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Here are the top ten articles for the Painting Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Creating a great high gloss paint finish
Ever walk into a furniture store, and marveled at all the incredible, mirror-like finishes, but have never had any luck with them? There is a way....
2. Painting a Brick Fireplace
Do you have a brick fireplace, maybe one that is, well, ugly. Normally you cannot paint brick, but there is a way...
3. White Wash It!
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4. Painting Shadow Watercolor Bamboo
Learn about painting a shadow-style painting directly onto a wall to add an upscale look to any room. In this article, we used bamboo on the walls of a formal dining room of a model home in Champaign, IL, built by Drake Homes of Charleston, IL.
5. How to Use Derwent Inktense Pencils
Discover Derwent Inktense pencils. These versatile pencils move beyond traditional watercolor pencils into the wonderful world of ink. They are permanent inks and offer a boost to any project.
6. Art at the Speed of Life Review
Art at the Speed of Life, motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day by Pam Carriker is a lavishly illustrated volume of crafting goodness you will not want to miss. Whether you are trying to find your muse or start an art blog, this book covers a broad array of topics.
7. Painting over Terrazzo Floors
Terrazzo, once a very common building material, is often covered up. One way is to paint, which is easier than it might seem.
8. Letters and Fonts and Capitals, OH MY!
Lettering your signs or other artwork the easy way is described in this article meant for all artists at some time or another.
9. Painting on Wood
Painting on wood can be difficult unless you know how to prep it for the best results. Here are some tips on how to make painting on wood work for you.
10. Learning to Draw on the Right Side of the Brain
Perhaps you thought you could not learn to draw or you could stand to increase your drawing skills or just make the whole process easier. This book can and will do all of the above by following the simple exercises it shows.
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