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Mixed Media

What Is Mixed Media Art?

What Is Mixed Media Art?

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, with something to suit everyone – Mixed Media can sound pretty scary especially to a novice crafter, however once you understand the concept of mixing different mediums together, it is an excellent addition to your crafty skills list […]

What Is An Art Journal? Be Inspired By Our Favourite Mixed Media Art Journal Ideas

What Is An Art Journal? Be Inspired By Our Favourite Mixed Media Art Journal Ideas

Not only is journaling, and art journaling in particular, a great outlet for creativity, but it can be an incredibly therapeutic pastime too! We take a look at some of the benefits to starting your own art journal, and try and inspire you to try […]

Autumn Craft Ideas With A Difference: Pack a Punch With Metallic Paint!

Autumn Craft Ideas With A Difference: Pack a Punch With Metallic Paint!

Need some quick and easy ideas for adding gorgeous autumnal glam to your home decor? Say no more – we’ve got you covered with four super-simple yet super-effective autumn craft ideas from the talented Penelope Quinn. Check out how she uses metallic paint to transform […]

DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl

DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl

Penelope Quinn’s DIY Metallic Leaf Bowl is an easy craft that is perfect for autumn. Penelope created this bowl using only a few materials, and with this helpful how-to, you can do the same. Gather your supplies and follow this step-by-step to bring your own […]

Hot Glue Gun Hacks You Need To Try

Hot Glue Gun Hacks You Need To Try

Gone are the days of just using a glue gun to stick together your crafting projects! That’s right, from humble beginnings, the glue gun has risen to glory in its own crafty right – now you can use it to create your own jewellery, home […]

Bright and Beautiful: 7 Summer Craft Ideas You Need to Try!

Bright and Beautiful: 7 Summer Craft Ideas You Need to Try!

When the days are long, the sun is bright, and the air is warm, there’s no better way to celebrate than by bringing a little colour to your crafting! Here, we take a look at some of the boldest, brightest and craftiest summer craft ideas […]

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: Create a Card That’s Out of This World!

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse: Create a Card That’s Out of This World!

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse is one of those craft stash items we just LOVE here at Create and Craft – because it enables you to add colour, texture and shine… all with just one product! Here, our crafty contributor Shabneez Khan-Muztar, shows you all the awesome […]

How to Use Your Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops: Discover a World of Dimension!

How to Use Your Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops: Discover a World of Dimension!

Whether you prefer vintage sophistication, sparkle and glitter, a luminous look, or high-gloss glam, this incredible range of Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops will enable you to produce stunning embellishments and professional quality finishes across a range of papercraft projects. We asked talented cardmaking pro Shabneez […]

Nuvo Drops Card Tutorial: Top Tips for Awesome Results

Nuvo Drops Card Tutorial: Top Tips for Awesome Results

The gorgeous Nuvo Drops range from Tonic Studios is a game-changer when it comes to papercrafting – with so many incredible uses, these tiny embelishment bottles pack a mighty punch, and make a fantastic addition to your craft stash! Here, our creative contributor Shabneez Khan-Muztar […]

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 […]

Put Your Favourite Photo on Wood to Create a Treasured Keepsake!

Put Your Favourite Photo on Wood to Create a Treasured Keepsake!

This pretty project from Kelly Anne Jordan is a fantastic way to turn a favourite photo into a memento to treasure, or even a personalised gift for a loved one! Check out Kelly’s step-by-step instructions below, and learn how easy it is to display your […]

Easter Crafting: DIY String Eggs [+ Video!]

Easter Crafting: DIY String Eggs [+ Video!]

Whether you fancy creating these fun yarn eggs as hanging decorations, or as an alternative way of wrapping this year’s Easter chocolate, this easy Easter crafting project is a great one to have up your sleeve! This crafty Easter egg project works great with twine, […]

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 […]