For Nyssa who has been patiently waiting one week for this tip.
How to dry paint faster
When you needed it yesterday, use a hairdryer or LESS water.
I have tested this with watercolor and acrylic mediums on both paper and wood panel. If you don’t want your paint to dry to fast in fear of cracks especially in acrylic (although this has never happened to me), use a cooler setting on the blower. The chances of it cracking are rare.
With watercolor using this technique can prevent bleed lines in solid blocks of color. This will eliminate or reduce the chance of veins appearing in your sky or smooth complexion. Using less waterlogged brushes will aid the process along to.
You’ll find in mere seconds you can add that second coat of pretty pink paint.
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Why you should never put your art supplies away
If you put them away they will not be there when you need them. What good are art supplies when they are shoved in drawers or packed in boxes in a room you’ll never go into to create in?
Leave them out, open and in an area where they are easy to access. If you don’t you will not create. You’ll become like everyone else who lost their inspiration a long time ago when they were told to clean up their mess.
And art supplies are not mess.
If someone in your household considers them to be a mess pack away their television, or library of books, game console and beauty products. A bit of reverse psychology never hurt anyone. In the place of the TV, place an easel. Replace the library with sketchbooks and journals. Where the game console was, line up your paintbrushes and paints. In lieu of the beauty products dump.out.the.contents.of.your.pencil.case.
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