Have you ever wanted to give painting a try? Anyone can paint. With a little patience and a lot of creativity, you will feel like an accomplished artist in no time. It’s fun, relaxing and reduces stress. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
Acrylic Painting: Bold colors, unlimited finishes and surfaces, ease of use
Paint by Number
One of the easiest ways for beginners is with an acrylic “Paint by Number” kit, which comes complete with paints, brushes, and a preprinted canvas. Simply match the numbered paints with their corresponding locations on the canvas. There is a wide range of themes for all ages and skill levels.
Decorative Painting & Wall Art
Acrylic paints can be used in almost any application. Brushes are cleaned with soap and water, and the paints have low or no odor, which is great for those sensitive to strong fumes.
Make a new piece of furniture look like an old friend with decorative designs and an antiquing finish.
Statues & Figurines
Upcycle a garage sale purchase with a fresh coat of paint and colorful accents.
Faux Finishes & Decorative Painting
Upgrade walls, or any surface with acrylic faux finishes and decorative painting, including Sponge Painting, Marbleized, Faux Wood Grain, Crackle, Metallic, Plaster, Textured, Stenciling, Stippling, Mural Painting, & Tromp l’oeil.
Airbrush Painting: Street art, murals, and no size limitations
Airbrushing requires compressed air to disperse paint onto any surface. Cans of spray paint work in the same way and are often used on building-sized murals.
This handsome German shepherd painting disguises an otherwise unsightly telecommunications box.
Riding in style has a whole new meaning when your car becomes a mobile work of art.
Let imagination run wild as any wall, inside or out, can be adorned with flights of fancy.
Tromp l’oeil Painting
Tromp l’oeil means “Fool the Eye” and in this photo three-dimensional painting turns this electrical transformer into a lovely stable, complete with bales of hay and a friendly face.
Fabric Painting: Art, fashion, and home furnishings
Fabric markers can be used to layout your design, followed by fabric paint applied via brush or easy-squeeze bottles for three-dimensional paints.
Silk-screening is like stenciling for fabrics. A separate screen is used for each color, which is applied using a squeegee.
3-D Painting & Appliques
Fabric paints can be applied to any surface, bringing designs to life in three dimensions. They also function as glue, sealing the edges of appliques and adhering beads and other embellishments.
Tie dyeing is easy for kids of all ages, and the end results are always a surprise.
Designing Home Furnishing & Apparel Fabrics
Large-scale patterns are perfect for upholstery, draperies, and pillows. Apparel styles are constantly changing. Launch the next fashion trend by creating and wearing your own designs.
Glass Painting: Illuminating color, and painting with light
Wall Hangings & Suncatchers
Luminous colors and intricate eye-catching details, hallmarks of stained glass, bring character and beautiful style to any décor.
Mosaic Glass Gems & Jewelry
Earrings, bracelets, necklaces sparkle with colorful glass beads. Mosaic glass gems are perfect accent on crafts as well as vases, flowerpots, etc.
Drinking glasses and pitchers take center stage with hand-painted colorful accents.
With a box of clear glass ornaments, you can let your creativity sore. Paints can be applied inside and out, and the finishes range from metallic, pearlescent, iridescent, and glitter in every color of the rainbow.
Stained Glass Windows
Museums, churches, and many secular buildings are adorned with spectacular stained glass. Sunbeams are transformed into a dazzling kaleidoscope of heavenly light.
Acrylic Painting, Airbrushing, & Paint Pens
Acrylic Painting & Airbrushing
Acrylic Painting & Airbrushing
Acrylic Painting & 3D Fabric Painting
Painting is a wonderful pastime, which enriches your life and can be easily shared with family and friends. No matter what your style and interests may be, there’s a type of painting to challenge your skills and engage your mind for experiences that will last a lifetime. Enjoy the journey!
Please stay tuned for part two next week.
Thanks for Reading & Happy Crafting!