Crafts To Do When You’re Stuck At Home

Like it or not, it seems inevitable that we will be having a lot of time together in the weeks and months ahead. I’m sure you’ve heard about what to stock up on and what supplies you might need so that you do not need to head out to crowded stores. Although you don’t need […]

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What Is The Best Acrylic Paint for Artists (2023)

Lately when I head to the art supply store, I am overwhelmed by all of the choices. There are literally thousands of different paints and they all have different descriptions. I figured if I am overwhelmed, you must be, too. So…I decided to do a deep dive and figure out all the ins and outs […]

Paintbrush Care and How to Choose Paintbrushes

Paint and paintbrushes go together like peanut butter and jelly. While brushes are not necessarily a prerequisite when it comes to painting, they are an ever-present tool in every art studio. It’s unsurprising that there are loads of choices when it comes to choosing your preferred paintbrush. Brushes are available in different sizes and, more […]

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How to Properly Clean Paintbrushes

Brushes are a pre-requisite when it comes to painting, they are an ever-present tool in every art studio. It’s unsurprising that there are loads of choices when it comes to choosing your preferred paintbrush. Brushes are available in different sizes and, more importantly, shapes. Each brush type has its purpose, from round bristles to flat […]

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Shaving Cream Marbling

No doubt, the easiest, cheapest, and best homemade marbled crafts are done with shaving cream marbling. This marbling method is one of my all-time favorite art activities. You’ll never get tired of it and you’ll keep returning to it repeatedly over the years because everyone can do it…and I mean EVERYONE! It’s one of those […]

Choosing the Right Canvas for your Painting

Choosing the Right Canvas for your Painting

There are so many choices in the canvas section at the art supply store and choosing the right one is the first important step to a successful art piece. Painting on poor quality canvases can be likened to building a house on mere sticks. You can construct a masterpiece on such a foundation, but it […]

Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas

DIY gifts for dad from kids

So you want to make a DIY gift for dad for Father’s Day. Kids love making handmade Father’s Day gifts for dad! Spring is finally here—which means Father’s Day is right around the corner! And what better than a homemade, DIY gifts from his kids to celebrate dear old dad and make Father’s Day an […]

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Lips Planter Pots DIY Tutorial using a Silicone Mold

I’m sure you’ve seen face vases all over the internet. Lately I’ve been buying up plants every time I head to the grocery store. The problem is that I do not love the pots they come with! So…I decided to make my own. Since you know I’ve been completely obsessed with lips lately, I decided […]

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The Best Paint For Plaster Art Sculpture (2023)

I am frequently asked about the best method for painting a plaster sculpture. In this post, I will share the various methods for painting uncoated plaster. We will explore the best way to paint bare plaster as well as the type of paint to use and the right sealant for a plaster sculpture. Preparing the plaster for […]

How to transfer a photo using Liquitex gel medium 

I recently discovered a new technique and it feels like magic! If you’ve ever wondered how to do an image transfer using an acrylic medium, you’re in the right place. I’ll be breaking down how to use the Liquitex gel medium to make gel medium transfers onto paper, art journals or canvas. I’ll also be […]