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Artist Tip How clean artist brushes
Artist Tip by Ron Gribble.
There are a lot of commercial brush cleaners available, but
I will tell you about a cleaner you can make at home, out of two empty tins.
Before I give the details, I need to explain why a specific
cleaner is needed. Why not just a jar of turpentine for oils?
You need to be aware that turpentine only suspends the
paint, which then settles down into the bottom on your container. All you are
doing after the first clean or two, is stirring up sediment and forcing it up
into the brush ferules.
So take a standard food preserving tin; make sure that the
lid has been removed without sharp edges. Now take a smaller size tin, Like a
baby food tin and place it bottom up onto a desk.
Now, take screwdriver, with a medium width end, and with a
hammer, gently force slots into the base of the tin. Don’t hit too hard, we
only want slots and not holes. Not too close together or you will lose
structural strength, but enough to cover as much of the bottom of the tin as
you can. The shape edges should be inside the tin, and the smooth slots on the
Now place the small tin bottom up inside the bigger tin the
smaller tin should fill about a half of the height of the larger tin.
Fill the larger tin with turpentine, until the smaller is
only just covered. You will now be able to clean your brushes on the bottom of
the small tin, and paint will drop through the slots and gather in the bottom
of the larger tin. If you let it settle, you can pour off the turpentine and
clean out the big tin every now and again.
Next post we will look at caring for you brushes. I trust
this is a help to you.
Thick Paint How to thicken School Tempera Paint with school paints Here is a quick recipe to thicken a water based school tempera poster paint. This takes about 10 minutes to cook and has a great thick smooth texture that is ideal for finger painting. Depending on the amount of paint you need - increase or decrease the quantities of this recipe. Learn how easy it is to paint a butterfly with mirror painting. What You Need: 4 x spoons of Corn-starch, 3 cups water, small sealable containers. Recipe for thickening Temper Poster Paint : 1. Add 4 x level teaspoons of corn-starch with 3 x cups of water in a pot, mixing until all combined. 2. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring it until the corn-starch dissolves and is smooth and thick. 3. Allow the mixture to cool. 4. Add the thickener to your tempera in a slow pour, stirring the paint until you get the viscosity desired. Don't add too much at once, as you will have to add a m
What is Tempera Poster Paint? www.schoolpaints.com The Tempera paint that is used in the school classroom is simply a ‘Temporary’ paint. A colourful paint that is water-soluble allowing it to be washed from surfaces quickly and easily making ideal for educational use or where groups of children are painting. There is a lot of confusion between traditional "Egg Tempera" and todays Tempera Poster paint. Some parents that have children with allergies google 'Tempera Paint' and find 'egg tempera' and the confusion starts. Egg Tempera: Egg Tempera is one of the oldest mediums for fine art painting, dating back to Roman Egypt and used by most of the Great Masters of the Renaissance. It is made with egg yolk and is a permanent fast-drying paint. It is very hard to find today as few brands make it. One of the most popular brands in the artist paint world Daler-Rowney in the UK do still make this for artists. It is designed for artist use and n
Face painting is great fun to do and so easy to learn. Anyone can enjoy face painting you don’t need to be an artist. Before you start, have a good understanding of face painting safety. Painting people is very different from just painting paper. Health and safety is everything!! Selecting healthy face paint is critical. There are so many brands and types of face paint on the market. TYPES OF FACE PAINT: There are two main types of face paint: Normal Face Paint Normal: This is a liquid paint like normal paint. This is best suited for the schools, fun days, fairs, sport events. You get more for your money and it goes a long way. Make up compound Make-Up: This is not paint at all but more like a make-up compound. The make-up type is easier to apply but is very expensive and you normally get very little for your money. WARNING: You are about to paint onto the skin of children and maybe leaving the paint on the skin for sometimes ho