How To Paint Your Own Artwork - And Save Money

Written by Catherine Calder

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Keeprepparttar painting simple forrepparttar 100033 best result. When you see paintings that you like you can use them asrepparttar 100034 inspiration for your own abstract. Simple bands of color can be very effective. Also blocks of color can look good too. Use tape to mask offrepparttar 100035 areas before painting if you want a crisp edge. Acrylic paints are an adhesive, so removerepparttar 100036 tape beforerepparttar 100037 paint dries - unless you want torepparttar 100038 tape in repparttar 100039 final picture!

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If you are unhappy withrepparttar 100043 result of your efforts simply paint overrepparttar 100044 canvas and start again. No stress!

Leaverepparttar 100045 picture to dry. When completely dry you can improve or highlight parts as necessary. This would be a good time to add metallic paints if you are using them.

Oncerepparttar 100046 final coats of paint are dry, giverepparttar 100047 picture a coat of acrylic varnish to seal it. Once sealed, it can be wiped with a damp cloth to keep it clean.

The canvas could be framed, but a lot of modern pieces are displayed without a frame. In modern surroundings this is a very good look, and saves onrepparttar 100048 cost of framing.

It really isn't that difficult to paint your own pictures. By learning a few simple techniques you will be able to paint with confidence. When you paint your own pictures you will be able to match your décor exactly and repeatrepparttar 100049 patterns already used inrepparttar 100050 room - all at a fraction ofrepparttar 100051 price of buying one from a gallery. Your own unique masterpiece!

Catherine Calder, author of the Acrylic Painting Course. This 'No-Draw' painting course shows you, step-by-step, how to complete 12 pictures, and ideas for more! For a Free Report about painting your own artwork - ‘How to Paint Abstract Pictures for Pleasure and Profit’ Click here =>

Have you inspected your Garage Door lately?

Written by Richard Aquino

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Tighten all hinge and bracket screws, bear in mind that garage door bottom brackets are under extreme tension when repparttar door is closed and can cause serious injury if accidentally or deliberately loosened or removed. Replace bent or broken hinges. Checkrepparttar 100032 door’s rollers for excessive wobble and replace as necessary.

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