Assemblage

Finding Beauty in Art With Ordinary Things

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Don’t you love September? The sun begins dipping a little lower in the sky and the weather gets a little bit cooler. Sun-kissed summer days are now becoming a distant memory. Capturing moments …

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Daily Mixed Media Art Practice

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*A guest post by Lisa Cyr. If you are feeling creatively blocked or stagnant, I highly encourage the daily practice of working in mixed-media sketchbooks and journals. When you allow yourself to play with paint and drawing materials or write …

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Art Challenge: Think Different, Make Different

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. The challenges of making art while traveling or at least away from your studio can be daunting. Last month as I was planning to travel I offered up a challenge to incorporate a …

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Traveling Artist: Creating Art While Traveling

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*A guest post by Victoria Martin. It’s summer and as I write this I am seated in an airport ready to board a plane. As I look around at the people passing by I think of how most people probably …

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5 Fun Craft Ideas

*Guest blog post by Victoria Rose Martin. Brush the icicles off your brow and let’s talk about spring. The vernal equinox marked the start of spring on March 20th. With the change of season comes dreaming of longer, warmer days. …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

DIY Valentine's Day Ideas

*A guest blog post by Victoria Rose Martin. The Greeting Card Associations states that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the United States. And according to the Huffington Post the average person will spend $130.97 on Valentine’s …

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Wood Veneer Assemblage with Image Transfers

This demonstration from Alternative Art Surfaces shows you how to create image transfers on wood veneer to then assemble into a shingle-style piece of art!

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Create an Ovals Purse from Duct Tape

Create a super-cute and practical ovals purse made of duct tape in this demonstration from the new book, Duct Tape Discovery Workshop!

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Alternative Art Surfaces: Stones Assemblage

In this tutorial from Alternative Art Surfaces, co-author Sandra Duran Wilson shows you how to make a stone assemblage to add a beautiful 3D element to any of your paintings.

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Blast from the Past: Steampunk Art

North Light author and artist, Dean Nimmer shows off his steampunk art, including a collage and a recreation of an original steampunk machine.

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