Kintsugi- The art of the imperfect


Kintsugi is not only a way to fix broken things but it's also a philosophy

July 30, 2021 — Jasmine Ashlie

Making and Decorating Soy Wax Candles

Making non-toxic soy wax votives at homes is so ridiculously easy and fun that we just had to share it with you!  Plus we'll show you how to beautify pillar candles using alcohol inks!

November 03, 2017 — Karen Bullaro

Jellyfish Lanterns


Make ordinary string lights into something magical by dressing them up like little glowing jellyfish using polymer clay!

October 20, 2017 — Jasmine Ashlie

Crackle Effect For Crafts

There are many painting techniques that create different textures or effects with the paints you're using. A popular one is creating the antiqued look of crackling paint. This effect does...
September 14, 2017 — Jasmine Ashlie

Oven Bake Polymer Clay Beads for Beginners

Ever wanted to make your own jewelry? Polymer clay can do just that! Polymer clay is a great versatile craft material for people of all ages and all skill levels....
July 05, 2017 — Jasmine Ashlie

Making a Flower Press

Pressing flowers is a lovely way to remember a moment in time.  Pressing flowers in a large heavy book (such as an encyclopedia) is one way of doing it, but...
May 04, 2017 — Karen Bullaro

Making A Viewfinder

“How do you decide what to paint when there is so much to choose from?”

This is a very common question when it comes to painting from real life (whether it's a landscape, a portrait, or a still life)  The answer?  Using a viewfinder can help enormously!  

April 05, 2017 — Karen Bullaro

Creating a Deckle Edge

What is a Deckle Edge? A deckle edge refers to a piece of paper with an old-fashioned rough, irregular edge. What's so great about a deckle edge? Once upon a...
March 02, 2017 — Karen Bullaro

Make a Paper Bowl with Stiffy!

What is Stiffy: Stiffy is a fluid craft medium that will allow you to work sculpturally with paper or fabric.  Stiffy is non-toxic and water-based and is easily applied with...
February 16, 2017 — Karen Bullaro

Needle Felting Critters

Needle felting is a very simple craft that is both easy and inexpensive and is an excellent cottage hobby as it takes little space, allows one to work slowly (when...
January 18, 2017 — Karen Bullaro


Mask-making is something that truly anyone, of any age or skill level can accomplish and feel good about. Masks have been used since antiquity for reasons like protection, disguise, entertainment,...
October 01, 2016 — Karen Bullaro

Framing Done Easy

Exploring Low-Tech Solutions to Framing Artwork in a Professional Way As if finishing a piece of artwork wasn't challenging enough, you then have to contend with the inevitable question 'Do...
September 17, 2016 — Karen Bullaro