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Is It Okay for My Paints To Get Mixed Together in My Paint Box?

paint box supplies Jan 23, 2020

There's a couple of different ways you can use the paintbox. Dianna Shyne, a great acrylic artist, actually just scoops out piles into her palette from the paintbox with a palette knife. She's not really dipping her brush into her paintbox. So you could scoop paint out with a palette knife and...

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What Product Do You Recommend for Glazes?

In our recent VLOG on YouTube you can see how I did a glaze over a painting and used Golden fluid acrylics (jump ahead to 5 minutes and 24 seconds to see how I do this) which is a great product to do glazes. Now this wasn't a step by step tutorial, so I thought I'd explain a little...

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What Type of Varnish Do You Use?

supplies varnishes Jan 09, 2020

What type of varnish do you use on your paintings? Gloss or matte or a combination of both? Any advice on the application?

I have a couple of different kinds of varnish that I use. For smaller works, I use the paint-on kind that you’d apply with a brush or a roller or a spray varnish...

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What is the Best Way to Package Artwork for Shipping?

There are lots of ways to package and ship paintings but this is what works for us!

These are the supplies you need to get started:

tools for packaging paintings

1. Foam Wrap - This is to protect the painting, especially the corners which are easily damaged in shipping. 

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How Can I Keep My Paintings Loose?

painting loose supplies Dec 16, 2019

Grab the biggest brush that you have and don't grab a smaller brush!

That's the easiest and most straightforward answer. Just keep the big brush in your hand and honestly, force yourself not to use smaller brushes. Maybe at the very end take out a small brush and give yourself a limited number of...

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The Best Surfaces for Acrylic Painting

painting tools supplies Sep 13, 2019

One of the great things about using acrylic paints is how much flexibility there is in the surfaces you can paint on. And while there are a lot of options, I’m only going to highlight my three favorites and tell you their pros and cons. 

MDF: First of all, let’s look at MDF....

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