Category Archives: Painted Projects

Brushes and More

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Exploring Brushes, Knives and Other Paint Tools

Explore the painter’s tools of the trade.  Discover the anatomy of a paint brush and learn to  choose the proper brush for your next painting project.   See what each of five common brush types can do as you create a colorful ‘brush stroke’ painting.
 
brushes and painting knives

 

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The Color Wheel: Bonus Technique

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Image Transfer for Color Wheel Mandala

Image transfers using gel medium is a fun technique to add interest to your artwork.  It works because acrylic medium applied on top of a toner-based print or copy will trap the ink from the print. Once you remove the paper, you’re left with a transparent version of the image to adhere to your painting.
 
Color Wheel Painting

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Silhouette Painting

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Beginner Oil Painting Project Tutorial

Silhouette Painting

Looking to get started with oil painting? Check out this beginner oil painting tutorial featuring a tree silhouette against a colorful painted sky. Practice an alla prima or ‘wet-on-wet’ painting technique using thickly applied paint from a painting knife. Get comfortable with how oil paints move and blend on the canvas to prepare you for future oil paint work.There is no one right way to do this painting and no drawing to worry about. Have fun!

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All About Paint

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Exploring Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor Paints

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on art supplies. Today’s post is all about paint. We’ll be digging into paint ingredients and discovering how those ingredients affect the working properties of the paint. We’ll compare acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints to help you choose the right paint for your next project. Ready? Let’s get started!

assorted paint brushes with paint

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5 Fourth of July DIY Ideas

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner. I have less home decor for this holiday that most of the others. Do you decorate for the Fourth? I like to add to my collection of holiday decor every year, so finding new projects to work on is always on my list of to-dos.  Looking around the web for ideas can really inspire me to get some crafty projects underway. There is so much project inspiration out there that it can be overwhelming. Here are five quick projects and the best part is these could be done with kids.

Fouth of July Mason Jars

Fourth of July Mason Jars and pinwheels

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