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Turn Over a New Leaf With 6 New Craftsy Classes!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Food & Cooking, Knitting, Painting, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

We've rake together a heap of fantastic classes, so you leap straight into a pile of colorful creativity! Check out the newest collection of online classes from Craftsy here, now available at special limited-time prices!

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September Recap: The 15 Most Popular Posts

Posted by on Sep 30, 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 | Comments

You don't want to miss these highlights from the Craftsy blog! See which posts readers loved most in September, discover fun freebies and more!

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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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