Step-by-Step Archive - Painting and Fine Art Techniques -



Membership Key

  Basic members - free!
artSparxPro members

Hand-painted Delft tiles

The loose un-even quality of this faux technique makes painted Delft tiles an ideal decorative effect for the beginner or inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.

Irregular lines and hand painted renderings add character and old world charm, easily achieved without any prior painting experience.

more decorative treatments

 

Tools of our trade

Design Archives
artSparx Store
Step-by-Step Tutorials
Color Washing
Home Improvement
Color Learning Center
The Gilded Planet
Antiquing Center
Sign In and Register
Members
artSparxPro Features
Ask artSparx
Media Support Center
Search
Update your membership
Bookmark this site
 

 

 


 

Rag rolling!!
It's so easy...

 
 


  1. Gilding made easy!
    Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily.
  2. Canvas stretching 
    The proper way to stretch a canvas.
  3. Framing Tips 
    Framing tips you should know before you start painting!
  4. Transferring patterns and images to any surface 
    Create your own transfer paper simply and cheaply.
  5. Create perfect ovals and circles 
    Create a symmetrical oval or circle by making a template.
  6. Lettering made simple 
    create signs or lettering on any surface quickly and easily!

Basic membership and free step-by-step tutorials


Color washing
Latex glazing  Easy
Oil / Alkyd glazing  Moderate


Rag rolling
Latex glaze - neg. method Moderate
Latex glaze - pos. method Easy
Oil glaze - pos. method Moderate


Sponging
Latex sponging Easy


Stippling
Latex glazing Moderate
Oil / Alkyd glazing Moderate


Striee glazing
Latex glazing Easy
Oil / Alkyd glazing Easy


Pouncing techniques
Latex glazing Moderate
Oil / Alkyd glazing Moderate


Dragging techniques
Latex glazing Easy
Oil / Alkyd glazing Easy

 
artSparxPro members- register now

Painting Sky Murals

Cloud and sky paintings can be a simple representation or an elaborate painted affair. Learn how to create your own.

Marbleizing -
This vibrant Ochre marble can make your simplest furniture look grand.

Furniture glazing

Antique furniture with this classic glaze. Create a hand polished ivory finish that professionals will envy. 

Antique wood grain -
Produce this rustic finish with the appearance of antique wood grain.


Weathered doors and windows -
This simple distressed finish evokes time worn comfort and easy living. A perfect decorative paint finish to complement color-washed walls.

Silver leafing - Gilding made easy!
Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily. Basic gilding techniques, terms and principles.

more tutorials

Gilding techniques- Color mixing recipes - Antiquing methods - 'Classic Antique' glaze - and much more!

 

Home Decor •  ArtistsMembersStoreSite Map

Join the artSparx community! Become a registered member now.

Capture your target market!
Advertise at artSparx and reach over 100,000 unique visitors per month!
artSparx Advertising Information

Become a link partner
Add features to your site! Free

Media Support Center

www.fiarde.com    www.gildedplanet.com   www.architecturalfx.com   www.ediblegold.com
 Copyright 2010 artSparx.com. Media Center Except as otherwise expressly permitted under law, no copying, redistribution,
retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of material or concept are permitted without the express written permission
of artSparx.com and Copyright owner. Legal       San Francisco, Ca.   415.407.5097

DIY, home improvement, kitchen cabinets, tools, lighting, ceramic tile, home decor, kitchen design, gardening, home decorating,
patio furniture, paint, insulation, home improvement, fencing, appliances, plumbing, power tools, hardware,
home improvement, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, plumbing supply