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How To : Clean Paint Brushes & Rollers to Save Money

After finishing up your paint job, you're going to want to clean the paint of your brushes and rollers to save money on replacement. Depending on the paint you used, either oil-based or water-based, you're going to need either water or turpentine to clean off the paint. Watch ...more

How To : Preserve paint brushes

Tim Carter shows some sweet tips on how to keep paint brushes looking like new, how to seal paint can lids and how to get professional results when painting two different colors. To keep the bristles on your paint brush clean while you are painting, dip the paint brush in wat ...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 : Freeze wet paint rollers to save paint

If you've ever embarked on a room makeover mission all by your onesie (or with a nice buddy), then you know that when it comes to repainting a room, you generally have a lot of paint left over in your roller that you don't know what to do with. Check out this video to learn h ...more

How To : Paint a rooster and flowers with Chinese brushes

Dive into the world of Chinese brush painting, a traditional art where each brush stroke of the painting is neither improved upon nor corrected. The artist must get it right from first to last stroke! RaggedyBird.com presents these videos showing the process of how to draw Ch ...more

How To : Use the bristle brush tools in Adobe Photoshop CS5

This video tutorial demonstrates Photoshop CS5's bristle brushes, which simulate traditional paint brushes—the kind your local art-supply store sells—and its new Mixer brush, which lets you give a photo a painterly look. Along the way, its host passes along a tip for customizi ...more

How To : Draw Iron Man from scratch in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Iron Man from scratch in Photoshop. Begin by drawing an outline of the entire Iron Man with a light gray pencil in this program. After you have done this, use a black paintbrush and draw over the lines to make cleaner marks. Next, start t ...more

How To : Draw Harry Potter

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Harry Potter. Start out by drawing Harry's face, adding in all the details, such as: his hair, eyes, glasses, nose, and mouth. After this, start to draw his upper body wearing his Quidditch robes, and draw his arms. One arm should be reac ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon critter

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon critter. Start out by drawing a little fat body with two arms and two legs. Next, draw on two large bunny ears on the head and create eyes that are giving a mean look. After this, create the mouth to be open with sharp teeth ins ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a cartoon golden retriever puppy dog. Start off by drawing the face with intersecting lines on it so you know where the nose, eyes and mouth go. Then, keep outlining the rest of the body including the legs and tail. Next, use a darker bru ...more

How To : Apply eyeshadow and eye liner in Adobe Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner in Adobe Photoshop. First, load your picture in and zoom in on the eye. After you do this, you will need to click on layer one and then click on the color picker. Next, choose the color you want for the eye and paint ...more

How To : Create a modern bokeh effect in GIMP

In this video, we learn how to create a modern bokeh effect in GIMP. First, start a new image and then change it to the size that you want. From here, click on the paint can and then fill your box up with a color. Then, create a new layer and name it "bokeh background". Click ...more

How To : Blend colored pencils with a paintbrush

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to blend colored pencils with a paintbrush. "Today, I am going to demonstrate a new artistic technique. I am going to merge the best qualities of two artistic mediums; oil painting and color pencil. What you are now watching is ...more

How To : Paint different things with acrylic paint

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

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 : Create desktop icons in Windows XP

This video demonstrates how to make your own icon and use it in Windows. To do this, just make the graphic in Paint, save it as the right format, and create a shortcut using the icon you made.

How To : Make a Chanukah Star of David decal

Get ready to decorate your windows this Chanukah with th cool Star of David Stained Glass window decal shown in this how-to video! You will need plastic wrap, silver puff paint, scissors, glue, red, green blue and purple food coloring, white paper, a black marker, tape, gold c ...more

How To : Make a hoverboard from the Back to the Future movies

Make your own hoverboard prop from the Back to the Future movies! You can do this whole project for about twenty dollars. You will need a large piece of foam board, green posterboard, some Tupperware, a few pieces of hardware, scrap Velcro, metallic plastic and paint and brushes.

How To : Make a fondant/gum paste anemone

In order to make an Anemone with Fondant/Gum Paste, you will need the following: fondant, a rolling pin, tweezers, luster dust, a sponge, gum paste, glue, a roller, a small round cutter, and paint brushes. Roll out white fondant until it is really thin. It should be nearly ...more

How To : Create a Neytiri Avatar makeup look

The Na'vi don't have eyebrows. While you could just paint your makeup on over your brows if you don't have prosthetic appliances to cover them, a neat trick is to take a giant glue stick (or the spirit gum) and go over your eyebrows with it, rubbing the stick in the opposite d ...more

How To : Paint quicker and more evenly with a roller

To save time and get a more uniform result when painting with a roller pour your paint in a five gallon bucket rather than a roller pan. Put a painters screen down into the bucket and hook it over the edges of the bucket. Dip the roller into the bucket and roll the excess off ...more

How To : Pull the disabled desktop icons prank

You can learn how to prank your co-workers. From your computer, on the desktop, hit print screen, start, r, and then type ms paint. You save your background to your desktop and your victim will be confused for hours because there will be no items on the desktop.

How To : Paint within a shape in Photoshop CS2

In this Photoshop CS2 video tutorial you will learn to paint custom shapes. Learn to use the brushes, Color Picker, and layer style. This example uses a flower shape downloaded from ActionFx.com, but feel free to experiment with other shapes too! Paint within a shape in Photos ...more

How To : Paint summer trees in watercolor

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

How To : Glaze artwork (painting with transparency)

Watch this tutorial to learn how to glaze artwork (painting with transparency). Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "What is Glazing? The technical answer is 1.) multiple thin layers of transparent oil p ...more

How To : Create custom brushes and patterns in Photoshop

Importing custom brushes and patterns into Photoshop is not too complicated, you can probably handle that already. But what if you want to create your own? This video will teach you how to create your own custom brushes and patterns within Photoshop, which you can then use you ...more

How To : Use Paint Effects in Maya 7

Paint Effects are a great tool that help us fill out scenes and do all sorts of things quickly and easily. Learn how to find the brushes and use them, as well as some of the up sides and down sides of using them. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a ...more

How To : Make your own water color paints at home

Teaching your kids to paint with watercolors is a great way to help them learn their colors. Watercolor paints are fantastic because they are less messy and last a long time. In this clip, learn how to save some money and make your very own watercolors at home with common hous ...more

How To : Pick the right brushes for fabric painting

Fabric painting is a fun hobby, but like most styles of painting there are a dizzying array of tools available to choose from. This video will teach you about different kinds of fabric paint brushes and how to choose the right one for your project.

How To : Save time and messes painting with a grocery bag

Tired of cleaning up the paint roller tray after a hard day's work? Watch this video tutorial from home improvement expert Danny Lipford to see how to save time and messes painting with a grocery bag. Painting is one of those chores that many homeowners take on themselves, bu ...more

How To : Paint Warhammer 40k Space Marines

Watch this video to learn how to paint a Warhammer 40k Space Marine. This tutorial will teach you which paint brushes you need, how to put your Space Marine together and how to prime you Space Marine. Part 1 of 3 - How to Paint Warhammer 40k Space Marines. Part 2 of 3 - How t ...more

How To : Make customized brushes in Photoshop

Creating customized brushes is really useful when using Photoshop and is not difficulat to do at all! In this tutorial, learn exactly how to create customized paint brushes in Photoshop CS and start personalizing your work even more. Custom brushes make it easier to work as yo ...more

News : Making Pendants from SCRABBLE Tiles

Mark and Stefani at HomeStudio share their secret to turning old SCRABBLE tiles into lovely pendants.  Anyone with a crafty mind will enjoy these pendants, which "are great for necklaces, charms, and gifts to give." Supplies needed: Paper · Scrabble Tiles · Scissors · Craft G ...more

How To : Paint porcelain

Painting on porcelain is done best with squirrel hair paint brushes and Copaiba mixed paint. Learn how to paint on porcelain in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Paint porcelain. Paint porcelain - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com ...more

How To : Paint with oils

Looking to appease your creative side? Paint with oils! You Will Need: • A variety of colored oil paints • Sable brushes • A stretched canvas • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • An easel • A palette • Linseed oil • A palette knife • Mineral spirits • Turpentine • Lint-free ...more

How To : Prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to prepare surfaces before painting with Lowe's. First, you will need to place a drop cloth on the floor and apply painter's tape to all the outlets and spots you don't want paint to touch. After this, clean off the walls and remove all the dust and ...more

How To : Paint your shoes

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

How To : Do fairy princess or mermaid face paint

In this tutorial, we learn how to do fairy princess face paint. To do this, make sure you have paint brushes, sponges, a spray bottle, and different colors of paints. To begin, take your sponge and apply a base to your entire face. Next, draw the outline for the design you wan ...more

How To : Use the cross stitch 'n paint technique

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use the cross stitch 'n paint technique. It combines simple back stitching and water color painting. Most of the materials are found in your kitchen. You will need wax paper, paper towels, and a plate to use as your pa ...more

How To : Make a dainty victorian hat from a lampshade

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

How To : Make a hummingbird feeder

Hummingbirds are delightful visitors to any backyard and now you can learn how to attract them! Join host Lisa Bleyaert as she shows you how to make your very own hummingbird feeder! You will need white, yellow, and green paint, a plastic water bottle, scissors, an exacto knif ...more

How To : Construct a ship in a bottle from a kit

Have you ever wondered how your grandfather constructed the ship-in-a-bottle on his mantlepiece? Are you frustrated by the poor instructions that came with the kit you bought at your local hobby shop? The people at Storm the Castle certainly were, and so they made this video t ...more

HowTo : Ghoulishly Gruesome Organ Platter

Finally, just in time for Halloween, a HowTo that gets you closer to the God of disgustingly amazing, edible body parts, Thai artist-baker Kittiwat Unarrom. Unfortunately, Claire at Poopscape's dough organs aren't edible like Kittiwat's, but they do make a wonderfully dark cen ...more

How To : Paint with acrylics

Aspiring artists? Try your hand at painting with acrylic paints with this instructional video. Follow these tips & be on your way to creating a personal masterpiece. You Will Need: • A painting surface • Acrylic paint • Brushes • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • A medium • A p ...more

How To : Decorate your home fabrics

Making your own Mondrian-inspired cushion cover is demonstrated in this clear and concise crafting video. Materials required are a plain cushion cover( preferably in a tight weave such as canvas or cotton; water; medium size, firm, flat edge paint brushes; scissors; one inch w ...more

How To : Build and make an erupting volcano model at home

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

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