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.
For questions about the use of pens, pencils, chalk, etc. to create images or patterns on a 2-D surface.
not sure what you material to use as a base for your project or task, such as type of fabric, paper or metal. Try to be detailed with your specifications to help narrow down choices.
should be used when asking general questions about the act or process of painting itself (verb form), to specify materials are going to be used for a painting project or existing painting, or…
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.
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.
Protecting an art or craft to reduce damage over time, and/or during the creation process.
For questions about selecting the media to be applied to a project, such as what type of paint, pencil or adhesive.
Questions about materials, tools, and techniques specific to the craft of knitting. Those that apply to knitting but aren't specific to it may fit better in the yarn or fiber-crafts tags.
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…
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 questions about the nature of color and color theory, but not about the process of applying color to works.
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.
The process of creating fabric through interlocking loops of material strands using a hook.
The art of paper folding to create shapes and figures. If folding is not the only/main form of manipulating the paper, do not use this tag.
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 the selection, maintenance, and use of pencils of different colours. Often used together with the [pencils] tag.
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 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
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…
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.
For questions concerning methods to restore damaged or time-worn works and materials.