Tag: acrylics

Acrylic painting of a cat and a camera, by Gwenn Seemel.

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints

Before we talk about Liquitex Basics acrylic paints, let’s talk about acrylic paints in general. I’ve been painting for more than sixteen years, so I’m familiar with a lot…

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Painting Wearable Art: Hannibal Lector on an Apron

“Kiss the Cannibal!” This is the process I use to prep an item that is intended to be worn and even washed. The tutorial also goes through my process…

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Art Supply Guide’s First Anniversary

This offer has ended. So much has happened over the past year since Art Supply Guide launched. We just keep growing and expanding, reaching audiences worldwide. I am…

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Golden Extra Heavy Gel Medium

For me, working with paints tends to be generally focused on smoother surfaces. But what if it wasn’t? If you want to try a different approach to your…

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Artists And Their Studios

We as artists and appreciators of the arts may often wonder where the magic happens for each individual artist. I for one, have been very intrigued by the…

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Wood Slices

It may seem obvious to those of you who follow my posts on Art Supply Guide that I have this love of painting on wood. The surface is…

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Canson Multi Media Pad

For all of you artists out there, we are faced with the annoying task of trying to find a great sketchbook or drawing paper for small projects and…

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Artist Trading Cards

Through out history, artists have participated in the trading of miniature artworks with one another or for things such as room and board, goods or just to exchange…

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Gesso Board

I picked up a gesso board from my local art store so that I could see how well I liked using this surface for my paintings. Surprisingly it…

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Valentine’s Crafts

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean spending tons of money on expensive gifts. We all know that some of the most special and cherished gifts are those made…

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Laser Cut Wood Frames and Plaques

Oh the dozens of project ideas that came rushing to my mind when I entered my local Michaels arts and crafts store and saw, not one, but two…

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Mural Techniques: Faux Finishing and Landscapes Online Course Is Live!

I am so happy to announce that my latest online painting course titled “Mural Techniques: Faux Finishing and Landscapes” has officially launched and the entire course is now…

Enrollment Open For Mural Techniques Course!

(Article Updated 12/29/15:  This offer has expired and the Mural Techniques course is now available at full price for $99, Watercolor Drip course not included) Big news…  We’ve…

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Boo Halloween Sign

There is something very convenient about having a big box of plywood scraps lying about. I have been using these wood scraps for so many decorative sign projects…

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Queen of Hearts Painting Tutorial

This painting on wood was created for an upcoming art show in October titled “Drawn To Be Bad” at the East End Studio Gallery located in Houston. Since…

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Fredrix Canvas

Painting on canvas is a typical fine art technique that artists have been perfecting since before the 16th century. Canvases can be prepared by an artist by using…

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Pop Art Tutorial

I wanted to create a food themed art piece to go on a large wall space in my kitchen. Anyone who knows my husband knows that he is a…

Pink unicorn head mounted on a teal wall.

Upcycled Art: Unicorn Head Mounted on a Wood Plaque

Thrift stores, resale shops, and garage sales: these places are prime treasure-hunting grounds for an artist! I love to collect odd trinkets and doodads for my projects. I…