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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! If you are looking for a specific art category ( for example: drawing ) please choose a sub-category from the "Drawing, painting & design tutorials" main menu ( at the top of the page).
Gorgeous artworks with fall leaves and glass paint
These gorgeous fall artwork is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy fall craft project (despite the look). You just need some pressed fall leaves, a picture frame with glass pane, a glass paint (contour) pen and perler pens for the extra "beads". The trick is very easy: put the fall leaves inside the picture frame and paint on top of the glass.  You can find lots of nice curvy zentangle motifs with Google search. If you havent got glass paint/contour pens at hand you can use gold /silver markers to draw on the glass!
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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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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Monster watercolour blow art - easy art project for kids
If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids , keep this watercolor monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Th is straw blowing painting technique is perfect for creating s haggy and fuzzy texture, so she decided to make some shaggy, fuzzy and very friendly paint dip monsters !
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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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Lavender flower painted mason jars - step by step painting tutorial
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 lavender painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your vintage style home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous lavender vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers,animals,landscapes,towns,and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects, or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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Pumpkin chalk pastel art project - fall craft for kids
This pumpkin chalk pastel art by Projects With Kids is such a perfect craft project for either fall or Halloween ! Start with a pumpkin and then kids can customize their sky to either a beautiful fall day or spooky Halloween night. Pastels are so fun for kids to explore! This beautiful chalk pastel art is such a great lesson on shading and colors which lets kids explore drawing and smudging with chalk pastels and it also produces wow-worthy art kids will be proud to display!
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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 one of our favorite craft materials! They are super cheap and so versatile! So grab your mason jars, 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 pastel combo!
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DIY easy magic gift card - self coloring magic card
Self coloring gift cards ? True magic ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one magic gift card in minutes! This self-coloring magic slider card / magic card can be a perfect gift for almost any occasion and holiday ! Just adjust the magic slider card's frame color and motif to fit the occasion, and create a magical and super quick gift for your friends and family! You won't beleieve how easy is to make one self colouring magic card, and how fun is to use it!
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DIY painted watermelon summer hat
It's hard to find the perfect hat for the summer , so take the matter into your own hands and make your own! Sometimes it can be impossible to find a sun hat in the color or style you want. At times like these, painting is a great solution! This DIY Painted watermelon sun hat by Studio DIY is just perfect for those hot summer days! It’s a classic floppy, wide-brim hat but turn it over aand... it's a watermelon ! Surprise! It’s super simple, and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Get the tutorial and create your very own watermelon summer hat :
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DIY Mixed media jewelry box
In this step-by-step craft tutorial , Erinnia Design will show you how to make a beautiful mixed media jewelry box out of a simple plywood box. With combining different hobby craft techniques ( such as decoupage , 3D painting, aging, or dry-brush ) you can create gorgeous decorations and trinkets. Follow Erinnia's tutorial, learn fun new craft techniques and create a gorgeous jewelry box.
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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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Rose - one stroke painting technique - step by step
With this super one stroke painting tutorial video you can learn how to paint these gorgeous roses, step-by-step. If you never painted before that's not a problem, this tecnique is quite easy! ( You just need a little pratcice about the base shapes, but this video also teaches you the one stroke painting basics )
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Paint watercolor spring trees easily with crumbled paper
Here’s another fun watercolor painting project – it is SO easy, with the help of crumbled paper. Check out this super detailed painting video tutorial , and you will see that anyone can paint this watercolor art ( even the smallest kids will enyoy it! ) This gorgeous diy watercolor spring tree art is a perfect ( and cheap ) way to decorate your home at springtime ( or at any time of the year ) , or you can also use this crumbled paper painting technique to add some extra texture for your other painting or craft projects ( such as decoupage or scrapbooking ) as well!
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How to paint tiles - tile painting tutorial (bathroom makeover)
Do you ever have a project that ended up being so much easier than you expected that you’re kicking yourself for procrastinating so long to do it? Painting ceramic tiles is one of those projects ! Many people believe that the only way to color a tile is to glaze it in a kiln, but you can actually paint tile yourself at home! If you do the right prep work, it’s a quick, easy task that will let you re-color your flooring or bathroom , or even add a decorative element to your floors, counters, or mantel. Learning how to choose the right supplies, prepare your tile for painting, and paint and seal your tile correctly will help you re-do your home quickly and inexpensively.
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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 woodland animal Easter egg - egg painting tutorial
We have a huge soft spot for woodland animal crafts and we wouldn’t typically associate this theme with Easter , however ( and we are sure you will agree ) , this adorable woodland animal Easter egg craft by Kids Craft Room is totally worthy of breaking the rules.So, If you are looking for some special Easter egg decorating ideas then these gorgeous woodland animal Easter eggs could be just the ticket. These Easter egg animal designs look amazing and are surprisingly easy to do. She’s got a stunning egg fox, raccoon and deer. We can’t choose a favorite as they’re all so adorable!
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Painting with wood stain - furniture painting tutorial (furniture makeover)
Look at this gorgeous wood stained flower art table ! Amazing right? You should soooo give this furniture painting technique a try! There’s nothing to lose if you just grab a scrap piece of wood , a can of stain , and a cotton cloth ( or cut up t-shirt! ). You can spice up any old boring ( wooden ) furniture with this painting tip and create unique and beautifull pieces of art! In this nice website you will find a timelapse video and more tips 'n tricks about wood stain furniture painting.
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Dot painting easily with a simple pencil eraser
In this nice step-by-step DIY dot painting video tutorial Natalie will show how to decorate a plain notebook cover with a beautiful dot pattern without using brushes or any other special art / craft equipment, with using a simple pencil eraser ! The colorization process brings a lot of fun and this easy painting technique is also a perfect way to relax and create gorgeous artworks ( or gifts ) at the same time! Of course you can decorate other things than a notebook with this brilliant dotting technique as well ( such as: rocks, tote bags, phone cases and canvases to making gorgeous mandala wall arts ! )
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Easter activity sheets for kids
Set these activity sheets out at Easter and it should keep your kids busy long enough for you to get that ham (or turkey, or roast beef) on the table without the house being destroyed. Maybe.
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DIY Beach art ( seahorse and sea star painting ) - summer decor
Cool off with a super cool summer craft ! These gorgeous, refreshing coastal themed DIY decors by Darice will help you bring the beach home. Visit blog.darice.com and learn how easy it is to turn a rustic pallet art canvas into beautiful DIY beach art for summer. These simple and stylish artworks will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by waves, and nautical goodness!
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Easy DIY Doughnut Christmas tree ornament (Donut ornament)
Decorate your Christmas tree this year with these lovely little DIY Doughnut Christmas tree ornaments by Pysselbolaget! Transform a pack of ordinary white baubles into a set of fun doughnut ornaments that will brighten up your tree. These easy DIY Doughnut Christmas tree ornaments are creative, fun, easy to make, and just perfect for the holidays. Try mixing up the color and size of your donut ornaments to create a whole set!
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Eye painting tutorial (digital) - how to shade an eye
With this nice pictured digital painting art tutorial you can learn how to paint eyes. The tutorial has only pictures, but it's pretty self explanatory.
Done in Corel Painter X digitally but you can create the same effects with oil paints or akrylic paints.
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DIY Galaxy jack-o-lantern - Halloween decor
Turn a boring plastic pumpkin ( with a cordless drill and a little bit of paint ) into a gorgeous galaxy jack-o-lantern ! This galaxy pumpkin by Dream A Little Bigger is simply awesome! Plus you can light up the galaxy pumpkins from inside which makes it even more awesome in our opinion! Want to make your own DIY galaxy pumpkin ? Get the step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial at dreamalittlebigger.com:
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DIY Thumbprint butterfly mugs
We love Mother’s Day crafts that are keepsakes Mom or Grandma will treasure and be able to enjoy on a daily basis. These thumbprint butterfly mugs by thebestideasforkids.com are the perfect gift for your little one to create! They are such a sweet keepsake and thumbprints easily make the cutest little butterflies you’ve ever seen! You won’t believe how easy this mug painting tutorial is and it makes a great DIY gift.
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DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
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 rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting !
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DIY 3D Pen owl drawing - free pattern & drawing tutorial
This adorable little owl by Craft Passion is just the perfect drawing project for the beginner in 3D pen drawing! All you need to do it to trace the outline of the owl by following Craft Passion's free template , assemble the parts into a 3D object. You do not need smooth strokes and accuracy in doodling the owl. No one will notice your mistake either, just cover the mistake with more strokes or cut away the mistake with a wire cutter and redo that part. Cool, right? Get the step-by-step 3D drawing tutorial and the free owl template at craftpassion.com:
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DIY holiday crayons - new life of broken small crayons
What a great craft project! If you have a few broken unusable crayons you can give them a new life in any shape and create the perfect chunky, multi-colored crayon for little hands! You can package them in little cellophane bags to drop into stockings and with these fun multi colored crayons you can teach the kids some of the basic drawing techniques. You can use ANY shape of silicon molds that fits into the holiday/season to make special multi colored and fun shaped crayons.
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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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