Jun
15
2011

Art Project: How To Mount Canvas Onto Ampersand Boards

Learn how to mount canvas, paper, and other flexible supports onto Ampersand boards! Do you love the texture of canvas or paper, but prefer the stability of painting on board?  You can get the best of both worlds by following along with Ampersand's Andrea Pramuk as she outlines an easy and archival method of mounting flexible supports onto Hardbord, Gessobord, or Claybord.  Mount your favorite linen for oil painting, 100% rag paper for watercolors, or shake it up a bit and try out decorative papers and fabrics for fun mixed media effects.  The possibilities are endless, and you can find everything you need to complete this pr... [More]
Dec
10
2010

The Value of Workshops by M Theresa Brown

Years ago, when you wanted to know something about how to create art, your choices were limited. Either you read a book or went to college. There was no YouTube, DVDs and if you had TV (seriously-as recent as 40 years ago, many people did not!) you may catch a show with the earliest of the TV artists, Jon Gnagy! In fact, even  a store that sold JUST art supplies was pretty rare.  Summer painting workshops  have been around for a century or more but unless one had access to that location or circle of artists, there was little available for the average artist. You simply did the best you could with what you had or you gave up and... [More]
Dec
8
2010

Fun With Snazaroo!

Face Painting is easy! Face painting is all about looking good andhaving fun! Our face paints offer a greatvariety of vibrant colors. They go on easilyand dry quickly, so you can easily completea design in less than 5 minutes.Follow the 3 steps below to create your own Tiger face with Snazaroo Face Paint! Step 1 Using a damp sponge paint the bottom half of the face with Bright Yellow. Then sponge the top of the face with Orange paint. Step 2 Then apply the White detailing with a brush. Paint a wide ‘moustache’, fangs, spiky eyebrows and white strokes at the corner of each eye and upwards from the jaw line. Step 3 Col... [More]

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