Thursday, October 24, 2013

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All our new tutorials and freebies will be posted on our new blog, so come on over and check it out!

This blog will remain open so that the art tutorials will still be available.

Halloween Cupcake Picks

September Freebie #2: Halloween Cupcake Picks

Just copy and paste, cut out, and tape on toothpicks. Then stick them into your Halloween cupcakes.  Artwork by Marie Scott.

We hope we’ve given you some resources to make your Halloween a fun one!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Apothecary Labels

Here is an October freebie # 1: Apothecary Labels

Just copy and paste.

Paste or tape your labels onto jars of all kinds to create a spooky Halloween scene.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Paper Beads

Paper bead keychain

This week’s project is almost purely a craft. The best you can do to use your artistic skills is to draw patterns or decorations along the borders of the beads, and on the very last inch of the paper strips.  There’s no end to the beautiful beads you could design if you wished.
Rather than put designs on these beads, I chose to use words, and I colored the edges. 
Just copy and paste the bead patterns, cut them out, roll them up over an orange stick or knitting needle, and glue the end in place.  Then you can shellac the beads and use them to make jewelry

The paper beads featured here

             As a child, I used to cut bead wedges from the pages of discarded magazines.  This craft has taken off over the years, and crafters continue to make a large variety of beads using this method.

Paper beads made from magazine pages

Make your beads this way, or design your own, as I did.  Have fun and see what beautiful
Beads you can create.

Enlarge for bigger sized beads

Teachers and parents, remember this project if you need Indian beads for costumes at Thanksgiving time.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Scully Scarecrow

Here’s a cheerful scarecrow, with his pet bird, for your home or school bulletin board that can be made to bend into many funny positions.  Copy and paste him in color, or in black and white so you can color him any way you want.

Share the fun with everyone!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fall Banner

Autumn Leaf and Owl Banner

            This cheerful autumn banner can be hand colored or copied in color.
 After you’ve colored each ornament and cut it out,

 you bend back the strips at the top of each piece and tape them in back.

Then you can thread the ornaments onto cord, twine, or ribbon, and mount your banner across the mantel or wall.

Save space above each ornament to tie on a little extra cord or ribbon bow.

So fun! 
Middle banner ornament

Leaves--copy and paste, then print out as many leaves as you wish

If you'd like to hand color the owl ornament, here is your picture

Leaves for hand coloring

Have a blast!