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Design
Design

Creating Gorgeous Drop Caps

The perfect drop cap can help to draw your reader into a story. Playing with Type shows you how to design one and how they can be used in other ways. Drop caps, or large initial letters, usually at the start of a paragraph or document, Read More

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Mixed Media
Mixed Media

How to Make a Paper Sunflower

Sunflowers just scream summer. They have an uncanny ability brighten up any landscape or table. Make your own paper sunflowers that will last throughout the cold months with these simple instructions from The Art of Paper Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Real Talk with Our Editor: Crochetterie

We're so thrilled to celebrate the publication day of new crochet title from Jacqui Small, Crochetterie by Molla Mills! We sat down with the editor, Jacqui Small's Eszter Karpati, to talk about this amazing title (dogs in bow ties, Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How to Paint a Cat

Getting a pet portrait just right can be tough. It takes the use of different pictures as well as observation of the subject. The Art of Painting Animals provides tips and tricks on how to perfectly paint your feline friend in Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Color-by-Number for Adults

You might think of coloring as a fun children's activity where they can use their creative side and develop their skill set.  It turns out that adults can also enjoy this pastime as a fun and therapeutic way to relieve stress and meditate. Read More

Let Go, Sharpie Art Pack
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

How a Sharpie Could Change Your Life

Fact: Sharpie markers are the number one permanent marker in the world. But what makes them so special?  Maybe its that they're so versatile. Sharpies are used for a wide range of things including art. Sharpie Art Pack shows us Read More

Proportions, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Urban Sketching: Proportions and Measuring

A key part of travel sketches is keeping the proportions accurate. The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective provides tips and tricks for measuring proportions on the go. To make believable sketches, it’s important to Read More

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Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Rubber Band Engineer: Bow and Arrow

Have you ever tinkered with office supplies while bored at school or work? Rubber Band Engineer takes that tinkering to a whole new level but teaching you how to create a band armory. Below are steps on how to make a bow and arrow out of Read More

Foot, Figure Drawing for Artists
Resources for Artists
Resources for Artists

Figure Drawing: Feet

When constructing a building, it's important to have a strong foundation. The feet are the foundation of the human body.  Figure Drawing for Artists shows you how to construct the human body on paper. Below is an excerpt where we focus on Read More

Sea Charm, Bead-Making Lab
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Bead-Making Lab: Message From The Sea Charms

Have you been wondering what to do with all of those seashells you found on your beach vacation?  Bead-Making Lab has the answer! These sea charms are so adorable and easy to make. Add a secret message to make the perfect gift! With Read More

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Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Dimensional Outlining

Yarn and string can be used in your artwork in many different ways.  They can become a texture in the background, used for dimensional outlining or sewn into your piece. 101 More Mixed Media Techniques shows you how to do all three Read More

Flower, Creative Painting & Beyond
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

DIY Temporary Tattoos

As kids we could buy temporary tattoos out of a vending machine for twenty-five cents, but did you ever think of making them on your own? Creative Painting & Beyond shows you how to turn your own design into an awesome Read More