All posts by Barbara Delaney

Happy Hand Lettering

Artist and author Jen Wagner designed Happy Hand Lettering to help readers learn the basics of hand lettering and incorporate lettering into different areas of their lives. Her lettering adventure started with a challenge she gave herself to learn a new art skill. After several months of practice and learning, she accomplished her goal. In Happy Hand…

Hand Lettering with Masking Fluid and Watercolor

Hand lettering is more popular than ever, and lettering enthusiasts are always looking for ways to add to their repertoire. In the July Lettering Lesson, Alexandra Snowdon uses masking fluid to create crisp white letters within watercolor shapes. I loved the look, and decided to give it a try. I chose two simple shapes for…

Hand Drawn Decorated Monograms

In the June Lettering Lesson, Alexandra Snowdon shows how she creates decorated monograms. Alexandra had some great tips for making the monogram even more personal, many of which I incorporated in my piece. Her extra art includes some of her more whimsical creations that are just perfect for gift giving . . . I loved…

Finished

Texture Techniques on Black

Inspired by the lights and sights in New York City at night, mixed-media artist Katie Blaine decided to work on a black textured background to capture that exciting look in her paintings. Most artists have their go-to methods and materials for creating texture, involving everything from layering to applying mediums to carving into the surface,…

Tea Bag Book 3

Artist Profile: Ruby Silvious

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A transparency overlay, depicting underwater plants, reminds us to look below the surface to enjoy even more of the ocean’s riches.

Make Your Own Travel Journal

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Use Samantha’s rose template to create a frame for a special photo.

A Paper-Cut photo frame

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