Free Art Craft and DIY Jewelry Making Tutorials
Alcohol ink color charts, decorating non-porous surfaces like domino game tiles, acrylic charms for jewelry, magnets, tiles for household decor and more! Features Ranger Ink / Tim Holtz brand ink projects, example art, sealing suggestions etc.
Ways to color your rubber stamped images or drawings using ink pads and craft coloring supplies. This coloring tutorial page explains different types of ink pads and an overview of many common craft coloring products and their uses. Coloring with different ink products, Copic markers, the best white or black ink for stamping, metallic effects with embossing powders, mica etc.
How to use flexible push molds. My handmade molds are made from a silicone rubber putty and work best with smooth particle clay that can accept fine details, such as polymer clay including most bake-able Sculpey or Premo clays, and even air dry clay, porcelain, metal clay (PMC) etc. While I do not recommend use with liquids, like soap and resin (since my molds have uneven edges and curved backs) it is possible to use these mediums with care for thin cameo inclusions/toppers.
Using rubber stamps on domino game tiles. Learn about coloring options for slick non-porous surfaces, recycling old game pieces for crafty home decor, event jewelry, magnets and ornaments.
Using domino size (1" x 2" standard or mini travel set) rubber stamps on projects other than game tiles. Get the most from your small size stamps by using them on a variety of projects including stamping on glass to make faux dichroic pendants, on paper for articulated paper dolls, and wood for pin-back brooches etc.
How to make paper dolls. Free printable templates for paper art dolls, example art using decorative or rubber stamped paper. Brads and eyelets for articulating movement. A great family project for crafting with your kids.
Dollhouse, miniature food, tiny craft projects for embellishing toys. Easy to make polymer clay miniature bread and flower-soft bouquet of flowers in a small vase for a 1:12 scale dollhouse.
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Five marbling and swirl pattern techniques for mixed media, acrylic and marbling fluids. 1) Shaving cream acrylic paint transfers. 2) Using marbling inks floating on water for paper or fabric dipping. 3) Thick acrylic paint on canvas or wood swirled with stir stick or comb. 4) Thick acrylic paint on canvas or wood applied by pouring or dripping techniques. 5) Distress Paint technique by Tim Holtz: Paint applied to a non-stick craft sheet, water misted and paper dipped into it. Compares the Distress paint product against other acrylic and ink mediums on the market. This section also contains a tutorial on how to use a monoprinting press (gel plate) as well as an alternative to time consuming image transfers using packaging tape.
4) Layering and glazing with watercolor. Explore cell-shading, smooth-edge gradient blending, staining colors and how paper can cause colors to lift up and erase.
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