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DIY Artwork - Easy Paint Projects - Painting Ideas

DIY Artwork - Easy Paint Projects - Painting Ideas
UPDATE: The long weekend is the perfect time to start some new projects, so why not try this awesome (and so easy) artwork DIY? This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. So, we were obviously pretty stoked to find a way to incorporate both — for cheap! Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. To do this project, you'll need: A canvas, in any size you choose Painter's tape Acrylic paints in your preferred colors, plus one bottle of white paint A paintbrush (or two, if you'd rather alternate brushes than wash one between colors) Scissors A disposable plate, wax paper, or scrap cardboard to use as a palette Paper towels or a drop cloth to cover your work area Et voilà!

Unbelievable Oil Paintings by Fulvio di Piazza Fulvio Di Piazza was born in 1969 in Siracusa, Italy. He studied at Urbino Art Academy and currently lives in Palermo, Italy. In 2008, Di Piazza participated in the Quadriennale exhibition in Rome. In 2011, his work was included in an exhibition curated by Vittorio Sgarbi at the Italian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. Chek him at

Crafting: Free Online Virtual Snowflake Creator Flash Program I have had a fascination with snowflakes since I was a child. First because enough of it meant a day off from school and time outside playing with friends. That was usually sledding, snow angels, and generally creating all kinds of chaos in the neighborhood. Then we’d clamor back into our house, demand hot chocolate with marshmallows, and then we’d strip off our wet clothes and toss them in the dryer. As soon as the dryer finished, we’d wiggle into those warm and dry clothes and head back outside to repeat the whole process. Once I saw the first close-up photos of a snowflake I feel even deeper in love with the tiny little frozen crystals and marveled at the intricate details in each tiny flake. Here’s my snowflake and its creation from start to finish in 7 frames: I’m fascinated by snowflakes and this just powered my passion. What do you think? About The Author Connie

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!

Crazy Awesome Paintings by Vladimir Kush Here is a collection of the incredible paintings of Vladimir Kush. Vladimir has been creating these surrealistic paintings since the late 80’s. I’m extremely impressed by his work, and you should be as well! Related Plywood Paintings by Robert Romanowic Plywood Paintings by Robert Romanowic, very unique and awesome! February 8, 2011 In "Inspiration" Amazing Contemporary Paintings by Christine Krainock Christine Krainock creates original, abstract oil painting & acrylic knife painting. December 12, 2011 In "Fine Art" Ellison Design student based in CA who was one of the co-founder of AIA and

Carina's craftblog: Porcelain decoration tutorial Porcelain decoration tutorial Wow, you really like that cup, huh?! :-) Thank you very much for all your comments about it! Seeing as you're asking how I made it, here's a wee tutorial. It is very easy. This is the magic wand pen that you need. Clean your mug (or whatever) with some white spirit, make sure it's dry and then you're ready to have fun! Once you're happy with your design, leave your mug to dry for 24 hours. I'm already pondering what to draw on next. Labels: drawing, mugs, tutorial scribbled by Carina 5/11/2008 06:32:00 PM Please note: as of December 2009 this blog has moved to, and commenting has been disabled on this version of the blog. Clicking on the links in this dropdown menu will take you to the page of the chosen month on the new version of this blog.

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. 40. Sources – muxedo task: 99 Life Hacks to make your life easier! If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

BEAUTY HAS NO COLOR Craftaholics Anonymous® Happy Monday, Crafters! Hope you had a nice weekend. I’ve been working on decorating my breakfast nook {yes, we’ve lived here for over a year and i still have TONS of bare walls!} I made this totally awesome Spoon Mirror for the little corner in my kitchen and I am kind of in love with it! The color, the texture, and the price is right….it cost me only a couple dollars to make! Love a cheap, easy craft! When I told Davis I was making this spoon flower, he thought I was crazy. How to Make a Spoon Wreath Supplies: cardboard, hot glue gun, 3″ round mirror, spray paint, scissor, 78-80 clear plastic spoons, small piece of ribbon Skill Level: Beginner Instructions: Cut a 12″ circle from a cardboard box. Cut about a 4″ piece of ribbon, shape into a loop and hot glue to the back of the cardboard to use to hang it on the wall. Seriously, such a fun craft! If you save and reuse your plastic spoons, this is a great way to retire some of the old ones! happy crafting, Linda Share and Enjoy Hi!

Incredible Living Painting With Realistic Body Paint Usually, we admire that the artists can create characters vividly, while this time, we will introduce a different artist who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil painting. That is Alexa Meade. Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in Washington, DC area. She spent four summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. She graduated in 2009 from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She applies acrylic paint to the surfaces of people, objects, and walls in a broad brushstroke that mimics the appearance of brushwork in a painting in a technique that she innovated.

Faux Painted Oxfords DIY I’m really digging the whole oxford trend right now. Maybe it is because my mom was rocking the androgynous look way before it was cool or because I love Diane Keaton, but I’ve always had a thing for women wearing men’s apparel and making it feminine and beautiful. My favorite pair of oxfords I have are men’s solid tan suede and so cute but I’m crushing on all of the super cute two toned oxfords like these and these. Since those suckers are so far out of the budget I decided to make my own out of a pair of cheap tennis shoes. Want to make your own faux painted oxfords? White Tennis ShoesWater Soluble Fabric Marking PenFabric Paint OR Acrylic Paint + Fabric MediumPaint Brushes, Small and Medium SizedWet Rag Step 1: Purchase cheap white tennis shoes. Step 2: Use a water soluble fabric marking pen to draw out the oxford design on your shoes. To get some ideas, do a Google image search for “oxford shoes”. Step 3: Now it is time to start paint up these faux oxfords! And that’s that!

Ryan Berkley | Animal Illustrations Ryan Berkley is a talented illustrator from Portland, Oregon. A big part of his portfolio are these witty and immaculate animal illustrations. When I first saw Ryan’s illustrations, I could almost imagine the personality of each of the portrayed animals. So when I saw that Ryan has created a individual profile on the animals, it just made them even better. Find the delightful profiles on his Etsy site. Via We Find Wildness