Inspiring projects for artists!
Blick Art Materials
DIY a shining star!
Brighten your holiday décor with a traditional parol star. The parol star is a Filipino Christmas decoration symbolizing hope and the triumph of light over darkness. This traditional craft using flexible wood strips and beautiful, decorative papers is easy and fun, and will certainly bring warmth and light to any holiday décor.
Paint a sweet winter scene.
Create your own winter wonderland wiuth Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache. Paint a seasonal scene with Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache on Arches 300 lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper using Cotman Watercolor Brushes. Learn to create a quick sketch from a reference image, then use pigment-loaded gouache as you mix colors, tint, and paint using the incredible opaque properties of this varied medium!
Create heartfelt holiday greeting cards.
Craft cheerful stationary designs with Blick Readycut and Speedball Block Printing Inks. Use the provided carving templates to make timeless stationery designs with Blick Readycut and Speedball Block Printing Inks on Strathmore Printmaking Cards! Bundle up your greetings this season with a simple process that can be used again and again.
Say “cheers” with etched glassware!
Learn a fun and easy technique for creating festive designs on glass. Need a gift idea for the holidays? Learn a fast and easy technique for creating elegant etched designs on glassware! Trace your design on any plain glassware or hand letter messages directly on the surface with a paint marker and apply Armour Etch. The Armour Etch and paint marker simply rinse off with water, leaving the surrounding glass permanently etched for a truly personalized present.
Deck the halls with a DIY garland!
Craft an on-point felt poinsettia garland. The whole family will want to join in to make this fun felt garland. Kunin Premium Felt, Blick Armature Wire, a bit of glue, and holiday spirit are all you need for this stunning craft that will make any mantel or table look festive.
Surprise them with DIY wrapping paper.
Carve, ink, and print designs to create block-printed wrapping paper. Carve, ink, and print designs to create block-printed wrapping paper using Blick Readycut with Speedball Block Printing Inks and Linocutters on a paper roll. Discover your creative side with the provided design templates, and learn all about the block printing process to create patterns that can be used for printing on other surfaces too!
Mix the perfect palette
Paint a one-of-a-kind watercolor with Sarah Simon. Paint along with Sarah as she teaches essential watercolor mixing and painting techniques using Winsor & Newton watercolors, brushes, and paper. Discover how to mix her favorite color palette using primary colors with a twist, then let creativity flow to create a piece that pops with vibrant possibilities!
Craft on-trend wall art.
Learn easy macramé techniques to create boho-inspired décor. Discover how to use plastic stitchery canvas, cotton cord, hemp, and jute to create perfectly-spaced geometric designs. Tie on simple knots, then finish your piece with decorative beads and fringe—you’ll be left with on-trend wall art that looks much more complex than it actually is.
Craft whimsical wood slice decor
Rustic wood slices make the perfect surface for a whimsical woodland friend! Explore three ways to decorate! Paint directly onto the wood slices, collage with decorative papers, or use a Versa Tool to “draw” the images! Perfect for parties, this easy project is fun for all ages!
Find your creative flow.
Use paint pouring techniques to create stunning cell designs. Combine Vallejo Fluid Acrylics with Thick Pouring Medium and Silicone Oil Cell Medium on an Ampersand Gessobord. Learn a flip cup technique and watch stunning cell designs emerge in your artwork.
Paint a sunset seascape!
The sky’s the limit with this acrylic gouache painting demo. Learn to paint a sunset seascape scene. Start by sketching from a reference image on Ampersand Claybord. Then use Holbein Acrylic Gouache as a watercolor to create washes and block areas of color to develop an underpainting. Finally, using Princeton Aqua Elite watercolor brushes and the gouache, paint over the wash with bold brushstrokes and add detail.
Find fresh inspiration.
Brighten any space with a foliage watercolor painting that you can create at home. Learn to mix unique color combinations using an analogous color palette on a cold press watercolor block. Incorporate masking, staining, and lifting techniques with color washes. Get inspired as you create artwork that will give your space a pop of fresh color!
Spread your creative wings.
Go from blank canvas to beautiful monarch butterfly with this easy oil painting tutorial. Use Utrecht Artists’ Oil Paints to glaze and layer, then add palette knife techniques to create a uniquely textured piece. Learn important concepts like managing paint drying times, sketching with charcoal, and more, in this easy-to-follow tutorial!
Carve out time for creativity.
Learn basic block printing techniques to create a colorful bird of paradise print! Explore fundamental block printing techniques, including carving and inking a linoleum block using our template or your own original design. Transfer the image onto paper, turning your carved block into colorful frame-worthy artwork!
Add some sparkle and shine.
Create geode-inspired artwork with resin, paints, and sparkling crystals with ArtResin, Golden Fluid Acrylic Paints, and Jacquard Piñata Colors. Learn to make a freeform mold using modeling clay. Then mix and tint the resin with paints, sparkling glitters, and crystal elements for a truly one-of-a-kind geode.
Try a new way to tie-dye.
Use a reverse tie-dye technique to create a colorful contrast on any black fabric. “Reverse tie-dye” is the process of first removing color from black fabric, then applying colorful dye to those areas for a striking contrast. Learn two fabric-safe techniques to remove color and create a variety of effects using Rit Color Remover and Jacquard deColorant. Then apply Rit Liquid Dye from a bottle, or sponge it onto specific areas to create your own unique design.
Find fresh ways to create!
Discover the magic of hot wax art. Use R&F Encaustic Paints to make an orange blossom painting on Ampersand Encausticbord. Learn to paint using R&F Pigment Sticks, then heat and transform R&F Encaustic Paints and Mediums with Encaustic Brushes to make an orange blossom painting on an Ampersand Encausticbord. Learn to incorporate collage elements and sculpture techniques to create incredible textures in your artwork!
Craft a kaleidoscopic mosaic.
Repurpose dried acrylic paint to create colorful décor with this all-ages project! Known as “skins”, dried acrylic paint is a fun, flexible material that can be cut into shapes and arranged to create mosaic beautiful designs. Learn how to use mediums and add-ins for gorgeous transparent and textured effects—this demo is perfect for all ages and skill levels!