Over the past two months, we’ve learned the hard way that a kitchen really is the heart of a home. We started a remodel early last month, and the renovation continues to chug along at a glacial pace. I’m not going to lie; it’s tough to figure out meals when you’ve got two small children and no functional kitchen! That said, the peeling linoleum floor and the dark color scheme had to go. As the kitchen starts to shape up, I’m getting really excited about getting to spend time in it.
I like to innovate and post new project tutorials regularly, but some projects are just so cool that I can’t resist making them again. This lettering map is an excellent example! Last year, I made a Brazil lettering map similar to this one. Today, I wanted to create a gift for an Ethiopian friend, and I knew that the lettering map concept would be perfect. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to make this Ethiopia lettering map. Feel free to modify the concept for any country, state, or city!
When I need a cool little gift for someone, I make an illuminated letter. Today’s project is a gorgeous, totally frame-worthy gift that doubles as a greeting card or a “just because” paper good. Believe it or not, this (modern) illuminated letter is pretty easy to make because I used one vital shortcut: a free printable alphabet PDF. I’ll share that PDF, plus my process, with you in this tutorial
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This loose watercolor flowers tutorial is one of the most popular gems on the TPK Blog! It’s a guest post by Anna of Anna Maria Locke, and it has resonated with watercolorists of all skill levels for a decade. In the tutorial, Anna will teach us how to paint vibrant, pretty flowers that you can use for a variety of purposes.
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This watercolor cactus + quote artwork is like sunshine on a page. It has enough of a DIY look to maintain a homey feel, but its rich colors and details give it a professional look that makes it worthy of display. This project has one rule: be flexible and run with your mistakes. Watercolors can be a little bit unpredictable, but rest assured that errant strokes and not-quite-right tones won’t take away from the final effect. Continue Reading about Watercolor Cactus + Quote Artwork Tutorial
I’ve been planning a kitchen remodel that’s plodded along since January of last year. After a year and a half of waiting due to supply chain delays, the remodel finally starts at the end of this month. The finished kitchen will feature some open shelving, and I want to use that shelving as an opportunity to display artwork that adds personality to the room. Today’s basil watercolor art is the perfect thing, and I’m providing it as a free printable if you want a pretty herbal painting to add to your home decor, too!