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Announcing the Winner of the #CraftsyCityscape Art Contest!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

This July, we asked the members of Craftsy's art community to create and submit cityscapes in any medium for the #CraftsyCityScape Contest, and the result was a compelling glimpse into the places we call home. The winner of this contest used pen and ink to incredible effect, creating a composition with head-spinning perspective and a spectacular sense of space and dimension. Take a look!

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Free eGuide Friday: Boost Creativity With Free Printable Guides!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Knitting, Painting, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Woodworking |

Grow your passion & elevate your skills in quilting, sewing & more with FREE downloadable eGuides. These PDF guides are downloadable, printable and written by industry experts exclusively for Craftsy! You won't find free information this good anywhere else. Get yours here today!

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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! 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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