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.
For questions about the use of pens, pencils, chalk, etc. to create images or patterns on a 2-D surface.
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 regarding general glues, pastes and tapes.
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 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.
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…
Protecting an art or craft to reduce damage over time, and/or during the creation process.
Specifically for questions about crafts primarily using wood.
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.
For questions about arts and crafts specifically involving glass.
For questions about selecting the media to be applied to a project, such as what type of paint, pencil or adhesive.
Working and shaping metals with hand tools or machines to create sculptures, jewelry, functional pieces and more.
Defining, explaining or finding terms used for the tools, materials or techniques used in crafting.
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…
when asking about the mechanics, properties, upkeep, or usage of sewing machines.
for questions about the creation, reparation, or upkeep of jewellery, including the selection of materials.
The process of creating fabric through interlocking loops of material strands using a hook.
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…
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.
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.
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…
For questions on the process of book binding, including preparing covers and pages, assembly, and using book binding tools.
For questions about creating, mending, altering various types of apparel, or using clothing as part of another project.
Use when trying to figure out the name of a technique used in an existing art or craft.
Determining the type of material used in an artwork or craft
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.
The art of folding paper to create shapes and figures. Use this tag for questions about folding techniques, materials, and tools. If folding is not the only/main form of manipulating the paper, do …
Questions about the use, properties and selection of yarn.
For questions regarding the use of casting epoxies, including selection, handling, molding, and modification.
For questions regarding the use, selection, or maintenance of printing and prints as a medium, encompassing the use of traditional as well as modern printing techniques.
Creating three-dimensional visual pieces with a variety of media, commonly clays and metals. Use specific tags for the media or methods, if known, such as polymer-clay or carving.