Month: March 2020

Brown hues

How Do You Make Brown Paint? It’s As Simple as Knowing Your Primary Colors

Let’s make one thing clear: brown isn’t exactly the most beautiful of colors. Sure, it’s a necessary hue for pretty much any type of painting, but for reals, it’s pretty rare to see brown as someone’s favorite. No disrespect, it’s just, brown is kind of…blah. But, like we said, some people love earth tones, and I get …

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Different kinds of paint

Is Paint Flammable? Practice Caution When Handling These Paint Products

Painting is a useful tool in art and construction. You’ll find various types of paint depending on price, quality, finish, and purpose. In office and school supply stores, you’ll find washable water-based paints for students and painting beginners. And in hardware stores, you can find high-grade paints and spray cans. But don’t let the colors …

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vintage singer sewing machine

Threading an Old Singer Sewing Machine for Some Vintage Vibes

When people start arguing about needlepoint vs. cross-stitch, I always tell people that I prefer the use of a sewing machine. After the gasps and the swooning, I explain that, for me, sewing has always been a practical hobby for me, and while needlepoints and cross-stitching will always produce beautiful designs, you just can’t match …

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acrylic paint tubes

Painting with Acrylic: How Long Does It Take for Acrylic Paint to Dry?

Compared to estimating how long it takes spray paint to dry, acrylic paint is actually much faster. This has a lot to do with its composition and properties. Exposure to air can make acrylic paint dry, and it can dry even faster based on factors like temperature, humidity, exposure to wind, and more. This can …

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girl painting

Is Acrylic Paint Washable? The Basics of Choosing Acrylic Paint

Your choice of paint is a very personal and subjective experience; it’s a big indicator of your style, and it also influences the techniques you’ll be using in your painting. Whether it’s gouache on canvas or oil painting on wood, Pollack or Pointillism, you need to have the right information at hand to make the …

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spray paint

Working with Spray Paint: How Long Does It Take Spray Paint to Dry?

Spray paint has been around since the 1890s. Since then, it has become a useful painting tool for those who want a smooth and even coat. There’s a lot to know about spray paint, whether it’s about using spray paint on canvas or on any other surface. When dealing with spray paint, however, some painters …

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