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The Stress-Free, No-Contact Guide to Black Friday Shopping

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Other, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

Black Friday is regarded as the busiest and, sometimes, most brutal shopping day of the year. Here's how you can benefit from the bargains without ever leaving home (or the comfort of your PJs).

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Working With Layers: Using Acetate in Your Painting

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Painting |

Acetate is a clear film that has a variety of uses, including in painting! With this inexpensive material, you can easily add layers and depth to your artwork. Find out how in this simple tutorial.

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Spectacular Skies: How to Paint a Sunset with Watercolors

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Painting |

You can create a dazzling, multi-hued watercolor wash that mimics the vibrant colors of a sunset with minimal supplies. This easy tutorial will have you painting beautiful sunsets in no time!

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Wonderful Water: Mimic Watercolors Using Pen and Wash Painting

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Do you love watercolor painting? What about drawing with a pen? Then you'll love this technique of using a felt-tip pen to mimic the effects of watercolors!

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9 Gift Ideas for Painters + Enter to Win a Painting Gift Package

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Painting |

Help that painter in your life achieve amazing art this season! Check out these great gift ideas for painters.

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Learn How to Monoprint at Home (With Tools You Already Have!)

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Curious about printmaking? This easy tutorial will show you how to monoprint, a printmaking technique that produces a single image. You'll use tools you most likely already have at home!

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