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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 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.
3. 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...
4. Painting on Metal
This week's article is in response to a question received about painting on metal surfaces.
5. Choosing and Using Watercolors
Looking for inspiration to create? Look no further than your box of watercolor paints. From washes to deep color, watercolors are a versatile way to create texture, imagery and eye-catching artwork.
6. White Wash It!
Spruce up furniture, mouldings or even kitchen cabinets with the simple and effective technique of whitewashing,painting on furniture,paint furniture,paint cabinets,painting kitchen cabinets,paint wood, painting on wood,whitewash wood.
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. Using Glaze Markers on Rock
Glaze markers by Sakura are unique in that they can be used on many surfaces including rocks. Their color and texture are such that there is no priming needed for most surfaces. Just uncap and go!
9. Creative Doodling & Beyond
Creative Doodling & Beyond: Inspiring exercises, prompts, and projects for turning simple doodles into beautiful works of art; a review of this workbook and design manual for creating gorgeous paintings.
10. 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.
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