Submit your own single bloom or a stunning bouquet today to enter for your chance to have your work featured on the Craftsy blog and win a Craftsy class of your choice! Plus, instantly download our FREE Creating Flowers in Mixed Media eGuide for improving all your floral-inspired illustrations.

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Announcing the Winner of the 2014 #WaterWonders Contest!

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

It's time to announce the winner of the latest fine art contest on Craftsy — the #WaterWonders Contest! We challenged you to create a work of art featuring water, however it inspires you. And from beachside bliss to glistening pools of water, we were amazed at the creativity and quality of all the incredible submissions.

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

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