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Oil and Water: The Science Behind Paper Marbling

Oil and Water: The Science Behind Paper Marbling By Amy Hand Hey there Smart Art friends and welcome to the May blog! I hope you’re all really excited to dive, literally, into the world of paper marbling with us this month. I certainly am! Paper marbling is an ancient art with its roots in 10th...

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Essential Tips and Tricks on Colored Pencils

Colored pencils are one of the most approachable artistic media. In most cases, all you need to get started drawing with colored pencils are the pencils themselves and a piece of paper. What actually is a colored pencil? Colored pencils are composed of a core of colored pigments protected by wood casing. While graphite pencils...

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Fabric Painting: Do’s & Don’ts

Fabric painting gives you the chance to practice your art and creativity on the very versatile substrate of fabric and textiles. There are some great benefits to fabric painting. It allows you to customize clothes, wearable textiles, as well as fabric for upholstery and other crafts. The majority of fabric painting uses paint specifically formulated...

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