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Be-YOU-tiful

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Beginner Lettering Project

Create a colorful, feel-good poster using a mix of hand lettering styles.  Finish with a whimsical doodled face. Or mount a clip to hold a photograph of your favorite “Be-YOU-tiful” soul.

 

handlettered project canvas

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Hand Lettering

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Hand lettering is a popular technique for combining inventive typography with art and décor.  Hand lettering is not the same as calligraphy.  It is not actual handwriting at all.  In fact, even if you dislike your own handwriting, you can still create beautiful hand lettered art.

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Garden Windows

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Beginner Colored Pencil Project

Practice the five basic coloring strokes while creating tiny garden windows.  This easy coloring project gets a touch of sophistication from layering translucent deli papers and matting with a generous amount of white space.  Pop the finished project into a standard 8 x 10 in frame for a neat finish.

 

garden window - bee

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Exploring Colored Pencils

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Colored pencils are another easy-to-use art medium for artists on the go.  Few supplies are needed to get started with coloring and some sophisticated effects are possible with basic techniques.

 

colored pencil drawing

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Woodland Animals

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Art Marker Project

Colorful woodland creatures make cheerful subjects for this easy coloring project.  Unlike many other art mediums, art markers require almost no preparation or clean up and can fit readily into a busy schedule.  Coloring with vibrant alcohol ink markers is remarkably relaxing and a fun way to inject some creativity into your day.

 

owl marker art

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