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Creative Home Decor: Fabric Painting Techniques To Transform Any Space

Creative Home Decor: Fabric Painting Techniques To Transform Any Space

Scatter cushions, ornaments, lampshades and wall art can make it incredibly easy to update your home decor without having to commit to fully redecorating a room every time you want to freshen up its look. However, buying into every trend can also be costly… and […]

Layered Papercut Art: Create Your Own With Our Free Templates!

Layered Papercut Art: Create Your Own With Our Free Templates!

Layered papercut art is all the rage right now – and not only is it truly beautiful to look at… but it can be incredibly relaxing to try your hand at, too! All you really need to get started is a selection of coloured papers, […]

Bullet Journal Monthly Cover Page Ideas

Bullet Journal Monthly Cover Page Ideas

If you hadn’t already noticed, we are madly in love with the ever-growing trend that is bullet journaling at the moment! The perfect combination of planning, organisation and total creativity…. we can’t think of a better way to  spend a spare evening! Not only does […]

Quilled Paper Art: Nice and Nautical

Quilled Paper Art: Nice and Nautical

Looking for an exciting new way to create stunning crafts using paper? Quilling is a really old craft that requires patience and practice… but the pay-off is huge! In this gorgeous quilling tutorial, the incredibly talented Carla Bagshaw takes you step by step through the […]

Our Favourite Stamping Ink, Powders, Accessories and More!

Our Favourite Stamping Ink, Powders, Accessories and More!

Stamping has a special place in our hearts at Create and Craft HQ, not least because it’s great fun to do, but because we think it opens up the world of crafting to absolutely everyone, regardless of age, skill or discipline! Whilst the lucky among […]

Painted Plant Pot Inspiration – What a Watermelon!

Painted Plant Pot Inspiration – What a Watermelon!

With fine weather comes to the urge to get out into the garden and start trimming, pruning, and planting…. but at Create and Craft, we think it’s a fantastic opportunity to get crafting for the great outdoors! If you’ll be planting up new pots this […]

Andy Skinner Talks Creativity and Inspiration

Andy Skinner Talks Creativity and Inspiration

Established mixed media artist and worldwide creative tutor, Andy Skinner, is perhaps best known for his gothic-style altered art, and unique and edgy assemblage pieces. Raised by a watercolour artist and an engineer, Andy relished in creativity and ingenuity from an early age. He talks […]

Zentangle Patterns for Beginners: Expert Advice from Sandra Rushton

Zentangle Patterns for Beginners: Expert Advice from Sandra Rushton

New to the art of zentangle? If you’re looking for more information on what zentangle is, the benefits of tangling, and perhaps some inspirational zentangle patterns to get you started, then look no further! Qualified zentangle instructor, Sandra Rushton, shares her knowledge and top tips […]

Lou Collins Brush Lettering Template – Print Your Free Download!

Lou Collins Brush Lettering Template – Print Your Free Download!

If you’re a fan of watercolour, calligraphy or brush lettering, you’re probably already aware that these beautiful motivational quotes are everywhere right now! People are framing them for their walls, creating them for their loved ones, adorning their journals with them… and sharing them all […]

Our Top 10 Art Marker Pens: Unleash Your Inner Creative

Our Top 10 Art Marker Pens: Unleash Your Inner Creative

Whether you’re into watercolour, alcohol ink, eye-catching sparkle…. or you’re totally new to the world of brush marker art but you’re keen to learn more, then this is the place to be! Below we’ll guide you through our pick of the best art marker pens […]

Kelly Creates: Meet Kelly Klapstein!

Kelly Creates: Meet Kelly Klapstein!

Meet the face behind Kelly Creates: the fabulously creative Kelly Klapstein! We caught up with Kelly to discover exactly what goes on behind the scenes of her successful business, to find out her top tips for brush lettering newbies, and to learn where she gets […]

Left-Handed Calligraphy: Brush Lettering For Lefties

Left-Handed Calligraphy: Brush Lettering For Lefties

If you’ve been cooing over all the gorgeous brush lettering projects all over social media this year, then you certainly weren’t the only one! Calligraphy is super trendy in the crafting world right now – but believe it or not there’s approximately 11% of the […]

Artist Trading Coins: The Latest Crafting Craze

Artist Trading Coins: The Latest Crafting Craze

Have you heard of artist trading cards? These miniature pieces of art are created and traded around the world! First introduced by Swiss artist, Stirnemann, in 1997, the idea of crafting bespoke cards and trading them with other creatives has since taken off in a […]

Watercolour Stamping: Pretty Graduated Petals in Six Easy Steps!

Watercolour Stamping: Pretty Graduated Petals in Six Easy Steps!

Whilst we all love the way stamps enable us to add an intricate outline, background or illustration to a project in a matter of seconds, sometimes figuring out how to add colour to that design can leave us stumped! If you’re looking for a new […]

DIY Valentine’s Day Card: How To Create A Watercolour Heart

DIY Valentine’s Day Card: How To Create A Watercolour Heart

This stunning watercolour heart is a simple yet sophisticated way to get crafty in time for Valentine’s Day! With bold colour and a shimmering finish, it’s the perfect combination of classic style and creative flair.