Watercolor Painting Tips

Watercolor can present many challenges – particularly if you’ve gotten your artistic feet wet with acrylics or oils before trying out watercolor. Many feel it’s ‘harder’ to use than other paints, but if you give it half a chance, you …
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Acrylic Paint Mediums

Acrylic paints are a marvel of technology. Since this painting medium became available to artists in the mid-20th century, it has become a favorite for its intense hues, versatility and ease of use. Acrylic paint is an emulsion that dries …
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Portable Art Kits For Kids

Summer vacation is coming up soon, and you probably need to start thinking about what to pack to keep the kids occupied on long road trips or rainy afternoons stuck in a hotel room. Why not veer away from electronic …
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Easter Crafts For Kids

Easter is just around the corner, and kids love to create crafty projects for every holiday! Whether you’re planning an Easter party, need a project for school arts and crafts time or just want some quiet projects to pull out …
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Reproducing Your Artwork

I’ve been considering reproducing my paintings, and I’ve started researching how to go about that. There are two methods; you can either use photography or digital scanning. Since I don’t own a good camera and I know nothing about photography, …
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Mixing Greens

Where I live, we’ve seen nothing but white and brown for some time now. It’s either a white winter wonderland or when the snow melts, it’s a drab landscape in shades of brown. I’ve started daydreaming of greens in their …
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Creative Gifts For Artists

Are you still looking for an artsy present for the ‘starving artist’ on your holiday gift list? Here are some great gift ideas that any artist will appreciate! Whether you’re looking for something practical, useful or just a whimsical memento, …
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Thanksgiving Craft Books For Kids

You’ve put away the Halloween decorations and most of the candy has been eaten. That means it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. While you’re busy making preparations for your annual cooking fest, take some time to plan some craft …
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