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Watercolor pencils can be very versatile, and can be a great way to express your creativity. They can also be a wonderful tool for adult coloring pages. Free Adult Coloring Pages, Wet Brush, Coloring Books, Colouring, General Crafts, Try Something New, Watercolor Pencils, Painting Techniques, Painting On Wood

How to Use Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor pencils are an easy and effective way to add beautiful color gradations and shading to you artwork. This is a guide about how to use watercolor pencils.

A quick, cost-effective and easy way to make stunning DIY gift wrap. General Crafts, Diy And Crafts, Gift Wrapping, Handmade Gifts, Paper, Wood, Frame, Glass, Tips
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Five Minute Emergency Gift Wrap

My mom got a last minute invite to an event and she needed to take a gift along. As a crafter, I always have gifts that could be given, but what to do to wrap the gift? There was no time for water colors or food colors, as I needed to make gift wrap that would dry almost instantly and would still look presentable.

Making your own gift wrap is a great way to put some extra love into a gift. Here's an idea about how to make some thrifty gift wrap using food coloring. Coloring Tips, Food Coloring, Make Your Own, How To Make, General Crafts, Gift Wrapping Paper, Diy And Crafts, Handmade Gifts, Christmas
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Thrifty Gift Wrap Using Food Coloring

Making your own gift wrap is a great way to put some extra love into a gift. Here's an idea about how to make some thrifty gift wrap using food coloring.

Recently I was asked to write an article about shibori dyeing, a manual resist dyeing technique. Well, even though my first shibori project did not deliver the expected results, I learned many valuable lessons. Shibori Techniques, Tie Dye Techniques, Shibori Tie Dye, General Crafts, Lessons Learned, Are You The One, Teaching, Writing, Fibre Art
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Lessons Learned from My First Shibori Dyeing Experience

Recently I was asked to write an article about shibori – a manual resist dyeing technique. Prior to the request, I had never heard of this technique before.<br /> <br /> As a crafter, I believe that one should never be afraid to meet a challenge head-on. How else would one develop one’s skills?<br /> <br /> Well, even though my first shibori project did not deliver the expected results, I learned many valuable lessons.

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Enhance Your Garden With Stone Birdbath Border

It is common knowledge that a beautiful garden adds to your property value. However, making major changes to a garden can be a costly exercise. It is then when it becomes important to add new life to something old, and see the difference it can make. We created a circular stone border around our birdbath.

The caps off of milk bottles are just right for use in making an impromptu palette for your next craft painting project. This is a guide about how to make a recycled milk bottle cap palette. Uses For Plastic Bottles, Plastic Bottle Caps, Bottle Cap Art, Bottle Cap Projects, Bottle Cap Crafts, Diy Bottle, Pop Bottles, Palette, Crafts To Make And Sell
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How to Make a Recycled Milk Bottle Cap Palette

The caps off of milk bottles are just right for use in making an impromptu palette for your next craft painting project. This is a guide about how to make a recycled milk bottle cap palette.

This tip will tell you how to turn wooden pine furniture into objects of art. Pine Wood Furniture, Champagne Taste, General Crafts, Painting Techniques, Painting On Wood, Diy And Crafts, Objects, Metal, Tips
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Turn Pine Wood Furniture into Objects of Art

I have always loved wooden furniture. Unfortunately, in South Africa, wooden furniture is very expensive. The only wooden furniture that is affordable are items made from pine wood, which does not really fit in with my taste in home décor. So, what to do when you have a beer income with champagne taste?

This tip explains how to create a vintage effect, soften colors using Vaseline, and use food colors for colorful backgrounds on your coloring pages. Page Background, Blurred Background, Background Vintage, General Crafts, Food Coloring, Adult Coloring Pages, Painting Techniques, Painting On Wood, Colored Pencils
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Create Interesting Backgrounds for Coloring Pages

This tip explains how to create a vintage effect, soften colors using Vaseline, and use food colors for colorful backgrounds on your coloring pages.