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Artist Trading Card Tutorial Featuring a Cat

I was trying to come up with a really easy artist trading card tutorial for the next swap and I know I wanted the theme to be cat art.

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Pros & Cons Using an Art Journal vs Canvas for Learning

No special tutorial this week…just a bit of reading. I had to write this post due to emails I’m getting from people asking for cheaper substrate alternatives to practice all the art lessons I’ve been giving them.

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Copying Old Masters to Inspire Mixed Media Abstract Art

Have you ever tried copying an Old Master in order to learn a painting style? Are you cringing right now at the thought of “copying an Old Master”? Is it because of “copying” or the fact that I referred to “an Old Master“?

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Using a Stencil to Create Dramatic Art – Quick and Easy Art Project

Have you ever found yourself stuck wanting to create something for someone special and you just didn’t have a clue what to make that was really nice, but quick and easy?

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What Colours Do You Mix to Make Green?

What Colours Do You Mix to Make Green? Who cares! just buy bottles of green paint right? Be honest, how many green tubes or bottles of paint do you have?

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White Speckles in Your Painting? it’s not you, it’s the brush!

If you’ve ever painted on a canvas and after it’s dried, saw some little white speckles in your painting, it might not be what you did, but the brush you used.

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How I Made a Mixed Media Doll from Wood Blocks

Peek over my shoulder for an afternoon experiment making a boudoir styled mixed media doll.

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How to Paint a Blackbird with a Firey Background in Acrylics

Have you wondered how to paint a black bird using acrylics? Believe it or not, it’s one of the easier subjects to learn how to paint.

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How to Mix a Vintage Colour When You Don’t Have the Right Colours to Start With

Have you ever been stuck loving vintage brown, but aren’t quite sure how to mix vintage brown?

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Creating Artist Trading Cards with the Look of Cracked Glass and Gypsy Inspired

Take a plain old playing card and transform it into an artist trading card with a beautiful gypsy hiding under a layer of transparent cracked medium.

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Mixed Media for Beginners

With the goal being “no overwhelm”, I’ve prepared a very simple step by step list to create a mixed media piece using whatever you have in your art stash.

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