Use vinegar and hot water to clean your paintbrushes. Fill a small bowl with vinegar, hot tap water and soak for about 30 minutes. If you have a brush thats really dirty and has dried paint on it, put your brush in a small pot and cover the bristle
Spray all of those leftover shells with silver spray paint and you have an expensive looking decorative item! (In the process of completing craft project with spray-painted shells and looks fantastic so far!
fabric 'textile medium' at most craft stores (I like the Anita's brand). You just mix it with any color acrylic paint and it instantly turns it into fabric paint. 10 Paint Secrets: tips & tricks you never knew about paint!