Discover the magic of stumpwork as you stitch wired slips (embroidered leaves built over a wire shape on a separate hoop). Afterwards, learn to cut the stitched wired slips from the hoop, then insert the dimensional wire leaves securely into the main embroidery to complete the design.
Ready to stitch up something new? Join embroiderer Jessica Long and learn a fun variation on one of her most popular patterns, the award-winning Modern Cameo. Jessica walks you step by step through simple techniques for making long satin stitches, woven-wheel roses, French knots and more. Plus, find out how to up-level your embroidery with 3D stumpwork. This project can easily be customized and makes for a creative gift!
Here's what's so great about colored pencils: they make even simple drawings look totally profesh. And once you get skilled in this medium, whoa. The photo-realistic effects you can create are absolutely incredible.
A pet portrait is an excellent way to honor your fur baby, BFF (best feathered friend) or other beloved critter. Painting one is easier than it may look; in fact, you might be surprised to learn that capturing a pet’s likeness on canvas actually uses many of the same techniques as painting any portrait.