Color Theory
You already know red plus yellow equals orange, yellow plus blue equals green, and blue plus red equals purple. But did you know those combos are only a tiny fraction of the millions of colors you can create just by mixing primary colors?  
Jessie Oleson Moore
From amber to umber, the color brown is everywhere in the natural world. Whether you're painting landscapes, interiors or portraits, you'll probably need to use some variation of this rich shade.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Green is definitely Mother Nature’s favorite color. Every tree, bush, and flower stem comes in its own unique shade ... all of which perfectly coexist. Now try to recreate all of that in a watercolor painting, and you might be the one turning green!
Maria Stezhko
New paint, who dis? Anyone who's ever tried watercolor has quickly learned that watercolor shades can look a lot different in the package than on the paper. That's why swatching your go-to colors is like the equivalent of adding friends to your contact list ... when you need 'em, you can quickly call 'em up. Here's how to get started creating your palette:
Antonella Avogadro
We know you're dying to get started on a painting, but one of the most important parts of working in acrylic takes place before you ever put brush to canvas: mixing the paints. You have to get this right if you want your work to turn out as beautiful as you imagined.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Don’t let this radical design freak you out — creating a tie-dye cake (inside and out!) is way easier than it looks. If you’re newer to covering cakes with fondant, this is the perfect time to try it out. All that crazy color will definitely mask any bumps or bubbles.
Erin Gardner
Dive deeper into acrylic painting as you create two compelling abstract pieces.
Michele Théberge
Michele Théberge
Look around your workspace — do you tend to collect and use specific colors of fabric, yarn, thread or other materials? That’s totally normal: Designers, artists and makers often gravitate to the same shades over and over again. But, as you start thinking about your fall projects, consider breaking out of your color comfort zone! Working with less familiar hues is a good challenge and can even help bring your work in new directions.
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Master the basics of drawing with colored pencils.
Susan  Rubin
Susan Rubin
Everything you need to start painting with acrylic — tools, techniques and more.
Nina Weiss
Nina Weiss
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