Watercolor sketching refers to any watercolor work that's completed quickly, with a loose, informal style. It's often used as a "warm up" for a bigger, more detailed painting, but it's also a great practice for any on-the-go artist.
There's one material budding jewelry designers are most likely to reach for: wire. It's one of the most versatile materials around, and easy to work with even if you're new to the art of jewelry making. Check out the basics here, and you'll be ready to tackle beautiful wirework jewelry making like a pro.
Rebecca Anderson
Blue summer skies and starry watercolor night scenes are fun to paint, but dreary days deserve some love, too. Think of a snowy day, the pearly light of a cloud-covered sun illuminating the horizon. How about a November morning with drizzle so fine it tints the air with silver mist?
Kateri Ewing
Kateri Ewing
For many woodworkers, Claro walnut is the connoisseur’s walnut — and it's easy to see why. Claro is a medley of subtle intermixed colors — browns, reds, black, purple, yellows — and beautiful figure.
Rob Porcaro
When you're first learning how to spin, you may find that things can — and, I'm sorry to say, probably will — go wrong at some point. Your yarn won't wind on, or it'll wind on too tightly. Or you may find yourself wondering helplessly, where did the end go?!
Laura Chau
Need a card, like, now? Been there. But here's the good news: we've got all the inspo for quick cards that still look cute. You can make these cards in under 30 minutes, with supplies you probably already have around the house (or buried in your craft room). Score!
Horses are a great place to start, but these basic sketching methods can be applied to drawing any animal accurately. It's all about taking the time to really study your reference photo (we provided a few for you!), then gradually building up from raw shapes to fine details. Give it a little practice, and you'll be surprised how quickly your skills improve!
If you can handle food coloring and the most basic piping techniques, you can nail any one of these cute critter cakes — or all of them! Even if you've never decorated a cake before, you've got this.
Okay, who *doesn't* love a good doggo? Sharpen your pencils and learn how to capture the cuteness with a little bit of practice. Though this tutorial walks you through how to draw a beagle, the same method applies to any and all breeds.
It’s hard to pass up a project that makes use of your gorgeous yarn stash. (Or gives you an excuse to buy more. No judgment!) And it doesn’t hurt that this one plays off the cheeriest trend ever: Rainbows! Jo Gick, of season 1 of NBC’s Making It, breaks down the easy DIY right here.
Jo Gick
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