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Fun & Trendy #5

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Fun & Trendy #5

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Su Blackwell, a fine artist working in Great Britain. I just adore the wonderful stories she tells with books... well, in a slightly different way than you're used to. Go look through her portfolio, it's magical! » "Blue Moon" by children's illustrator Ellen Beier. I just love images that tell a tale and make you want to jump right into the picture... I bet her books are fantastic! Check out her work here »  Silly Beast Illustration by Therese Larsson has to be one of the most fun sites you'll visit all day! I'm in...

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Three New Books for Fall!

Viking Woodcrafts has got a couple of new books you're going to have to check out! Just thought you should know about them in time to pick up your copy for your autumn projects and craft fairs! Upcycled Glass Doodling by Christy Hartman Viking Woodcrafts Code: 87-20090 www.vikingwoodcrafts.com Learn some really wonderful glass doodling and designs in bold, beautiful patterns you’re going to love making! Just perfect for craft fairs, gifts and parties, you’ll find thousands of ways to make these a feature this season!   #BeInspired by Sandy McTier Viking Woodcrafts Code: 87-20089 www.vikingwoodcrafts.com We always love Sandy’s work...

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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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