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.
Tracing is a great shortcut if you don’t have the time and/or the energy to freehand draw. It’s a technique that can help you to make some beautiful projects (like illuminated letters and flourished ampersands). Today, I’m adding another fun project to the tracing roster: this vintage roses mail art. Set aside 45 minutes or so to put on some good music or a podcast, enjoy your favorite fall beverage, and create a beautiful envelope for a loved one!
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!
Birthday candles are colorful and celebratory — but, in real life, they’re fleeting. This watercolor birthday card captures candles at their most festive, with glittery flames to boot! To make it, you’ll need a few supplies and about an hour of free time.
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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My birthday was a couple of days ago, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do to celebrate: watch true crime documentaries and make art. In my pre-child life, I took my documentary/art time for granted. Now, I know better! As I handed our five-month-old baby over to my husband, I began to plan what I’d do for the next hour or two. The result: a colorful and jubilant watercolor lemons envelope. Today, I’ll walk you through how to make one just like it!