5 Great Crafts to Learn

April 8, 2019

Making my way down the aisles of Michaels or Joanne's Fabrics, I see so many crafts I wish I could do. Anyone who knows me knows I am all about a new craft! 

With the time and money it takes to start a new one, I want to make sure it's something I can really enjoy. I especially like crafts I can bring with me, ones that are really portable. I like to do crafts on my day off or on vacation. I bring a bunch of crafts and work to Maine when I visit family. It's so relaxing to painting or bead by the lake.

Some up and coming crafts such as diamond painting and paint pouring really catch my eye.

 

1.Paint Pouring

For inspiration, I am following the paint pouring hashtag on Instagram and it comes up with some of the most unbelievable paintings. This technique is done by putting an additive into the paint to make it the right texture to pour. Done right, it makes patterns called "cells" almost like popped bubbles on the surface or a crackled texture.Once the paint is thinned, it is added to a cup in specific layers and flipped upside down onto the canvas. There are many ways to do this, pouring or straining it through a strainer. One person even uses a turntable for the canvas and a swing to get a swoosh effect.