Washing at your paint rollers at the end of every day can be a real pain. If you plan on painting again the next day, cleaning your rollers can seem pointless. In this how to video a professional painter shows Danny Lipford a great trick for storing your paint rollers over night so they don't dry out. All you need is a Pringles chip can to keep your paint rollers moist overnight.
Check out this video to learn how to paint the Goering Cymbidium. Cymbidium is the basic object that the Sumi-e painter must learn at first.
Check out this video to learn the Tarashikomi technique of Sumi-e painting. The Tarashikomi technique, originated by Sotatsu Tawaraya, a 17th century painter, is a good technique for short hair animals like dogs, horse, or bulls. In this video the technique is used to paint a dog.
In this series of instructional videos, professional interior designer Frank Messina shares tips and techniques for making an Italian-inspired Bellagio faux finish which have been passed down from generation to generation in his family. Frank walks you through the painting process step-by-step, showing you the tools needed to get started, how to apply a base coat, mixing and applying joint compound, and how to add color. Follow these easy steps and your walls will have a unique and beautiful ...
In this series of art instruction videos, our expert painter and painting instructor takes you through the creation of an entire painting using water color glazes, also known as transparencies. She discusses which colors make the best watercolor glazes, such as cadmium red, cobalt blue and rose madder.
In this acrylic painting tutorial, learn the basics of how to paint, with acrylic painting tips and techniques for beginners, including painting instructions and an acrylic painting demonstration. Expert painter Melody Mann demonstrates how to use various art supplies and tools, like brushes and pallet knives, and offers tips on applying paint and planning the compositional elements of your piece. After watching these free painting video lessons, you'll have the technical knowledge you need t...
Be a better painter! Advanced painting techniques like dry brushing and scraping are just moments away from your repertoire in this free online art lesson video series about painting taught by expert Matt Cail.
Monochromatic painting challenges you to take control of value and tone in your artwork. Learn how an oil painter approaches creating an underpainting, blocking in large areas of value, and working the details. Gain tonal values in your monochromatic painting.
Sunrises are a very popular painting subject. Learn about the brushes and paints needed for a painting of a sunrise in this free oil painting lesson from our experienced painter. Paint a sunrise in oil paints - Part 1 of 15.
There’s nothing that will brighten up your bathroom faster than re-caulking an old, mildewed bathtub or shower. You will need a utility knife, bleach, a small bucket of water, a toothbrush, a tube of caulk, a clean rag, a silicon caulk remover, a plastic caulking tool, and painter's tape. Watch this video plumbing tutorial and learn how to re-caulk a bathtub or shower.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cute Thanksgiving card using stamps. First, cut an oval shape with an oval template. After this, you will stamp the image from the harvest home stamp set on watercolor paper. After this, outline the image with SU markers and color the image in with an aqua painter brush. From here, scallop the edges of the design to make it look more unique. Then, glue the stamp to the card stock and use it as the front of a card for the holidays! Experiment with diffe...
In order to create a watercolor effect with Stampin' Up markers, you will need the following: Stampin' Up markers, Stampin' Up pastels, stamps, color spritzer tool, a water resistant ink, cotton swabs, a blow dryer, aqua painter brush, and watercolor paper.
This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never need an airpline skywriter again!
When you hear the word "watercolor," the image of Monet sitting in his garden in Giverny slowly whittling monumental versions of his garden's lillies on canvas probably comes to mind. But you don't have to be a superstar painter to be able to create beautiful watercolor prints.
Flowery, girly nails don't have to be reserved for spring! Toughen up spring-inspired florals by adding some sassy touches, as in this nail tutorial.
It's no secret, artists are broke. That's why they're referred to as "starving artists". One day these artists will achieve unimaginable success, but for most of their lives, they'll be struggling to survive… struggling to keep their vision alive. That's why they need to work cheap. And that's why they stretch their own canvases, not buy pre-made ones or have the hobby shop do it. If you’re a starving artist, save a few bucks, hone your carpentry skills, and stretch your own canvas.
Cut out the old caulk with a utility knife. Trim along the sink where the old caulk was located. Scrape out stubborn caulk with a putty knife or a paint scraper.
Joe Richardson, Five Sprockets consultant, demonstrates how to build your own functional boom microphone. First, if you don't already have one, get a microphone from your local electronics store. Then, pick up a mic holder. Next, you'll also need a telescoping pole like a painter's pole. You'll also need zip ties and metal bonding glue. A piece of fake fur from a fabric store will act as a wind sock to cut down on noise. Attach the mic head to the painter's pole with the metal bonding glue. N...
Renting is only half the battle – setting up an artist’s studio demands patience and preparation. Learn how to set up an artist's studio with this how to video.
Maria Bell demonstrates to create the watercolor project, add color to the watercolor paper by first outlining the image or the shape with the SU marker. Then, distribute the color from the edge of the image or shape to the center of the image or shape with an aqua painter or watercolor brush. Fill in the images with shading details as desired. The technique produces gradient shading and a quick spread of colors without the use of watercolor pencils or crayon. Painting watercolors with SU mar...
Learn how to make an adjustable light stand. This adjustable telescoping light stand is cheap if you have all of the materials already, like a painter's pole, a metal table leg, scrap wood and some screws. This light stand is a good choice for film shoots on a low-budget. Who needs expensive light stands anyways?
Low tack tape or painter's tape is essential when doing a paint job in your home. In this how to video, home improvement expert Danny Lipford teaches you a great way to keep your tape on hand. This is a cheap and more helpful alternative to the store bought tape dispensers. All you need is some coated wire and you can make this tape dispenser.
Jordan explains how to make a nice abstract image using only filters and no brushing in Photoshop. Let your artistic side come out (even if you aren't the best painter) just by playing with Photoshop filters and making cool abstract images.
Invented in 1948 at Harry's Bar in Venice, the Bellini's name honors the sheer pink shades in the work of Italian painter Giovanni Bellini. It's also a great drink to celebrate slightly lesser art forms—like, say, brunch.
A good stain and varnish can add shine and luster to any piece of wood furniture. Check out these simple steps for staining wood. You will need a painter drop cloth, 2 or 3 1 inch foam brushes, fine grit sandpaper, tack cloth, couple of towels or rags, oil base wood stain and oil base satin varnish.
Purchase a silver XBox 360 faceplate from your local gaming retailer. You can also remove the faceplate currently on your XBox 360.
In order to make and use a stencil, you will need the following: pencil, blue painter's tape, Dura Lar film, Self-healing mat, spray adhesive, old canvas board, airbrush, compressed air, airbrush paint, utility knife, paper, eraser, and an idea for a stencil.
Space Painter demonstrates how to pan for gold. Put the sediment in a pan and fill it with water. Agitate the pan back and forth. The light sediment will rise to the top as the heavy material sinks. Tip the tray into the water trough to remove the lighter sediment. Gold panning techniques have evolved over the years although it is a very similar process. Use a motion of the ocean or a straight up and down agitation technique. The gold panning pan should have grooves. There's still a lot of go...
This video is to show how to install a glass tile backsplash. Because installing glass is a little different then installing ceramic, knowing what to do is important. Use painter's tape to protect your surroundings wherever you are installing your glass and use only a white thin set mortar recommended from the glass manufacturer to adhere your tiles. Since the glass is see through, unlike ceramic tiles, you need to make sure there is no discoloration and smooth out the ridges on the mortar fo...
Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to play acoustic guitar with a Merle Travis fingerpicking pattern employed in songs like "Landslide," Dust in the Wind," "Helple...
With the first wave of Apple Watches being received today, you're probably busy setting yours up and playing with all its features.
Cricut can be used to cut fabric. In order to cut fabric with your Cricut, you will need the following: Steam A Seam 2 (a double stick fusible web), blue painters tape, iron, and the Cricut with cartridge.
In order to kill bed bugs with a dry ice trap, you will need the following: a dog bowl, a towel, a cooler, a cotton ball, painter's tape, and talc powder.
To apply body filler, in car repair, begin by sanding and cleaning the area. There are various body fillers, and the consistency changes with different brands. Always think about spreading many thin layers, instead of applying one think one. Layers should not be thicker than 1/4".
Using acid stains on concrete floors can be cheaper and easier to maintain than laying down tile on your floor. Here, Gaye Goodman shows you how to make acid stains on your concrete floor, a nice, economical way to make beautiful floors. First, you should test on samples of your floor in order to decide which color to use and to determine how the acid stain will look. After covering the bottom of your walls with painter's tape to avoid splashing, mix about 1 cup of TSP to 4 gallons of water. ...
A little elbow grease of your own can quickly take care of any stains and get your granite counters looking like new. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to get grease off a granite counter.
From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter, an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Ork to a tabletop standard. This video covers how to base your figure.
Check out this video to see how to draw an anime style face and get the basic proportions correct. In this video Painter IX and a Wacom tablet are used.
Love chess, but hate having to stop in the middle of a game when you don't have time to finish? This DIY vertical chess set made by Redditor pigthunder will ensure you never have to abandon a game again. It hangs on the wall, so you can pick up where you left off anytime. Here's how to make your own.
From Prime It Up and for the beginning painter, an end to end tutorial about painting a 40K Ork to a tabletop standard. This sequence covers how to do skin highlighting and ink washing.