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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. 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.
2. Traveling Art Kit
Take a traveling art kit with you wherever you go and you will never worry about being unprepared. Here are a few things that you might consider.
3. Getting Started with Watercolors
Watercolors can be an awesome medium if you know how to start, and a horrible experience if you do not understand how they work. Here's how to start mastering their use.
4. Creating Artist's Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards are wildly popular. Although they are intended to be traded as the name would indicate, many painters sell them. Whatever your goal in creating them, here are a few things to keep in mind.
5. 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....
6. 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...
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. 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.
9. Facing the Blank Canvas
Oftentimes the most difficult task for a beginning artist is starting. The blank canvas can be a daunting adversary, but it does not have to be.
10. Printing with Paint
Brushes are not the only tool in an artistís kit. There are many ordinary items that will make interesting designs and motifs. All you need to start is your imagination!
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