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In Case You Missed It…August Highlights From the Craftsy Blog

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

See which blog posts readers loved most in August, plus some other fresh freebies you don't want to miss out on!

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Pure Color Imagination: How to Use Concentrated Watercolors

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Most artists are familiar with watercolor paint. But have you ever heard of concentrated watercolors? Also known as concentrated liquid watercolors, watercolor dye, or simply concentrated watercolor ink, these vibrant, jewel-like liquid tones are a fantastic addition to your fine art supplies. Learn how to use them here!

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Enter to Win Craftsy’s #WaterWonders Contest!

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Contests & Giveaways, Drawing, Painting |

Announcing Craftsy's #WaterWonders Contest — one week only! Submit your own artwork featuring water, from the fishpond down the street to a gorgeous waterfall to a thirst-quenching cup resting on your patio table. Enter today for your chance to have your work featured on the Craftsy blog and win a $50 gift card for Dick Blick Fine Art Materials and a Craftsy class of your choice! Plus, instantly download our FREE primer for realistically drawing water here.

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Flex Your Creative Muscles: 5 Creative Prompts for Artists

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

Lacking some creative juice or perhaps just need a little refresher. All artists can benefit from creative prompts at some point! These five fun creative prompts are meant for all levels of artistry, and are bound to leave you feeling refreshed, smiling and ready to create something great.

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Kick Off The Holiday Weekend Early With 8 New Classes!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Painting, Quilting, Sewing, Woodworking |

Embark on your next creative journey this Labor Day weekend with 8 brand new class, now available for up to 33% off!

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Glazing With Acrylic Matte Medium: It’s Easy to Do!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Painting |

Get acquainted with acrylic matte medium and learn to use it in your everyday painting techniques. I'll demonstrate glazing, a way to build rich, complex color in your images. It's easy to do with the help of matte medium!

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