March 21, 2023

Amazing ‘Super Mario’ Snow Sculpture Filled With Details From the Beloved Game

Some people can make amazing sculptures with just about anything. And if Redditor PoopNDash is any indication, there is seemingly no limit to the amount of detail that can be achieved with snow. The creatives behind the handle recently shared a spectacular snow sculpture they built with their  team, the Frozen Kiwis, that won them first place at the Alaska Snow Sculpture Championships.

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March 20, 2023

Amazingly Realistic Animal Sand Sculptures Come Alive on Shore

When we think of sand sculptures, castles likely first come to mind. But you can do a lot more with sand than construct tiny buildings; artist Andoni Bastarrika is proof of it. He creates realistic animal portraits that are so lifelike you'll do a double-take when you see them. To create the illusion, Bastarrika tightly packs the sand to create a blank canvas for textures like fur and wrinkles.

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March 15, 2023

Create Colorful Hoop Art When You Use These Embroidery and Painting Supplies

Embroidery is a craft that’s ripe with creative possibilities. One important thing to know about it is that you don’t have to use only thread in your piece. Mixed media embroidery, in which you employ paint or other materials, is a deeply satisfying practice. It’s one that Maria Zamyatina knows well. The artist uses watercolor paint, in addition to thread, to create colorful scenes inspired by her travels.

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March 7, 2023

What Is the Difference Between Acrylic vs Oil Paint?

There are many choices you can make when you begin to learn how to paint. The most basic is the kind of paint you're going to use; three of the biggest types are watercolor, acrylics, and oils. While it's easy to distinguish the differences between watercolor paint versus acrylics and oils, it's trickier to understand what separates the other two. They are often packaged in similar-looking paint tubes, but they have many differences.

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