BEST & IMPORTANT PAINTING TIPS EVERY BEGINNER SHOULD KNOW

Inside: best and important painting tips every beginner should know “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh I don’t have a formal artistic education… everything I know I taught myself. For many years i thought that if I don’t have that formal education I can’t paint… I even thought I have no right to paint because I don’t know how to do it, not properly. Boy!… was I wrong!     THE MOST IMPORTANT PAINTING TIP   Contrary to what people might think painting IS for EVERYONE and it’s much easier than you think. When I say painting I mean the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. It might sound intimidating to some but really anyone can do it with …

HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE LIKE A PRO EVERY TIME

Inside: how to start an art journal page and completing it like a pro every time   Sometimes I sit in front of my art journal and just stare at the blank page not knowing where to go from here. Yes!… it happens to me too – I just have no idea how to start… I really hates when it happens to me so I tried to think what happens when I do know how to start and my creative process runs smoothly. I discovered that whenever I’m stuck and don’t know how to begin there are three things that work.   HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE There are three main ways to start an art journal page: CREATE THE BACKGROUND: this is the best way to go if you don’t have any other idea or direction. START WITH A TECHNIQUE: if there’s a technique you want to try or experiment with then it will be a good …

AWESOME GUIDE TO ACRYLIC MEDIUMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Inside: the complete guide to acrylic mediums you need to know to make amazing mixed media and craft projects   This post includes affiliate links. When you click and purchase from these links we may get a commission from the seller. The cool thing is, this doesn’t cost you any extra money!   When I made my first mixed media project it was a mess! I didn’t prime my page with gesso, I used glue to attach paper pieces to the canvas and I didn’t seal my stamping with gel medium so I ended up with a blob of mud. It was so frustrating! Until a good friend of mine showed me a few materials that changed the way I did all my mixed media, art journaling and even craft projects. These materials were ACRYLIC MEDIUMS Sounds scary right? You probably ask yourselves “what are acrylic mediums and how do I use them?” Well… I’m here to help!     …

INSANELY CREATIVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECT IDEAS YOU NEED TO MAKE

Inside: 15 amazing house project ideas like mini albums, cards and wall hangings you must make!   This original post was written in the summer of 2014 when we had gone through a terrible experience of war. Hundreds of rockets were fired on our cities and homes. But we didn’t back down or left we stayed and toughed it out. These are our homes and the only place we have on this earth so as bad as it got we endured. During that time I made a little collection of house theme craft projects I’ve made through the years but I wanted to update the post because many other fun projects were created since.       WHY DO WE LOVE HOUSE SHAPE PROJECTS The shape of a house always reminds us of our home, our family and maybe even our childhood. It’s that comfortable and safe feeling That we have when we get home that’s why the phrase goes: …

MAKE AWESOME PAGES FOR YOUR SPECIAL SUMMER MEMORIES

Inside: Fun and easy ideas to create summer pages for all your memories from this summer vacation, outdoor trips, days at the beach etc.   Personally I’m not a big fan of summer, which is a little strange when you consider the fact I live in a country that is usually hot. I don’t like the heat and the humidity BUT I do love our summer family time and vacations! I’m so lucky that my kids (now 20 and 17 years old) have always enjoyed going on summer activities together and still do! I know it’s not a given so even if I don’t do any other pages through out the year I always do those special pages with our summer memories.     WET SUMMER PAGES   Who doesn’t love going to the beach or the swimming pool to cool off in the inviting blue water?  The water is always a great background for taking beautiful photos with a …

HOW TO MAKE A MASTERPIECE OUT OF A MILK CARTON

Inside: how to alter a milk carton into a masterpiece instead of throwing it away   I don’t know how the four of us can generate so much trash. I try to minimize our amount of trash but somehow it keeps mounting. So I wanted to come up with ways to recycle or up-cycle some of the things we usually throw away and I came up with a few ways to make a masterpiece out of a milk or juice carton.       ALTER A MILK CARTON Instead of throwing away your milk or juice cartons you can use it as a base for an altered craft project. A carton like this is good for recycling or altering because: It has thick walls that can “carry” mediums, paint and paper without wrinkling or degrading. The carton has the perfect square shape and even sides to add embellishments,photos or other 3D items. Its shape resembles a shape of a house …

HOW TO MAKE AMAZING ALTERED ART PROJECTS FROM EVERYDAY ITEMS

Inside: how to make amazing altered art projects from stuff you have in your house!   A wise man once said: creative people can make art from anything and I happen to agree. Us crafters, designers, artists (or any other name you want to use) see a potential craft project in things other people don’t. How many times did you see an item thrown out that you thought you could transform to something beautiful? I bet more than once…     Creating art from everyday items and turning household objects or even unused or empty things to something beautiful is called altering or up-cycling. Altered art is a transformation or ‘alteration’ of ordinary, everyday objects into decorative pieces using a wide variety of different techniques and materials. It describes a way of recycling, and giving new life to all sorts of commonplace and functional (or perhaps even useless) items. WHY CREATE ALTERED ART Once you get the idea of looking at …

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