Fluid Painting Flowing

If you use social media you know that fluid painting is a big craze now.

People go crazy with the possibilities of gorgeous paintings.

Carl Mazur is at Curious Mondo with Fluid Painting Art Techniques.

Yesterday he covered several techniques like Dirt pour and many others.

Today besides more techniques, he is teaching about the marketing and selling side of paintings.

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Pin Loom Madness

The How to Weave with a Pin Loom class was a huge success.
Sarah Scott did an outstanding job teaching pin loom.
First day she showed the weaving part, setting the loom and how to create texture.
Second day was all about seams, borders and creating pieces
Third day she showed some big pieces and the wow moment when she explained how to make a gorgeous coat with the tiny squares.

There was so much interaction and excitement in the audience that we decided to create a pin loom challenge

pin loom weaving

Pin loom binding


Sarah Scott teaching pin loom. Check the poncho on the left.


Cute, fast projects with pin loom

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The amazing pin loom coat

Brioche Knitting

Last week we learned how to do brioche knitting. Aubrey showed us the basic stitches for brioche, how to create the curves and on the second day she showed the 2 colors brioche.

People loved it, specially the two colors

During the class she created a scarf and then showed other possibilities.
Now everyone is addicted to brioche knitting

brioche scarf



How to make a Teddy Bear

How to make an Artistic Teddy Bear was a huge success

Not only Tami Eveslage did an awesome jog showing people how to make an art Teddy bear, the audience was awesome.

There were people from all over the World and many of them were professional Teddy Bear professionals. So much talent together it made the whole experience amazing.

We can’t wait to have Tami back. Next July she will be teaching how to make furBabies.

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teddy bear class

Glass Artists Making Molds

People are so excited with Jodi McRanney Russo’s course Advanced Mold Making for Glass Artists

Let’s face it, almost impossible to find a good course on this topic.

Jodi is covering so many ways to create molds for glass art. She already covered a lot during the basic course for glass art mold making.

We now have a lot of fish in the studio, thanks to her examples.

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molds for glass

We had a blast with Temari Balls

The course on How to make Temari balls was super fun!

These balls make gorgeous ornaments, look very intricate but are not difficult to make.

Catherine showed how to make several different designs in a simple way to understand.

According to the audience they were mesmerized. I think temari balls make wonderful gifts.


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Balls with thread

Contest for OOAK Ball Jointed Dolls

Contest “Making a Mini BJD Character”
By Angels by Noemi

This contest are for students of Making a Ball Jointed Doll Character

bjd contestGoing from: Dec 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018
Final date for People’s Choice: April 14, 2018
Participants have to send 5 pictures with views of Front, back, left side, right side and closer (or best view)
Send to: info@angelsbynoemi.com

Judged by Noemi Smith.
The Contest will have two categories each one will have one winner, inviting Artists beginners and advance as well.
⦁ 1st Prize for Advance category:
Will be a Blank Cast of “Pepita” the Pig made in the Character BJD Class.
⦁ 1st Prize for beginner category:
Will be a complete Resin bjd Piggy Pet.
Three finalists on each category will be chosen then final votes will be cast by the public (Social Network)
Winners will be announced on April 15, 2018

⦁ Open only for Curious Mondo students that had purchased the “Character BJD class” or students buying the “BJD Mold Making Class”
⦁ Doll has to be completely made by the participant, all handmade from scratch with either paper clay or polymer.
⦁ The doll has to be made especially for this contest in the time given.
⦁ Fantasy or animal characters only.
⦁ Only pictures need to be submitted.
⦁ Work in progress can be shared in social Networks
⦁ Only one submission per participant.
⦁ Final presentation of the doll can be blank or painted, eyes are ok to add (no need for clothing or wigs)

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We burned Santa’s Nose

Talk about a class full of events. How to sculpt Santas in Polymer Clay with Karen Baker.

Very first day we are into class number 2 connection goes out and there is no way to come back live. We later found out it was a nationwide issue but still frustrating. We added one more day of live to be able to broadcast he whole course.

Second day at the end of the third class, Santa’s head comes out of the oven and this time is has a burned nose. That was unexpected. Our oven during that time decided to spike the temperature and that caused the problem.

Karen Baker didn’t miss a beat. Caught a scalpel and cut that nose off. You could almost hear the audience Awe. Not really, but I bet they did scream a little inside.

Today she came with Santa’s head and a new nose and no one could ever tell it got attached later. That’s how amazing she is.

We added hair, made the hands and boots. Tomorrow we will put the Santa together.

People are loving this course on How to sculpt Santas!

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Santa Claus head

Learn How to Paint with Wool

This week was my turn. I thought the class

Creating Paintings with Wool. 

Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. We created an African Pygmy Falcon Hoop Art,

Wool Painting Hoop art

then a needle felted Western Screech owl on a fiber canvas

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A Happy felted Cockatoo

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And the wool painted landscape with a 3d tree

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Painting with wool is a lot of fun. We realized during this online course on how to paint with wool that a lot of people have the perception that needle felting is just for kids. They were mesmerized by what you can create with a little bit of wool and a  barbed needle and how from all angles it will become a beautiful work of art.

I’ve been addicted to needle felting for a long time. My main focus is on sculpting but every now and then I do some wool painting. I’ve set a private goal to do a new wool painting at least every two weeks. I’d like to improve my skills in color blending and details.

Easy to set up the goal, now with everything else I like to make, the challenge will be to find the time.

wool-painting kestrel

This wool painted kestrel is a variation of the falcon. Same pattern.

needle felted parrot

This needle felted parrot is a variation of the Cockatoo wool painting.

We also did a variation of the owl. A pygmy owl

Mold Making for Fusing Glass

Who knew there are so many ways to create molds for fused glass?

We are only on the second day of the course Mold Making for Fusing Glass withJodi McRaney-Rusho

Latex, Clay, Plaster, Fire bricks, polymer clay are just a few of the ways Jodi makes molds for fusing glass.

Not only she tells you how to make the molds there are so many examples of finished pieces.

The audience went crazy and had so many questions and no questions are left behind.

We still have 3 more classes to go! Wow!

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There are also 3 bonus classes we will be recording tomorrow. One of them is how to build this guy.


Nashlah Boyayan is the host for this course. They make a super good team.

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Creating Ball Joint Dolls Heaven

Wow! That is all I can say after the second day of Creating a BJD doll with Apryl Jensen. She shows such a simple way for creating such amazing dolls. I can’t wait to get mine done.

Today we covered the torso, hands and feet. Tomorrow we will put the doll together, get some paint done.

If you ever thought about sculpting a BJD, you need this course

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bjd torso tutorial

How to Make Ball Jointed Dolls

How to Make Ball Jointed Dolls with Apryl Jehnsen. Today was our first day of this course. People loved Apryl’s style. She created a pixie face.

Not without some issues. We had some streaming problems out of our control. But tomorrow she will recap and move to the next phase.

By the end of the How to Make Ball Jointed Dolls course, people will have learned how to build a full doll.

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Costuming Art Dolls

We are really excited today! Karen Baker is back and this time she will show us how to create costumes for art dolls.

She also brought her 3 latest creations: See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing. They are awesome and so fitting since we are close to Halloween.

This is a 3 days course so be sure to tune in for the next 3 days. Get your needle ready!

Costuming Art Dolls is live here

Details for the course Costuming Art Dolls is here

Karen Baker Art Dolls

halloween art doll

costumes for art dolls