While doing a search on another art subject, I came across this interesting page from Jerry's Artarama on Quick Tips to Help You with Your Projects. Here are just a few of the helpful ideas from customers and staff:
- "When I want to do straight vertical lines for things like sail boat lines I use an expensive pizza cutter - for oils and acrylics. Thin the paint the same way you would for using your liner brush (medium) until it is an ink-like consistency and then roll your pizza cutter through it - then roll it on the canvas. It keeps your halyard lines straight! - Shara , Sandy Hook, VA"
- "For watercolor painting, most people use sable brushes. But you can also use synthetic brushes like Taklon, that are marketed as acrylic painting brushes. They can create a nice, crisp line that isn't always achievable with sable, as well as a variety of other strokes and effects. - Hannah, Chattanooga, TN"
- "Having trouble with the caps on your paint tubes getting stuck and hard to open? Place a small square of saran wrap over the tube before replacing the cap, it keeps the paint from drying on the inside of the cap and sticking to the tube. Much easier opening! - Meredith, Tarboro, NC"
Grab a cup of coffee and take some time to read the other tips too for more handy ideas.