Painting Crafts With Acrylic Paints

I am so frustrated trying to paint my crafts. I am making a lot of different crafts using clay, glass, and wood and they all need to be painted. It doesn't matter what I do, I just can't paint without having unsightly brush lines. I start with a primer and I have good paint brushes, but that doesn't seem to help. I'm really getting discouraged and I'm ready to give up. So, please, any help is greatly appreciated!

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December 5, 20161 found this helpful

The brushes should be kolinsky or any other real fur. Usually seem to be squirrel. And watered down a bit maybe. I use a stay wet pad. A wet sponge with special paper on top that you put the paint on and it does t dry up as you use it it is so good. I paint in miniature in nails but hope this helps

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

What kind of paint are you using? If acrylic, you may want to try an enamel paint or a paint made for painting on glass.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

if I am doing something that i do not want brush strokes. i actually use my finger.. i brush it on , and then go over it with my index finger to smooth it all.... working quickly it will smooth it out nicely

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

I dab with a cheap cheap sponge. never any marks!

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

Adding water to acrylics helps remove the "drag lines" from a brush. You may also lightly mist for painted item with a fine mist waterer after you finish!

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For larger painting projects, You might consider an inexpensive manual airbrush aspirator. You make up looser acrylic paint in a small glass container and use what looks like two metal straws connected on a hinge. You insert one straw into the paint, the other straw is at a 90 degree angle to it ( they will look like an inverted capital L). You blow through the end of the horizontal straw and it will lightly mist the paint onto you project.
It makes a professional, smooth coat of paint on your project. Of course you can buy an electric airbrush set up as well!
Happy painting!

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

I keep a spray bottle with water and spray my paints often as I apply. Moisture should do away with paint/brush lines.

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