Posts by Antonella Avogadro

Antonella Avogadro
Antonella is a fashion designer and freelance illustrator, with a soft spot for art history. She spends her days juggling her three passions: drawing, sewing and drafting patterns, while sharing her creations on her blog Stardust Soul at
Essential mixed media supplies on the Craftsy Blog!

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Art on a Budget: Essential Supplies for Mixed Media Art

Mixing media can be a very fun and experimental approach to painting, and discovering how different supplies and types of paint react to each other can create some wonderful effects. It is also a great way to create artwork if you have a limited amount of supplies. Read on to discover my essential supply list for creating original mixed media pieces!

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Sunflowers watercolor painting

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Improve Your Painting: 3 Tips For Capturing Shadows in Painting

Being able to paint light and shadow can breathe fresh new life into your paintings. The way these two elements interact in real life is nothing short of fascinating, just ask the impressionists! Their whole movement and passion revolved around capturing the beauty of light. Check out tips to help you recreate this same energy in your own paintings! Read more »
Color intensity scale between blue and orange

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The World of Watercolor: Color Intensity in Art

No one wants a dull painting, but don't underestimate the great power of mixing muted and dull colors. These seemingly boring tones will help your paintings reach a whole new level of depth and realism. Having an understand of color intensity in art is an important skill. Here's an overview on color intensity to help you create beautiful, realistic watercolor paintings. Read more »