Posts made in May 2020

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Buy Art Supplies Online and Learn to Paint This Spring

If you always fancied learning to paint, there is no better time to do it than this spring. There is no need to break quarantine or go outside.  You can buy art supplies online and have them delivered right to your door.

There are some simple steps you can follow:

Step 1 – Consider Why You Want to Take up Painting

You will want to consider why you want to take up painting and what you would like to get from it. Your answers will guide you in what you should focus on learning.  You can buy art supplies online.  Some people do not have the patience to sit and accurately render every tone and detail of a subject, so they may better enjoy learning color and brushwork from the Impressionists.

Step 2 – Pick Your Medium (Acrylics, Oils or Watercolors)

Next, you need to decide on a medium on which to focus. This will help so you can pay more attention to the big-picture aspects of painting, like color and composition. The major choices are oils, acrylics, and watercolors.

Step 3 – Buy Art Supplies

It’s now time to stock up and buy art supplies online. You will not need that much to begin. The supplies you get will vary depending on the medium you choose.

All you need is:

  • An Easel to Hold Your Artwork
  • Canvas (for acrylic or oil painters) or Paper (for watercolor painters)
  • A Palette for Color Mixing
  • Brushes (for your chosen medium)
  • A Palette Knife
  • Paints
  • Solvent (for oil painting)
  • Paper Towels (for wiping your brush between strokes)
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Learn a New Craft with Help from an Online Craft Store

Break out the glue and scissors — it’s time to start crafting.

After a few days of binge-watching Netflix, chances are you and your family will be quite bored with self-quarantine.  Keep your hands busy by learning a new craft.  Not only will crafting projects keep you and your kids busy for hours, but once you’re finished, you’ll also have functional and decorative items. It’s easy to find all the materials you need at an online craft store and have these delivered to your home.

Take Up Knitting

Knitting is a terrific way to keep your hands busy.  There are so many cool projects you can make.  All you need to get started with knitting is yarn and a pair of knitting needles. Then, just look up a web tutorial that explains the basics of knitting and start your creation. You can find many patterns, needles, and yarn supplies at an online craft store. If you’re new to the craft, we recommend starting out with a simple project like a scarf.

Pressed Flowers Make for Pretty Artwork

Pressing flowers is an easy art project in which to involve your kids.  It makes lovely wall art to keep or give as gifts. To press flowers, just arrange fresh flowers between two sheets of paper towels, and then place a bunch of heavy books on top of them. Leave them this way for a week, and your flowers will be flat and dry.  You can find glue, cardstock, and frames at an online craft store. Simply glue your dried flowers to a piece of cardstock and place it in a frame to create a piece of custom floral artwork.