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Silk Painting Tip: Using Metallic Outliners

April 9, 2016

If you are looking to enhance your silk painting techniques, I suggest you try designing with metallic outliners. This is now my new preferred design technique! When I learned silk painting (many years ago!), I learned to create patterns and designs with traditional water based clear resist. Resist is a glue-like substance that blocks[...]


Silk Painting Tip: Using Metallic Outliners

April 9, 2016
Silk painted design with metallic outliner | DivineNY.com

If you are looking to enhance your silk painting techniques, I suggest you try designing with metallic outliners. This is now my new preferred design technique! When I learned silk painting (many years ago!), I learned to create patterns and designs with traditional water based clear resist. Resist is a glue-like substance that blocks …

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Celebrate National Craft Month

March 2, 2016
Celebrate National Craft month with this penguin craft kit | DivineNY.com

If you’re thinking of starting a new craft, this is the month to begin because March is National Craft Month! To help celebrate, I’ve launched a new DIY Penguin Craft Kit! What’s included: • 2 pieces of 5”x5” black felt • 2 pieces of 3” x 3” black felt • 2 pieces of 5”x5” peel […]

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The process to finding the perfect creative hobby

February 4, 2016
The process to finding the perfect creative hobby | DivineNY.com

I encourage everyone to have a creative hobby – but the process of finding that perfect creative activity that suits your lifestyle and budget takes time and patience! If you don’t find it right away, don’t despair or give up – keep looking, keep experimenting and eventually you’ll find that one creative activity that …

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Be Mine: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 19, 2016
Etsy finds - Valentine's Gift Guide | DivineNY.com

Don’t wait until the last minute and show up with just candy & flowers! Instead, plan ahead and give a personal handmade gift. Here are some picks from my Etsy shop as well as from other vendors. To receive a special promotion, simply visit my Etsy shop, DivineNYCo and select your favorite item. …

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Make 2016 Your Best Creative Year + FREE Pattern Download

January 7, 2016
Hand-drawn nature print - butterflies | DivineNY.com

As we start a new year I would like to encourage you to make a commitment to be more creative this year. Life can be stressful – there will always be ups and downs to deal with. Even during stressful times, the one thing that always helps me find peace and calmness is …

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Indoor Air Quality Needs Testing

January 6, 2016
Testing air quality in the home

When you want to protect your home and its possessions from becoming a fungal environment and want to keep your family healthy, having professional inspectors collect and analyze air samples can become important, especially if you have had a water leak or a flooded basement where high levels of mold spores in the air present […]

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Holiday Pop-Up at the Asian American Arts Alliance December Town Hall

December 12, 2015
Holiday Pop-up with the Asian American Arts Alliance | divinely.com

My last holiday pop-up market of the year will be on Thursday December 17 at the Asian American Arts Alliance December Town Hall. This is a great opportunity for last minute holiday shopping and of course a chance to support small business and local handmade vendors. Time: 6:30 – 9:30pm Location: W83, 150 West 83rd […]

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

November 28, 2015
Burlap-Coaster-Set-DivineNYCo

If you are looking for unique handmade gift ideas, check out my Holiday Gift Guide. To make it easy, I’ve also created a Pinterest board, Holiday Gifts 2015. Keep checking my Pinterest board for new finds. I hope these ideas inspire you to support indie designers, Etsy vendors and local small business in your …

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How to make a banner with Cricut Explore Air

November 22, 2015
DIY Burlap banner | DivineNY.com

Disclosure: Please note that some links in this post are affiliate/referral links. This means if a reader makes a purchase based on this post, I may earn a small commission. Be assured that I only support companies, products and services that I truly believe in. I do not endorse products or services that I personally […]

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Holiday Market: Etsy NY Street Team’s Handmade Cavalcade

November 6, 2015
8th Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is Dec 5-6, 2015 | DivineNY.com

I’m excited to participate in the Etsy NY Street Team’s 8th annual holiday Handmade Cavalcade. Handmade Cavalcade is a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally handmade gifts. I’ll be at the holiday market on Saturday December 5, 10:00 – 8:00pm, but the market runs the entire weekend, December 5th and 6th. For […]

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