Most acrylic paint is applied using flat, round or filbert brushes or a variety of other tools. Mop, fan and liner brushes are sometimes used in acrylic painting, but are typically reserved for water color painting. The quality and type of brush used is a determining factor in the success of any acr
Sound production is one of the most important and least obvious aspects of film and video production. A movie or TV show could be beautifully shot and edited, but if dialogue comes in at a low volume, or contains an echo from being recorded too far away, it the overall quality of the work will be ne
Ink pens sometimes get clogged. Buildup from ink and sediment can begin to form hard material that blocks the ink from flowing in most fountain and ink pens if they aren't cleaned regularly. Luckily it's not difficult to clean and clear ink buildup from any pen with a few simple techniques.
The Badger 155 "Anthem" airbrush is a versatile, all-purpose painting tool that works well with many types of paints and on many surfaces. Like most airbrushes, however, its intricate parts and complicated use can be daunting to a beginning airbrush artist.
Art stores carry so many brilliantly hued paints, choosing only a few is difficult. Budding artists often buy many different colors of paint and use them all in one painting, but an overload of random color creates chaos on the canvas. Use the limited color palette of the old masters to paint a land
Sometimes, the one-sheet poster of a given movie looks much better than the subsequent DVD cover, and they all look better than an empty DVD case. High-definition poster scans, rendered in a computerized format such as jpeg or TIFF, can be used to create an effective DVD label. This comes in handy w
Slipping on a pair of polarized sunglasses can be like seeing into a new world. Colors can be more intense, The absence of glare makes things seem sharper, and reflections on glass surfaces may disappear. Slipping a polarizer on your camera does much of the same for your photographs, giving saturati
Though pre-stretched and primed canvas is available to purchase, many artists prefer to buy their canvas in bulk, and stretch and frame it on their own. This process may be difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can easily form your own canvas in whatever size you prefer. Canvas co
Baskets are handy items and decorative, too. Basket weaving is a creates intricate designs that are sometimes difficult to transfer into drawing form. Picnic baskets, at times, have a high degree of drawing difficulty because of the bends and weaves. You can transfer the technique used in paper ba
Signing your painting upon completion gives it authenticity and validity, as you are making a statement that it is your original work of art. This not only makes it official and complete, but art buyers want to know who the artists are in order to buy future paintings from them. Treat the signature
Aged paint loses its adhering abilities and peels away from the wall, creating cracks and flakes. The wall behind the paint has to be refinished and made smooth in order to get your new paint finish to adhere to the wall properly. A rough and peeling wall is not difficult to repair but does take som
The art of wood-block printing utilizes drawing, carving and color design. It can be used on any type of fabric, paper, wall, metal and wood. It is easy to make your own gift wrap or wallpaper using the wood-block printing process. Linoleum blocks and silkscreen inks are easily available at art sho