We always associate rainy days with lazy and chill kind of days. Times like this makes us want to curl up in bed for the whole day, right? But there are much better things to do rather than being a couch potato during the bed season, and rainy day arts and crafts are one of these.
#1: Indulging in adult coloring books
For anyone who loves creativity and contemporary art, or who simply loves the joy of coloring, comes Outside the Lines, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists. With contributions from Keith Haring, AIKO, Shepard Fairey, Exene Cervenka, Keita Takahashi, Jen Corace, Ryan McGinness, and more, Outside the Lines features edgy and imaginative pieces ready for you to add your own special touch.
#2: Sketching with colored pencils
And since we’re already talking about adult coloring books, why not pair it with quality colored pencils? It is proven that art therapy is one effective way to relieve stress and relax the mind. Faber Castell colored pencils are highly pigmented that delivers consistency and good texture. It also includes classic colors like silver and gold. With that, one is never too old for coloring books!
#3: Painting with watercolor
And yes, painting never gets old. Prang watercolor cake is as versatile as any painter could be. It gives off good shades and consistency of any color. Prang watercolors are for all ages; now you could paint a gloomy day into a good one!
#4: Drawing in a sketch pad
When you draw, you make the significance even to the simplest of things. And if you can’t write it, then draw it. While some may not be into writing, then you could definitely be good at drawing. For beginners, Corona Sketchpads may be a good start for you. It does not leave off erasures and unnecessary pencil marks.
#5: Doodling with pencils
While it highly depends on the skills of the artist, a pencil could also literally make or break any type of masterpiece. That is why it is never wrong to invest in a good pencil. The Palomino Blackwing Pearl is the latest addition to the Blackwing family of pencils, notebooks, and lifestyle products. It features a pearl white finish, black imprint and eraser, and a balanced and smooth graphite core that is softer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing 602, but firmer than the graphite found in the Palomino Blackwing. Its unique and iconic ferrule allows you to extend and replace its eraser after extensive use and even ‘hack’ your pencil to give it a custom look.
#6: Writing calligraphy with brush pens
We bet you’re already one of those who is obsessed with the new calligraphy craze! We can’t blame you because this form of art is indeed very easy to learn. Step up your calligraphy game by using dual brush pens instead. And nothing does it better than Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Brush tip works like a paintbrush to create fine, medium or bold strokes; fine tip gives consistent lines. Dual Brush Pens are ideal for artists and crafters. The water-based ink is blendable and the resilient nylon brush retains its point stroke after stroke.
#7: Doing origami
If you’re not into painting, drawing, and coloring, then maybe you could be good at origami. This book provides a reference for all kinds of crafts that involve decorative papers. It includes step-by-step photographed instructions for a wide range of techniques as well as projects to accompany each area of paper crafting. This is a comprehensive guide. Most books on paper crafting are specified by technique or end result (card making, stamping, paper embellishments, collage). This book explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter.
#8: Trying out new forms of art
Paper is one of the most versatile mediums whether you’re a newbie or pro artist. DK Easy World Craft Paper Crafts is a hand step-by-step guide to marbling, paper making, decoupage, quilling and line printing. Explore the world of paper crafting because one could never go wrong with paper!
#9: Trying out different DIY projects
There is no doubt that DIYs make our lives so much better and easier. We live in a world where convenience is already stapled and so are DIYs. Whether it’s sewing clothes, making cheese, or growing a garden, the modern appeal of “do-it-yourself” projects has a broader reach than ever. And who could teach us better how to DIY our lives than this book?
#10: Learning all about different fabrics
When all else fails, fret no more because you can learn the fabrics instead! Although it may seem tedious than any other form of art, it surely gives you a different sense of fulfillment and satisfaction once you’ve done it. This book features a comprehensive guide to dip-dyeing, printing, felting, ribbon weaving, and much more!
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