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  • What Is the Formula for Hanging Pictures?

    You've put a lot of time and effort into creating the perfect piece of art and now it's time to show it off. 

    In this article we've created three basic mantras used in picture hanging systems to bring the best out of your art in front of the visitors.

  • How to Clean Acrylic Paint Brushes - 3 Easy Ways to Save Your Brushes

      One of the biggest downsides of enjoying painting comes at the end. When your little ones (or not so little ones) have tired out their creative ...
  • Rock Painting Supplies - Where Do I Begin?

    Let's get creative on our next painting project and venture outside to find some rocks! If you are wondering how to start a rock art project, we ha...
  • The Color Wheel Explained Plus FREE Color Wheel Worksheet

    Understanding the color wheel is a key component for all artists. We've broken it all down for you to be able to understand it easily and efficiently. We've even attached a color wheel worksheet for you to put your knowledge to work!
  • 5 Art Projects Your Third-Grader Will Love

    Whether you’re stuck indoors or want to head outside for a few hours, these fun projects are a great way to keep third graders entertained while fostering creativity.
  • Acrylic Painting for Beginners: Ten Easy Steps to Get Started

    Acrylic paints are water-based paints that are preferred by beginners and professionals for their easy setup, quick drying times and pliable nature. Lets cover these 10 key steps so you can be on your way to acrylic painting. 
  • How Long Does It Take For Acrylic Paint To Dry?

    As they watch their children vigorously play with colors on a canvas, the one question many parents have is, how long does it take for acrylic paint to dry? All the answers you're looking for are right here! 
  • Black Canvas Painting | 5 Easy Tips to Get You Started

    Traditionally, canvases are off-white, which helps the painter use all different colors to unleash their expression and creativity. But now black canvases are becoming more popular as it's more simple to create. Read on to learn everything you need to know to start painting on a black canvas. 
  • Acrylic vs. Oil Painting: 5 Reasons Why Acrylics Are King

    When you begin to learn how to paint, there are many choices you can make, and the most basic of them is the type of paint you're going to use. Every artist has their preference, but lets go over why acrylic is king. 
  • Can You Use Acrylic Paint on Fabric? The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started

    Have you decided to spice up your denim jacket with a splash of color, jazz up a boring throw pillow, or turn a white t-shirt into a work of art? Check out this article to learn what type of paint we recommend and how to use it so your creation will stand the test of time.
  • Can You Use Acrylic Paint On Skin?

    Acrylic paint can be harmful if not used properly.  This article unpacks the question on if you can use acrylic paint on skin.  We also provide some alternatives to get you off to the races on your next painting adventure!
  • What is Gesso - Let's Learn the Basics

    This article is your go-to stop for understanding and grasping the concept of gesso. It provides a basic introduction to what gesso is, gives a few substitute options instead of gesso, and recommends the best gesso for your next painting project.