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Nutcracker Pop Art Acrylic Painting Tutorial

Nutcracker Pop Art Acrylic Painting Tutorial

The beginner’s step-by-step guide to painting a nutcracker in the pop art style using acrylic paint. Whenever I think about Christmas, my mind immediately snaps to memories of watching old Christmas movies, catchy singalongs, and decorating the mantle with my nutcracker. As a little kid, nutcrackers always fascinated me (mainly I loved ooggling their highly…

What to do with your old or unwanted canvas paintings

What to do with your old or unwanted canvas paintings

6 methods to help declutter all those paintings stashed in your closet and make room for more art in your life, even if your painting is “undonate-able”. Have you ever had so much canvas artwork that you’re running out of room to store them? If you’re anything like me, you definitely have encountered one issue multiple…

What Can You Use to Thicken Up Acrylic Paint for More Texture?

What Can You Use to Thicken Up Acrylic Paint for More Texture?

Easy techniques to thicken acrylic paint for more texture and contour while painting You are sitting at your easel, ready to create another gorgeous acrylic masterpiece. As you load your paint on your brush and begin adding layers to your canvas, you feel the urge to add some texture to your scene. However, no matter…

5 Easy Ways to Keep Acrylic Paint on Canvas Wet

5 Easy Ways to Keep Acrylic Paint on Canvas Wet

Stupid simple ways to keep your acrylic paint from drying too quickly and get better, more magical blends. So you’re painting your latest masterpiece, dipping your brush tenderly into your acrylic paint. You throw together a bunch of colors onto your palette and after a few careful mixes, you get the perfect color. (cue the…

Do You REALLY Need to Varnish your Acrylic Paintings?

Do You REALLY Need to Varnish your Acrylic Paintings?

Is it totally necessary to varnish an acrylic painting? Here’s a few pointers to help guide your decision. You just completed your latest acrylic masterpiece. You set your brush down and happily gaze upon your work; but just as you’re about to pop open that bottle of merlot in celebration (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?),…