Normally I'm not a fan of anyone telling me I need to sell something I'm doing or making. Most people who make any kind of art already know if they'd like to do it as a personal project or for money already, and some people would honestly be unhappy combining business with pleasure. That's okay! But some people do really enjoy it so I thought I'd share this opportunity from GeekGear.
Found art is tricky, especially when you're trying to repurpose garbage into something beautiful. It can be difficult to pull off and often results in a Pinterest fail or two, but that's not the case with these sculptures made from old car parts, electronics and other materials.
Making not-real things appear real is a struggle for many an artist, but some truly have a gift. Yumi Okita, for example, makes these awe-inspiring creations. Ebroidery, feathers and fabric combined in her hands result in larger-than-life butterflies and moths that look straight out of prehistoric times.
Ugly sweaters are all the rage, but I have to admit that I honestly just think they're adorable. I've seen so many for sale as "ugly sweaters," particularly in various fandoms, but thought they were too cute to be ugly. I've even thought a lot of DIY ones I've seen are really cute, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it doesn't take much to qualify! That's why these quick ideas are great for making a really fast, last-minute ugly sweater for your party. It's still a good idea to do this a day or two in advance when possible so your sweater can dry.
Hooray, Inktober is here! My teen and I are already two days into the challenge and loving it. You can follow the Inktober prompts online, subscribe to the campaign for tips and updates and definitely hashtag your drawings #inktober and #inktober2019 wherever you share your works!
Miniature crafting is one of the coolest forms of crafting. It takes incredible patience and skill. The smaller your creations get, the more concentration and steady hands you need. Check out these teeny, tiny handmade vases, for example. Can you imagine the time and effort that went into them?
If you've ever used any of Keri Smith's wonderful books like Wreck This Journal or Finish This Book, you've probably played with the drippings of coffee and other foods to create art. You just dribble a bit on the page and either collect it or make art out of it and it's so much fun.
Have you ever thought of transforming antique ceramic dinnerware into something entirely new, wearable and artful? Artist Gesine Hackenberg did and the results are incredible! From necklaces to earrings and more, the Amsterdam-based artist creates all kinds of pieces from old plates.
When it comes to stained glass, there's nothing that's much prettier than this style of art. If you were to purchase the materials to make real stained glass, they can get quite expensive, but you can also mimic the look and feel of this art with cheap materials at home just in time for the holidays.