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A-salt-ed!
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Salt is a solid texture stand-by for a reason.

It provides a variety of unpredictable texturizing results depending on the size and spread of the grains and adds a crystallization that is incredibly effective at evoking ice and snow.
 
 
 
 

 
 

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My favourite is to use the Safety rock salt for de-icing driveways and sidewalks.

But I’ve had good success with regular table salt, kosher and sea salt.

The most important part is putting it on at the right time: not puddly wet, not dry.
 
 

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This is SO my favourite texture.
 
 
 
 

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Allowing the medium to paint itself through the help of pouring, spraying and encouraging the pigment to move where you want with water.

I spent an hour experimenting with a variety of media on the new Terraskin paper. Terraskin is a polymer paper, like Yupo, but it is coated in limestone and is known as a “stone” paper.

Replacing a canvas, or worse, starting again on a finished piece is a big hit to the wallet. At some point, everyone has to figure out how to fix a hole in a canvas. Here’s a quick and easy fix to your rip situation. It’s best used with textured work – collage, mixed media, and […]

Today I got side-tracked by painting up the front cover of my Art Almanac Planner.

The transfer paper totally didn’t work and I was so bummed out!! I had to free hand it and it’s not as nice as the original design – but it’s okay.

I was watching videos by Crisco Art who paints glow in the dark paintings.

I know what acrylics can do that so I thought I’d test one out for you before I try it in a painting.

Teaching you how to recognize pigment colours regardless of the brand name.

Have you ever tried to find Winsor Blue in Holbein or M. Graham paint? Shit outta luck… unless you know how to read pigments.

Today we take a walk down the wild side and texture acrylics with blowing bubbles. CRAZY.

Taking care of brushes can extend their life and keep them behaving in ways you expect. Getting the paint out of the ferrule is a priority to keep brushes in good condition – and it’s not always obvious how to do that.