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Sep 05, 2017

Fun alcohol ink painting project using very few supplies.

Here are images of alcohol ink paintings that are done on glazed ceramic tile.

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Aug 09, 2017

Painting silverware

Do you have to clean the tarnish off silverware before painting? What's best priming first, spray paint or chalk paint? Have teapots, coffee pot creamer

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Jul 24, 2017

Substitute for metal lamp shade to fit a standard chimney on a hurricane lamp

I painted the base of a hurricane lamp that also had a pattern for a metal lamp shade that fit on a hurricane lamp chimney. The metal shade is no longer

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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

OLD DIETZ LANTERN

I NOW HAVE ALL RUST OFF - NOW, WHEN TAKING OUT OF BATH AND RINSING OFF, HOW DO I KEEP FLASH RUSTING OFF LONG ENOUGH TO PAINT - I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY ANSWERS.

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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

paper

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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