Jun
16
2015

How To Clean Your Brush

A Quick Tutorial  Taking care of your paintbrushes is important. They can be expensive to keep buying new ones, so cleaning your used paint brushes so that you can reuse them is vital to your painting experience. If you know how to take care of them, they can last you much longer.  Cleaning your brushes at the end of each painting session can take some time but it is always worth it. So here are some easy ways to clean the paint right out of your brush.  Clean your brush immediately after use. The more time the paint on it has to dry, the harder it will be to clean out of your bristles. This is especially true if you paint wit... [More]
Jun
10
2014

5 Mistakes New Artists Need to Stop Making

A Quick List to Help You on Your Way Many new painters will often make the same mistakes over and over again when they are starting out, often not knowing that they are even making them. While mistakes are definitely okay and should be expected when starting out; correcting those mistakes can become the first major milestones in one's art career. While occasionally a mistake can transform a finished work into a masterpiece by a rare stroke of luck, for beginners, mistakes are simply roadblocks that transform into stepping stones for artists in order to become better. Many new painters will make some of the same mistakes over and over, which i... [More]
Jul
1
2013

A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Pam Carriker

Professional mixed media artist, Pam Carriker, uses her own product line with Derivan to create art journal pages!   1. You can use any kind of printed paper for this step. Let the journal page sing a song of your recent ideas & experiences! Adhere some collage material to the watercolor paper using Mixed-Media Adhesive and let dry. *Note: Try to use personal collage materials. A few items you might want to consider would be written letters, kids' homework or office waste. This will add a more personal meaning to your pages!   2. 2. Use Matisse Low Viscosity Gesso as a wash (1:1 :: gesso:water) to unify the collage. Be caref... [More]

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