I want to make some paintings that basically look like this
--basically some flat fields of hopefully compatible colors on canvas. I don't care if what I make is real art, I mainly just want to add some color to the room. I went to the craft store and was kind of confused by all the different options for paint.
Let's just assume I pick a set of colors I like -- what do I need to buy to make the painting, other than a canvas? What kind of paints, which colors, what kind of brush, what else do I need? How do I mix the colors? I'm not under any illusions that I'm going to make anything good, I just want to get some colors down on canvas in a hopefully appealing way. If I picked a palate from a site like colourlovers, is there a way to order the paints premixed in those colors or what that be a bad idea?
posted by empath
on Nov 4, 2013 -
I need to paint a bunch of glass candle holders, but don't want brush strokes and can only do this in my 1 bdrm apartment. I tried building a spray paint booth, but the fumes were intense and I still managed to get spray paint everywhere. Looking into airbrush or spray guns but they don't seem very safe for indoor use either. [more inside]
posted by wannaknow
on Jan 26, 2011 -
My grandmother is looking for a way to paint metal and/or wooden objects to make them look like they are pewter (or nickel plated). What's the easiest way for her to achieve this effect? Bonus points for grandma-friendly techniques.
posted by jgee
on Apr 17, 2009 -
I'm trying finish up a mask I'm making for Halloween; it' s basically a giant papier-mache eyeball, and I'm looking for suggestions for suitable paints to use to make it look good. [more inside]
posted by millions
on Oct 27, 2008 -
Help me fulfill my nerdly destiny and make my lantern into a decent Golden Age Green Lantern prop. [more inside]
posted by luftmensch
on May 18, 2006 -
Suggestions needed for painting on a piece of plastic or plexiglass which would be lit from behind. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Apr 12, 2006 -
What would be a safe paint to use on a (regular old general use incandescent) light bulb that will actually be used in a lamp? [more inside]
posted by Dreama
on Feb 7, 2006 -