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Scrapbook Ideas - Using Clear Stamps

When creating a scrapbook page most crafters will want some form of title on their scrapbook page layout that explains what the page is all about. You may decide to use an actual word that describes the day in question such as birthday, wedding, anniversary or you may choose to have a phrase that describes the emotion such as happy, sad, fun and so on.The best way to get perfect placement of titles on your scrapbook pages is to use clear stamps. Choose a design of letters that you like and place them on the...


Artistic Creativity - Thomas Kinkade's Intuitive Wisdom - Do Your Paintings Speak To You?

Artistic Creativity Helps You Transform Today Into A Radiant MasterpieceDid you know that Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light", wrote when paintings speak? After learning this inspirational artist had passed from this life, I remembered his book that I had picked up, "The Art of Creative Living, Making Every Day A Radiant Masterpiece". This morning, I took this book down and began to read it again. I want to share with you some of the thoughts from the chapter, "When Paintings Speak".It surprised me to le...


A Beginners Guide To Card Making Terms

Understanding basic terms when card making or scrapbooking is half the battle.Armed with this knowledge you are well on your way to creating wonderful cards and scrapbook page layoutsAcetate - Acetate is a plastic film that has many applications. You can stamp onto it using rubber stamps, use it for making shaker cards, and use it to make an image or embellishment appear to hang independently. You can also paint Acetate with glass paints and glitter glues.Acid Free - Anything that is acid free is perfect f...


How To Set Brilliant Artistic Goals Using 10 Steps

Setting artistic goals is energizing, inspirational, and so much more! When you create a crystal clear artistic intention, you step into your power. In fact, you start living as the artist you have always dreamt of being. Don't let this remain just a pleasant pipe dream. Learn right now how to set the kind of artistic goals that enable you to achieve what you truly want from life.Create Only Goals That Empower You It is easy to become overly caught up in fantasies. Initial brainstorming of possible outcomes...


How To Choose Fine Art Paintings By Realist Painters

Realism in art is defined in the same way as it would be in literature; it is the rendering of the subject matter as it really is without being embellished or putting one's personal influence on it. The whole emphasis with realist painting is to portray the scene or the person as is in a no frills and unromantic fashion. What is sought in realism is to relay exactly what the artist is seeing to the future viewer of the painting without adding to or taking away from the subject.Many of the paintings done my ...


Why Some Glassware Is Considered To Be Collectible And Valuable

When it comes to art, you never know what they're going to call the next Mona Lisa. Art encompasses such a variety of forms of expression that you can't really say what is art and what isn't. Moving away from the past, we no longer equate art with fame or school taught skill. During earlier times, art was considered to be the product of those who presented attractive pieces from the knowledge and skills gathered from well established institutions. The artist would have to be well recognized by a high amount...


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