Painting Terra Cotta Clay PotsTerra cotta pots are inexpensive and can be painted and transformed into pretty decorative containers. This is a page about painting terra cotta clay pots.
Painting on DenimThere are some techniques that can aid in making a success of your fabric painting projects. This is a page about tips for painting on denim.
Painting With Acrylic Paint on PlasticThis is a page about painting with acrylic paint on plastic. Some plastics may require special preparation prior to painting with acrylic paints.
Cleaning Artist BrushesThis is a page about cleaning artist brushes. Good art brushes can be quite expensive to buy. By properly cleaning them after each use you can extend the life of your brushes.
Making a Hair Dryer PaintingThis is a page about making a hair dryer painting. Blow paint in interesting patterns with a basic hair dryer.
Homemade Matte Medium RecipesThis is a page about homemade matte medium recipes. Matte medium is typically used when painting but also has other craft uses.
Painting on PlasticThis is a page about painting on plastic. Painting on plastic can be tricky unless you follow certain procedures or use paints especially designed for use on plastics.
Painting Glass LampsGlass lamps are a great decor item that can easily be customized by being painted to your liking. This is a page about painting glass lamps.
Photo Cutouts for Any PartyWe are celebrating my sister's surprise milestone birthday with these cutouts!
Making Colorful Garden Pebble PaperweightsThis is a page about making colorful garden pebble paperweights. Garden stones with pleasing shapes can be painted with seasonal motifs to make pretty, useful paperweights.
Making Painted Glass SignsMake your own easy to hang custom sign decoration to that shows off your personal style by painting it on glass. This is a page about making painted glass signs.
Painting a Refrigerator With Chalkboard PaintPainting a refrigerator with chalkboard paint males a great place to write notes or draw whatever you like. This is a page about painting a refrigerator with chalkboard paint.
Watercolor Tips and TechniquesThis page is about watercolor tips and techniques. There is a lot to learn about the kinds of paints and different ways of applying them when beginning to watercolor.
Painting Clothes PinsSeveral craft projects include painted clothes pins. If finished properly they can even be used to hang laundry. After you have done the decorative painting it is a good idea to use a clear finish to protect your work and your clothes if used with laundry. This is a page about painting clothes pins.
Painting Glass BottlesThis is a page about painting glass bottles. Painting glass bottles is a great craft for showcasing your artistic talents and making beautiful or whimsical decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts.
Painter's Tape Art ProjectsCreating a design or name using painter's tape allows your child to make a unique painted artwork. Simply remove the tape and voila! This page contains painter's tape art projects.
Creating an Abstract Acrylic PaintingThis abstract painting method is easy to do, even the kids can join in. For a list of supplies and instructions scroll down this page.
Rehydrating Dried Out Acrylic Craft PaintAcrylic crafts paints can dry out before you have used them up. Sometimes they can be rehydrated, often by adding a little bit of water at a time. For more options read on.
Making a Salt Spider Web PaintingA spider web painting can be made with glue and salt. Once dried paint the salt with a q-tip and acrylic paint.
Creating a Crackle Paint Finish on CanvasIf you want to create a crackle finish on your canvas this tutorial will show you how. You will need some acrylic paint and Elmer's glue or a similar product to begin.
Making a Pistachio Shell Birds PaintingUsing painted pistachio nut shells as your birds you can create a bare tree painting on canvas full of colorful birds. Try your hand with this beautiful simple craft.
Cardboard Place Mat for Kids' Painting CraftsUsing recycled cardboard boxes as painting craft placemats keeps the area clean and allows you and your children freedom to create. It is a good way to protect the dining room table or other surfaces.
Making Stenciled Tea Towels or BagsDecorate simple, plain tea towels or cloth shopping bags by painting stenciled patterns on them. Learn how on this page.
Making Marbleized ArtworkCreate beautiful marbleized artwork on paper using cooking oil and food colors or water and nail polish. This is a great project of kids as well; younger ones will likely need guidance. The instructions and photos follow.
Using Spray PaintWhen working with spray paint there are a few things to keep in mind. First do your research in order to purchase the correct paint for your project taking into consideration the surface to be painted and the location of the finished piece. You will also want to use the best technique for applying the paint. Multiple thin layers are preferred over one thick one.
Pulled String Art PaintingRather than using a brush, try creating a beautiful abstract painting using string to spread your paint. Following are some examples of pulled string art painting projects.
Easy Canvas ArtworkPaint can easily be applied to canvas or a canvas board through a stencil to create some fun artwork to decorate your home.
Painting on Plastic Covered 3 Ring BindersI recently painted about 20 plastic covered 3 ring school binders. I sprayed each one with sealer, then painted them with DecoArt patio paint. In some I used Mod Podge as a base also. When I finished with the painting, I sealed them again. Since then the paint literally peels right off or if it is against anything else it sticks to the other object.
Homemade Paint Palette IdeasYou don't have to buy an expensive paint palette for your crafting projects. A plastic lid with bottle caps attached is one possible alternative. This page contains homemade paint palette ideas.
Watercolor Painting Using MarkersTry this easier approach to creating beautiful watercolor paintings, using water soluble markers. This post explains the process used in watercolor painting using markers.
Upcycling a Window with PaintPainting a discarded window that may be trash, can be a great way to express your creativity. This craft is about upcycling a window with paint.
Using Acrylic Interior Paint for Art Pouring ProjectsI'm a budding artist alla grande. I'm looking to 'acrylic pouring', but I want to know if acrylic indoor paint can be used successfully on art projects such as pouring projects. I'm appalled at the prices of just a little paint for pourings in art stores. If the paint is the same in either art store or paint stores - I'm a winner!
Protecting Oil Paint Design on DenimI used oil paint on a white denim jacket, will it stay on if I wash it myself? Or should I take it to the dry cleaners?
14 Carat Gold Paint for PorcelainPainting porcelain with gold paint will require firing in a kiln in order to get the color you want. This is a page about 14 carat gold paint for porcelain.
Reverse Glass PaintingA fun way to try to reproduce art you like, is to paint the clear glass laid over the top of the artwork. This is a page about reverse glass painting.
Ombré Painted Succulent PotAdd some flare to your succulent pot by painting it in an ombré fashion. This is a page about ombré; painted succulent pot.
How to Make a Recycled Milk Bottle Cap PaletteThe caps off of milk bottles are just right for use in making an impromptu palette for your next craft painting project. This is a page about how to make a recycled milk bottle cap palette.
Painting an Electric GuitarAdd a personal touch to the instrument of your favorite rocker. This is a page about painting an electric guitar.
Painted Stone Paper WeightsStones make great paper weights and by painting them you can make them extra special. Painted stone paper weights are great for kids to make as Christmas gifts.
Painting Glass BlocksUsing the wrong paint on your glass block project can be disastrous. This is a page about painting glass blocks.
Marble-Painted HeartUse a marble in a box as your paintbrush to create a one of a kind painting. This is a page about marble-painted heart.
Using Rubber Cement on Fabric Before PaintingIn 2009 someone posted here that you can use rubber cement as a base coat on fabric followed by acrylic paint. It sounds crazy, but would be great. Anyone ever tried this? Surely it wouldn't wash.
Protect Paint Brushes With a StrawOur paintbrushes fare much better when they are rinsed out, shaken off and stored in a straw. They can be set upright in a jar, this way, without the brush being damaged. We are stenciling our kitchen cabinets by hand ;)
Paint Sample Wall ArtThis is a page about paint sample wall art. Don't throw out those little wall paint samples in the can. They can be used to create your own original artwork.
Repairing a Curb Find PaintingI found a painting on the street. The frame was dirty and there was a tear in the canvas. Here is how I repaired it.
Making a 3D Initial CanvasThis is a page about making a 3D initial canvas. A fun project for a youngster to make a unique gift for a special person.
Giving a Metal Pot an Aged Look With PaintThis is a page about giving a metal pot an aged look with paint. Antiquing techniques can be used on many items including metal pots.
Painting on Enamel Coated MugsI have four enamel mugs, like the speckled campfire mugs, that I want to paint/draw on. Sharpie wipes right off so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of a paint, marker, or paint pen that will stay on?
Making a Leopard Print Key RingThis is a page about making a leopard print key ring. The unique and beautiful leopard pattern created for this project makes it a stand out gift for a friend or for yourself.
Watercolor Resist PaintingThis is a page about watercolor resist painting. Water color rest painting is neat technique that leaves certain areas free from the watercolor paint.
Re-hydrating Water Based Art PaintCould anyone tell me how to soften water based paint in artist tubes please?
Peacock-Inspired Glass VaseChristmas is just around the corner and it is time to start making gifts for those special people in your life. Find your inspiration in the feathers of a peacock for this gift idea. Turn an ordinary clear glass vase into a unique table centerpiece, a gift to be cherished for many years.
Frugal Canvases For PaintingThis is a page about frugal canvases for painting. If you enjoy painting as a hobby, the cost of new, quality canvas can really add up. Use these thrifty ideas to help save money getting canvases to paint on.
Sponge-Painted MugsThis is a page about sponge-painted mugs. The sponge painting technique makes decorating coffee mugs an easy project that even the kids and help with.
Painting BasketsThis is a page about painting baskets. To give a new purpose or just to liven them up, baskets can be spray or brush painted.
Making Linoleum Block PrintsThis is a page about making linoleum block prints. A fun unique way to decorate paper or fabric is making print blocks.
Making Hand Painted CoastersThis page is about making hand painted coasters. Ordinary wooden coasters can be turned into something decorative with some paint and stencils.
Painting With Wax CrayonsThis is a page about painting with wax crayons. If you are looking for a new art technique that is not too expensive, try painting with wax crayons.
Craft Painting TipsThis is a page about craft painting tips. Many crafts involve some amount of painting. Knowing a few tips and techniques can ensure a pleasing final result.
Still Life Painting With Oil PaintsThis page is about basic still life oil painting. Learning basic oil painting techniques can get you started enjoying this artistic expression.
Mixing Powdered Tempera PaintThis is a page about mixing powdered tempera paint. Following a few simple steps can help keep the mess down when mixing your own powdered tempera paint.
Using Chalkboard PaintThis page is about using chalkboard paint. This paint can make a blackboard in a lot of different places.
Using Acrylic Paint on a Plastic Table ClothCan I use acrylic paint on a plastic table cloth?
Mountain LandscapeThis is a painting my dad did for me. It is so beautiful. He passed away about eight years ago. He is and was a great man!
Use Sponge To Paint Wire FenceIt's easier and less messy to paint a wire fence with a sponge instead of a brush. Just put the paint in an aluminum roller pan and dunk the sponge.
Save Plastic Packaging for Paint PaletteI save bits of hard "see through" plastic from the boxes of things I buy (toaster, etc.) to use as a disposable paint palette for acrylic paints that I use for crafts. It doesn't have a well, but the paint stays put anyway.
Painting Plastic Christmas OrnamentsI am having preschoolers paint plastic Christmas ornaments. Which type of paint works best and do I need some kind of permanent sealer? Thanks!
Can I Use Food Coloring in Acrylic Paint?Can I use food coloring in acrylic paint to help change the color a little?
Craft: Watercolor (BooBoo on My Lap)This is a quick rendering of my cat, BooBoo, as he sits on my lap. I was lucky enough to have my watercolors and paper out. I use this picture as my profile picture on Facebook and like the comments I have received.
Painting a Design on a GuitarI want to paint on my guitar. How do I transfer a design onto it so that I can paint it?
Complimentary Color for Gold in a PaintingI have done a painting with gold and silver objects. Now I would like to add one flower. Which color will compliment the gold? The background is reddish-brown.
Tole Painting PatternsDoes anyone have any patterns for tole painting?
Using Gesso to Create DimensionHow do you use gesso to get dimension on rock painting?
Painting With an AirbrushI'm just getting started with an airbrush (for painting) and would like to know whether latex paint can be used, and how to thin it to the right consistency? I read something about adding Windex to it. Any suggestions?
Store Roller in Tray With Water for Painting TomorrowIf you paint with a paint roller one day and plan to continue painting the next day, you can avoid washing the roller by placing it in the paint tray and filling the tray with water to cover the roller.
Stained Glass Painting DesignsI am looking for free download stained glass painting designs. I would appreciate if you can kindly help me on that. Thanks.
Egg Cartons For PaintsWhen it is time to paint get out your empty egg carton! When using the inexpensive small bottles of paint from the craft stores you can squeeze small amounts of different colors into each egg section.
Painting Liquor Bottles So They Look FullHow do I paint empty liquor bottles so that they look full, and transparent? Is there a special paint ? And where do I get it?
Craft: Watercolor Bob The BuilderI created these very cool pictures for my son's Christmas present. I used his favorite books, tracing paper, watercolor paper, watercolor pencils, and a paint brush. Most of the craft supplies can be purchased at your local Walmart.
Use White Out for Tiny Painting JobsNeed to do a small touch up job on something white, but don't have the white paint or don't want to open that big can? For a small, very small touch up job needing white, use White Out.
Painting with Crown Suede PaintsHow does one paint with suede paints bought from CROWN? Please advise.
Tracing Pictures onto Silk to PaintCan anyone help me to find pictures that I can use to trace onto silk so that I can paint them? Any pictures that are suitable to copy would be great. I also paint in acrylics so they would be useful for that too. Flowers are my special interest.
Paint Peeling on Galvanized HamperI have an old galvanized painted hamper. The paint is peeling. Does anyone know how to go about removing the paint and then repainting the surface?
Preparing a Shirt to PaintI have washed a 50/50 cotton/polyester tee shirt in ALL and Downy. I will be fabric painting on this tee shirt and was not supposed to wash it by hand to get the sizing out. Can I wash it in Woolite by hand to now get the fabric softener out of it?
Painting a Potato BinUse acrylic paints whenever possible. They are easy to paint over if you need to make a change. This is a photo of my parents' potato bin that I decided to decorate for them as a surprise.
Painted GuitarPainted Guitar. This is a picture of my grandson's guitar, he asked me to paint something on it so this is what I came up with, he loves playing it and tells me he get a lot of compliments on it.
Fixing Mistakes When Painting FabricI am working with acrylic paints, and also painting on fabric. Does
any have any idea how to remove some of the mistakes I made off fabric?
Preparing Muslin Fabric for PaintingHow do you prepare fabric such as muslin so when markers or acrylic paints are being used they don't bleed?
Recycled Paint HoldersRecycled items you can use to hold paint for your art projects. Post your ideas.
Decorating My Room with Favorite BandsI am going to decorate my room in a music theme, since I love to play the electric guitar. Are there any special brushes I should use to paint Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Green Day on my wall since those are my fav. bands? Thanks, I'm not allowed to paint black on my walls, that sux- black is my favorite color. Chance
Creating a Crackle Paint Finish on CanvasI love to experiment with paint on bottles or even on canvas. I found a great technique where I could use Elmer's glue on top of the paint and then paint a layer of paint over the glue to make the paint crackle and give it a very unique look. I normally do this with bottles, but decided to try it on a canvas to see how it looked. This is an easy project that anyone can do. The results are amazing.
Mess Free Painting Using Cardboard BoxesSave cardboard boxes or if you shop at Costco, at check out they'll put your purchases in cardboard boxes - those boxes are handy! In our household we paint in the boxes to create a mess free painting environment. :)
Marbleized ArtworkThis is a fun, simple way to create eye stunning and unique artwork without having to have any artistic talent. You can use this technique on countless objects to gain the same marbleized look, but for this project I've chosen canvas panels. All you need is the object you want marbleized, a bin filled with water, and nail polish and you too will soon be creating beautiful artwork and decorations.
Pistachio Shell Birds PaintingI like to save the shells from my pistachio nuts to craft with. Here, I've turned them into birds on a tree I painted.
Repurpose Old Food and Storage Lids for Paint PalettesIn lieu of buying paint palettes, why not make your own? I have used paper plates before, but all the paint tends to run together eventually. With just a few supplies, you can have a palette that keeps the paint separated and is perfect for any age to use.
Use a Cardboard Place Mat for Kids' Painting CraftsPainting could get messy especially if it's your dinner table the kid's paint on.
Using Krylon Spray Paint and Acrylic Craft PaintAre Krylon spray paint and acrylic craft paint compatible? I have tried Rustoleum spray paint and the acrylic craft paint does not adhere. I want to use this with a stencil. What is the best way to make sure the craft paint sticks?
Painting and Frosting a Glass BlockI am painting glass blocks for Christmas gifts. I want to paint a picture and frost the block. Do I frost first and then paint? Or paint the picture and then frost over the whole block? I have seen where they frost over vinyl, but I am not sure about over a painted picture.
Painting Glass BlocksHow many coats do you have to put on to get proper coverage so your brush strokes do not show with lights inside the block?
Painting Crafts With Acrylic PaintsI 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.
Painting a Design on a Denim JacketI've been wanting to paint on this denim jacket I had gotten awhile ago. While I'm making the design I was wondering where I can paint on the jacket so that the paint doesn't wear down quickly. Can I paint on the cuffs? Or will the rub off too quickly, same for things like the collar, I don't know where the best places to paint are so that the paint doesn't come off.
DIY Matte MediumI am looking for a DIY recipe for matte medium.