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Sponge and Splatter Painting |

Ivy Lily Crafts
Julkaistu kuukausi sitten

Want to paint an abstract splattered or smokey looking background with acrylics? I'll show you how to create it with sponge and splatter painting techniques I used on a Holi elephant watercolor and acrylic mixed media painting. I find the colorful culture of India inspiring and I painted a…

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Acrylic Over Charcoal Mixed Media…

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Have you ever wondered if you can mix charcoal and acrylic paint by painting acrylic over charcoal or drawing charcoal over acrylic? I tried it and here are the results. Read on to find out how to combine charcoal and acrylics into a mixed media painting without smudging the charcoal lines and the…

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How to Make Acrylic Paint Opaque,

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How can I make acrylic paints opaque, vibrant and bright? Let's go through a few problems with acrylic painting and how to fix them. If you have issues with acrylics not being opaque enough or the colors not being vibrant and bright, you might be making some of these mistakes. I don't really like…

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Crelando Charcoal Drawing Set from…

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I guess I can't stick to just one thing by nature, so I want to try different art supplies, too. Even though materials such as charcoal and soft pastels haven't completely convinced me because of their messiness, I still love the color pay off and contrast they produce. This post is about a…

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What is Animal Artists Collective?

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Have you heard of the Animal Artists Collective on YouTube? If you haven't, here's a quick rundown: It's a group of YouTube artists who make animal art based on a chosen theme (voted by viewers) every two months and at least 50% of the proceeds of selling those artworks go towards animal…

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YouTube Artists Collective: Themes…

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Have you seen the acronym YTAC in art videos on YouTube and wondered what it means? Read on, because I'll explain what YTAC or YouTube Artists Collective is, why and how to take part in it as an artist and how to vote for the next themes. And then I'll leave you with a list of the previous YouTube…

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How to Paint a Face with Acrylics

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One of my favorite things to paint with acrylics are female portraits and I thought I'd share with you how I paint a face with acrylics including tips for the sketching stage, mixing skin tones, blending with acrylics, working in layers and painting eyes, eyebrows and lips. You can also watch my…

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2017 in Review || YouTube Analytics…

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Julkaistu 8 kuukautta sitten

Time for another yearly recap! This one will be mostly about YouTube since that's what I concentrated on this year. Blogging and my newsletter were on the back burner for most of the year. Read on for thoughts about was it worth it to upload videos twice a week, which videos got the most views and…

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How to Prepare Cardboard for…

Ivy Lily Crafts
Julkaistu vuosi sitten

Would you like to paint on cardboard, but have noticed that the paint soaks into and you can't achieve bright colors? I'll show you how to prepare a piece of cardboard for painting with gesso primer. Cardboard works for both acrylic and oil painting and you might sometimes want to use it instead…

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Free Printable Adult Coloring Pages

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Get ready to color! Print out these free ethnic coloring pages for kids and adults. You'll get an Indian girl portrait coloring page and a tribal pattern coloring page + envelope by signing up for the Ivy Lily Newsletter here. You'll get the coloring pages (+ more freebies) as PDFs you can…

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Pretty Little Liars Fan Art

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Julkaistu vuosi sitten

I've steered away from doing fan art for a long time due to copyright reasons. But I gave in and decided to make some for myself this year. I can't sell fan art so I can use it to experiment without having to worry about the outcome. As PLL season 7b is starting I thought it was a good time to…

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Easter Witch Watercolor Painting

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Almost everyone knows of the egg painting Easter tradition. But if you're not from Finland or Sweden, you might not know about Easter witches. In Finland children decorate willow twigs with colorful feathers and other decorations on Sunday, one week before Easter. Then they dress up as Easter…

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Water Mixable Oil Painting

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Julkaistu vuosi sitten

I've been wanting to try oil painting for a while and since I usually paint with watercolor and acrylics, I thought it would be easiest to start with water mixable oil paints.Water soluble oils allow you to clean the brushes with water and soap instead of using a toxic solvent like turpentine. You…

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2016 in Review | Yearly Blogging…

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Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! I started a tradition of yearly recaps in this blog in 2013. So here it is: my 2016 blogging year in review. Read on for my experience in hosting a giveaway, how I use different social media channels, how I make my YouTube video views grow, how I make money with my blog…

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2017 Coloring Calendar Printable

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I made a coloring calendar for 2017! Ethnic portraits, fashion and jewellery with patterns and flowers in the background for adults and children to color. The images are the same as in the coloring books/pages already sold in my shop, but they're cropped and I added a few tribal and floral…

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Christmas Coloring Cards Printable

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Julkaistu vuosi sitten

I was looking for DIY Christmas card ideas and came across Christmas coloring cards: coloring pages in postcard size that you can print out, color and use as Christmas cards. I thought it was such a good idea, I had to make some of my own, too. I'll show you how I made these instant download…

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Sugar Skull Girl Acrylic Painting…

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My newest acrylic painting is a portrait of La Calavera Catrina or a sugar skull girl. Catrina, a skeleton woman dressed in nice clothes, is the icon for the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). José Guadalupe Posada's original La Calavera Catrina was a satire of indigenous upper…

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Halloween Coloring Pages | Inktober…

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It's almost the end of Inktober 2016! This was my first time taking part in Inktober, which is a 30 day art challenge running every October. Read more about the Inktober challenge and the art supplies I used. My goal was to execute seven ideas and sketches I had into ink drawings and some of them…

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Inktober 2016 Challenge Begins |

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Inktober 2016 begins today! Inktober is an art challenge running every October. The rules are simple: make a drawing in ink, post it online and hashtag with #inktober and #inktober2016 and repeat. You can make it a daily challenge or do it every other day or once a week etc. For more instructions…

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The Starving Artist Tag | Art Q&A

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I watched the Starving Artist Tag YouTube collaboration videos by Mira Byler, Lena Danya, Happy D. Artist, Katherine Ward Art, Tina Yu and Katie Jobling and decided to take part in the tag in blog format. The Starving Artist tag is a way to get to know other artists by answering 20 questions about…

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My Art Supply Collection

Ivy Lily Crafts
Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

This is a list of most of the art supplies I use for painting and drawing: papers, paints, pencils, markers, mediums, pastels, inks and art books. I've also included links on where you can buy some of these products, if you're interested. The links marker with * are affiliate links. Watercolor I…

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100 Art Video Ideas for YouTube

Ivy Lily Crafts
Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Having trouble coming up with ideas for art projects, art blog posts or art YouTube channel videos? I've listed 100 (or 101) art video title or topic ideas for YouTube in this post. A lot of them work for blog posts, too. Some of them you can use as ideas for you art projects that you don't even…

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DIY Notebook Cover Ideas | Back to…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

It's been a while since I've done some mindfulness crafting by cutting up old magazines. I just find it so relaxing to to flip through old magazines, find pictures and pages I like and cut shapes out of them. So here are 3 DIY notebook cover ideas for school etc. Decorate three notebook covers by…

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Coloring Book Giveaway!

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

If you don't have my African and Indian portraits coloring book yet, here's your chance to get it for free! At the beginning of this month, my YouTube channel Ivy Lily Creative reached 100 subscribers. To celebrate that I decided to host a giveaway for my YouTube and email list subscribers. Here's…

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