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Not literally take a betta out of a tank and stitch it up, but you know what I mean.



This was actually the first pattern I made. I learned to sew during the spring in Home Ec (and I now get to drop that stupid class because I learned the one thing I took it for. And it only took two years). I like making my own patterns because it's a whole lot easier than following vague instructions, especially vague instructions for experienced seamstresses ):

One day, I was going through Pinterest, looking for free sewing patterns, and I came across a patten for sale to make a betta. Me, being the cheap, broke teenager that I am, decided I could make the pattern myself. And I did, and it turned out great. I hope I still have the pattern though. I think I threw it into my sewing drawer.

I also want to try and start drawing bettas. I draw frequently.


This is an example of some of the art I do (I'm sorry I know it's not betta related :-( ) I like to use water colors because it makes it super easy to blend. I also do some things on the computer.
 

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I could probably post the pattern :) but I'm terrible at coming up with how I do stuff plus my work space is super messy.


Also, I have a question about water colors: Do I have to use special watercolor paint or can I use acrylic?
 

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There is special watercolor paint you can purchase at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or your local craft store. The brand I have is Cotman water colours that I picked up at Michael's. Unfortunately the paint is a tad expensive. Each one cost me about $7 each.
 

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There is special watercolor paint you can purchase at Michael's or Hobby Lobby or your local craft store. The brand I have is Cotman water colours that I picked up at Michael's. Unfortunately the paint is a tad expensive. Each one cost me about $7 each.
Yikes :cry: Most of my funds go toward my fish or sewing stuff. And my local craft store is Walmart :cry: I'm serious, the nearest one is 2 hours away.

Oh, and sorry it took a while for me to respond. I was sick yesterday and I'm still sick today.
 

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Sorry to hear. Hope you feel better soon. There is probably something you can find at Walmart that will work equally as well. :)
 

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Sorry to hear. Hope you feel better soon. There is probably something you can find at Walmart that will work equally as well. :)
Yeah, walmart has their own brand. I thought they were pretty good but the tubes are super small. I ran out of white really fast and I started using some acrylic white that my mom had a big container of. When I was younger I remembered taking lessons and using acrylics to do water color. I'm considering switching to that because the paint is a whole lot cheaper and I get more for my money.
 

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Ive done a couple of watercolor paintings using acrylics. You just have to water it down quite a bit, so it can be done.
I like a bolder look anyway. I use water colors because of the easy and smooth blending and shading. I've been working on my room and I'm gonna get some storage soon, so I'm gonna wait until I get more storage before I buy some acrylic paint. That's the problem with being artistic; you don't have enough space to put all of your art stuff. I have a sewing machine on my computer desk, paint brushes all over the floor, twenty million sketchbooks thrown around my room, a calligraphy set (I also do calligraphy), and a box of sewing supplies stealing my computer chair. Really though, it's super painful to look at my room right now.
 
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