Exploring Art Markers

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Art markers are easy to use and store.  They dry quickly compared to other art mediums and can be used on-the-go.  Complex layering and color blending are possible, and some products offer refillable ink and parts replacement for a long-lasting piece of art equipment.

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Go Your Own Way

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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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Stamps, Stencils, and Masks

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There are plenty of wonderful stencils, stamps, and masks on the market.  They present terrific opportunities for making repetitive patterns to enhance your art and adding focal point imagery without needing to draw.  And, if for some reason you can’t find something that is just right for your project, you can make your own. Using your original stencils, stamps and masks for creating prints and patterns makes artwork uniquely your own.  Plus, it’s easy and fun!

 

assorted handmade stamps

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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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