How to Properly Secure a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“So I’m just gonna do this all around the notebook. Now be careful. You have to make sure that the glue gets to the braid part too, but also be careful because between the cover and the braidy, the border, there’s some tiny space where the glue can get out. Just think about how much glue you put anywhere. And now I’m going to take it and place it, make sure you place it the right way. Now, if you use super glue, wherever you put it at first, that’s where it stays. So you won’t be able to move it an inch. So now I’m just going to apply pressure. And I see I have a bump here, so I’m going to insist on this part here and apply some more pressure. Don’t be afraid to push on it. This has to happen to make sure that your cover stays.”

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Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

Learn how to make 3 different polymer clay pendants: a big-eyed chameleon on a leaf, a tropical tree frog, and an exotic goldfish. You will learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. Great tips provided on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

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Testing Colors While Painting Watercolor Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So another thing I like to do before, if I’m, hesitant of what color combinations to do. I like to have a piece of just clear paper, the paper that I’m actually going to paint on though, not some bad paper and just test your colors before you start and see what they, see what they look like. So I have a little bit of that. Ozzy red, gold I talked about is kind of a new color I don’t know much about. So maybe on a piece of scrap paper, that’s professional grade, the same paper I’m going to use for my painting. I’ll take my combination of colors and I’ll do a little triangle swatch. So this is my pression blue, so it’s quite dark.”

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Tool Techniques for Freeform Shaping Glass & Stones with Jack Hoque

“And again, this is really messy. So this table may be covered with, white dust, but it’s easy to, it’s easy to clean up Right now. I’m just going over the lines. I want everything to be a nice, smooth motion. I want everything to be as deep as all the way around the cuts. So the cut, I want it to be completely the same depth so that there’s no rocky movements in these cuts. So if there’s a lot of rocky movements in the cuts, it’s going to be hard to get those scratches out with the polishing steps.”

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Detailing With Darks When Painting Watercolor Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So I’m just gonna put a couple of dark. So usually on a face, the darkest dark should be the eyeball area, and I’m just going to hint at it. Must’ve been an American, ask him that question And I’m just going to soften that whole area. Try to get a hint of a pupil and that. Face of the eye. Notice I haven’t gone to my little brushes and I’m going to take this blue and I’m going to create this cast shadow from the lens or the, your piece of the glasses and the cast shadow.”

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Problem Solving for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

This is a course for an experience level and for beginners who are ready for some different techniques. Create and design your own basket!!

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Detailing Tips for a Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“When you go to make something like this, that has a lot of little pointed edges. those are more easily achieved after it’s, after the clay is dry and I’ve got one here, that’s got some little ragged edges on it. And so I’m just going to start cleaning that up. And I’m just pressing down on a cutting mat with my knife.”

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Curious Mondo – Where You Conquer New Possibilities!

Creating is an adventure! The better we learn to express ourselves and create with our hands, the more possibilities we bring into our lives! Our hands have power to change lives! Come experience a new age in online courses at Curious Mondo, where you conquer new possibilities!

Teaching Techniques for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“So I had a lot of questions about what do you do when you run out and as you can see, I’m running out. But I still have to go, Oh, a big chunk over here. Very easy. What I’m going to do is I’m going to go back. I always weave these as far as I can. And splicing, triple twining can be very tricky, very tricky. And if you don’t get the right weavers in the right order, it will just be wacky. So after I’ve gone under this first, the first spoke that I took, I’m just going to clip that off on the inside. And then immediately I’m going to insert a new piece and all I’m doing is putting that right behind it.”

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The First Steps for Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“So I want to start adding color. So here we go gets kind of scary. I want to use a higher value in the temple area and as outside light, tends to get cooler as it goes into the light. I’m going to start with yellow just because yellow gets, polluted easier. I’m going to go into the pure yellow and go ahead and break the form a little bit. And I’m going to kind of go to the blue in the outside light at the top of the head and where they meet. It’ll start to create a green tone. I like to put the blue in the eye socket area and let it sort of drain down the head.”

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Applying the Cheeks for a Baby Angel Fairy Sculpture with April Jensen

“So now I’m going to go ahead and add in those cheeks because that’s going to help me see the rest of the shapes much better. So I’m just going to make some little balls of clay and I’m going to keep them about the same size. So I’m adding the same amount to either side, or if you notice that one size side is off, like maybe you made it too big or one side is too flat or something.

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Scoring Techniques for Basic Glass Fusing with Jodi Mcraney-Rusho

“With larger pieces of glass, sometimes it is easier to isolate the thing you want to cut out, before you start cutting the details, because if you have an errant run, like for example, if I were trying to run this little square right here around the edge of the head and it went wrong, it could actually take out that whole side of the glass too. So this way, if I do go right down that centerpiece, I minimize the possibility of ruining the whole piece of glass. And this is true of art glass as well. Just gives you a greater ability to maneuver around it.”

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Sculpting Leaves for Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So when I do leaves smooth this over here, I often will do them separately and place them. So a one trick you can do to, to start off your leaf making is kind of to cut some, what is that like a diamond shape, because that is kind of a leaf shaped to begin with. So I don’t need to trace off those leaves as long as I can make them put this here can make them about the the size that they’re supposed to be. I don’t really need to trace those.”

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Importance of Drawing in Painting Watercolour Portraits with Colleen Reynolds

“This is your first date with your painting? Basically I considered, if you think of the painting and you as a marriage between artist and, product, if you skip the first date, which is the drawing and the second date, which is the value study and go straight to the painting, chances are you’re, we’re going to get into a marriage where you get kind of lost and you have to figure things out when that water split much harder to do. You can make a whole bunch of decisions and understand your subject much better if you actually draw instead of trace. So there’s me off my bully pulpit plus. Okay. You just have more legitimacy as artists. If you see the drawing stage, you’re going to, be able to translate that to the brush just as well as you can to the pencil. So don’t skip this state. That’s my advice. Draw every day, get good at it and observe. This is, the first date of any piece of art.”

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Finding Stress Relief in Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“And I’ve often said basket making is like any other craft or art that you do when you do something in repetition, knitting, crocheting painting. And I once had a student who came fairly regularly and she came one evening after work. And she said, you know, I almost didn’t come. I have a splitting headache. And I said, well, you can reschedule if you’d like, Oh no, I’ll go ahead and try it. About 20 minutes into the class, I went and I asked her how her headache
was and she said, what headache? So there’s the answer to the headaches craft glasses.”

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