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Watercolor Letters to Santa

Watercolor Letters to Santa

A watercolor tutorial by artist Mou Saha to rekindle a fun childhood ritual. Write a letter to Santa Claus using Faber-Castell Watercolors in Pans. Make one for yourself and as many as you want for your loved ones to write their letters in style!
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Watercolor turkey Thanksgiving place setting

Thanksgiving Place Setting Watercolor Tutorial

Thanksgiving place settings don't always have to be simple cards. This watercolor turkey tutorial is a great way to get extra creative this Thanksgiving. Create a Thanksgiving turkey place setting with a touch of humor using Watercolor Pans.
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Statue of Liberty drawing

Statue of Liberty Celebration Art Lesson for Kids

A Fourth of July art lesson for kids celebrating Lady Liberty! In this art lesson, kids will learn the history behind the Statue of Liberty and fun facts about the iconic structure while creating their very own statue using Faber-Castell pastels and paint.
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Happy Father's Day card

Watercolor DIY Father's Day Card for the Coolest Dad

Is your Dad the COOLEST? Here's a DIY Father's Day card to show him just how cool he is. This craft is an easy but creative way to give a personal thank you to your Dad or that special someone in your life using Connector Paint and markers.
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Unicorn mermaid drawing with Pitt Artist Pens

MerMay Challenge! Unicorn Mermaid Drawing Tutorial

Hello Everyone, it’s Lhey here. For today’s post I have something really fun in stored for you. Have you ever heard of the #mermay challenge? If you use the hashtag in your favorite social media outlet, you will see a whole lot of amazing artists participating in this challenge. The idea is to draw mermaids daily in different ways, styles and poses. I think it’s truly a great practice for your creativity and a a fun way to interact and engage with mermaid fans like myself.
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Happy Easter hand lettered card

Create Hand Lettered Cards for Easter

Is it possible to conjure up a beautiful wildflower meadow on a card in a few simple steps? It is! Here we show you step by step how to create your own work of art with the Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers – a colorful spring greeting at Easter!
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Easter Craft Inspiration

Colorful Easter Craft Inspiration

Colorful Easter craft inspiration! Give your family and friends personally decorated paper bags, colored-in mandalas and watercolor artwork for Easter. Beginners and advanced users alike will succeed with our inspiring templates.
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Easter Bunny Coloring Page

Easter Basket Downloadable Coloring Page

An Easter coloring page that is extra egg-citing! How will you decorate your eggs?  Rec...
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Happy St. Patricks Day hand lettering

St. Patrick's Day Hand Lettering Tutorial

A hand lettering tutorial to channel the luck of the Irish! If you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day this tutorial is perfect to use to create your own greeting card or to create art for your home using Pitt Artist Pens and Gelatos. Enjoy!
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Valentine's Day zine and Gelatos

Love-Zine Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

A unique Valentine's Day craft for kids. Create a fun quick Valentine Love-Zine using Gelatos and Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils with this tutorial by Mou Saha.
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Valentine coloring page with Pitt Artist Pens

Mandala Valentine's Day Coloring Page

A lovely coloring page to keep for yourself or gift to you Valentine! Love is in the air! Print this coloring page and spread the love.
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"I love you" hand lettered

Hand Lettered Homemade Valentine Cards

Design a homemade Valentine's Day card with hand lettering elements. Simply choose one of the following templates and surprise your loved one with a romantic greeting using Pitt Artist Pens.
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Wood Christmas ornaments

DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments with Gelatos and Pitt Artist Pens

DIY your own wooden Christmas ornaments with this tutorial using Iridescent and Metallic Gelatos and Pitt Artist Pens. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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Christmas hand lettering with Pitt Artist Pens

Christmas Ornament Holiday Hand Lettering Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a Christmas ornament hand lettering tutorial using Pitt Artist Pens. I have made a complete materials list for you.
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Christmas hand lettering with a tree and Pitt Artist Pens

Merry Christmas Hand Lettering Tutorial

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a tutorial to create Christmas hand lettering art using Pitt Artist Pens. Use this tutorial to create your own personalized greeting cards, journaling page, Christmas gift, or even art to display in your home.
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Holiday wrapper paper with Christmas trees

DIY Christmas Tree Wrapping Paper

Always looking for a way to add creativity to the holiday season, we've come up with a DIY wrapping paper tutorial that is simple, unique, AND better for the environment.
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Christmas tree bulb coloring page

"Everything Christmas" Holiday Coloring Page

There are so many things to love about Christmas and the holiday season! We put together some of our favorite holiday symbols into a Christmas tree bulb coloring page for you to color and enjoy.
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Grateful hand lettering with watercolors

Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Watercolors

Show your gratitude this Thanksgiving in the form of art with this watercolor tutorial. Use our Watercolor Pan and Pitt Artist Pen to show your grateful heart!
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Holiday hosting lettering with a Metallic Marker and candy cane

Christmas Party and Holiday Hosting Crafts with Faber-Castell

The recipes are written, ingredients are purchased, gifts are wrapped, and the guest list includes all your favorite people, yet you have that nagging feeling that something for your holiday party is still missing. Holiday hosting as an artist isn’t complete without a personally crafted touch. Get your creative juices flowing and deck the halls with these Christmas party holiday hosting crafts that are sure to make your party one that will be cherished for years to come. 
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10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

10 DIY Christmas Decorations & Gifts for Kids

Deciding what Christmas decorations to display and what Christmas gifts to give can be a fun but stressful token of the holiday season. As the holiday hustle and bustle seems to get more chaotic as the years go by, DIY Christmas decorations and handmade gifts are the perfect way to personalize the holiday season. These 10 decoration and gift ideas are fun, simple, and creative ways for you and your children to get into the  Christmas spirit.
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