boy with collage, 500 Kids Art Ideas
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Kids Art Ideas: Mixed Media and Collage

With summer in full swing there's no better time than now for kids to get creative.  Using old magazines, yarn, old art supplies and anything else you may have lying around challenge your kids to create a collage using mixed media.  In 500 Read More

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Summer Flowers with Paula Pryke

Now we’ve (finally) reached the summer months and flowers are blossoming all around us, tis truly the season to tune your inner-florist and start making some exciting floral creations. However, do-it-yourself flower-arranging can prove a Read More

Expression 1, Urban Sketching Handbook People and Motion
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Drawing Expression

How do you show emotion when drawing people's faces?  Urban Sketching Handbook People and Motion gives you tips and tricks for bringing your subjects to life. Proportions and understanding of anatomy: check. Sharp memory skills: Read More

Frosted Animal Cookie Garland, Crocheted Abode a La Mode
Fiber
Fiber

Crocheted Frosted Animal Cookie Garland

Do you want your next party to be colorful and unique?  Don't buy the same old decorations from the store, make your own!  In Crocheted Abode a La Mode, we see step-by-step how to make a frosted animal cookie garland. When I was Read More

Crayon designs, The Art of Crayon
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Crayon Carving

Crayon carving is the epitome of taking an everyday object used for one purpose and turning it into something extraordinary.  The Art of Crayon shows you how crayon can be transformed into sculptural masterpieces. 5Crayons3. From left to Read More

Tangle 6, Tangle Journey
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Technical Pen Strokes and Patterns

The depth and dimension of artwork comes from the lines we make.  Tightening our grasp, or how we make each pen stroke causes different textures.  In Tangle Journey, we see how different strokes and patterns create a Tangled Read More

Chandelier of Bottles tutorial from Decorate with Flowers
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Think outside the Vase, with Decorate with Flowers

We’re having a heat wave in England, and it feels wonderful to throw open the windows and embrace the summer. Bring the summer indoors and think outside the vase with these fantastic tutorials from Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring’s Read More

Butterfly charm, Bead-Making Lab
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Butterfly Charms

Bead-Making Lab, explores bead making using different materials such as clay, plastic and paper. These butterfly charms are the perfect accessory for summertime. These butterfly charms are created with a rubber stamp and colored with Read More

Manga complete, Beginning Manga
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Manga Basics: Drawing Faces

Have you ever been inspired by Manga art?  Have you ever wanted to create your own but didn't know where to start? Beginning Manga, shows you the basics to this fun style of art so you can create our own Manga characters. A fully Read More

zen_origami_two_faced_flower_quarto_creates
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Zen Origami: Two-Faced Flower

The art of origami has a meditative quality. The repetition and delicate folds allow you to clear your mind and forget about day-to-day stresses. Start your journey to mindfulness this two-faced flower from Zen Origami. Two-Faced Read More

Palm planter, Block Print
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Multicolor Printing: Palm Planter

Looking for a fun summer craft? Block Print shows you how to make beautiful print designs using different materials and techniques. Below we see how to make a multicolor print. It’s easy to create multicolored prints when you use Read More

Bunting, Birds from Bricks
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Birds from Bricks: Painted Bunting

LEGO have been inspiring creativity in audiences of all ages since their creation. Birds from Bricks, guides you step-by-step in creating different birds out of LEGO. The male painted bunting (Passerina ciris) is thought by many to Read More