Wednesday, March 11, 2009

E-How for New Artists

Beginners in the primitive arts are sometimes overwhelmed by all the lingo and tricks of the trade that more seasoned artists employ. Sharing a few trade "secrets" with new artists is is a goodwill gesture on the part of more experienced crafters, especially in "hard times" like these, when artists new and old are struggling to find a market.
Our First-Ever Primitive Doll

We've begun publishing a series of "how to" articles on, sharing a few basic tips for creating primitive and folk art items. For those of you interested in "primming" a doll, antiquing a gift tag, or creating a few other basic primitive items, we've outlined the steps in (hopefully) short and simple articles. We'll be featuring some of the "essential" tips on our blog.

Our first Featured Article is the oh-so basic method is How To "Antique" a Primitive Doll. The recipe is simple and adaptable for artists who like to experiment. The end result is a perfectly prim cloth doll in muslin or the fabric of your choice. Follow the link above to read the directions and test it out for yourself.

Ta da! The Finished Product on Ehow...

No comments: