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What Type of Pencil is Best for Watercolor Paintings?

Choosing the right type of pencil to use for sketching out the design of a watercolor painting can feel like a big deal. Choose wrong and you could end up with visible pencil lines you never intended. The best type of pencil to use for watercolor painting is a sketching pencil with hard lead, generally …

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Should You Outline a Watercolor Painting?

It can be tricky business to outline a watercolor painting with ink. If you choose the wrong type of ink, you’re suddenly left with a mess of smeared ink instead of a beautifully painted art piece. So, is using ink with watercolor even worth it? Should you outline a watercolor painting? As long as you …

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Is Painting an Expensive Hobby? Numbers You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a new hobby, you may have considered painting. It’s relaxing, let’s you express your creative side, and gives you a beautiful end result. Personally, I think that painting is a real winner as far as hobbies go. But, is it a real winner for your bank account? Is painting an expensive …

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Is Art Resin and Epoxy Dishware Dishwasher Safe?

Art resin (epoxy) is used for a lot of beautiful artwork, including dishware. Tumblers, cups, serving, plates, and plates, they can use epoxy to seal up and protect the beautiful artwork they display. But, is it dishwasher safe? Most art resin and epoxy have a maximum temperature it can withstand before it starts to soften. …

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5 Top Tips on How to Paint a Ukulele or Guitar

If you have a ukulele or guitar, you’re probably the creative type and you’ve eyed that little string instrument with a paintbrush in your hand. Your ukulele means a lot to you though, so you don’t want to make a mistake and accidentally ruin it with your paint. If you’ve ever wondered how to paint …

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How to Smooth Acrylic Paint Strokes Without Streaks

It’s so frustrating to have a beautiful and buttery acrylic painting envisioned in your mind, only for it to be full of steaks and obvious brush strokes. You try adding water; redoing your brush strokes; switching brushes; nothing seems to work. How can you eliminate brush strokes and streaks for good and have smooth acrylic …

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Tips for Oil Painting on a Wet Canvas and Why You Should

If you’ve watched any of the old, great Bob Ross shows, you might have noticed that he paints on a wet canvas. This has become known as the wet-on-wet technique and it’s really popular with oil painters. It might sounds strange, but there’s actually a really good reason to do it.  The wet-on-wet technique involves …

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How to Watercolor a Pencil Drawing Without Leaving Marks

Sketching out a painting before putting brush to paper is a must-have for many of us artists. Those pencil lines can be so helpful in making sure that a painting turns out the way we want it too. But, with watercolor, they can also be a problem. Given the light washes used in watercolor, it …

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