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Free-Flowing Foliage: How to Paint Fall Leaves

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Nothing is more playful or heartwarming than a beautiful fall day accentuated with warm and golden shaded leaves flowing and swirling through the air. Beautiful leaves painted simply or in detail can add so much to a painting. And the best part is they are so easy to draw and paint! These tips will add will you add action and even emotion to your artwork.

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The Start of Something Wonderful: 13 New Online Craftsy Classes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Woodworking | Comments

Let's end October on a high note with incredible online learning! From quilting to cake decorating, you're sure to find the class to fit your creative aspirations.

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Art Apocalypse: How to Zombify Your Portraits

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Halloween is just around the corner and costumes are everywhere. Why not have some fun taking the costume onto the page and creating a zombie portrait? Follow along as I show you different things you can do to your portraits to turn them into gory, big screen-worthy zombies.

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The Craftsy Android App Is HERE…and It’s FREE!

Posted by on Oct 27, 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 | Comments

The wait is over! We’re so excited to announce that the Craftsy App for Android is live, and now, everything you love about Craftsy is available on the go! Enjoy unlimited access to high-quality classes with the world's best instructors, all from the your convenience of your Android device.

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One Color is Enough: Painting With a Monochromatic Color Palette

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Painting | Comments

Colors are enticing and they bring a lot of life and interest to a painting, but a monochromatic color palette can be just as attractive. Removing the distracting variable of color from the equation allows us to focus on achieving a successful range of tone in our painting and reflect a mood within your artwork.

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Create a Ghoulishly Fun Halloween Party Invite With Image Transfers

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in All, Painting, Paper Crafts |

Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Learn how how to transfer an image onto paper using acrylic matte medium to create a fun, completely unique invitation.

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