DIY: Watercolor & Wax Paper Jewelry

Sometimes I come up with a project that I enjoy so much that it’s hard to stop to write a post. This, my friends, is one of those. It’s a simple combination of watercolor, melting wax, and punching shapes- but it’s oh so satisfying.   SUPPLIES Thick paper for Watercolor Watercolor paints and brushes Pencil… 

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DIY: Three Ways To Paint A Watercolor Feather (For Beginners)

Can you believe it’s almost spring? Here in Portland, the rain clouds have been taking more frequent breaks to let the sun shine and people are preparing their gardens for the new year. One rainy afternoon I felt the urge to get out my watercolors and play. I had fun experimenting with a favorite subject… 

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BIZ: How To Prepare For Your First Craft Show

  UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 9, 2014. Since holiday craft show season is on the way we thought we’d share it again in the hopes that you find some useful tips and enjoy the free printable checklist! Applying for your first ever craft show? We’ve got some important tips to help make… 

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SHOW+TELL: Art Journaling Through The Years

This article was originally posted last year over at Punk Projects. But because art journaling is so near to my heart, I thought I’d share it here on Adventures-In-Making too! I’ve been art journaling ever since I first discovered this book by Sabrina Ward Harrison in high school. It was the first time I’d ever… 

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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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TOOLBOX: 8 Watercolor Techniques for Beginners

After sharing my thoughts on basic watercolor supplies and techniques last week, I thought it might be fun to show you some more techniques to try. There are a lot of fun ways to use watercolor and today I’m going to show you 8 of my favorite techniques that are perfect for beginners (or any… 

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