6 Creative Painting Techniques for Crafters

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014

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Check out these video tutorials on a few of our favorite painting techniques. Also don't forget to upload your masterpieces to our project section!

Paint Russian Nesting Dolls for Customizing

Robert Mahar shows you how to paint your own Russian Nesting Dolls. There are a million creative ways to make this project your own, because you use chalkboard paint for the base layer. Erase and re-draw to your heart's content — faces for your family, friends or even your pets!


Paint a Masterpiece on a Mirror

Harriet Muller teaches how to paint on mirrors with oils or acrylics using a special technique she developed. Check out her striking image of a man and woman in separate mirrors, both walking in the woods. What a great idea for a customized wedding gift or anniversary present.  

Paint with Watercolor Pencils 

Lindsay Weirich, aka The Frugal Crafter, makes it easy with her video tutorial on how to paint bleeding heart flowers on pre-made cards. She provides easy tips like how to scratch in lines with a credit card and how to break down big shapes into smaller shapes until the piece is finished. 

Paint with Melted Crayons

Create a one-of-a-kind abstract art piece with Faber-Castell Gelatos crayons. Donna Downey believes "everybody loves a new box of crayons" and she shows you how to melt pieces of the Gelatos together to create beautiful shapes on miniature canvases.  

Paint with Oil-based Color Pencils

Tiffany Johnson demonstrates how to color and blend with Faber Castell's Art GRIP Pencils to create four trendy greeting cards. 


Paint with Foam Stamps

Lisa Fulmer shares paint-stamping techniques on sticky-back canvas to turn a plain glass cube vase into a super cute art piece. This vase would also be great in an office or studio for holding pens, pencils or paint brushes.

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