TOOLBOX: Water Color Masking Fluid

I love playing with watercolors, I’m going to admit that right now. I love the way the colors run together, the little blotches of pigment, and basically everything else about it. I’m not a watercolor expert, which means that whenever the paint does something unexpected I have the giddy feeling that I just discovered something… 

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TODAY: The Magic is in the Making

Every month we send handmade badges to our favorite DIY Challenge entries. Rachel has made most of them, because she’s a whiz, and I was too scared to attempt embroidery. When I finally sat down to try* I found myself enjoying the process, and realized that the little imperfections were just fine. They were evidence of… 

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DIY: 8 Watercolor Inspired Projects

Since the theme for this month’s April DIY Challenge is watercolor, we decided to dig through our archives to find our favorite watercolor inspired posts. We hope you’ll enjoy revisiting these ideas! 1. DIY Watercolor Affirmation Cards 2. DIY Watercolored Business Cards 3. DIY Dip-Dyed Treasure Bags 4. DIY Appearing Leaf Drop-Dyed Tissue 5. DIY… 

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April DIY Challenge: Watercolor

April DIY Challenge: Watercolor Watercolor is a favorite medium of ours and what better way to celebrate Spring than playing with colorful paint. Whether or not you consider yourself an ‘artist’, watercolor is a wonderful way to experiment and create no matter your skill level. So get our your favorite paints and make something inspired… 

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TIP: Finding the Grain in Paper

I’m working on a super fun tutorial for tomorrow, and I thought I would take a minute to share a tip about finding the grain in paper. What is paper grain? Very simply- Most paper is made up of long fibers that align parallel to each other, which means that the paper will be more… 

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SHOW + TELL: Watch Ali Draw Words

I think that it’s one of life’s small miracles that no one has to listen to all the noises that go on in my head while I’m working. The cajoling, the reassuring, the brainstorming, the problem solving, the bickering, the promises, the compromises… you get it. It’s noisy, but generally productive (“What were you thinking, Ali?”… 

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GIVEAWAY: Make every day an adventure

It’s time for our next giveaway! Hurray! One lucky winner will receive a ‘Make Every Day An Adventure Print’ plus an official Adventures-In-Making swag kit! This awesome print was illustrated by Alison, co-creator of this blog and owner of So, There! She designed, hand lettered and watercolored this inspiring wall art perfect for your home… 

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