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.




 


Recent Videos and Tutorials

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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.

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    Decoupage A Box

    Learn how to decorate a plain box using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step written instructions with photos.
    Decoupage boxes are great decorative accents for your home or make and use as special gift boxes.

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    Decoupaged Frame

    This video and photo tutorial will teach you how to decoupage an inexpensive frame into a pretty frame using scrapbook paper.
    This same technique can be used to decoupage a frame for Easter, Christmas, graduation, birthdays or any special occasion.

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    Diamond Art Kit

    This new craft, Diamond Art, is similar to paint by number except you are painting with little colored diamond gems.
    Learn about, how to and tips for working with Diamond Art kits.
    Need a gift idea for a tween or teen, these Diamond art kits are a great idea!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Free Items of the Week

  • Decoupaged Frame

    Decoupaged Frame

    This video and photo tutorial will teach you how to decoupage an inexpensive frame into a pretty frame using scrapbook paper.
    This same technique can be used to decoupage a frame for Easter, Christmas, graduation, birthdays or any special occasion.  From  Needlepointers.com Staff

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