Supplies Used For Creating Art

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Many artists will display their artistic abilities at an early age. These are children that often use walls as a canvas and might choose to use various shades of color that could come from a variety of pencils, pens and crayons that they find at eye-level throughout the home. The art that they create might […]


Embroidery Tried And True Technique

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Embroidery is a great way to enhance clothing or other items. Embroidery is long lasting and looks more elegant than the alternative of heat transfers or screen printing. Embroidery is embellishment you can feel and has been used throughout history to enhance the look of various fabrics. There are several classifications for embroidery depending on […]


How To Find A Gift On The Internet

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For many of us, getting creative with gift giving can be just as painful as a trip to the dentist. It takes time and energy to come up with a gift that tops last year’s talking fish. And just who has extra time these days? While many families across America are rubbing their foreheads, stumped […]


The Many Uses For Canvas Tote Bags

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The Many Uses For Canvas Tote Bags If you have ever noticed someone at the beach with a bag thrown over their shoulder or a shopper with the same, you have probably already seen a few of the many uses for canvas tote bags. These convenient accessories are sold everywhere, in every color and almost […]


Producing Canvas Art Prints

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A very recent technology allows for artists’ original paintings to be replicated on canvas. Prior to this an artist who painted an original work on canvas would have to have a reproduction made on paper. Unlike a paper reproduction, one printed on canvas can be displayed without glass and matting, and also looks like an […]


Oil On Canvas Painting Conservation 101

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Conservation is defined as remedial attention given to extend the life of a work of art. The process often reconstitutes missing material by additions. These additions may be either visible or invisible and serve to restore the work’s unity. One of the most noticeable defects the public observes on a painted surface is craquelure. Craquelure […]


Learn To Paint Like A Child

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All children love to draw or paint. It matters little whether the result is an exact copy of reality because at that very moment reality is in the mind of the artist. As they draw they are creators and each will stand back to admire what they have accomplished. It is not their desire to […]


An Overview Originals And Limited Editions

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Art collectors have long had the choice of purchasing art on paper or art on canvas. The paper art included original works such as watercolors, pastels, pencil or ink drawings, lithos, serigraphs and etchings….and limited editions reproduced photomechanically from originals. Canvases were usually original (and costly) works of art. But now, the growing popularity and […]


What Are The Different Types Of Fine Art Reproduction

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As well as hand painted fine art reproductions on canvas, there are several different mechanical methods of fine art reproduction – none however come close to accurately replicating the color and texture as hand painting does. Aquaprint: Is a printing process which uses color separation. The colors can be bright but the texture of the […]


Framing And Hanging Oil Paintings

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The frame gives a more finished look to the oil painting and helps define the boundaries of the artwork. The marriage of a frame with an oil painting may be harmonious or discordant, enhancing or distracting – a poorly chosen frame can ruin the appearance of the oil painting, while an appropriate one can make […]


Stretching An Oil Painting

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Oil paintings on canvas are always mounted on inner, wooden frame bars (a stretcher) before framing. A stretcher is a wooden support that a canvas is attached to for stability. A frame around the stretcher, in addition to complementing the appearance of the painting, provides extra support for the canvas. A competent picture framer will […]


Art Competition Paints Picture Of Cancer

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A cancer diagnosis brings out many emotions that cannot always be expressed through words alone. Art, however, can bring them to life in a powerful way. An international competition is giving cancer patients, survivors, their families, physicians and others affected by cancer a chance to share their experiences and inspire others through art. Entries for […]


Everything You Need To Know About Canvas Tents

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Many camping enthusiasts enjoy the comfort of canvas tents while they are out in the wilderness. The only thing that is certain about nature is that nothing is certain. Canvas tents are durable and can withstand rain and wind much better than standard tents. They are generally well constructed using quality materials and are simple […]


Oil Painting Supplies Guide For Beginners

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When I first began painting some 10 years ago, I remember my first trip to my local art supply store. I recall my feeling of utter confusion as I perused the aisles. This particular art store had every tube of paint, brush, medium and canvas known to man, far too many choices for a confused […]


How To Waterproof A Canvas

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There are times that we can never curb the forces of nature. This just goes to show that nature is, indeed, powerful and can destroy anything and everything. So, the only way we can do is to provide protection from the raging effects of nature. One way to do this is through waterproofing. Waterproofing has […]


Canvas Awnings How To Care For Them And Keep Them Good As New

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Canvas awnings will last for many years if you take proper care of them. These awnings are made from the finest synthetic fabrics and you should only use water repellent and mildew resistant products when cleaning them. The material used in awnings, even the dome awnings, is mildew resistant, but that doesn’t mean that you […]


Patio Umbrellas For The Outdoor Room

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Patio umbrellas are outdoor umbrellas. As with other umbrellas they are used for protection from sunlight, rain and provide a covering in an open area. They are also known as garden umbrellas or market umbrellas. Patio umbrellas are used in hotels, motels, restaurants cafes, resorts and for domestic consumption also. Patio umbrellas are generally fixed […]


Waterproof Quality Of Luggage Should Not Be Ignored

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When people start to think about buying a travel luggage or any other kind of luggage, there are plenty of criteria to consider. All kind of information resource has mentioned about many things that buyers should aware of when they choosing but it’s rarely to see someone to focus on the water proof function. Of […]


Leading Window Graphics Company Renowned Artist Headline Automobile News

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When you think of automobile news, you may not expect to read about a renowned artist. However, a recent automobile news release contained just that. An artist, his talent and an innovative company looking to change the way you look at windshields is the current focus of much media attention and automobile news. In an […]