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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.

Stop marketing to other artists. Other artists will never value your work as much as non-artists do, as much as collectors do, as much as publishers do.

I’ve had a big throbbing art boner for Chris Uminga for several years now. “Edgy-cute” is his thing and Chris is part of the modern neo-pop art movement. I met Chris several years ago while exhibiting at Fan Expo in Toronto. I was immediately IN LOVE with his adorable illustrations and quickly threw all my […]

Cut through the clutter and get more attention at your booth or table at the convention or art show.

Thanks to a reader email, this month I’m going to take a look at promotion ideas to get more people into your studio or art show. I don’t mention social media too much on this podcast, but it’s implied that whatever avenue you decide is your best course for promoting your physical space – share […]

I tested out a bunch of old school nibs to give you an idea of the kinds of strokes they make.

Annoy everyone, be a skeezy pants marketer – how to make a pop-up opt-in form.

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