How to Blend Colored Pencil Drawings with Rubbing Alcohol - EmptyEasel.com
By Carrie Lewis in Art Tutorials > Drawing Tips Rubbing alcohol is a great solvent for colored pencils. It breaks down the wax binder in most colored pencils and allows the pigments to blend more like paint. It’s also wonderful for restoring the paper’s tooth. When compared to other available solvents, it’s much less toxic and much more accessible. I use rubbing alcohol in three main ways:Quick announcement - EmptyEasel has created a quicker, easier way for artists to have their own […]
5 WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES for TREES
There are almost as many ways to paint trees, as there are artists to paint them. Here are 5 different tree studies, with a variety of approaches you might try: 1) BASIC TREE STUDY -- Sketch a tree in pencil, and then lay in the foliage and grass, with a light mingling of yellows & greens (quinacridone gold & sap green). . . Wet each shape again, and add some darker/cooler greens & blues (quinacridone burnt orange/sap green and sap green/cobalt blue), to suggest volume. Keep the first…
How to Paint Glass
If you would like to paint glass, whether it’s glassware, a window, a vase or a jar there are a few things to know & ask yourself before you start. http://paintedfurnitureideas.com/what-to-know-before-painting-glass/
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Geometry on the Pavement
These designs are called "kolam" in Tamil. It is the custom in Tamil Nadu for the head female of the household to sweep in front of the house at the start of the day and create one of these beautiful, intricate patterns. The patterns have some basic rules of construction, but they vary greatly between households and from day to day. They are intended as a self-reflective exercise for the woman - the pattern will reflect her mood and internal feeling on that day. This is the start of the new…
Indian Inlay Stenciled Table
Bone inlayed furniture is really popular right now...not with people like us, cause we're cheap, but with people that have money to throw around. The first dresser (the little black one) has a price tag of....hold onto your britches....$2,999! Holy
How to make Homemade Liquid Watercolours with Dried Out Markers
Don't throw out your dried up markers! Turn them into homemade liquid watercolours for your kids to paint with! They're vibrant, safe, and easy to make!
Acrylic Paint Tips for Miniatures and Models
Acrylic paints are a popular choice to use for painting miniatures, but they are not always the right choice, and in some cases, oil paint is better.
How to crackle your Annie Sloan paint AND make coloured waxes......
Hey gorgeous, Are you gearing yourself up for the Paint, Please link party NEXT Friday? I want to see how paint has transformed you...
Annie Sloan's Chalk Painted Floor
DIY: How To Paint Wood Floors With Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - tutorial shows how a wood floor was stripped of carpet, painted, distressed and sealed. This is such a great look and a very inexpensive flooring option.