Using graphite and pastel on tinted paper is a great way to give drawings depth and weight. Used right, these materials can really make a drawing pop. In this video tutorial, the artist walks you through the process and discusses the various steps involved.
Get some tips on using oil pastels for your art drawings. This video tutorial will show you how to use oil pastels for drawing. If you're new to drawing with oil pastels, this will help you out, like telling you to use pastel paper for you art. Great for beginners.
Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more
In order to create a watercolor effect with Stampin' Up markers, you will need the following: Stampin' Up markers, Stampin' Up pastels, stamps, color spritzer tool, a water resistant ink, cotton swabs, a blow dryer, aqua painter brush, and watercolor paper. Stamp the image th ...more
Easter is one of the best times for crafters to indulge in and even overdo pastel spring hues, vibrant flecks of glitter, and flower decals galore. Which is why this craft, a combination of all of the above, is such a perfect project for celebrating Easter. Made of a papier m ...more
Bunny rabbits don't only have to be reserved for Easter. In fact, bunnies are pretty darn cute all year round. While real bunnies, with their fuzzy fur and floppy ears, are the most cuddly and endearing, for those who can't raise one in their homes, this origami bunny is the n ...more
About to attend an Easter bash or baby shower but don't have enough time to pick up a present (or simply getting tired of cliche pastel pink and blue teddy bears and microsized baby clothes?). Show your friend or host how much you care (not to mention how artistically talente ...more
We've seen chandeliers made from paper, light bulbs and Chiquita banana cartons, so why not ladies' undergarments? Video artist Pipilotti Rist recently showcased her glowing underwear chandelier at New York's Luhring Augustine gallery. Rist's underwear of choice (granny pantie ...more
Drawingnow.com not only shows you how to draw the moon, but also shows what could be described as, drawing everything but the moon. Since your paper is white and so is the moon you will start off by drawing your circle and adding light shading in the bottom half of your moon. ...more
Sparkling glitter nail polish is always a popular favorite but buying different bottles to get different colors is a waste of money. You can paint your nails with pure loose glitter in just a few easy steps. Things You Will Need Bottle of clear nail polish Tube of loose glit ...more
If you want to color with oil pastels you should first make sure you have a sketch book, oil pastels, cotton swabs and an eraser. First, you should place a banana or your choice of object on the sketchbook paper and trace the outline. Next, you should color in the banana or ob ...more
This video will show you hot to make a very nice looking chalk lines design. This design looks great on arts and crafts projects and other paper designs. You'll need some pastel colors and a few other materials.
Drawing with a pencil and paper is fine for most art that you will never show anyone. If you want to become a great artist, learn to draw with pastels. These tools allow for a great amount of flexibility, including smudging, shading, varying lines and lots and lots of color. W ...more
In this online video series, learn how to get started using pastels, from artist Melody Mann. She will demonstrate how to draw with oil pastels and blend them, how to draw with chalk, how to draw with pastel pencils, how to blend chalk pastels with water, how to create pastel ...more
These cake eggs are a gorgeous treat that also makes a delicious April Fool's Day prank. Getting a fairly humdrum breakfast of boiled eggs and fruit and discovering that it's cake instead is an eggcellent surprise, isn't it? If you want to make these for Easter instead, then t ...more
Scented candles tend to magically turn a house into a home. The light flicker of the flame gives a relaxed or romantic tone to the atmosphere, and keeps the space smelling fragrant for hours. The only problem? Wax melts, and the candle becomes worthless after the wax is all go ...more