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“In Your Style” ~ Toucan ~ 06-22-2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by christine stuart 8 seconds ago. 17 Replies

This week's challenge is the Toucan. Our reference photo is, "Toucan 1" -…READ MORE

Free paper

Started by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) 40 minutes ago. 2 Replies

There was once a discussion on here of ways to find free paper, some on line.  I thought I kept up with all the places people added, but I can't find it anywhere.  Do any of you remember where it is on this group, or if not the places to find it?  I…READ MORE

Altered Books

Started by Kathleen Meighan in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips. Last reply by Jess 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi All,On some of the pages (facing pages) in my altered book, I have used a glaze to enhance the color of the spread. The problem ... pages are sticking together as I flip through the book. I literally have to peel them apart at times. Any ideas on…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Lily Challenge ~ 07-20-2015

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

 Photo, some of my lilies. Lilium (members of which are…READ MORE

Hello all

Started by Susan Pernot in Hanging Out in the Studio 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

I am excited to be here and to learn as much as I can from those in "The Art Colony"READ MORE

Monthly Theme - July 2015

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Monthly Theme Forum. Last reply by Ricardo Martin on Monday. 46 Replies

Welcome to the monthly theme for July. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - Healing / Health The theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free…READ MORE

Member Spotlight: Ronald L. Oliver *CURRENT*

Started by Thaneeya McArdle in Artist Interviews. Last reply by Sarah Anne Christian on Monday. 17 Replies

Welcome to our Member Spotlight! We are delighted to present Ron L. Oliver from Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.Ron creates a…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~Hummingbird Challenge~ 02/02/15

Started by Pat in Style Challenge. Last reply by Pat on Monday. 59 Replies

It's time for a new challenge! This week we have a lovely photo of a…READ MORE

Oil Paint Stix

Started by Linda B in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Linda B on Saturday. 6 Replies

I've shied away from oil paint because of the fumes, etc, but recently I saw that there are sticks made from oils.  Has anyone used them?  How are they to work with?READ MORE

Gesso and oil paintings

Started by Linda B in Oil Painting Questions & Tips. Last reply by Linda B on Saturday. 2 Replies

Question for you oil painters:  I tried working in this medium, but it just wasn't my thing.  I have canvasses that I'm thinking I could reuse, with acrylics or pastels.  Would gesso cover an oil painting so that I could try again with another…READ MORE

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