Materials and tools
Colored Pencils as an Instrument of High Art. Nuances of Drawing with Art Pencils
Many people think that colored pencils are a tool for children's creative activities. In this and subsequent publications I want to dispel this myth. We will focus on professional art pencils which can create real masterpieces in the hands of an artist.
Pincushion, This Little Friend of a Needlewoman
A pincushion is a faithful assistant of a mistresses, the keeper of needles and pins. Many centuries ago, a needle was considered a luxury.
Sewing Tools: Trip to the Past
Needlework is one of the oldest arts in the world. It was founded, developed and grew with us. Let's dive into history and see how sewing tools were stored and what materials were used.
Reflections on a Topic: "Acrylic — Are You That Simple?"
When I took up decoupage, I didn't have the slightest idea about acrylic. The only thing that rang the bell were labels on jars at the hardware store. In the process of learning the technique of decoupage, when I dipped into a huge number of acrylic…
Fragrant Gold: Spice Labels from Livemaster
The history of spices is long and eventful. There is an interesting chapter in a book by Stefan Zweig Magellan. Person and his achievement devoted to spices and their global distribution. For hundreds of years, they've been an incredible luxury, a symbol of wealth.
Girl Refuses Synthetics & Paints All Fabrics With Her Own Hands. 15 Best Natural Dyes Inside!
The theme of ecology and returning to nature is gaining popularity.
Your Baking Will Never Be The Same! Learn To Use Carved Rolling Pin
Known to all housewives, a rolling pin is more than 3 thousand years old.
What Jute to Choose for Knitting?
I often get a question: What jute is better for knitting? The answer to this question is ambiguous.
Draw like Genius! Even if You Do not Know How to Hold Brush
To create an unusual, abstract picture it is unnecessary to be a professional artist.
Foam Tamers: Crafts from Packaging Material
Have you ever sat on a huge piece of cake? Or hugged a giant doughnut bigger than yourself? No?
Ideas Factory: First Impressions
About a year ago my husband lamented that we did not have workshops where you could work with 3D electronics and different machines independently. You might find joinery and textile workshops, but…
How to Distinguish Genuine Leather from Fake: Myths
Leather curve changes colour when bended in half No.
Paints: Manufacturers Overview
You often ask about paints with which we create. This topic is deep, you cannot describe it in a few words...
Review on Faber-Castell Pitt Oil Base Pencils
Faber-Castell has oil-based pencils in the monochrome series, which, as I have always thought, are somewhat deprived of attention.
What is Candle Gel
We have all seen fascinating candles in glass cups or vases, inside of which were unexplored depths of the sea or fantastic reliefs, or glasses, as if filled with champagne, wine or beer and many other.
6 Accessories for Beautiful Photos
Your product is ready and waiting for a buyer. It is no secret that one of the keys for effective sales is a beautiful presentation for potential clients.
How to Clean Brushes, a Palette Knife and a Palette
If you have a lot of brushes and palette knives and you use them every day, the problem of cleaning arises very often.
Tweed Autumn: Jacquard Knitted Clothes
Last Saturday it was rainy, and the wind from the Atlantic Ocean was penetrating rare passers-by with cold, snatching umbrellas from their hands and ruthlessly tearing yellow leaves from lime trees in front of my house, showering the alley leading to the neighbor's cottage with golden rain.
S-LON Thread for Beads: The Difference of AA and D
S-LON thread for beads. The difference of the sizes AA and D I hope that my article will help beginners to get acquainted with threads. Namely, with the S-LON threads of the size AA and D (I think they are the most common sizes).