A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
When you are not sure what material to use as a base for your project or task, such as type of fabric, paper or metal. Try to be as specific as possible to help narrow down choices.
should be used when asking general questions about the act or process of painting itself (verb form) - i.e. applying paints in a controlled manner, usually with brushes or similar tools - to …
For questions about the use of pens, pencils, chalk, etc. to create images or patterns on a 2-D surface.
The craft of connecting two things using a needle and thread. This tag can cover all methods from hand-sewing to machine sewing. Questions specifically about specialty "sewing" crafts like embroidery …
For questions regarding general glues, pastes and tapes.
For questions about the selection, use and characteristics of paper in arts and crafts.
A liquid substance spread over a surface to apply color. Use for general questions about paint, or when trying to select an appropriate paint for a project. For the process of applying paint, the "pai…
Selecting a tool based on requirements of a specific application or project.
For questions about all types of fabric and textiles. Use with the specific fabric material, such as felt, if known.
Specifically for questions about crafts primarily using wood.
Protecting an art or craft to reduce damage over time, and/or during the creation process.
Questions about materials, tools, and techniques specific to the craft of knitting. Those questions that apply to knitting but aren't specific to it may fit better in the [yarn] or [fiber-crafts] tags…
For questions about utilizing plastic, or materials meant to be used with plastic. Questions about specific types of plastic, such as PVC or ABS, should also use those tags.
For questions about working with acrylic paint, whether in a current project or an existing work. Questions could be about techniques, mixing colors, cleaning it up, preserving it, and more.
Oil paint is a medium made from suspending pigment in a type of oil. Questions can be about working with the oil, preserving it, selecting the right type, using the paint on different surfaces and mor…
The process of creating fabric through interlocking loops of material strands using a hook.
When wondering what kind of technique can or should be used to achieve a certain effect or result. This can range from e.g. drawing or sewing techniques to preparing materials for processing. A det…
Defining, explaining or finding terms used for the tools, materials or techniques used in crafting.
Working and shaping metals with hand tools or machines to create sculptures, jewelry, functional pieces and more.
For questions about arts and crafts specifically involving glass.
Determining the type of material used in an artwork or craft
For queries involving the use and selection of metal as part of a crafts project. This includes questions about the cleaning, maintenance, and restoration of metals of all kinds.
For questions about selecting the media to be applied to a project, such as what type of paint, pencil or adhesive.
for questions about the creation, reparation, or upkeep of jewellery, including the selection of materials.
Use when trying to figure out the name of a technique used in an existing art or craft.
when asking about the mechanics, properties, upkeep, or usage of sewing machines.
Cutting or trimming materials with scissors or knife. This tag is best used in combination with a more specific tag about the material being cut and/or tool being used.
Questions about the use, properties and selection of yarn.
For questions regarding the use of casting epoxies, including selection, handling, molding, and modification.
Primarily for questions involving graphite pencils as a medium. Also for general pencil questions that are medium independent, such as grip. Use the colored pencil and charcoal tags for those specific…
For questions about creating, mending, altering various types of apparel, or using clothing as part of another project.
For questions about casting of liquid metals, plastics, resins, etc. into a mold or desired shape.
For questions about the general nature of color and color theories, but not about the process of applying color to works. For the latter, use the specific medium tag (e.g. [watercolor], [oil-paint], […
For questions on the process of book binding, including preparing covers and pages, assembly, and using book binding tools.
How to use equipment or chemicals in a safe manner, or minimize hazards associated with an art or craft item, including making it child-safe.
Watercolor is a painting medium made from suspending pigment in water. There are a variety of materials it's used on, such as canvas, watercolor paper, and vellum. Questions are about using watercolor…