6 Creative Painting Techniques for Crafters

6 Creative Painting Techniques for Crafters

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PjybZN-EHY

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  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD7BXhKOBlY

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA3MtUYXHdo

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL0xKZF5LKQ

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6oxqkU7yCM

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92V8GE3w0Tc

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.

Originally printed in Craft Foxes blog April 24, 2014.

me

Melissa LeGates is a freelance writer and retired Air Force journalist who specializes in features and B2B writing. She is also a colored pencil artist and blogs about it at coloredpencilenthusiast.wordpress.com.  You can commission Melissa’s work (either writing or art) by contacting her at malegates@gmail.com.

 

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