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Fun & Trendy #4

Fun & Trendy #4

Janiika Talts artwork is full of color, form and wonderful textures. She shows how the right combination of composition and light can bring you fabulous landscapes in an almost abstract way. Visit her site here »    Cheri Rol, MDA is a fabulous teacher that can show you how to paint like the masters... we love her work! Click here to get these pattern packets and many more » A little history... have you ever heard of Fraktur painting? It's a wonderful artform: "Fraktur is a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch, named after the...

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Dear Margaret Q & A

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Dear Margaret Q & A

 4-23-17 I have plenty of acrylic paints in a 2-ounce bottle. But I find I am missing colors when I find a specific project in a magazine or pattern packet that calls for more paint that I need to purchase and many times from a different company. I have mainly DecoArt Americana and now found a fabulous project using Plaid Folk Art. Is there a conversion chart available that will help me cut down the cost of purchasing more paint and changing brands? Thanks….Renee J. Yes, Renee, there is a conversion chart. Go to these websites to help out...

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Freebie Project! Morning Glory Etched Plate

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Freebie Project! Morning Glory Etched Plate

By Gigi Wright SUPPLIES: 10" clear glass plate (Walmart® or Target®) Etchall Creme® (B&B Etchall® Products) Etchall stencil - Gigi's Morning Glory (I added the dragonfly and a few leaves then cut) Pick knife White contact paper Squeegee for etching creme Alcohol and cotton swabs Masterson's Sta-wet palette for glossy enamels PAINTS: DecoArt Americana® Glossy paints Hauser Medium Green Lavender Crystal Green Crystal Yellow Crystal Clear BRUSHES: Royal & Langnickel® Aqualon® Series # R2160 - Angular Shader 3/8" and 1/2" # R2595 - Liner #1 # R2250- Round #3 # R2150s - Short Flat Shader #4 or 6 ETCHING THE...

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Fun & Trendy #3

Fun & Trendy #3

Just fun things I've found around the internet that inspire me to create and explore this magical world of art!  Stunning watercolor botanical illustrations by Chinese artist Li Hui, found on Pinterest here » I LOVE this artist, Paul Corfield. He uses clean shapes, bright colors and crisp textures in his beautiful paintings, creating a depth of field that brings you right into the scene. Landscapes certainly don't have to be heavily detailed to be wonderful art! All the power is in the color, shape and composition... Visit Paul Corfield's website for more » These are BIC® PENS!?!? Can you...

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Creative Painting Convention In Las Vegas 2017

Creative Painting Convention In Las Vegas 2017

Whew! We're back from Fabulous Las Vegas and wanted to share a little about how fantastic the convention was! We made lots of new friends, got to meet up with so many of our readers and have a little fun along the way.  First off, a HUGE thank you to Jayne Jones, the CEO of the convention, who put on a wonderful show for us! We really appreciate all the hard work and incredible amount of coordination that goes into these events. There were dozens of amazing classes, artists and vendors selling the best supplies (and magazines!), which makes for...

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