Mixed Media
woman's hand drawing a pond landscape in colored pencils with watercolors next to the paper
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If one art medium is good, two or more is even better, right? Mixing up your materials is a great way to open up new creative territory with your artwork. Give it a try and if you're lucky, you'll surprise yourself!
Bluprint
mixed media red and pink flowers
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If you can't decide between painting and drawing, ask yourself: why choose? This mixed-media project combines the best of watercolors and colored pencils for the prettiest blooms.
Beginner
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French artist Henri Matisse once described paper collage as "painting with scissors." Sounds fun, right? If you're new to paper crafting or curious about artistic collage, experimenting with these six techniques is a great place to start.
Sara Barnes
painting a pink peony on a table in watercolor
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The days are getting longer, and you know what that means... more daylight for painting! So grab a palette and get ready to bloom, big time.
Bluprint
different multi-colored paper quilling designs
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We're way into the new craze called quilling. "Craze" is an unlikely word to describe a craft that dates back to the Renaissance, but whatever — it's trending.
Erin Curet
Male with drawing supplies on a purple surface drawing a green leaf with colored pencils
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You might think that drawing is like touching your tongue to your nose: Some people can do it and some people can’t. But that’s actually not true. Drawing is more like driving: The more you practice, the better you get.
Jessie Oleson Moore
hand lettering on white paper on marble background
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Picture this: crowds of strangers eyeing your artwork and wanting to buy a piece or a whole collection for themselves.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Painting with blue watercolor paint
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Acrylic and watercolor might seem to live in two completely different universes. After all, the two mediums result in dramatically different looks. Acrylics deliver a flat, opaque, almost plastic-like finish. Watercolors, on the other hand, create a luminous look, full of tonal variations, depending on the amount of water used.
Jessie Oleson Moore
pile of open bullet journals with different spreads
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It’s time for a pop quiz. Do you…
Jennifer Reyes
colored pencil watercolor supplies and framed painting
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Watercolor pencils look like regular colored pencils, and you pretty much use them the same way... with one exception. When you add water to your drawing, something incredible happens: you've suddenly got watercolor art.
Sandrine Pelissier
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