Category: How To

  • Acrylic Painting On Flagstone – Sure Can And It’s Easy

    Acrylic Painting On Flagstone – Sure Can And It’s Easy

    If you were ever wondering can flagstone be painted then you will be happy to know that painting on flagstone is a great way to add visual interest and update the look of any outdoor space. Whether you want to give your garden or patio a facelift, painting on flagstone can help achieve the desired […]

  • How to Make Drywall Art For Beginners NOW (Easy Textured Art)

    How to Make Drywall Art For Beginners NOW (Easy Textured Art)

    Do you want to make a bold statement without spending a fortune on your walls?Learning how to make drywall art is the perfect solution. This imaginative craft allows you to createbeautiful and unique works of art with only drywall mud, drywall sheet, acrylic paint, and spackle. Using the right mix of mud and materials, along […]

  • Knowing How To Sign An Open Edition Print is Easy – Must Know

    Knowing How To Sign An Open Edition Print is Easy – Must Know

    One of the most important things for an artist to understand when signing open edition prints is how to sign them correctly. It can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with the process and like many beginners (who tend to overthink things), but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing how to sign […]

  • Beginner’s Guide To Learning How To Draw

    Beginner’s Guide To Learning How To Draw

    When you were growing up, did you consider learning how to draw as something only possible for a select group of people? If so, you are not alone! Art is a universal language that spans many countries and cultures, and drawing allows us to express emotions and feelings that words simply cannot describe. But there […]

  • Save Time And Print Line Art On Watercolor Paper! (Tested)

    Save Time And Print Line Art On Watercolor Paper! (Tested)

    If it ever crossed your mind to print line art on watercolor paper then you are way smarter than me as this had never crossed my mind as something I could or should do. When I started thinking about it, printing line art on watercolor paper is a great way to save time and energy […]

  • What To Paint On Canvas – Simple Ideas for Beginners (Easy)

    What To Paint On Canvas – Simple Ideas for Beginners (Easy)

    Painting on canvas can be a great way for beginners to to express creativity, overcome artist’s block, deal with stress and create something unique. If you’re out of ideas on what to paint, here are some inspiring suggestions that could help get your creative juices flowing. Not only have I listed what to paint on […]

  • A Little How To On Sharpening Oil Pastels – Quick Results

    A Little How To On Sharpening Oil Pastels – Quick Results

    Sharpening oil pastels is an important part of the art-making process if you like making fine lines with your oil pastels, so it’s essential that you know how to do it properly. Fortunately, sharpening oil pastels is a straightforward task and doesn’t require any special tools (like a Kemper clay shaper tool). Assuming you don’t […]

  • A How To On Shipping & Selling Unstretched Canvas Paintings

    A How To On Shipping & Selling Unstretched Canvas Paintings

    When selling unstretched canvas paintings, it’s important to consider what your buyers expect. Unstretched canvases are typically sold without frames and rolled up for easy transport. Buyers should know that they will need to get the painting stretched and framed at their own expense before they can enjoy it in its full glory. That being […]

  • How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Home Remedy

    How To Keep Kneaded Eraser From Drying Out – Cheap Home Remedy

    My kneaded eraser is one of the biggest workhorses in my art supplies. I can easily shape it to a fine point or use it over a larger space. It’s delicate enough to merely lighten or erase without damaging the paper’s surface. It leaves no residue behind but makes quick work of graphite dust and […]

  • How To Clean India Ink From Brushes – Simply Do This

    How To Clean India Ink From Brushes – Simply Do This

    My first experience with india ink came about when I was a teenager trying to make my own tattoos with a couple of the neighborhood kids. Lucky for me we failed miserably and I got ink everywhere and learned pretty quickly how hard and easy it is to clean. Cleaning india ink from brushes is […]

  • How To Clean An Acrylic Painting From Cigarette Smoke From At Home

    How To Clean An Acrylic Painting From Cigarette Smoke From At Home

    Learning how to clean an acrylic painting from cigarette smoke at home is a big time and cost saver for any art collector looking to save acrylic paintings damaged by smoke. Cigarette smoke is hugely damaging for any artwork let alone a durable medium such as acrylic paint. It can create a brown film that […]

  • How To Clean An Oil Painting From Cigarette Smoke At Home

    How To Clean An Oil Painting From Cigarette Smoke At Home

    Paintings are prone to collecting grime and dirt that diminish their colors and composition over time. Cigarette smoke has a particularly nasty impact on oil paintings as it contains tar, nicotine, and ashes that land on their surface. Paintings that come from an era where people smoked heavily are most likely to have a thick layer […]