Advertising and Affiliate Disclosures

These disclosures are updated as of February 13, 2018


This blog is a personal blog written by me, Tracie Kiernan. All the artwork, photos, videos and text are all my original work and I am the only publisher on this site. I can be contacted at:

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, paid sponsorship, affiliate income and other forms of compensation. Such income helps pay for the fees of keeping this site running, supplies and the time it takes to create the tutorials. I would not be able to provide any of the services on this site without this!

Unless otherwise stated, all the materials I use are bought on my own and out of my own pocket. If I recommend a product it is because I personally feel that it would be helpful to my users! No form of compensation is governing my opinions.

If I do receive a product in exchange for an opinion and review, I would clearly state it in my post. All my opinions in such a post would still be my own.

Amazon Affiliate

Step By Step Painting contains Affiliate links to  If you end up purchasing items from these links then I receive a small commission. Any link that I list on my site is chosen by me because I feel it is relevant or it provides a good visual for what the item looks like.

Please note that I am not responsible for returns or other such inquiries. The links you click on are directed to Amazon where such inquiries are dealt with through Amazon. If you do have a bad experience with an item that I link from my website, do let me know! I would consider taking the link down or adjusting it accordingly so other users don’t run into the same issues. Thanks!

This is the standard Amazon Affiliate disclosure: “Tracie Kiernan of Step By Step Painting” is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for publishers to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.”

Craftsy Affiliate

I am a affiliate. I love Craftsy and would not be an affiliate if I did not admire their products. I may include links on this website to various art classes that are relevant. If you choose to order any products and/or services from Craftsy after clicking on links from my site, I would receive a commission.

Bluehost Affiliate

I may share information about Bluehost and recommend this host to my users. Users that click on and purchase a hosting plan from Bluehost will result in myself receiving a commission.

Paid Advertising

Step By Step Painting accepts forms of cash advertising. The advertisements you see are from a third party advertising network.

Google advertising cookies

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