How to Get Ideas for Painting

How To : Get face painting ideas

Looking for face painting designs? Learn how to make a pirate, batman signal, rainbow, and Mardi Gras mask with face paints in this free video series about face painting ideas. Part 1 of 16 - How to Get face painting ideas. Get face painting ideas - Part 2 of 16. Click through ...more

How To : Design and put together a scrapbook layout page

This video demonstration shows the process of putting together a scrapbook layout page. Demonstrator Debbie's theme is "Being Grateful." While replicating this exact page might be difficult, watch this video scrapbooking tutorial to pick up some ideas for painting, inking, san ...more

How To : Print, Cut & Fold Your Own DIY Hermès Handbag

Yay, you can now own the iconic Hermès bag for next to nothing! There's one catch—it's made of paper. Hermès is currently offering several free downloadable templates for the "Kelly Paper Bag" on the company's Facebook page. Not exactly usable in the traditional sense, but it ...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 : Paint a prosthetic wound

This video describes the coloring techniques to make a realistic gelatine prosthetic wound. The presenter chooses to use grease paint as it applies easily to the rubber gelatine wound mold. First, apply a base color to mimic that flesh tone around the wound and blend it until ...more

How To : Make a masquerade mask

Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, pa ...more

How To : Use decorative paper napkins to make tile coasters

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. With the help of some 4-inch square ceramic tiles, turning decorative paper napkins into a set of very polished-looking coa ...more

How To : Make hand-printed fleece scarves

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. This easy no-sew, no-knit, hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. An ...more

How To : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Well, if you have a thing about windows, especially barn sash windows, then you can pass this cool art design for your home ...more

How To : Make a Painted Wooden Bead Necklace

This is a super-fun and easy homemade gift idea, or you can use it to expand your own accessories collection! Supplies you'll need: Newspaper & scrap paper Wooden beads Spray paint & decorative embellishments Floral arranging foam half-sphere Floral wire Aluminum foil Ribbon ...more

How To : Sculpting fantasy miniatures

It can be intimidating to sculpt fantasy miniatures, even if you have some artistic experience. Working at that scale, every little mistake could be a disaster! But in this 15-part video tutorial, you'll learn how to make your mini figures turn out looking great, every time. ...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 : Earn An Income By Writing Auto Repair Estimates

Collision Repair Related Careers When you think of a career in collision repair you probably think of a body repair or paint technician. However, there are a lot of related careers that collision repair can lead to. For Example, you can work in auto parts stores, dealerships, ...more

How To : Painting a flower with face paints

Flowers are a classic face painting design. Learn how to paint a beautiful flower with pollen and vines in this free video series about face painting ideas and tips. Part 1 of 7 - How to Painting a flower with face paints. Painting a flower with face paints - Part 2 of 7. Clic ...more

How To : Face paint a spider queen

Make a spider queen face painting design! Learn how to use face paints as eye makeup and spiderwebs in this free video series about face painting ideas. Part 1 of 7 - How to Face paint a spider queen. Face paint a spider queen - Part 2 of 7. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Paint a spider with face paints

Make a scary spider face painting. Learn the step by step process for painting a spider with face paints in this free video series about face painting ideas. Part 1 of 5 - How to Paint a spider with face paints. Paint a spider with face paints - Part 2 of 5. Click through to w ...more

News : Paint a Mountain, Save the World

55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more

How To : Paint an ocean sunset with face paints

Paint a beautiful ocean scene with face paints! Learn how to paint an ocean, sunset, island, palm tree, and dolphin in this free video series about face painting ideas. Part 1 of 12 - How to Paint an ocean sunset with face paints. Paint an ocean sunset with face paints - Part ...more

How To : Paint using a roller

Tim Carter demonstrates a few simple tricks when using paint rollers. Tim Carter also talks about putting the right amount of paint on a wall surface. These interior painting techniques will help with that professional finish. To get professional painting results, before you ...more

News : Everything is a Remix

There are no new ideas and these videos show you why. Will the world ever find the time to create a novel idea? The picture painted by these videos leads me to believe the answer is no.

Do-It-Yourself : Bookshelf Rafters

Apartment Therapy posts this neat, space-saving idea for bookshelf rafters. No explicit HowTo, but pretty self-evident. "These are just planks of painted plywood nailed to the supports for the loft above. They create perfect cubby spaces to store books, baskets and even small ...more

News : Great Discussion on Finishing PVC

This forum has a discussion about painting PVC that has some opinions from very accomplished people, including Volpin Props. They go over primers, adhesion promoters, sanding and more, and if you see these people's work, they are the go-to guys for informed ideas on this subje ...more

How To : Apply squirrel monkey, aka skullmonkey, facepaint

Looking for some new ideas in facepainting? This video will show you how to paint a squirrel monkey face. The squirrel monkey has an adorable face, and this design is sure to be a hit with anyone getting their face painted. Perfect for kids' parties.

How To : Make a balloon that looks like an apple

Do you need some ideas for nature-inspired decoration? All you need for this craft are some balloons, paper and a little painting skill to make a fun, crafty balloon apple. Add this project to your next hobby day!

News : Indoor gardens

There are some great ideas for indoor gardens here. My favorite, of course is the small garden inside a PC case. These indoor gardens definitely add life to an interior in a way that no wallpaper or painting can do.

How To : Use crayola watercolors for projects

Crayola Washable Watercolors offer the best and brightest watercolor painting experience, without the mess! They come in a variety of vibrant colors that blend smoothly for more color-mixing possibilities. Washability you can trust™! This video has great ideas for projects to ...more

How To : Paint kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is an easy and inexpensive way to bring old cabinets back to life. Meghan Carter shows you how to paint kitchen cabinets and offers a few inspirational decorating ideas for really dressing up your kitchen cabinets.

How To : Paint Jack O Lantern Halloween Nails

This Halloween, give your nails that special seasonal touch with a cool pumpkin design on them. If you're going for a full set, carved jack-o-lantern nails are a great idea because you can paint different teeth onto each one.

News : Vincent Van Gogh Rises From the Dead (Well, Sorta)

The formula goes something like this: crazy amazing "life painting" artist Alexa Meade x the genius idea behind Van Gogh Photoshop magic x some mad make-up skills = voilà, a living, breathing, hyperrealistic facsimile of our one-eared icon, Vincent. By James Birkbeck.

How To : Become a better artist & stay motivated

In this video hosted by I Paint Girls, the idea of motivation and becoming a better artist is discussed. The artist's old work is compared to his new work, as a means to show how practice makes... not perfect, but better. Learn how to become a better artist and get motivated w ...more

How To : Make skittles (bowling pins) with your children

Skittles is an old European target sport that is very much like bowling. Discover how to make home made skittles with just a tennis ball, glue, empty water bottles, water, paint, and newspaper. Watch this kids activities how to video tutorial to get ideas for a great rainy day ...more

How To : Clay Bar a vehicle to make it smooth

Sometimes, when we buy a new car, it only looks clean. There can be all sorts of contaminants all over that car's paint. A good idea for removing those contaminants is a process known as clay barring. This instructional video will show you how to clay bar a vehicle.

How To : Paint the base of a diorama

In this part of the tutorial, I show how to apply some basic cast rock structures to the diorama and give you a basic idea of how to apply the base coat of colored paints.

How To : Create a luxurious linen finish on a wall

Create a faux linen finish on your walls with the techniques shown in this how to video. Learn what a can of paint and a little imagination can do to completely change the look and feel of a room. This interior design video emphasizes ideas that turn even basic wall painting i ...more

News : Mind the Epic Gap!

"Mind Your Step" is a gargantuan street illusion staged in Stockholm's most public square, Sergels torg. Created by artist Erik Johansson, the illusion will be up until June 12th, so swing by if you happen to be in Sweden. Erik has documented his entire creative process here, ...more

Minecraft : Much to Do About Gardens

The order was given months ago: Build me a royal garden. and less poetically expanded, I dunno, with crops n stuff. Those were the words of my (formerly serial killer) uncle, whose castle sits in the middle of everything, requiring a garden fit for a king. The yard behind ...more

News : Dear Johnny, Looney Toons style stunt!

I know the contest is over, but I have an idea anyway! Take one of the crew, oh say, Ehren for example, and give him a parachute and place him about 40-50 ft in the air. Tell him that his mission is to jump, delpoy his chute and navigate over a pond to the other side. Except f ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

News : DIY Instant Indoor Skydiving

If you're like me, just the idea of skydiving triggers nearly-pee-in-the-pants petrification. But with a little imagination, plus Google Image Search and a projector, and all of us ninnies out there can pretend to do the real thing: "All it takes to skydive on Google Earth is ...more

How To : Make a surreal paper mache hand

If you're looking for ideas for creepy decorations to make for your next Halloween party, or just want to have a little fun, you can use papier mache, cardbord paper, a little foil and some paint to create a surreal cartoon hand. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make a surreal paper mache ...more

News : Old man random riot

The main idea behind this prank is to have the publics attention/reactions in the city. Get people dressed up as old men Have 3-4 different groups with 2-4 people Go to the middle of the city/town Have one group in a car, another walking on the side walk, another comming out ...more

How To : Spray paint graffiti

To spray paint graffiti, you will need the following: 2 cans of spray paint and a mask. You will need to have an idea of the design you want to paint, before you begin this project, because you will need to work quickly. Put on your safety/protective gear. Paint an outline of ...more

How To : Create stencil graffiti

In this tutorial, we learn how to create stencil graffiti. First, take a picture and then separate into four layers. After you do this, you will draw out each layer and then cut each of them out. After you do this, synchronize all of the layers. Next, spray paint the backgroun ...more

How To : Create brown smokey eyes with a purple lash line

Smokey eyes are so boring, don't you think? Whether or not you vary the colors (blue smokey eye versus black and silver smokey eye) the same idea is there: layer it on, smoke it out, and presto! Smokey eyes. But with so many gals turning to smokey eyes to get their sexy makeup ...more

How To : Make and use a stencil

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. First, you will ...more

How To : Clone an object in Adobe After Effects CS4 or CS5

In this clip, learn the basics on the ideas of cloning in After Effects. See how to paint copies of objects on video or remove them. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint ...more

How To : Make an army of miniature lizard warriors

Warhammer 40,000 and other collectible-miniature-based table-top games have created a generation of people who love painting and playing with tiny figures. If you are into the game or any of it's ilk you've probably had an idea for a piece that you would like to create from sc ...more

How To : Make a paper mache "fishwichwich"

In this video you get to watch a talented mache artist make a fishwichwich from paper mache. It is fast paste but you get the idea of how he does it. Starting with the paper mache materials, the paste and paper, he makes the body and head in several pieces. He pastes these tog ...more

How To : Make an online store

Convert your idea into a home business. If you have any designs or paintings or any other kind of pictures, you can create your own business. Once you have designed the picture you have to upload it and then you can paste it on the T-shirts, coffee mugs or bags. After doing so ...more

How To : Draw a manga woman in knights armor

Digital Painting and Drawing: Learn to draw woman face profile or side view, a knight in armor, facial figure, head and figure slightly step by step with costume step by step. This drawing, painting using Photoshop video tutorial shows you from basic rough sketching to finish ...more

How To : Create a hot pink pin-up girl makeup look

Youtube Makeup diva Julie G gives us another installment in her glamorous makeup tutorials. Whether you're new to makeup application or you're a practiced hand, Julie's style ideas and tips are sure to give you some inspiration. This look is a hot pink pin-up girl look, and ca ...more

How To : Create a mocha pearl eyes makeup look

Youtube Makeup diva Julie G gives us another installment in her glamorous makeup tutorials. Whether you're new to makeup application or you're a practiced hand, Julie's style ideas and tips are sure to give you some inspiration. This look is called "Mocha Pearl Eyes', and can ...more

How To : Make a salt dough sunflower

Learn how to make a salt dough sunflower with this tutorial. This is a simple kid craft idea that is safe for almost any age. You'll need: 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water, a knife, a bowl, a pastry-board, a spoon, yellow, orange and brown acrylic paints, a brush ...more

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