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Be Blessed Painted Sign

Learn how you can paint this “Be Blessed” sign and proudly display it in your home. Materials Here’s what you will need in order to make the Be Blessed sign: Wooden Board – mine was 14″ by 11″ Acrylic Paint – White, Black, and Gold I used Deco Art Americana Snow White, Antique Gold, and Lamp Black. Paint […]

Coffee String Art

We all know you have too many K-Cups and a giant coffee brewer in your kitchen. Give your coffee nook some life by adding a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This Swirling Coffee String Art! Learn how artist Lawrence Ross strung up this cup of joe. Maybe you’ll learn some inspiring pointers! Supplies The Swirling Coffee […]

Create “Farm Fresh Eggs” Painted Sign

Learn how you can paint this “Farm Fresh Eggs” sign. It fits perfectly into any farmer’s kitchen! Materials Here’s what you will need in order to make the Farm Fresh Eggs sign: Wooden Board – mine was 14″ by 11″ Acrylic Paint – Gray and Beige. I used Deco Art Americana Zinc and Light Mocha. Paint Brush […]

Easy Trick to Stop Paint Bleed

Ever paint an awesome sign, only to lift the vinyl stencil up and see the dreaded paint bleed? No worries! I’m here to save your signs. Paint Your Base Starting with a blank canvas or wooden board, paint the base. When your base is painted, KEEP THE PAINT color you just used. Don’t throw the […]

Finding Inspiration During Uninspiring Times

By now, you are no doubt tired of hearing the word “pandemic.” And yet, it’s something we must all deal with. With that, comes more isolation, less socializing and a lot more time on our hands. So what we do we do? For many, even the most creative spirit, we find the well to our […]

Florida State Seminoles Stained Glass Mosaic

I created this awesome Florida State Seminoles stained glass mosaic for my family. Read along as I teach you how you can also make this incredible piece of art. Materials Here’s what you will need in order to make the Florida State Seminoles Stained Glass Mosaic: Wooden Board – mine was 12″ by 12″ Stained […]

How to create lady bug string art

String art is a trendy new arts and crafts project that can capture the creative imaginations of all ages. Today I will be sharing with you how you can make this fun lady bug string art.  So come join me as we unwind from it all and wrap ourselves in string art! Supplies you will […]

How To Cut Stained Glass

In this blog post I’ll be teaching you how to cut a specific shaped from stained glass. When complete, you will be able to cut, shape, and fit any piece of stained glass into the desired space of your stained glass mosaic project. Materials The supplies you will need are: Stained Glass Breaking Pliers and […]

How to Grout Your Stained Glass Mosaic

Grouting your stained glass mosaic is easy and quick. So, let’s get started! Materials Sanded Grout I recommend sanded grout from Home Depot. Bucket Sponge Rubber Gloves Paint Mixing Stick N-95 Mask or something similar Old T-Shirt, Rag, or Paper Towel Running Water Preparation We highly recommend always grouting your stained glass mosaics outside! It […]

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Meet Lawrence Ross

String Art

Hi everyone! I’m Lawrence Ross and I am Let’s Craft’s resident string artist. I run a small string art kit business called String of the Art, where I have sold thousands of string art kits all over the world.

Following law school graduation, my dyslexia got in the way of passing the Florida Bar Exam. After five attempts and fails, I knew this hurdle could not hinder my success. Through the adversity, my passion for the arts helped keep me going. It led me to closing the law books and bringing my dream of String of the Art to life! Now, several years later, I have taught thousands of new string artists all over the world how to master the craft through my kits.

String art has led me to wonderful opportunities. I created an exclusive string art kit for Starbucks, which is currently being sold in their three Starbuck Roastery Reserves. I am also a string artist for Primitive By Kathy (“PBK”). Many of my PBK designs have been sold in department stores like Nordstrom’s and Dillard’s. I have pieces hanging in hotels and I have won awards for my string art.

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Meet Deena Goldstein

ACRYLICS, DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA, POP ART PETS

I’ve been creating art since I was a child. My work has ranged from children’s book illustration, cartooning, graphite photo-realism renderings, to a line of children’s clothing and accessories called “Sunshine Kids.” I work predominantly in the digital medium, creating pieces that incorporate a variety of elements such as airbrush, acrylic, ink, oil, etc. The digital images provide an opportunity for reprint on canvas or print in a variety of sizes – I love the flexibility of the medium. I also enjoy working with acrylic, vintage/salvage. Creating brings me great joy and peace. Connecting and sharing my work with others is incredibly fulfilling. My work has been featured in a variety of local publications such as So Scottsdale, Scottsdale Independent News, Art in Phoenix, The Jewish News and Jewish Life Magazine.

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