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Making calligraphy ink from acrylic paint requires that you have a paint with a runny, thin consistency, but also one that will hold up under use and not dissolve over time. You can use either premixed artist's acrylic paints or pure pigments to make your calligraphy ink. Using prepared acrylic pain
After a time, water-based latex paint can harden near the surface of a container, forming a thin rubbery layer. In some cases, you may be able to peel this skim away using only your fingers; however, more often than not, you'll end up breaking the layer into smaller particles that will mar the paint
Invented in China, silk is a textile woven out of the cocoons of silk worms. Silk has been prized for thousands of years and is still considered one of the most beautiful and luxurious textiles available. Silk is a commonly used material for scarves because of its beauty and softness. Painting your
Airplanes are complicated mechanical devices that could take a long time to draw completely realistically. Sometimes it is preferable to create simpler versions of a drawing. You can adhere to a particular style of drawing or sketch out a simpler version of a piece before committing to a more detail
Canvas is a good, sturdy surface for paint of any type. But it is porous enough that most painters choose to prime it with a sealant to help it to hold the paint evenly and in exactly the way it was applied. With a properly primed canvas, you won't have to worry about paint soaking in or swelling of
Painting plastic paneling is a simple process that will take you about 24 hours. The surface must be cleaned and dried before you can proceed. Acrylic spray primers and acrylic spray paints typically are used on plastic surfaces. You'll also need a clean place to allow the primer and paint to comple
Legendary artist, author and educator Keiko Takemiya has been creating and innovating in the world of manga for over 40 years. Read our interview and discover Takemiya-sensei's take on being a female artist in the Seventies, her role in the creation and evolution of boys love / yaoi manga, and
A "black book" is often a book of phone numbers and addresses, but it may also be a day planner. Black books are usually relatively small---even pocket-sized---for purposes of portability. The covers are often blank and made of black leather. When drawing any book, it is helpful to have a ruler on
Any shelter with just painted walls would look so drab! It is an interesting idea to enhance the look of your home or office by decorating its walls. It would add color and style to ...
Portrait of Miyamoto Musashi by Takehiko Inoue, manga creator of Vagabond, at Books Kinokuniya NYC.