Creative painting can provide a welcome change from the standard approach. Take this quiz to find out what you know about creative painting.
Sometimes you just get bored with the standard approach. Try something new and exciting.
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese approach to painting that focuses on imperfection as art.
If you use too much paint when you stencil you might leave unattractive brush strokes. Always offload your excess paint.
If you try holding a stencil while you paint it might move and ruin the design. Always secure the stencil, preferably with tape.
When you use a stencil brush it should look as though there is little or no paint on the brush.
When you paint with a stencil you should use small circular strokes to bring out an artistic effect with more depth.
Always wash your stencils after using them. Otherwise the paint that builds up could clog the stencil.
By removing the lens from a flashlight and drawing a design onto the lens, you can produce enlarged patterns. Any flashlight will do.
As you enlarge a design with a flashlight you will lose definition. The clearer and sharper the original, the better the larger version will be.
The purpose of the flashlight is to project the design onto the wall so you can trace it with a pencil. You will complete the process with the lights on.
Simply lay a piece of lace over an item and spray paint over the lace. You'll basically be using the lace as a stencil.
Never move the lace while the paint is wet. It will likely smear the paint.
It's very difficult to stand perfectly still, so if you try holding the flashlight in place it will likely move while you're tracing. Just prop the flashlight on a stack of books.
Rather than spray one thick coat of paint, try spraying lightly and repeating until the pattern is complete.
The problem with tissue paper techniques is that they are very difficult to remove. Even if you paint over them the texture of the paper might show through.
Glazing liquid is available at most painting stores. You can also try an arts supply store.
While the satin finish you've applied is still wet you should apply the tissue paper. It will stick to the finish.
Tissue paper painting is all about texture. Crumbling the paper is an easy way to achieve that texture.
Glaze is not really paint. Rather than using a paintbrush, try using a cotton rag.
Glaze always looks milky when it's wet. When it dries it will look clear and have whatever tint you've applied to it.