II am frequently asked about color mixing acrylic paints. Sometimes when painting you want to use a specific color that isn’t in your stash. Maybe you even tried to mix it up but the color isn’t quite right and you don’t know why or how to fix it. In this guide, I will give you all my tips and tricks for color mixing and even share my video below!

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If you have been following The Social Easel at all you know I love to paint florals. I will add them to any painting! It’s finally May and I have a simple and fun spring floral painting tutorial for you! I want to show you how to draw and paint this a mason jar with spring flowers.

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Now that the kids are home for good since school has been canceled for the year, we are always trying to come up with new fun things to do. Especially creative ones! This activity was from a Pinterest post that I shared on my Facebook page a few weeks ago about how to make puffy sidewalk paint and we wanted to try it out! 

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With all the changes in the world right now things are definitely a little crazy but we are enjoying our time spent together as a family and always looking for an easy dinner and fun family night. Our family has loved these quick and easy calzones for the last few months!

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Today I’m going to talk to you more about you then about art. I am going to get pretty real with you guys about my own personal struggles and what I am doing to change those things. My hope is that it will inspire you to put yourself first this year. Be the Best You!

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Painting palette knife flowers is hands-down one of my favorite things to do! I could do a new version every single day! Seriously!  And it’s fast! Want a quick win and a lot of fun? You need to try this!

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