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Jul 16, 2017

Doggie Quilt

I made this Quilt from pre-cut fabric pieces, but I cut them again into smaller squares. I just decided one day I would experiment and make this Quilt.

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Jul 09, 2017

How do I prepare cotton fabric before painting

How to prepare fabric before painting to prevent bleeding?

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Jul 09, 2017



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Jul 09, 2017

Writing on wine glass

Hi. I am using craft smart paint pens and I am personalizing wine glasses. Do I need to write over the previous writing or can I just leave the initial?

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Jun 28, 2017

Paint patio furniture for a fresh, inexpensive makeover!

Here's a simple project to paint patio furniture from boring to fresh and funky. Revive old plastic furniture instead of spending a fortune on new pieces.

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Jun 13, 2017


What is the best paper to use when practicing brush strokes with acrylic paint?

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Jun 13, 2017

First Flight

This is an abstract done with acrylic paint on canvas. I wanted to use a lot of color splashed with a bit of white. Thank you Cheryl for allowing artists

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Jun 12, 2017

Sweet Flutter

Hello, I sat down one day and started to mark a canvas with purples and grays and it turned out (in my eye) to be hummingbirds. I love nature and birds

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Jun 05, 2017

Decoart Liquid Leading vs. Gallery Glass Liquid Leading

I currently use Gallery Glass glass paints and I was wondering if there was a difference between their liquid lead and Decoarts? If they are similar,

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Jun 05, 2017

Heaven Sent

Many believe that when a Cardinal visits you, it is actually a lost loved one reaching out to you from Heaven. When my brother-in-law passed away of

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May 17, 2017

Easy chalk paint furniture make over.

From chalk paint furniture painting to overhauling fabric upholstery on chairs. Recylce, upcycle and reuse while having a great time!

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May 08, 2017

Changing color over glazed ceramic

Hi this message is for Lois. Hi Lois you commented on my Question about painting Over Glazed Ceramic. You were talking about a project you were doing

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May 08, 2017

On the Line

I have never painted or drawn a fish, and thought it would be kind of fun to do. My uncle loves to fish so I thought I would paint a trout for him. This

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Apr 15, 2017

Getting to know you

Wow! I just connected to your site today and sent a note back to you saying that my computer was running slow, but that I'd received page 1 of 35 pages

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Apr 15, 2017

Wonderful twisted Easter Basket

I made this basket for my 2 year old granddaughter. The baskets are from the dollar store. I bought poly coated rope, 1/4 a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks.

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