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Announcing the STACKS’ newest Message Board! Crafts and DIY Tips!

Share your expert how-to tips, DIYs (that stands for Do It Yourself), ask questions, give advice, and let everyone know about the awesome projects you are working on! If you’re looking for inspiration, the Scholastic Klutz video page has lots of ideas for incredible projects. AND the Klutz folks themselves will be on this board for live chats to answer your questions! Stay tuned for live chat announcements coming soon! ... 1#featured

My name is Katie, and I am the moderator for this message board. I am thrilled to be here, and I’m eager to hear your great ideas about crafting and how to do the amazing stuff that YOU are an expert at. I’ll be sharing my own thoughts, asking questions, and posting polls, so keep checking back!

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Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:56 pm
Posts: 293
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:56 am

     Ok since this is an artsy/craftsy board I was wondering if anyone here draws? I love drawing even though I don't take art(Next year...) and I was wondering:

If you do draw/paint/do artsy things and such, what's your style? As in, realism, cartoon, mixed media(not really a "style" per say, but still), abstract, manga, etc.etc.

What materials do you use? For instance, acrylics, watercolors, markers(*breathes in scent of expensive markers*), or other...?

What do you draw/paint/whatever? People, animals, plants, non living things, made up things from the abyss of your nightmares?

Hahaha yeah I was just curious. Please respond and let me know! 

PS if anyone was wondering(You weren't) I do cartoons/manga, markers/mixed media, and people. Why am I telling you this? Who knows!

Have fun!

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Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:05 pm
Posts: 2404
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:41 pm

I love this message!!!


I used to draw- not that I was ANY good at it. I took a class in college. Had a portfolio. No natural talent at all! It was all realistic items- still lives, etc. 


One of my favorite projects is to take a picture/drawing, fold it into squares. Divide a blank paper into the same amount of squares and draw a square at a time, focusing on what that square is (rather than the big picture). Those always came out the best!!

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Joined: Sun May 17, 2015 4:39 pm
Posts: 112
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:11 am

moderator katie-we did that as a class then put it together so everyone could see what it was supposed to be. Wish i could post a picture:)



I do draw alot, and i do a good deal of copyng other people sketches, instead of real life objects. I like to draw with pencil, but acrylics are awsome too.

 Re: Drawing?

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:05 pm
Posts: 2404
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:12 pm

Sweet! I wish you could post a picture too!! :)

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Joined: Thu May 12, 2016 5:38 pm
Posts: 116
Sat May 14, 2016 9:11 pm

i do chibi and Anime

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