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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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Fun & Trendy #2

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Fun & Trendy #2

Learn to make your own Washi Tape with Andy Skinner!  Andy makes this so much fun and so easy, check out his video here »  Watercolor Seascape Class by Maria Stezhko I personally ADORE watercolors! They're so portable, easy to clean up and you can get the most astonishing results with so little work... This class I found on Craftsy.com, which is a site you can take online classes about all kinds of crafts and arts, from Marie Stezhko. Go here to check it out » Tromp L'oeil Floorcloths This piece is done by Carol Pascale, a wonderful artist who...

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Freebie Project! Quilt Top Cell Phone Holder by Sandra Goodale

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Freebie Project! Quilt Top Cell Phone Holder by Sandra Goodale

Surface: Cell Phone Stand (2pc Slotted) - 7 1/2" X 3 1/2" available at Stockade Supply in Guelph Ontario Canada 1-800-463-0920 DecoArt Americana® Acrylics:  Fawn DA242 Light Mocha DA241 Honey Brown DA163 Terra Cotta DA62 Milk Chocolate DA174 Russet DA80 Asphalthum DA108 Antique Gold DA09 Espresso DA271 Royal Langnickel® Majestic® Brushes: #12 bright  for base coating #5/0 round 4595 for quilt detail #2 round r4250 details #1/2 angle r4160 for floating Royal & Langnickel Moderna® Mop Brush: 1/2” Mop (13mm)  0770m Additional supplies: Regular painting supplies plus various lace for trim, shower curtain rings, drill bit, the size of shower...

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Fun & Trendy

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Fun & Trendy

Our Fun & Trendy section will be full of cool things we find online about art, decorative painting, style trends and other beautiful things that spark our interest...  Junk Mail Collages by Derek Gores These beautiful pieces of art give me so many ideas! It's all about color, composition and accents, and would be great to incorporate painting and other beautiful elements... See more of Derek's work here »Visit his website here » Watercolors by Rachael McNaughton Rachael's soft and vibrant style makes me want to break out the watercolors right now in the dreary heart of winter! So inspirational......

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Tech Corner: Selling on Etsy

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Tech Corner: Selling on Etsy

by Laura Rucker, Editor and Geek Tech Corners are going to be all about the dreaded Internet and how to bend it to your will in the decorative arts world! I promise, this won't hurt...  What on earth is Etsy? You've heard your friends talk about it, but you don't really want to admit you have no clue what it is or how it works. But you really should! Hundreds of thousands of artists, crafters, jewelers, tailors, and others use Etsy every year to sell and publish their work online to the largest open community of shoppers looking for handmade...

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