Finishing a Painting

How To : Do an oil painting from start to finish

This video shows the artist beginning an oil painting by blocking in the sky and foreground underpainting. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting from start to finish. Part 2 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting from start to finish. Part 3 of 3 - How to Do an oil painting from ...more

How To : Apply Bellagio faux finish painting techniques

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 pro ...more

How To : Faux paint a crackle finish on furniture

In this Home and Garden video tutorial learn how to faux paint a crackle finish on furniture. When working on this type of project, it is best to work on a horizontal surface. However, if you have to work on a vertical surface, this video explains partially how you can faux pa ...more

How To : Choose the best paint finish for you and your room

You may not realize it, but choosing the right paint finish for any room in your home is just as important as the choosing the right color. The right finish can do wonders for a room and make life easier for you and others. So in this quick video tutorial, you'll be finding ou ...more

How To : Refinish and paint cabinets

In this tutorial, we learn how to refinish and paint cabinets. Start off by grabbing a fresh brush and dipping it into your favorite color of paint. Next, brush the outer edge of the cabinets, brushing off the corner instead of in the corner, which will create a mess. Now, pai ...more

How To : Paint a traditional puppy dog painting

Everybody loves dogs, but not everybody can own one. Although… everyone can own and enjoy a painted dog. And if you want to learn how to paint a puppy dog yourself, this is the video tutorial for you. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every fe ...more

How To : Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Apply Jack Skellington skull Halloween makeup

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply Jack Skellington skull Halloween makeup. Start off by applying black eyeliner around your eyes on both the top and the bottom in thick lines. From here, draw a circle around the eyes with black paint and then draw a white circle around t ...more

How To : Apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply green wash to vinyl when making reborn dolls. First, you will need to gather all of your tools to create your doll project. After this, mix up your paint and then apply it to a sponge with a brush. Then, start to dab the paint onto the s ...more

How To : Create a "District 9" inspired alien hand

You will need: rubber glove, paper towels, liquid latex, paint, and newspaper. First, fill the glove with newspaper, then secure the fingers with electrical tape to make only 3 fingers. Then, mix up the liquid latex with black paint and apply it to the fingers. Then, place the ...more

How To : Apply veins to a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to apply veins to a reborn baby doll. Gather up all your materials, then mix the proper paint for the veins. After you're finished mixing, use a very fine tip brush to add the veins onto the baby's chest and stomach. Use a sponge to dab onto the ...more

How To : Mottle with a sea sponge on a reborn baby doll

In this video, we learn how to mottle with a sea sponge on a reborn baby doll. Start out with gathering all the tools that you need, then mix up your paint to the correct red tint. After this, apply some of the paint to the sea sponge using a paint brush. After this, grab the ...more

How To : Paint a little girl's tea table

This how-to video is a vibrant and animated tutorial on how to paint children’s furniture: in particular, a little girl’s tea table and chairs. It’s fast paced yet easy to follow. The video couple takes you from the taping and preparation of the table and chairs to the complet ...more

How To : Pimp your laptop with paint, lasers and fur

A fabulous mink wrapped notebook? Automotive paints, laser etching and water bubble finishes? It's one of our odder episodes of Systm. Learn how to customize your laptop. Part 1 of 2 - How to Pimp your laptop with paint, lasers and fur. Pimp your laptop with paint, lasers and ...more

How To : Make a Werewolf costume

Don't wait for a full moon to unleash your inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating the ultimate werewolf mask. You Will Need * Petroleum jelly or lotion * A wig cap * Gauze suitable for plaster work * Plaster * Hot glue * A small sheet of craft foam, cut int ...more

How To : Paint your airsoft gun using Krylon paint

Airsoft is a fun and exciting tactical game that really gets you off your feet! And what really sets it apart from paintball is the guns! They look much closer to the real thing and add that extra depth to the game! But the paint jobs and wood finishes are never the best, but ...more

How To : Grill chicken with champion pitmaster, Chris Lilly

Chris Lilly grills chicken in this video. First, grab your whole chicken and brush olive oil onto the entire chicken. Now, place a dry rub of different spices onto the outside of the chicken as well as on the inside. When you are finished seasoning, grill the chicken at 300 de ...more

How To : Paint an XBox 360 case correctly

Many people who go through the elaborate process of modding their XBox 360 decide to paint it while they have it in pieces anyway, giving it a much sexier look than the basic off-white it come in. This video will show you how to paint the case properly, including instructions ...more

How To : Make a silicone face with Gel-10 & Polyfoam

Attention aspiring horror movie makers! Have an interest in making fake heads to use as your gory extras? BITY Mold Supply has supplied the world with this great tutorial on how to cast a silicone head or face from Gel-10 and Polyfoam. In the later half of this video, BITY len ...more

How To : Draw a bunny rabbit with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch a bunny in this instructional video. Learn how to draw and paint a rabbit by following Jan's simple directions that go from making easy shapes to the finished product. Let kids join in the fun ...more

How To : Make costume hooves

They are made from a pair of comfortable wedge sandals, and are very durable. Materials used: Wire screening(used for screening windows) Clay to temperarily hold wire in place Paper mache' with wallpaper paste Car bondo Filler primer Acrylic paint Krylon satin finish clearcoa ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Create a good workflow for sculpting in Zbrush

This 5 part tutorial goes through the right steps to use when sculpting a creature or character in Zbrush. If you do things in the right order, it will be easier and create a better result. First, establish a workable base mesh, then make your bust, then part three is to creat ...more

How To : Make Art Out of Everyday Objects

After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more

How To : Do wolf face painting

Woof woof! Face painting sure can liven up an otherwise tedious children's party, and few things get get the kids howling more than turning their face into a wolf! This simple how to shows the steps to create the base and work your way up to the finished scary product. Werewol ...more

How To : Revamp a junk table with paint

In this tutorial, we learn how to revamp a junk table with paint. If you find a cheap junk table, buy it! Just grab some paint brushes and a nice white or cream colored paint. Then, use the brushes to brush a white undercoat onto the entire table. After this has dried fully, t ...more

How To : Frost your pink nails with diamonds

In this tutorial, we learn how to frost your pink nails with diamonds. First, you will paint your nails with a light pink nail color. After the first layer dries, you will need to paint over it so the color is more bright. After this, drop on some Speed Dry drops to the nails ...more

How To : Create simple and quick brown smoky eyes

Every girl needs a "go-to" recipe, as it were, for looking good. For every girl this "go-to" is different: One gal may fall back to a red lip and neutral eyes when she wants to look hot with minimal effort, while another may work some magic with her smudge brush to create the ...more

How To : Mottle using cosmetic wedges on a reborn baby doll

In this tutorial, we learn how to mottle using cosmetic wedges on a reborn baby doll. After you have gathered all the tools you need, you can mix all the paints together. Now, start to dab the paint onto the chest and stomach of the baby. After you have done this all over, cre ...more

How To : Create stop motion light painting for animation

In this tutorial, we learn how to create stop motion light painting for animation First, you need to be outdoors in the dark or in a very dark room. Then, grab a still camera that can open a shutter for a long amount of time to capture the lighting. Next, lock the camera down ...more

How To : Create a fabulous purple pageant drag look

In this video, we learn how to create a fabulous purple pageant drag look. First, you will need to paint a white cream shadow underneath the eyebrow. Next, paint a dark purple cream on the crease of the eye and use a brush to fan it out onto the entire eyelid up to the white s ...more

How To : Create a water lily masquerade makeup look

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a water lily masquerade makeup look. First, use an eyeliner pencil to draw in the outline shapes of the petals on the water lily. Do this on the top and the bottom of the eye. Also make sure you black out your eyebrows and draw over it ...more

How To : Draw graffiti lettering

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti lettering. To do this, you will use a pen and draw out your letters adding a graffiti flare to them. Do not draw regular letters, these have outlines and a flare out to the ends of them. This is very similar to the graffiti you w ...more

How To : Craft a bug barn or bug habitat with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft a bug barn or bug habitat. You will need: 1 Quaker oat box, masking tape, paint, mesh netting, poster board, ribbon, scissors, and a paint brush. First, cut one side of your box out and apply mesh over it with masking tape. Now, paint ov ...more

How To : Draw a spikey, mischevious graffiti character

In this video, we learn how to draw a spiky and mischievous graffiti character. Start off by drawing the face and head, giving spikes for the hair. Make an angry face on the character, then draw him holding a spray paint can out in front of him. Draw the rest of the body, then ...more

How To : Create a bright and dark blue eyeshadow blend

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a bright and dark blue eyeshadow blend. Start off by adding primer to the eyelid. After this, use a light blue eyeshadow over the entire lid and up to the inside crease. After this, apply a medium blue eyeliner to the middle of the eye ...more

How To : Create a sparkly glam rock look for Halloween

Taylor Momsen, eat your heart out. Become the hottest glam rocker in town by watching this tutorial on how to fashion a faded rock star makeup look. With dramatic inky black liner, sooty shadow, and even black rhinestones, you'll create a look that you definitely won't see on ...more

How To : Make a super cannon arm movie prop/effect

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to make a super cannon arm. The first thing you need is a plastic jug, a switch, a wire, a wooden dowel, spray paint, a tap light, nick nacks, foam lining, and a pin light. The plastic jug will be the casing, cut out a ...more

How To : Create router based inlays in woodworking

In this tutorial, you will learn exactly how to make a router-based inlay. And inlay is made up of small cut out sections of wood, and looks like a stencil or pattern when you are finished. Inlay is a great way to adorn your woodworking projects. Even the simplest item can bec ...more

How To : Paint bloody vampire inspired nails for Halloween

This video shows the viewer how to paint their nails to give them a blood stained look for Halloween. This is done by first putting a small amount of dark red nail varnish onto a sheet of paper. Then apply this in many coats to the nail using a foundation brush to give a layer ...more

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