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Claude Monet The Artist's Family in the Garden, 1875

Make Watercolor Paints - baking soda, vinegar, light corn syrup, corn starch, and food coloring. It will be ready to use in a couple of days. (Must dry first.)

Acid-stained Concrete. love this- it looks like a copper walkway

Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.

If you petrify a brush with dried paint, just soak it in Murphy's Oil for 24 to 48 hours and it dissolves all the paint and makes it like new. Must try

Cross with wings - meet Virginia arts on Facebook!

Staples does oversized prints called "engineer prints." The largest size is 3' x 4' and they cost only 4.99 ???