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This craft category is a huge collection of drawing, painting & design tutorials! Drawing tutorials( online drawing lessons for beginners, drawing techniques, drawing how to's, shading techniques ), painting tutorials (painting for beginners, painting how-to's, DIY watercolor paintings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, one stroke technique dry brush technique), easy painting techniques for kids, coloring ( free coloring book pages for adults, coloring book pages for kids, coloring tutorials), digital art tutorials (design tutorial,vector illustration tutorials, web design tutorials, concept art tutorials, digital painting tutorials), manga drawing tutorials .. any many other creative ideas about drawing, painting and digital arts! 

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Fall / halloween coloring pages ( free printables )
This time Dover publications will let us download 6! free fall coloring pages from Theresa Goodwill's gorgeous and fun coloing book the Creative Haven Autumn Scenes Coloring Book! These beautifully rendered fall coloring pages evoke the sights, sound and even the smells of autumn! In this free printable from falling leaves and Halloween decorations to a festive thanksgiving collage, you can find amazingly detailed coloring pages of the most colorful season. This adult fall coloring book was specially designed for experienced colorists to offer an . . .
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DIY Easy handprint tree - art project for kids
We love how simple and gorgeous is this autumn handprint tree! Isn’t it pretty? Your kids will love this super easy to make and fun autumn art project, especially because there’s paint involved. Who doesn't love fun color mixing involved to create autumn colors? This autumn tree kids art project is also a fun way to explore and introduce the concept of seasonal change. The good news is, Arty Crafty Kids' autumn handprint tree is really easy and requires minimal set-up. Perfect if you’re working with children of different ages or looking for a group activity! Look at this nice painting tutorial and create your own beautiful fall tree keepsake! . . .
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
So you might not be a tie dye swirl tee kind of a guy or gal and that’s totally cool BUT we’ve got to tell you that even if you’re not into the hippy 70’s kind of tie dye Amy has got a method that you might totally love. Ice dyeing. It’s so easy and it’s so random and that makes it so much fun to make! In fact, we can pretty much guarantee that you won’t get the same results twice with ice dyeing unless you really, really try hard to! Like all tie dye there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise the killer DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! . . .
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DIY Easy paint brush storage rack - woodworking for beginners
We’ve got a super-simple build for you today! This paint brush storage rack will take you a grand total of 20 minutes to build and will use up 4 pieces of scrap wood from your pile.  Your drill holes can be larger and smaller to fit all of your paint brush collection.  If you drill every marking (or rather every other marking) this should give you space to hold 77 paint brushes. Change it up and create one to house pencil crayons, pencils and/or pens.  Make a larger one and store screwdrivers. SOOOO easy! You can whip up this paintbrush rack in no time even if you are a beginner in woodworking! This wooden paintbrush holder can be a great gift for your artistic friends and family members as well! . . .
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DIY Watercolor geometrical  wall clock
Today Makkocino in this nice video tutorial will show you how you can revamp your old wall clock into a beautiful watercolor art piece! This geometric watercolor clock is super easy and fun to make! This gorgeous watercolor clock will look gorgeous in any colors so you can easily adapt this watercolor painting technique to create DIY wall clocks in colors of your choice! You can decorate the finished watercolor clock faces with other decor elements as well: imagine a watercolor base with  gold sprinkles and splashes, or accompanied with a nice silhouette of your favorite character. You can even create a galaxy clock with proper colors and a little white acrylic paint! . . .
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand, and how to make a beach and shell canvas! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks! . . .
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DIY Pineapple thumbprint art - summer art project for kids
Amid the images of sandy beaches and Palm trees seem to be a surplus of pineapples sponsoring a tropical paradise. Bring a little tropicana into your home with this gorgeous DIY pineapple thumbprint art. These gorgeous and fun thumbprint pineapple artworks won't getting you closer to the beach, but they look so beautiful and summer-ish. (This could be a great DIY to do with kids) You can use acrylic paints as the medium, and use some canvas paper to paint on. n addition to the easy cleanup, we love that with this method of “painting” it's nearly impossible to mess up. Each “eye” of the pineapple is a thumbprint, and you can create the crown by smearing the paint in an upwards motion with your thumb as well. No paintbrush needed. . . .
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DIY Straw blown peacock painting - kids craft idea
If your kids are peacock lovers like we are, you will love this pretty and fun painting project. We love every animals in Earth because their uniqueness, but our absolute favorite of them all are the peacocks. We love peacocks because they are so majestic and beautiful. Seeing these amazing creatures inspired Kim's latest craft project the drinking straw blown peacock watercolor painting! This painting technique is so easy even the smallest artistic hands can create these gorgeous watercolor paintings in minutes! This straw blown peacock craft can be  a great craft at the classroom, at the summer camp or at home!  The kids will love painting these gorgeous peacocks ! . . .
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DIY Galaxy rock magnets - rock painting
Let the kids paint rocks as if they were pieces of the night sky and make space rock fridge magnets! These gorgeous galaxy rock magnets can be great Father's day gifts for the best dad in the universe, or if you have a grandmother or an aunt who loves the cosmos or if you simply want a bunch of out-of-this-world magnets, it works any time! We love how the rocks look as if they were shards that fell off the night sky. That is, if the sky was rock hard, as some ancient cultures believed. Create some super easy to paint galaxy rocks and amaze your friends and family members with your amazing rock painting skills! . . .
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DIY Geometric painting with masking tape (tape resist painting)
In this nice art tutorial Katie will teach you how to create a gorgeous geometrical paintings without any artistic skills!  Tape resist watercolor painting is a very classic art project for young kids Tape resist paintings are a great standby art project for kinds to approach in different ways with different materials over time.  To create gorgeous tape resist paintings you can use masking tape, painters’ tape, contact paper shapes and initials, washi tape, and stationery store stickers. There’s so much potential with tape resist art! So many ways you can do this. I hope you and your kids give tape resist painting a try sometime and experiment with the general technique . . .
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DIY Colored pencil jewelry - upcycling craft
We have become a little addicted to making (and wearing) colored pencil jewelry. These gorgeous colored pencil jewelries are really easy to make and only require a few basic tools. You don’t even need to buy any materials, simply chop a few centimeters from the end of your kids crayons! We think the results look great and you, or your child, will definitely stand out from the crowd wearing them! We think making beads out of colored pencils is a perfect way to repurpose too small pencils! Wouldn’t these pencil beads be fun for your elementary school-ers to string for a class project? It would also be a fun activity at an art-themed birthday party! Or it can be an excellent teacher appreciation gift! . . .
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DIY Easy and colorful suncatchers with plastic lids
We know this kids project will be a keeper! This gorgeous colorful marbled suncatcher only takes two minutes to pull together and about 5 minutes to execute, excluding drying time, perfect for short attention spans and moms with newborns! Oh and did I say it uses recycled materials? An eco-friendly kids craft as well…score! To create these gorgeous colorful marbled suncatchers with the kids you will need: round (plastic) lids, PVA glue, food coloring and  a toothpick. That's all! Cool, Isn't it? This marbled PVA glue suncatcher can be a great summer camp craft for kids of all ages! . . .
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DIY Fun summer spray bottle art - craft idea for kids
Here’s an art project you can do with your kids at summer that is not your usual sidewalk chalk – blowing bubbles – running in sprinklers routine. And its also mess free if you follow along these easy steps!  Cut out a silhouette of your choice,pin it on a paper, get a spray bottle and spray a good amount of paint on the paper, but not so much that it’s dripping a lot. As you can see, you don’t need every inch of the paper covered. Let it dry for a few minutes, take off the silhouette, and that’s it! Isn’t it so fun? You can use any colors or even you can mix them to create gorgeous artworks with the kids which are actually fun to make! . . .
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DIY Ombré shoes and laces - fabric painting
Today we are having fun DIYing our favorite item of clothes to buy – shoes! If you love colorful, unique shoes which express your personality, you will love this DIY fabric painting tutorial! Grab a simple pair of white fabric sneakers and create this gorgeous and easy ombré effect with a spray fabric paint! If you haven't got spray fabric paint you can use simple liquid fabric paint: just use it in your shoe's previously well wetted front and let it soak into the fabric and create this gorgeous ombré watercolor effect! . . .
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DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art
Amanda has a really simple DIY four season button tree art for you today which includes a free tree template and a detailed step-by-step painting tutorial! This pretty framed DIY button four season tree is easy to make and will look so cute as part of your home decor all year round! This DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art is so gorgeous and unbelievably easy to make! We love the soft colors of it and this  four season craft is such a great way to recycle buttons. Whether  you will create the whole four season button canvas art or just 1 piece of it (depends on the actual season), it will look gorgeous in your wall! . . .
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DIY Tie dye spiral summer t-shirt
We have a lot of tie-dye techniques on this site that show you how to tie dye like a pro, but sometimes you just want to know the basics! Check out this easy spiral tie dye instruction and create a gorgeous summer spiral t-shirt or other gorgeous clothes/ home decor  pieces such as a pillowcase, a pair of socks or any other fabric item! We recommend 100% natural fiber fabrics like cotton, rayon or silk for best dye results. (Synthetic fabrics like polyester may not absorb the dye very well, if at all.) You can combine the dye colors as much as you want, the final result will be gorgeous in any form! . . .
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Tulips in a watering can - free printable paint by number
Get ready to call up your inner Picasso because today’s free printable paint by number will make you an artist in no time! We don’t know how you roll, but when it comes to painting – a blank canvas can be intimidating, right? Problem solved. This free printable paint by number design has two versions – black outline and beige outline. Print both! The black is easier to see and it’s nice to have an unpainted version on hand for quick reference. Along with the design, you’ll also print out a paint mixing guide, that tells you all the paint colors and ratios you need to create each shade along the way! Don’t be afraid of color mixing! It’s fun – and this particular paint by number design is VERY forgiving. . . .
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DIY Metallic copper mason jars with blue patina
Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Suburble and add a bit of antique glam to your mason jarsMason jars are such a popular vintage/rustic decor items these days. Not only are they cheap, but they’re super easy to personalize and slip into decor. So grab your mason jars, acrylic paints and create a few gorgeous metallic (copper) mason jars for yourself or as a beautiful gift! If you haven't got patinaageing paint you could use dry-brush technique instead to paint your mason jars! And of course this ageing painting technique will work well with other colors as well: imagine an antique gold-brown, or a pearl-white pastell combo! . . .
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DIY Bleached Mickey Mouse shirt - upcycle old t-shirts
If you love Disney-themed T-shirts and repurpose old clothes with (paint ) spots you will love this brilliant craft idea! This bleach painted Mickey Mouse T-shirt is  one of the easiest homemade Disney shirts we've ever seen! this DIY Bleached Mickey Mouse shirt can be a great Disney party favor or even you can use this brilliant bleach painting technique to upcycle your old clothes!  Just cut out any fun (disneysilhouette , put it on your t-shirt (or other clothes), spray it with bleach, wait a few minutes and voilá it's done!  Dont forget to wash the clothes after this bleach treatment and beware: do not spray bleach on plants and . . .
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk! . . .
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding (or stab binding). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book, you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book! . . .
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DIY Easy fired ink art - fun home decoration
What can be funnier and more gorgeous than a fire painted artwork? This beautiful fire painted artwork is not just only gorgeous, magical and fun, but it can be a stylish decor in your home at any time of the year! With parental supervision even the kids will enjoy to make this gorgeous fire painted artwork!  This painting technique  is super easy, and the outcome is so gorgeous ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own gorgeous fire painted artwork with alcoholic inks! . . .
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Acrylic painting techniques - step by step video tutorials
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? Acrylic Painting Techniques's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in  painting with acrylics, and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! In this Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various  landscape themes, seasonal paintings, flowers etc. . . .
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DIY Dancing ballerina tutu canvas wall art (kids room decor)
We are in love with this dancing ballerina tutu wall art and you will be too. This is so elegant and will look gorgeous in a special space. Any little budding ballerina will love this dancing ballerina canvas wall art! You can create it by painting the background and ballerina with acrylic paint, adding a (tulle or lace) tutu and silk ribbons. It will make a lovely kids room decoration or a gorgeous baby shower gift. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own 3D dancing ballerina canvas wall art with tulle tutu! . . .
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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well! . . .
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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how, she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowersWatercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic! . . .
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DIY mason jar chick and Easter egg vases
Welcome Easter by making these adorable chick and Easter egg themed jars with your kids! Best of all, you can use them as cute decor in their rooms throughout the whole year. These chick and Easter egg mason jar vases (or treat jars) are sooooooo cute and you can make them literally in minutes! You can give them to your own kids, or they’d also make adorable gifts for grandkids, teachers and even coworkers and friends. They are so simple to throw together and mason jars seem to make simple things look fancy. And when they’re empty, you can use them as cute spring/ or kid's room decors! (Imagine a super cute chick pencil holder!) . . .
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DIY Painted spring daisy mason jar vase - recycling craft
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous daisy painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous daisy mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting! . . .
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Fingerprint Easter egg decorating for kids (bunny,chick,carrot)
Can’t decide how to decorate your Easter eggs this year? Have fun with your kids by making fingerprint Easter eggs! Thumbprint art is such a fun and cute way to decorate Easter eggs! Fingerprints can easily be turned into bunnies,chicks and carrots. She’ll show you how they made these sweet finger painted Easter eggs. This adorable fingerprint egg is the perfect Easter gift for parents and grandparents ! This Easter craft is absolutely frugal and also very easy to make! This cute fingerprint decorated Easter egg can be also a sweet keepsake (if you use blown out eggs). You will need acrylic paint, (hard boiled) <str . . .
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DIY Speckled robin’s egg mason jar - easy Easter decor
Follow Malia's step-by-step painting instructions and create this gorgeous speckled robin’s egg mason jar vase to welcome spring into your home! Then you can fill it with pretty fresh or faux flowers.  Baby’s breath looks so  fabulous in it and it’s also inexpensive, light and adds nice texture. You can upcycle some old empty mason jars and create a gorgeous frugal spring decor with this brilliant painting technique at the same time! This fun painting (speckling) technique also works with other colors: imagine a nice ivory vase with gold speckles or other vibrant/pastel acrylic colors! . . .
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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done? . . .
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How to paint watercolor spring flowers - step-by-step tutorial
Today Anna will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home! Anna is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how, she has created this tutorial for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowersWatercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic. . . .
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