Home decorating is a challenge for many. They want color and style, but they would rather not pay a large price. This requires creativity and the ability to make the items they envision. Many have turned to crafts to satisfy their decorating needs. They quilt, knit, crochet and tie macramé...

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There are still many people today who are leery of spending their disposable income for something they might discover they do not enjoy, so finding a craft with little or no starting costs can be difficult. For those who love to sew creatively, starting art on a budget is a...

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Thousands of years ago, cavemen drew scenes of daily life on the walls of their caves. They used various paints to enhance their charcoal drawings. Many of these were made of local plants that had been boiled down to create pigment. Some were water mixed with colored clays and minerals....

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When decorating their caves, ancient man had to search the local area for their supplies. They used water, plants, clays and minerals to create pigments to color the drawings on their walls. Today’s artists hunt locally as well. They can either log onto their computer to shop online, or they...

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For a beginner, it may seem a bit intimidating to buy art or craft items in an art supply store. There are many items on display and in stock. Finding the right items may take time and some expertise. Even locating the correct supplies needed may seem an impossible task. Art stores have staff that is always ready and willing to help those beginning their art or craft project. Many staffers are artists and understand the difficulties of beginners. The community of artists as a whole tends to encourage new people who are exploring their talents. Those that work in shops can quickly make buying supplies a learning experience for new artists.