Inspiring Art Projects
Create, share, inspire
Create, share, inspire
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Learn how to draw a realistic wolf with artist Katy Lipscomb and Derwent! In this step-by-step drawing tutorial, Katy shares her top tips for sketching, shading, blending, and building layers with Derwent Inktense and Chromaflow Pencils. Learn why Katy chooses Derwent for her illustrations, create frame-worthy art, and leave with skills you’ll use again and again.
Discover new techniques to create hyper-realistic portrait drawings using Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils. Led by award-winning portrait artist Justin Maas, learn how to block in, blend, and apply pencil layers while putting your own artistic spin on portraiture!
Learn how artist Ali LePere creates seamless color gradations with Tombow Dual Brush Pens! Learn Ali’s easy trick for blending colors to bring an inspiring message to life.
Unwind while learning how to create shimmering, high-contrast artwork that really pops! This easy-to-follow tutorial makes it easy to get started with metallic watercolors and metallic gel pens on black paper.
Up the sturdiness and style of your spiral journal with a handy cover made by you! Learn how to use canvas and bookbinding tape to eliminate flimsiness and prevent spirals from deforming. Create a pencil holder on the front to make this cover the complete package.
Turn dried acrylic paint into a kaleidoscopic mosaic! Known as “skins”, dried acrylic paint is a fun, flexible material that can be cut into shapes and arranged to create mosaic beautiful designs. Learn how to use mediums and add-ins for gorgeous transparent and textured effects—this demo is perfect for all ages and skill levels!
Let creativity bloom with an everlasting floral bouquet! Use Sennelier watercolors to create a custom palette, then paint a loose floral composition with Blick watercolor brushes on a Fabriano watercolor block. Master the watercolor process with this step-by-step demo, which covers sketching from observation, color mixing, highlighting, and wet-into-wet painting techniques.
Brighten any space with a fresh foliage-themed painting! Learn to mix unique color combinations using an analogous color palette on a cold press watercolor block. Incorporate masking, staining, and lifting techniques with color washes. Get inspired as you create artwork that will give your space a pop of spring color!
Learn how to print like a pro! Learn how to carve and ink a linoleum block using your own design or our printable template. Transfer the image onto paper to turn it into art that’s ready to display!
Use DIY molds and cement to create these custom planters. They're easy to make and perfect for indoor and outdoor use.
Learn how to design colorful, on-trend resin geode coasters with Colorberry Geode Resin and Colorberry Geode Silicone molds!
Rustic wood slices make the perfect surface for a whimsical woodland friend! Explore three ways to decorate! Paint directly onto the wood slices, collage with decorative papers, or use a Versa Tool to “draw” the images! Perfect for parties, this easy project is fun for all ages!
Create your own colorful blossoms with an easy-to-follow template, crepe paper, and scissors.
Find your creative calm with a meditative mandala project! Intricate mandalas may seem intimidating to create, but Julie will show you how to simplify the process by stenciling portions around an axis to form a whole image. Add layers of matte and metallic acrylic color for a relaxing, mindful project that will complement any décor!
Learn to paint a loose, expressive portrait with artist Rachel Christopoulos and Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylics! Get Rachel’s top tips for drawing and sketching faces, learn how to layer acrylic colors to create highlights and shadows, and discover how using a non-traditional color palette results in livelier, more vibrant skin tones.
Ink, print, repeat! Use the provided carving templates to make timeless stationery designs with Blick Readycut and Speedball Block Printing Inks on Strathmore Printmaking Cards! Bundle up your greetings this season with a simple process that can be used again and again.
Discover how to take your oil paintings to the next level with cold wax medium! Cold wax is a dense medium perfect for adding depth and texture to paintings. Unlike encaustic painting, it does not require heat. Learn how to combine it with oil paints to achieve a texture perfect for impasto techniques, plus explore traditional oil painting concepts like fat over lean.
Make mornings brighter with a set of colorful custom mugs made by you! Learn how to combine alcohol inks and blending solution to create beautiful fluid designs on white ceramic mugs. Finish and seal mugs with Pebeo Porcelaine Gloss Medium to ensure they’re safe for use when dry.
Put some sparkle in your step with a fun and easy DIY earring project! Liquid Sculpey and Sculpey 3D Jewelry Molds make it easy to create glittery earrings in a variety of shapes and sizes. Customize to create an on-trend accessory for any look or create a pair for family and friends.
Learn how to paint a balloon using Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colours! Kate Brinkworth is a British painter best known for her Photorealist depictions of glossy advertisements, film noir scenes, and shiny candy. Brinkworth is particularly interested in the effects created though experimenting with focus and lighting.