When Halloween comes around it's easy to give in to the rampant orange and black decor paraded at every drugstore and mass retailer. But if you truly want a unique decoration for the spooky holiday, consider watching this tutorial to learn how to make a glow-in-the-dark portra ...more
Paint a Portrait in Acrylic Paint
Acrylic paintings of the human face are a great form of artistic expression. Paint acrylic portraits with tips from an illustrator in this free video series on art and painting. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint portraits with acrylic. Paint portraits with acrylic - Part 2 of 15. Cl ...more
Watch this painting tutorial and learn a method to paint acrylic paintings using an imaging editing program called Gimp. No drawing skills required. If you want to learn how to use acrylic paint but don't want to spend a ton of cash on supplies, here's how. The supplies are st ...more
Have you ever screwed up a painting before? Beyond repair? Well, it might be able to be saved after all, at least, thanks to these tips from Merrill Kazanjian. He recently screwed up a dry brush color portrait of New York Yankee Captain Derek Jeter. He messed it up, but was a ...more
Check out this video to learn how to paint in acrylic paints. This video with Bob Davies is an introduction to acrylic painting.
Sandra Scheetz Wise discusses the differences between painting with water colors, oils , and acrylics then goes over why she likes acrylics and shows you how to paint with them. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint with acrylic paint. Paint with acrylic paint - Part 2 of 15. Click thro ...more
This tutorial will show you what you need to get started with acrylic painting and how to quickly produce some simple but effective paintings on a wide variety of surfaces - and not just with paint brushes either! Paint different things with acrylic paint. Click through to wat ...more
This painting tutorial demonstrates how to make a painting of an eye with acrylic paint. Use a photograph as a reference. Begin with light washes of paint, and slowly lay down more paint mixed with liquid medium or drying retardant. Use small amounts of blending color as a fin ...more
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
Adding a patina to brass stampings is what gives it an aged, beautifully vintage look. If you've never worked with patinas before, then check out this jewelry crafting video to learn about how to use different types of patinas - including resin and acrylic paint - to make a fl ...more
Watch this video tutorial as artist Merrill Kazanjian show you how to combine traditional and digital media in art drawings. "Step 1- Sketch of the structure of the human face. Step 2 - For step two, I am using a computer scissor to cut out the features of the face from vari ...more
Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more
Painting on a cake may seem counterintuitive, since the paint that most of us are familiar with is acrylic or watercolor paint, both of which are way toxic. But the project in this video uses an entirely different type of paint: cake paint. Cake paint is edible and comes in a ...more
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
These days, with such an intense demand for everyone to be on the go, up, productive, and "happy," it's no wonder we supplement our tired souls with a cup of coffee every morning. In fact, we know of some friends who simply don't function without that first cup...or two. Cele ...more
By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more
Learn how to paint lush summer trees in watercolor using just two colors and three brushes. Then look at a complete tree portrait in a landscape setting. Here you'll find out how to 'turn on the sunlight' with the contrast between sun and shadows and how to exploit those green ...more
The colors on a dead fish can get a bit dull, but a little bit of acrylic paint will add a life-like vibrancy to the stuffed taxidermy mount. The demonstrator walks through the steps of adding fresh and realistic color to a perch mount with the help of some paint. Watch this v ...more
Oil painting is an artistic process that involves using pigments bound with a medium of drying oil. Learn to paint the portrait of a young girl from a professional artist in this free painting video. Part 1 of 49 - How to Paint a portrait of a girl in oils. Paint a portrait of ...more
Painting a portrait requires good brushes, many colors of paint, and a lot of practice in painting. Learn essential painting techniques to help you learn how to paint an alternative portrait in this free video series of painting lessons. Part 1 of 17 - How to Paint an alternat ...more
This video demonstrates how to spray paint realistic rock faces on hills and mountains using acrylic paint washes. The process is easy and enhances model train track backgrounds.
Tim Carter demonstrates why acrylic house paint is one to consider for your home. Tim points out how the painting process is and should be the cheapest part of home remodleing, but if you use the wrong paint you will be repainting too soon. The video uses an exterior house pai ...more
If you want to capture your pet in an oil-based portrait, this video series will help guide you along the way as you paint your animal masterpiece. In the video below, get started by learning about all of the supplies you'll need for drawing pet portraits. To see the other vid ...more
Learn how to store cheap acrylic paint, what happens to them over time, and what to do before you use them.
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a portrait. Start off by having a subject to draw, then hold your paint brush loosely. Start to outline the face of the subject, then paint in the facial features. Shade around the eyes and cheekbones, and add the ears to the face. Use t ...more
Watercolor is a great way to paint all sorts of subjects. If you want a portrait of a friend, a model, or even yourself, let Sheldon be your guide as he walks you through the step by step process on how to use watercolor to paint a face.
Demonstration of Helen's unique acrylic pouring technique. This technique comes to life when the acrylic paint is mixed with water and, literally, poured onto the canvas, creating free-flowing shapes and forms.
Dog trainer Emily Larlham from Dogmantics teaches how to paint your pet's portrait without having a background in art. Colors used in this tutorial include Titanium White, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna (a brown), Burnt Umber (a dark brown), Alizeran Crimson (a red), Ca ...more
This video discusses how to emboss using acrylic paints, like faux plastic. What you need is cardstock paper, acrylic paints of at least two colors, an embossing folder, embossing ink, foam brushes, plastic, and clear embossing powder. Place your white cardstock on the plastic ...more
Super cheap eyeballs without breaking the bank! While grapes are the safe standard to spook out trick or treaters, they don't look very realistic. For this project, you will need clear spray paint, white spray paint, black spray paint, blue acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to begin painting on plexiglass. Create some cool effects using spray paint, paint thinner, acrylic paint. Make marks and unique textures using your finger, scratching tools and stencils.
This instructional video demonstrates how to paint, collage and stencil using a layering technique. Experiment with as many layers as you want. Make sure each layer is completely dry before beginning the next layer. Make sure u apply the paint in order - Acrylic, spray paint, ...more
This instructional video shows you how to be creative and paint your shoes. You will need acrylic paint, paint brushes of different sizes, waterproof permanent markers, and spray lacquer. You should create a base coat with white paint. Draw whichever designs you want with a pe ...more
Watch this video for instructions on making the Yukki Cross Artemis scythe from the anime / manga Vampire Knight. Supply list: 4 foam board pieces (dimensions 32 x 40 x 3/16 in) paper mache hot glue gun wooden pole approx 5 feet tall craft bond spray paint paint brushes acryl ...more
Hmm... wondering what to do with a lazy Sunday afternoon? Why not build a volcano that can erupt? Have fun and make a mess, all in the name of science! You Will Need: • 6 c. flour • 2 c. salt • 1 c. water • Small plastic bottle • Baking sheet • Acrylic paint • Paint br ...more
Follow along with Dr Kreepy in this quick video tutorial on how to do cheap and easy tombstones for your home haunt. You will need a marker, a hobby knife or X-acto knife, a hacksaw, an electric rotary tool, black acrylic paint, black spray paint, white paint, a spray bottle f ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Victorian hat from a lampshade with Gwen. You will need: a lampshade, scissors, acrylic paint, paint brushes, glue, a compass, and cardboard. First, take the compass and make the circle as wide as you want your hat to be, then trace you ...more
This video demonstrates how to create an artwork using ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. This technique is good for those people who have no inspiration of what to paint but want to be creative. This collage technique is a fun way for beginners to experiment with textu ...more
In order to create a black, white, and purple nail design, you will need the following: black acrylic paint, a paint brush, purple glitter nail polish, white nail polish, and a shaping tool. Begin with clean dry nails that have been topped with a clear base coat. When the nai ...more
Need a change? Brighten up your kitchen and give your cabinets a new look with a fresh coat of paint. In this tutorial, learn how to paint your kithcen cabinets a fast and efficient way. You Will Need: • A screwdriver • Grease-cutting cleanser • A sponge • Wood putty • A ...more
This video deals with special effects used in movies or theater. The first tutorial deals with making a chopped off finger effect inexpensively. Start with some modeling wax and roll it into an upper finger shape. Next, you cut it to the desired length and paint the inside of ...more
A great way to add some color and fun to your room is to trade in your boring old knobs for some custom creations, like in this how-to video. You will need drawer pulls, spackle, a spackle knife, shells, jewels, a plastic frog, sand, acrylic paint, a small paint brush, a plast ...more
Family Fun Video demonstrates how to make a leprechaun craft project. To make the leprechaun, you'll need a small paintbrush, a ruler, green craft foam, green paint, pink paint and a skin tone acrylic paint, a black permanent marker, tacky glue, a toilet paper glue, a decorati ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to create a water like effect on the surface of canvas, wood or paper. Use acrylic paint and a spray bottle with some paint thinner. Spray the turpentine onto wet paint and watch the paint separate into shapes that look like the surface ...more
This instructional painting video demonstrates how to create texture and layers to a mixed media painting using Bitumen and glue. You will also need acrylic paint, contact glue, a spray paint, rust protector, and some type of thinner. Experiment with these materials to generat ...more
Artist Matt Busch goes over how to build graphic contrast with several inking techniques and styles on Han Solo. The episode also shows how to paint in the darkest darks with acrylic paint, as progress continues on the 30th Anniversary STAR WARS Poster. Learn how to sketch, in ...more
Digsart demonstrates how to make a wallet from a pair of blue jeans. First, with a pair of scissors he cuts out the back pocket of the jeans. You can paint the pocket with acrylic paint to give it a more sturdy feel. Once they are painted, he dries them out by placing them on ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a miniature ceramics mold using resin. The object being made is a small saucepan for a doll house. A product called "AMAZING Mold Putty" is used. It is non toxic and can even be used for food. It comes in two tubes. One is yellow and one is ...more
Jason Voorhees might be one of the scariest horror villains, and that's why he would make for a great Halloween costume. For this project, you will need a hockey mask, white spray paint, black spray paint, clear spray paint, an artist's brush, red, black, and brown acrylic pai ...more
This video shows how to make an earring holder. You will need a canvas and some acrylic paint. Paint the entire canvas including the sides. You can paint it a solid color, or paint any design you like. Use glue to attach some glitter, or use puffy paint or glitter glue to deco ...more
1. Remove the old makeup and sealer. If you are working on a vinyl or resin doll, you can remove the makeup with a non-acetone nail polish remover. Afterward, wash the face well with soap and water. Work at any stubborn stains with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. 2. Sand the head, i ...more
In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to create cute polka dot acrylic nails. For this you will need acrylic paint and acrylic nails. First paint the lower part of the nail with black paint in a curved manner. Then you put three black polka dots in the unpai ...more
Looking to spice up your kitchen? Watch as old, boring cabinets are transformed into new ones! Items you'll need are contact paper, acrylic paint, masking tape, scissors, plastic lids, stencils, and drop cloths. Start by covering contact paper with acrylic paint then add acc ...more
This video demonstrates how to make your own custom t-shirt. First you start by placing a magazine on the table. First of all stenciled out whatever you want on a freezer paper. Next take the freezer paper shiny side faces down on the writing paper. So now you will be able to ...more
Looking to make your Xbox your own? Check out this tutorial for details on how to create your own custom designed faceplate and make a statement. You Will Need • The original faceplate • A drop cloth • Two colors of spray paint • A printout of an image • A sheet of acetat ...more
First, apply base coat to your nails. Then apply 2 coats of pink bubble gum acrylic paint to the nails. Then use a thin brush to draw an off centered cross on the nail with caramel candy acrylic paint. Using a dotting tool, apply hot pink and metallic antique copper acrylic pa ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint your nails with blue glitter and black nail polish. You will need: blue nail polish, clear nail polish, blue and black acrylic paint, chopped thin brush, glitter, dotting tool, and a small flat brush to do this. First, paint the tips wit ...more
Building up layers of paint and tiling putty to create a marbled effect. Materials used in this video are tiling putty, acrylic paint, and sandpaper. Dry the surface with a heat gun if you have one.
This is silk screen production, the cheap and easy DIY way! In order to make this easy silkscreen for making cool T-shirt logos and designs, you'll need some acrylic paint, paintbrushes, cheap net curtain (patterned or plain), vinyl sign sheets, blackboard (or cork board), and ...more
In this video, we learn how to paint clay pots for gardening with Michelle Gervais. All you need is: acrylic paints, brushes, plastic paint, cup of water, paper towels, and clay pots. First, put a base coat on your pot before you place your design onto it. This is easiest done ...more