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Feeling Blue? Beautiful Blue Cakes

Cakes piped blue! Cakes these days are going through a blue period — depressed cakes? No way! We’re talking about cakes featuring beautiful shades of cobalt blue, muted grey blue, robin’s egg blue, pale sky blue and more, all done up with buttercream, fondant, sugar flowers and piping. Dive right into this delicious roundup of…

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Fabric Patterning Fun with Wax Resist

Traditional batik fabrics get their unique patterns from a technique called wax resist. Essentially, the plain fabric is treated with wax, which acts as a mask to prevent fabric dye from reaching certain areas. These protected areas will remain a lighter color than the fabric dye, giving them a unique new fabric pattern.Once you make…

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5 More Must-Know Tips for Painting With Oil Paints

Want more essential tips for painting with oil paints? For part two of my 10-tip series on oil painting, I’ve illustrated some of my points using one of my paintings “Zun Odor (Summer Day).” Use these oil painting tips to get started created your own works of art!

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Wedding Cake Wednesday: Top 10 Pearl Wedding Cakes

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls are definitely a cake’s best friend! The simple elegance and beautiful luster are perfect for a myriad of designs. From vintage to modern, wedding cakes with pearls speak to the soul and enchant the heart. They express beauty, love, determination and strength. Since ancient times, pearls…

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Learn How to Improve Your Paintings In 5 Easy Steps

Some paintings ideas take more planning than others. These steps to better paintings break down the most important aspects to solve one problem at a time. The earlier in the process you can solve a problem the better. Best of all, it frees you to focus on the sheer joy of painting! Read on for an easy five-step process to improving your painting

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