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Non-traditional Art Tutorials: Mixed-Media, Found Objects, Etc.

About 10 years ago, fiber artist and painter Teresa Shippy found a great use for her ever-expanding collection of vintage tin. . . read more

Being a saver (like most starving artists) I’ve been collecting seashells, antique jewelry, artificial flowers, glitter,. . . read more

In the 18th and 19th century, French painters had to lug big heavy French easels and all their paints into the field if they wanted to paint out-of-doors. With the invention of the small pochade box (pochade is French for "quick color sketch") those types of painting trips became much easier.

Today I'm going to show you how can make your own pochade box out of a cigar box just like the. . . read more

If you need a fun art project you can do with your family on a cold winter day, keep on reading - I’m going to show you how to. . . read more

Today I’m going to show you how to make a special “Angels & Snowflakes” gourd ornament for the holidays. You can apply many. . . read more

In my previous article I shared several important tips for safely carving gourds. With those tips in mind, let’s get started on a gourd or two!

Today, we’re going to clean and prep a couple of gourds for our next project—making Christmas tree ornaments.

You may find. . . read more

Using rocks and sea glass in jewelry is very popular with jewelry-makers these days as an inexpensive, easy way to add interest. . . read more

Have you ever painted with coffee? Believe it or not, it’s a wonderful medium for monochromatic artwork, with a wide range of. . . read more

What is pyrography? The word "pyrography" basically means writing with fire. Many people refer to pyrography as "woodburning," however woodburning is technically done on wood, whereas pyrography can be done on any receptive surface (including wood). Here is just one example of pyrography, done on a gourd: . . . read more

Gourds are incredible natural canvases for art, but they have to be cured and cleaned before you can paint, carve, or decorate. . . read more

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