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Thank You Card with Watercolor

As part of a 30 day hand lettering challenge on Creativebug, try Koi Watercolor Filed Sketch Kit and PenTouch paint marker to create this simple thank you card.
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Magical Appearing Pictures

Magical Appearing Pictures utilizes a classic art technique with a magical element to it: Resist Art. The best part about this classic art project is that it is no-prep! All you need to do is grab some paper, pastels and watercolors and call the kids over.
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Glaze Pen Watercolor Resist Postcards

Maureen of Made by Marzipan gives you a lot of wonderful watercolor tips to use over this unique resist technique. Turn these special lettering pieces into frameable art or send it off as a postcard.
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Learn to Draw a Mermaid

Use oil pastels to create your own mermaid. This tutorial from Mr. Otter. Art Studio will walk you through step by step as you sketch the scene then fill it on with bright Cray-Pas oil pastels and blend. Get some easy tips on how to add fine details to oil pastel pieces.
Reductive Eraser Manga Drawing Technique
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Reductive Eraser Manga Drawing Technique

Lemia Crescent is back with some easy tips to help quicken your sketching process and shows you how to add details and effects to your images. Follow along as Lemia draws a magical manga girl with a glowing heart to inspire a drawing of your very own.
Create a Collage in the Style of Yoskay...
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Create a Collage in the Style of Yoskay Yamamoto

Candie Cooper introduces us to the art form of artist Yoskay Yamamoto to create a collage. Learn to layer watercolor, oil pastels, color pencils and gel pens to create this textured unique piece.
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Pineapple Watercolor Resist

Illustrator Yuko Miki of Honeyberry Studios teaches you to draw and paint whimsical and colorful pineapples. Learn a simple resist techniques with Glaze pens and Koi Watercolor.
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Brush Lettering: Getting Started

Brush lettering is an art that takes time and practice to perfect. Learn how to choose the ideal brush pens for your projects, and get beginner tips from Erica Pinto on how to achieve variations in pressure for a modern calligraphy style.
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How to Start a Bullet Journal

Visit us online at http://sakuraofamerica.com/ Find us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/sakuraofamerica or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SakuraofAmerica To find a retailer near you, visit: http://sakuraofamerica.com/store-locator Supplies: Quality journal or notebook (Leuchtturm1917 dotted) Pigma® Micron® PN pens These bullet journals are a highly customizable approach to organizing your life. You can use a bullet journal for scheduling and prioritizing, to-do lists, tracking habits, and making goals. Maureen of Made by Marzipan shows you how to set up a bullet journal. For more, visit www.madebymarzipan.com
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Sketching People from Life

Exercise your observational skills by learning how to sketch people from life. Following these step-by-step tips from Jingo, learn about his favorite tools and place to draw. Pick a subject, pin point what it is about them that draws you, compose, sketch, ink your drawing and add details. Use these tips when urban sketching or for daily practice.
Birthday Card Brush Lettering with Pieces...
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Birthday Card Brush Lettering with Pieces Calligraphy

Watch Sharisse of Pieces Calligraphy create thin and thick lines with the Koi Coloring Brush pen in a modern calligraphy style. Get inspiration from her quick and easy Happy Birthday card design and see how to add highlights with Gelly Roll White pen.
Customized Decorative Rocks with PenTouch...
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Customized Decorative Rocks with PenTouch Paint Marker

Janet Takahashi teaches you how to create customized decorative rocks for your garden or special event. Learn how to choose the best color for your project, lettering tips and tricks, and reference tools to help you get the best results in your DIY projects. Create placecards, garden labels, hand lettered leaves and more.
How to Draw a Colorful Betta Fish with Oil...
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How to Draw a Colorful Betta Fish with Oil Pastels

Use colorful Cray-Pas Expressionist oil pastels in this betta fish lesson.
A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Dynamic Poses...
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A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Dynamic Poses with Alphonso Dunn

Alphonso Dunn shows you how to adjust the head, body, arms and legs of your figures to create dynamic poses in your drawings. Use these tips to create your own comics, stories, and illustrations.
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Bullet Journal Tips and Inspiration

We joined Creativebug in their studio to share our favorite brightly colored products that dry quick and layer well for bullet journaling and planners.
How to Illustrate Teapots & Cups with Yuko...
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How to Illustrate Teapots & Cups with Yuko Miki

Illustrator Yuko Miki of Honeyberry Studios teaches you to draw and pattern teapots and teacups. Learn techniques on how to use the Koi Coloring Brush pens to create thin and thick strokes, depth and unique hues. Then draw with Soufflé with simple marks to create fun patterns with a raised texture.
Paint a Pine Bough with Koi Water Colors
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Paint a Pine Bough with Koi Water Colors

Paint a pine bough with Melissa Esplin using the new 48 color Koi® Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit. Learn calligraphy from Melissa Esplin at https://www.calligraphy.org/products
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Bible Journaling for Beginners

Follow Hannah Pickering as she shows you how to embellish your bible pages with a branch motif illustration and lettering tips. Choose your favorite quote to emphasize and enhance your favorite passages. A great way to connect worship and art.
How to Emphasize Texture Using Oil Pastels
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How to Emphasize Texture Using Oil Pastels

Use oil pastels to create depth and dimension on textured paper.
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Glaze and Soufflé Special Effect Pen Holiday Crafts

We joined Creativebug in their studio to show them some fun holiday crafts and gifts you can make with glossy Glaze and opaque Soufflé pens. Quick and easy projects include watercolor gift tags, personalized ornaments and treat bags Supplies: Koi® Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit - 48 color set, Glaze® pens, Soufflé® pens
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Folded Paper Stars by Babble Dabble Do

This project comes to us courtesy of Ana Dziengel, creator of the imaginative kids' science and craft blog Babble Dabble Do, and was sponsored by Sakura. Mini Folded Paper Stars are perfect for a rainy afternoon stuck inside, they may add a little brightness to your family's creative day! This project is great for children ages 7+ but younger children can definitely take part by decorating them and having an adult or older sibling assist them in the cutting and folding process.