Category Archives: Painted Projects

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Stamps, Stencils, and Masks Project

Gather up your supplies from our last post to create your own handmade stamps, stencils and masks from our last post and use them to make this fun fish painting.

 

completed paint project

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Coloring Page Painting

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Beginner Acrylic Paint Project

This colorful acrylic painting requires no drawing thanks to a copyright-free coloring page.  Reuse a wooden box to add an instant frame.

 

painting lady in the rain

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After You Paint

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Finishes for Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Paintings

You’ve painted your masterpiece.  So now what?  Explore how to preserve and enhance your artwork using some traditional and not-so traditional materials.

 

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Nature Close-Ups

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Beginner Watercolor Painting Project Tutorial

This is an easy watercolor project with no drawing required.  Instead, the project makes use of grey-scale photographs printed on watercolor paper to jump-start your painting.  Turn completed paintings into a collection piece by mounting them together or use them on handmade greeting cards for little functional works of art.

 

watercolor blue rose

 

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Abstract Poppy Painting

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Beginner Acrylic Painting Project

 

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.  – Mark Twain

 

Sometimes the hardest part about painting is just getting started.  Many artists struggle with “blank canvas syndrome,” the feeling of not knowing exactly how to begin or what to paint.

This project makes it easy to overcome the blank canvas.  It begins with relaxed random painting. Have fun mixing colors and splattering paint directly on the canvas.  Then you’ll use a negative space painting technique to turn the randomness into a colorful floral image for your wall.

 

abstract poppy acrylic painting

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