Artwork Department

Artwork Department Logo If you paint with a brush, this is the place to be! Whether it’s with oil, watercolor, or pastels on wood, plastic objects, fabric, etc., this department provides useful information and techniques for a wide variety of artwork crafts.

Look here for tutorials, lessons and instructions, as well as free patterns and projects related to brushwork—as well as calligraphy and decoupage.

In addition, you can replenish your supply by shopping online in this department for your artwork materials.

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    Crocheted Rose Frame

    Make a pretty crocheted rose frame for a Valentine's Day gift. Use a store bought heart frame, paint it and add the pretty crocheted roses to make a great gift. The crocheted rose is a free pattern from Petals and Picots.  From

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    Darice Premium Art Set

    This premium art set includes a wide variety of art supplies for drawing, painting and more – it’s a great choice for kids and adults to experiment with an assortment of artistic media at a value price!  From

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    How to Tie Dye

    Learn how easy it is to tie dye with this tutorial. Tie dying techniques shown are Ombre method, Shibori method, spiral method, crumple method and painting method.
    Tie-dying is a fun summer craft which you can do to keep your kids busy for hours.  From  By Staff

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    Painting with a Twist - Cactus Pot

    Painting with a Twist is fun art, not fine art. Learn about a painting session my granddaughter and I attended and see our paintings. Learn more about Painting with a Twist.

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    Pet Memorial Keepsake Box

    How to create a collage of pet memorabilia to honor a pet. Items to include in the collage are picture(s), paw print, collar, poem, etc. Learn how to make a remembrance box.  From

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    Pixel Art Kit by Pix Perfect

    Kids can create and proudly display eye-catching sequin images over and over again by simply inserting the pegs into the panels and hang colorful sequins to create Pix Perfect masterpiece  From  Affiliate Link to Amazon

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    Tie Dye Canvas Sneakers

    Learn how to tie dye plain white sneakers into a fashion statement.
    Tie dying is a fun summer craft which can keep kids busy for hours.  From  Needlepointers Staff

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    Valentine's Day Heart Boxes

    An easy and inexpensive craft project for Valentine's Day.
    Paper Mache boxes are the perfect canvas for creativity and these heart shaped boxes were only $1 at the dollar store.  From

Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Beginning Oil

    Beginning Oil

    Jan MurphyBeginning Oil is a well-rounded introduction to the art of basic oil painting. This introductory guide to the medium describes and explains everything you'll needed to paint your own oil masterpieces, including tools and materials, color essentials and theory, design and composition, still life painting, landscape painting and more.

  • Watercolor Artist

    Watercolor Artist

    WATERCOLOR ATIST is a source of how-to instruction for artists working in water-based media.

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