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The theme for May is "believe"! Create a work of art based on this theme and upload it to the theme thread: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/monthly-theme-may-2015
See what others created, too!
Every two weeks a photo will be posted to use as a reference/inspiration for an art piece you create, In Your Style! The Challenges are open to all artists, whatever your medium. We're looking forward to seeing the diversity in art that one photo creates!
NEW Mandalas Challenge: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/topics/in-your-style-mandalas-05-25-2015
Check out all of the style challenges here: http://community.art-is-fun.com/forum/categories/style-challenge/listForCategory
Create and swap art with your fellow Art Colonists in the Swap Art Group! The following swaps are currently open for sign-up:
One Color a Month Swap (Orange): Make 4 ATCs (2 for 2 partners) out of tints and shades of red, and receive 4 in return! Sign up by adding your name and address to this thread by May 22: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/one-colour-color-a-month-for-2015-atc-may-orange
Wet Felting Swap: Make 3 wet felted pieces and receive 3 in return! This swap is suitable for beginners, with links to tutorials. Sign up by adding your name to this thread and sending your wet felted pieces to Susanne by mid-September: http://community.art-is-fun.com/group/atcs/forum/topics/new-summer-project-adventures-in-wet-felting
Welcome to the monthly theme for May. Artwork and comments welcome from everyone!!!!This month's theme is - BelieveThe theme is open to all artists whatever your medium.Please post your finished artwork in this discussion thread.Feel free to post…READ MORE
Well, I have not yet completed my Christmas mailbox piece as I used a supposedly workable fixative to touch up some areas that were already saturated with color. The fixative did not work and it seemed to split up the blacks, separated and fading…READ MORE
I have been learning to paint in acrylics, with the help of a self taught lady. She has shown me the ropes and I have a class with her once a week. This is my latest painting, I would appreciate any feedback on it please - Good or bad. That is…READ MORE
Any ideas or comments on adhesives for collages. If I use a past or glue then put a medium, Mod Podge over it the paper puckers and wrinkles....in some cases that is fine, but some I want to stay smooth. i use a lot of magazine clippings and they…READ MORE
My painting style is very detailed and a lot of my work has very small objects with lots of detailing. I also fine line pen on many parts of the painting and at present I also simply use a fine liner brush and cut back in with other colours until I…READ MORE