Free Altered Arts Magazine

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Tweet Paper Art Freebie for you: the folks of Altered Arts Magazine are giving their December issue as a free download! Now that’s a nice holiday gift for you! If you are not familiar with the magazine, it’s an artistic inspiration for artists who make art journals, mixed media art, collage and altered paper art […]

DIY Postcard Journal / Calendar

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Tweet Pin It Need a new calendar for 2012? Don’t buy anything *. Make one yourself instead. Like how? Here’s an idea: perpetual postcard calendar / Asley from ‘Under the Sycamore’ showed this really sweet perpetual calendar / journal idea last week at designsponge.com, and I want to share it with you today, as it’s […]

Hip Zipper Butterfly

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Tweet A fun project to do with kids: We recycled an old zipper into a darling butterfly brooch.     Step by Step Instructions on How to Make a Zipper Butterfly   1. Sniff through old cloths or recycled textile supplies to find a 22 cm long zipper. Pick a color you want, or if […]

Stamps:10 Ways To Use ‘m in Crafts

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Tweet Transforming old artwork with a fresh new layer is easily fixed with some artistic use of stamps.  However, this is not the only way to make stamps useful.  There are many around-the-house & craft uses of stamps where they proof to be oh so handy. 10 Ways to Use Stamps to Create Beautiful, Quick […]

Stamping :: Simple Painting Technique

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Tweet Once you start stamping, there is no stopping, is there? That’s what I found at least. Last night I was preparing for this weekend’s art demonstration. I was using some watercolor paintings in the category ‘misfits & unfinished works’ as the base for some fresh Spring artwork to bring along. What did I do, […]

Recycled Socks :: Fine Art + Sock Monkey Tutorial Free

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inspiration to great and artsy ways you can recycle socks, …. beyond making a sock monkey… (although we’re including a free tutorial to make such a sock monster as well.)

How to Make Fancy Felted Soaps

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Tweet   If you want to make some soap gifts without actually having to do any of the soap pouring, how about making a felted soap bar? It’s a good way to use up bits of wool, and the result is a soap bar which looks pretty, is exfoliating and is likely to be used […]

Free St Patricks Day Crafts Templates: Prancing Leprechauns

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Tweet For this coming St Patrick’s Day, I thought to make a bouncy Leprechaun Marionette to see him dance his way to the end of the rainbow. Because I can hold him by the string, maybe I can see where he actually goes and find my pot of gold. Ha ha. This an easy crafts […]

Call for Artists: Art Residency Program in Greece by European Biennial

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European Art Biennal Network
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Tweet The European Biennial Network (EBN) is an active collaborative association in contemporary art. EBN aims to promote interaction and collaboration between contemporary art Biennials in Europe. It aims to utilize the knowledge, experience and wealth of information accumulated by organizers of large-scale periodic art events, in order to support the communication and mobility of […]

Craft & Art Instruction :: Books I’m Currently Reading

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Tweet Today I thought to share with you the books that I like reading / am getting inspiration from / am currently plowing through. Most are related to projects I am either doing right now, articles I am planning to write, projects that are coming down the pipeline, and then of course, good old food […]

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