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How to Paint a Door With Oil Paint

Painting is not the easiest of household maintenance chores, but if you prepare yourself properly and follow all the right steps it is not as complicated as it might initially seem. Oil-based paints, while not the most environmentally safe choice, provide versatility that often makes the job easier ...More...

How to Draw Daisies

Daisies bring a smile to the face flower lovers with their bright, happy colors and simple, delicate shape. This iconic springtime beauty comes in an array of colors, including purple, pink, red and yellow. The popular combination of white petals and yellow center offers a signature look for this pe...More...

How to Refinish Pre-Finished Hardwood

Hardwood purchased for the construction of a home can come pre-finished, which means it has already been stained and sealed. After this hardwood has been worn from regular wear and tear, the original finish on pre-finished hardwood needs to be redone. By stripping and sanding off the original finish...More...

How to Dilute Water-Based Paint

Diluting paint can improve paint flow but should be done sparingly. Over-diluting water-based paint reduces its ability to cover flaws and adhere to a surface. Water dries at a slower rate than paint and can alter the drying time specified on the product label. The water-to-paint ratio can vary from...More...

How to Strip Enamel Paint Off Plastic

From miniature toys to plastic tabletops, painting over plastic allows for a number of decorative endeavors. However, if the enamel paint job you've completed looks less than ideal, or if you are looking for a new design and need to strip away old paint, you could be facing a messy task. Soaking the...More...

How to Clean Oil Paintings & Photos

Artists use coats of varnish to protect their oil paintings. The type of varnish used in earlier times decayed over the years, often leaving antique oil paintings looking yellow, cracked, gummy or dull. There are several methods one can use to remove aging varnish and dust from oil paintings but the...More...

Dali Paintings From the 1970s

Salvador Dali was a prominent surrealist artist from Spain. Late in his career, during the 1970s, he branched out in his style to create pop art, holography and optical illusions. During this time, so many of his paintings had optical illusions that the Dalinian Holographic Room opened at M. Knoedle...More...

Basic Acrylic Painting Tips

Acrylics are easily mixed to create new colors.Blobs of paint. image by Saskia Massink from Fotolia.comAcrylic paint is one of the most versatile artistic mediums. Since this type of paint is quick-drying, you can easily paint over the original to make adjustments, but at the same time,......More...

How to Paint a Wooded Stream Wall Mural

A wall can become a work of art when it is painted with a wooded stream wall mural. This project makes a wall a visual delight for visitors. The wall mural can become a family project, bringing family members together. Decorate your home by painting a wooded stream wall mural, and you'll enjoy it fo...More...

How to Learn CGI Animation

CGI animation, or computer-generated imagery animation, is the use of computers to create animated graphics for special effects and video game graphics. CGI animation is used not only in films like "Toy Story" and "Finding Nemo," but also in virtual reality, theme parks and scientific research. For ...More...

How to Paint a Rose Drawing

Capturing the beauty of nature in a painting of one of the most recognizable flowers in the world is a skill that takes some practice. One of the most important things to be aware of when painting the color on a rose that has already been sketched is that the shading of light to dark creates the dim...More...

How to Print the Screen on an HTC Evo

Taking a print screen or a screen capture of what you're seeing on your HTC EVO 4G allows you to share what's on your phone. The print-screen function is part of the developer tools in the Android Software Development Kit (SDK). Download the SDK to your computer, then connect your phone to the compu...More...

How to Paint Cedar Roof Shingles

While some opt to enhance the natural beauty of their cedar roof shingles by finishing them with stain, others prefer to add color, using paint. If you are among the latter, learn the proper way to prepare the cedar shingles before you paint them, or disastrous results may follow. Raw cedar will not...More...

Qualifications for Cartooning

Cartooning is a unique art form requiring certain qualifications.Cartoon Eye image by hellotim from Fotolia.comCartooning is considered "the sister art to film" according to Michael Kupperman, as the images tell the story as much as the dialogue does. Published in a number of different......More...

How to Draw a Straight Line With a Ruler

Drawing a straight line with a ruler may seem simple at first, but some people find it to be extremely difficult. The problem is that just a touch of anxiety can lead you to accidentally do something unwanted, such as flinching and causing an uneven mark in the otherwise straight line. Thankfully, t...More...

Do it Yourself Whale Mural

Adding a whale mural to the decor of your home is one way to add drama and impact. A mural in a child's bedroom or on a larger scale in a living room serves as a natural conversation starter. But hiring a professional artist to paint a whale mural can be expensive and unnecessary. If you follow the ...More...

How to Create an Anime

Anime is a Japanese style of art featuring delicately beautiful characters. The characters are slender and willowy, often possessing outrageous hairstyles and clothing. They can also be part animal, have giant magical weapons, or incredible magical powers that manifest as light or storms. Creating b...More...