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

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

Today I’m going to show you how can make your own pochade box out of a cigar box just like the old impressionist masters. Best. . . 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 turn small, ornamental gourds into little holiday snowmen that the entire family will enjoy.

What you'll need:

First, you'll need a small, ornamental gourd (. . . 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. . . 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 and color to your work.

Unless you plan on wire-wrapping the pieces, however, you first will need to drill a hole in each of your rocks.

So what's required for drilling?

Besides the drill itself (I use a Dremel) there are just a few. . . 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

Pyrography is an artform that doesn't require expensive tools - you can burn with an inexpensive woodburning tool just as well as. . . read more

Gourds are incredible natural canvases for art. Many cultures around the world have used decorative gourds in one form or another for hundreds of years. Some believe that gourds possess magical properties; others simply use them to make vessels, musical instruments, ceremonial masks, jewelry, or bowls. A gourd has to be cured and cleaned before you can paint, carve, or decorate it. The curing. . . read more

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