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Adding buildings to a scene 
Hi, I have a terrible time adding buildings to natural scenes and still keeping perspective- they seem to always look twisted too big or too small...just …

Slate  
What paint is good for painting on slate? Old shingles Should I use gesso to make the surface easier to hold the paint?

Looking for a specific painting book 
Several years ago I had a painting book that had several outdoor scenes. One of those was a black and white winter scene of an old mailbox and fence. I …

Thinning acrylic paints 
Is it possible to thin DeltaCeramDecor if it gets thick in the bottle?

Mermaids !! 
I have beautiful hand carved wooden mermaid. (I know all the other guys are jealous.} I would like to paint it, but don't know if the wood should sealed …

Milk Paint 
What can you tell me about Milk Paint? I am interested in trying it out on some projects.

Using gloss enamel and acrylic paints on metal or glass 
Good morning, I had some old tarnished silver plated items, that I have prepared and painted with Rustoleum all in one spray paint. I am mow painting …

Removing Pebeo from wood 
I started a project on a wooden guitar and am not happy with the results. I would like to start over.. How do I remove the Pebeo moon and fantasy paint …

Painting on Glass Blocks 
Can you paint on glass blocks that are wavy (privacy glass)?? What I mean is, you can paint on them, but what effect does the waviness have on the look …

I cant understand what the difference in the paints 
Hi could you explain what the difference is between the vitrail glass paint and the one that has 160 before it please, as when I read you two descriptions …

Sealer over acrylic painting on canvas. 
What type of sealer is best to use over acrylic painting on canvas? I have tried many different things and some dry tacky and some will seem dry but will …

Where is the club 
I just joined the club, maybe I don't get it, but is there a place to talk with other creative people?

Clumps and flakes in 2 oz paint 
I have a very large project to basecoat in acrylic. My bottles were sealed, but I have clumps and flakes of dried paint appearing on my surface. I have …

Glass windows 
I've purchased some old windows & frames and want to paint on them. Do I need to prime the surface? If so, with what?

Thinning vitrial paints with mineral spirits 
Can I put my PTO 160 with mineral spirits instead of the thinner?

Do I need to seal a brand new mail box before painting? 
I have bought a new pre-painted white mail box that I would like to decorate. Do I have to seal it before I start painting or can I just varnish the finished …

Glass door 
Hi there, I have a glass door in my house that I am planning on staining. I was wondering if you had any advice about which type of paint I should …

Can you eat off Vitrea 160 paint? 
I want to add this paint to a mug. Can you eat or drink off of it?

Learning to Rosmale in acrylics 
Hello, I learned rosemaling in oils originally. I am interested in learning how to do so in acrylics. My head spins with all of the different mediums, …

Folk art tile medium 
Hi there Ive just signed up, this site is so lovely and helpful OK..... Ive got these wine bottles staring at me, I've swirled water-based acrylic …

Removing oven fired painted glass pieces 
Is it possible to remove the Pebeo paints once they have been oven fired? I am not happy with the results and would like to start over, if possible. …

Safe paint for a metal highchair tray 
I have a 50's era metal highchair that I need to repaint. What is the safest paint to use on the tray?

Mistakes on painted glass 
How do I remedy mistakes on a glass painting before putting into the oven?

Indoor/outdoor glass paint 
What is the best opaque indoor/outdoor glass paint that will be permanent on wine bottles? I have been using Martha Stewart glass paints but am looking …

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free glass painting packet 
I keep getting referred back to original message how do you get this I keep going around in circles from signing up to get free packet???

Tole painting on slate 
Is there any preparation before painting on slate?

Airbrushing vs. Handpainting Using Pebeo Vitrea 160 paint 
I am using the Pebeo 160 transparent colour with my airbrush on glass and the finish is coming out "frosted". I have used this paint with a brush on glass, …

need a paint that is made for glassware,but that it is non toxic in the way of it not being dangerous to customerr 
I have a question,need to know more about paint on wine glasses with non- toxic paint will the customer be able to enjoy without risking anything happening …

Tole Painting o Wooden Serving Tray 
How do you prepare a wooden serving tray for painting? Is there a base /I should apply before I paint, and do I need to seal it when it dries?

Where to get glass for painting 
Hi..I am going to start painting on glass. where I can buy glass.

preparing a pre-painted surface for a project 
How do I prepare a pre-painted metal tray that is based with an oil-based paint so I can base it with acrylic paint?

Durability and Type of Product Application 
I am looking for a product to use on the inside of our double paned glass windows of our church sanctuary. The outer glass is thick pebbled texture, and …

fabric painting 
while washing the fabric we just wash the cloths once or how we want to wash the clothes before painting????

prep for wood figurine 
I'm waning to paint over a wooden figurine from Jamaica that has a shiny finish on it. I would like to use a flat latex paint but am unsure if a light …

How to fix old cracked puffy paint 
Hi, I have several sweatshirts that have puff paint designs on them. They are my grandmothers. A good friend of hers painted them, but my grandmother …

What type of paint to use the on glass pendant light shades 
I want to paint the 15" ribbed glass pendants in my kitchen cobalt blue. Which paint is better for this, Vitrail or Vitreo 160? It needs to stand up to …

Painting Faux Leather 
Can you paint over leather with chalk paint and if so are there any steps I need to take (like treating the leather with something). I have an old …

cleaning brushes 
what's the best way to get glass paint from my brushes? I've ruined several brushes by letting them go hard.

Paint for Leather Shoes 
I used to buy my hospital shoes - leather Sanita (Dansko) that were hand-painted by an online company that went out of business a few years ago. These …

How to use & What are these for. 
Have acrylic sticks ,they look like small crayons. What are these for & how to use them. There was no instructions, just 4 package of different colors. …

thinning metalized paints 
I have Tulip Treasures fabric paint that I want to thin. What can be used?

Fabric Painting 
Is there a good place to buy bulk Sweatshirts and/or T-Shirts?? Is 50/50 best for painting? Do you offer an online class for fabric painting? Sorry .. …

watercolors 
Are your instructions for acrylic painting also appropriate for watercolors?

fine lines on glass 
I paint on wine glasses and I see people painting women on glasses and outline them with black I have no idea what they use to get such a fine line. also …

Painting an outdoor glass patio table 
Hi there, I wanted to redo our outdoor glass patio table so I purchased Plaid Gallery Glass products and Deco Art glass stain. I have a couple questions …

Painting 
Hi Cheryl, You ever try painting through mesh? Let me explain: You may draw the image on the canvas – if you want; Place the meervilt over the canvas …

How to get the effect from Alcohol 
I was so excited to get your how to paint a landscape. It looks so easy and so beautiful. I tried it today and I can't get any affects from the alcohol. …

Repainting Milk Cans 
How do I prepare surface of peeling painted milk cans to repaint?

Thin old Delta Perm Enamel 
How do you thin old, thick Delta Perm Enamel? It is water based, but it says on label not to thin with water.

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Glass painting 
I am having a problem painting on glass. I'm using the FolkArt all purpose satins and it's not coming out as opaque as I would like. Sometimes …

Do you know where I can get ahold of gourds in the Ottawa area for painting 
Hi Cheryl I was checking out your Santa painted gourd on your website. I have never painted them but have always wanted to. Do you know where I can …

FAQ Regarding Varnish in the news letter of August 13 
Hi Cheryl In your news letter regarding varnish you write you sand after the first layer of varnish. Why that? Isn't the varnish layer not so thick, …

Help and advice for a complete novice 
Hi, Sorry this is going to be a long message. **looking for advice for a novice in decorative painting on wood** Recently I have purchased some …

thickened glass paints 
Hi, I've some Vitrail glass paints which have thickened and am wondering is it possible to thin them to make them usable, and what with?

Help me save my fabric paints! 
Some of my fabric paints(Plaid and Tulip Treasures brand) have turned to a rubber like texture(like when they dry on the fabric)I want to save them if …

Champagnes Flute 
Is there a way to seal a sticker to a glass?

Liquitex Enamels 
Have you ever painted on glass with liquidtex enamels? If so do you know anyone who sells them reasonably!

Relief outliner 
Hi Cheryl, I am so appreciative you are on here. I have utilized this site many a time. I purchased black relief outliner from Michaels store in Va …

How would I go about painting this? 
Hi there! I'm really hoping you could help me out in any way possible. I'd love to recreate these glasses for a project for a friend, but I'm not sure …

need help locating metalware for tole painting 
Can you suggest any sites? I have been searching a lot and not finding anything thank you

varnish 
Can you varnish when it is snowing?

Painting on Slate 
A friend generously shared some old barn slate tiles with several of us painting friends. What is the procedure for cleaning, painting, and sealing slate? …

Animal Painting 
Do you have a step by step for painting animals? Like you do for the trees. I just got your tree lesson book. I am looking forward to trying this .

Delta permenmel paints and kids 
I bought the delta air-dry permenamel paints to stamp my kids hands on ceramic mugs, but I can't find guidance on whether this is safe. Do you know if …

Wine Glasses and Painting Them 
Thank you so much--- after days of searching, I found your website and it has been so helpful! I bought wine glasses thinking I would paint them. I …

How to fix a glazing mistake 
Hi Cheryl, I have a vase that I have glazed and it got a "track" line and smudge in the glaze. Is there any way that I can fix this? I use the PermEnamel …

Art supplies 
I am brand new to decorative painting (or any art form for that matter). Can you please send me a list of the basic supplies I will need to get started. …

Why has my glass paint gone a funny colour after baking? 
I have recently painted some wine glasses using gloss enamels and also vitrea160. Before I baked them the colours were fine but afterwards the white had …

Glass painting 
I can never seem to get the gloss enamel paints to go on the glass smoothly! It always wants to peel off with each stroke......Why????

Clear top coat for glass painting 
I have been painting glass for 5 years, the paint I use must be baked to be permanent. I was recently told about a clear gloss glaze you can paint on your …

painting on wood 
I am starting to paint again after not doing so for many years. When I painted on wood I always used a wood sealer before applying the paints to keep …

Free Pattern 
I am excited to join this club. I joined last night but could not get pattern. I rejoined this morning, but when I paste the entire address in it tells …

Glaze after paintng on glass  
When painting with acrylics on glass and baking to cure is it necessary to glaze over the paint to get a nice shine?

What is the best way to store brushes? 
I'm not sure if leaving them out, standing up in small canisters is best. I read somewhere that they should be stored in an airtight container yet I don't …

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Repairing paint on glass 
I am trying to repair some glasses that the paint has either worn off or it wasn't washable and it came off. What would I use in this case? Markers? …

How to Change Color of Stained Glass? 
Hi, I need to change the color of the small brown diamonds in the attached picture to a blue. The lighter blue the better and the more translucent the …

Vitrail Glass Paint 
Hi, My question is about the Pebeo Faux Glass Paint(non-firing). Can it be used to paint on gourds? If so, anyone with images to show what the results …

Chalk Paint 
Hi I want to try using homemade chalk paint for my shabby chic décor. My question is, can I add some tole painted roses? Thanks ps--I asked this question …

milk can refinisher 
I'm looking for someone to refinish a milk can for me in or near San Diego. It was used by my Grandfather for many many years. I want to give it to my …

glossy finish 
How do hand painted wine glasses you buy in stores get the glossy finish?

Glossy finish on wine glasses 
how do hand painted wine glasses you buy in the store get the perfect glaze finish?

What's the best technique and paint for printing on sofa cushion? 
I want to put images of starfish on denim sofa cushions. What technique should I use--stamping, printing, stencil, etc.--I might want to use actual starfish. …

painting gilt 
hi iam currently building a model of the clipper ship cutty sark, i would like to know how to paint the scroll work that is on the bow just behind the …

Vitrail Glass paint on Wood. 
I would like to paint on wood with Faux Vitrail Glass paint...is that possible? Are there instructions of how to start and finish a project? Thank …

Wooden Hat Boxes - Lid sticks to base 
I paint designs on wooden hat boxes. Can you tell me how I can keep the lid from sticking to the sides once it's finished?

How do I get rid of paint strokes using Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints?  
Everyone loves these paints, but me! Brush strokes show, it streaks, can't get even an coat with any of the paints. I have the brushes, etc. What am I …

How to paint multiple layers on a wine glass? 
H there, I love your site, I have already learned so much, and can't wait to play with the Permenamel line- I am trying to learn how to paint on wineglasses. …

Can you please tell me what kind/ brand wood sealer I need for prepping my wood? 
Hi, I used to Tole Paint years ago and now my grown daughter wants me to show her a few things. We are going to be painting on new unfinished pine boxes, …

Stencils 
I am a beginner at glass painting. I have purchased several stencils to try. The stencils that I have found are vey few and mostly of flowers. Also purchased …

floating 
How do I float a color? Thanks for your inquiry. The subject of floating color will be covered in much detail with many pictures very soon on the website. …

Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween 
Dear Gentlepeople, I am trying to repaint some little glass Jack-O-Lantern hanging lanterns, the color they had came off after being damaged in a flood. …

Solving tole and decorative painting problems and challenges. 
Cheryl, what are your recommendations for removing fabric paint from an ooooppss spot on a gorgeous jacket that I painted. It is a white cotton blend jacket …

Silver Ombre Globe 
Hi, thanks for any help! I want to re-create the silver ombre globe pendant lamps seen here from West Elm. Tried to order but it's too expensive for what …

Need Extra Fine tip for painting with Pebeo 160 
Hello, I have been painting glass objects with Pebeo 160 paints, curing them in the oven. Even though I have purchased several .5mm tips and bottles …

slick glass bottom 
Hi! Thank you do much for the information. I do have a question. I am working on a project and I have to paint the bottoms of the drinking glasses that …

Polyurethane over acrylic sealer 
Can I use spar urethane over acrylic sealer to make can more durable for outside use? Hello and thanks for your question... Cheryl here with an answer. …

Dried milk stain on tole painted tray! Help! 
Hi there! My husband...in trying to be sweet...served tea on an antique tole tray and the teapot left a milk ring stain that I cannot get off! Before …

painting clouds 
what is the best way to paint realistic clouds? Hello Donna, Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource... That would depend on the medium …

Removing the paint on the glass of a collage frame. 
I bought several large collage frames that have black paint on the glass so that lots of small pictures will appear framed. I want to use those frames …

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food safe paint 
I have melted wine bottles and want to paint them to make cheese trays. What kind of paint is food safe? This is my first project and I love your web …

Surface conditioner "fogginess" 
How do you get rid of the "fogginess" left from the surface conditioner? The painting I'm doing does not completely cover the glass and even after the …

Satin finish on glass ornaments 
hi I am painting glass handblown ornaments. I want to put a satin finish that is water resistant just like a normal Christmas bald on these ornaments. …

Painting vintage tablecloth 
I have a california handprint vintage table cloth that has lost some of its metallic paint.what would be the best way to re paint? I believe the fabric …

Gourd bowls 
After you finish a gourd bowl, can you actually use it for food?

Acrylic paint 
Will this type of paint withstand the elements or should I use oil? I am painting old glass windows and want to paint family glasses for gifts! Hi …

Painting over glass tiles 
I'm interested in painting over some small 1" tiles that are already installed on my fireplace. I like the translucent quality of the tiles they are like …

how to clean a hand painted metal container 
How do I clean an antique hand painted metal wood box? Hi Mary, Cheryl here.... Clean it with mild soap and warm water but don't soak it. Wipe down …

Paint for ceramics?  
I have several ceramic items already sanded and fired, but need to know what kind of paint to use. Also, does a coat of sealer or something like it go …

Restoring tole tray 
I wrote last week, but didn't have a photo. I do not want to do a perfect restoration, just match background color and get rid of rust and would like some …

Restoring tole tray 
I wrote last week, but didn't have a photo. I do not want to do a perfect restoration, just match background color and get rid of rust and would like some …

Painting over tinted glass 
Can I do this? I have a Tiffany kitchen light and I would like to change the sections that are tinted peach to another color. I won't be doing a design …

restoring a metal tole painted tray with rust spots 
The tray has 3 or 4 rust spots smaller than a dime. The tray is antique. What I need to know is how to go about getting rid of the rust and what kind of …

DECORATIONS ON CLAY POTS AND DIFFERENT PATTERNS AND DESIGNS 
I WANT TO PAINT MY CLAY PLANTERS WITH DIFFERENT COLOUR COMBINATIONS;COULD YOU SEND ME DETAILS AS TO THE SAME AND WHAT COLOUR COMBINATIONS WILL LOOK ATTRACTIVE …

Iridescent Paint 
How do I paint a colored plastic charger silver and make it iridescent?

Rusty milkcan 
Hi, I've been asked to paint a scene on a milkcan, which I was happy to do. Only when the can was delivered to me, it's very rusty.. rust is about the …

Painting Polyester to look like Leather 
Hello, I've bought a costume for a masquerade, but I would like to make it look like leather. The costume is 100% polyester. Is there a way to do this? …

Abstract Painting 
Any tips on how to do abstract paintings - especially relating to brush strokes. I end up making "mud" of all of my paintings! I have all the books, …

Painting from a black and white photo 
My Mom gave me a photo of my grandfather (who died when I was 5) standing in front of a barn with his back to the camera. She wants me to paint it. I …

Airbrushing Using Glass Paints 
Which glass paint is most suitable to use with airbrush and should you use a thinner with the paint. I'm new to airbrushing so any help and advice would …

preperation after cloth is finished 
How does the paint stay on cloth forever? Do I iron it on the back,or can I put my cloth in oven so that the paint bakes in? Good question... Press …

Glass Painting on Jewelry 
Can I use Pebeo Vitrea 160 on metals like rings, accessories, and bangles? And how can I get the best results? Thanks Hello Khalil, the Pebeo Vitrea …

Old window painting 
Is there a tube paint that is opaque that I can paint on old windows that will withstand the weather? Great question! You can add a glass painting …

finished wood 
I have never painted on wood, and I have been asked to paint on finished horse brushes,. They are probably varnished, so wouldn't it be easier to get …

Hand painting on silk. 
How do you remove silk paint stain that you get while hand painting on silk? Thanks for your question... Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting …

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