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

Butter 1, Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging
Design
Design

Beyond The Page: Designing For Usage

What is designing for usage?  It's the idea that products can be aesthetically pleasing and functional. Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging shows us some amazing examples of how designers have achieved this. To infinity Read More

picture of hand quilting
Fiber
Fiber

Quilting 101 with Quiltopedia

A quilt is a work of art, not only for the piecing and the images created in the quilt top, but for the multitude of stitching done to connect the layers and secure the batting. It’s the quilting – the stitches - that separates a quilt from Read More

Proportions 1, Pen & Ink Playbook
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Keeping Proportions

Scale and proportion can be a tricky thing to keep consistent for any artist. The exercise below from Pen & Ink Playbook shows you how to use the using the grid technique. This makes keeping proportions in your artwork a Read More

Hat 2, Making Art From Maps
Design
Design

The Map Hatter

You've probably used maps a million times in your life. But have you ever seen maps made into hats?  Making Art From Maps shows you many different ways to bend, cut, and glue maps to make beautiful works of art. Try making hats like these Read More

Crochet Therapy Betsan Corkhill
Fiber
Fiber

Real Talk with our Editor: Crochet Therapy

We're so thrilled to announce the publication day of Betsan Corkhill's latest title, Crochet Therapy: 20 mindful, relaxing, and energising projects, from Quarto imprint Apple Press. To celebrate, we've had a quick chat with Senior Editor at Read More