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Craft Painting How-To Articles

How to Paint One Stroke Hydrangeas with Donna Dewberry

How to Paint One Stroke Hydrangeas with Donna Dewberry

Learn how to paint a hydrangea flower using the One Stroke method developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry. 

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How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

How to Prepare a Wood Surface for a Project: Sanding & Basecoating

Planning to use a wood surface for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a wood surface for a project—including...

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How to Prepare Tin for a Craft Painting Project

How to Prepare Tin for a Craft Painting Project

Planning to use an item made of tin for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare tin for painting a project—as well...

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How to Paint One Stroke Parrot Tulips with Donna Dewberry

How to Paint One Stroke Parrot Tulips with Donna Dewberry

Learn how to paint a parrot tulip flower using the One Stroke method developed by artist and teacher Donna Dewberry. 

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Craft Painting Videos

How to Paint a Butterfly with Priscilla Hauser

See how easy it is to paint a brushstroke butterfly with Priscilla Hauser.

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See how easy it is to paint a brushstroke butterfly with Priscilla Hauser.

Brush Stroke Basics: Round Brush Techniques pt. 3, Left & Right S-Strokes

The round brush “S Stroke,” one of the fundamental brush strokes, is important to learn and is ideal when…

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The round brush “S Stroke,” one of the fundamental brush strokes, is important to learn and is ideal when painting anything from leaves to decorative borders.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 5, Half-Circle Stroke

Half-circle strokes are simple to do yet a decorative painting basic. Learn how to hold the flat brush and see…

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Half-circle strokes are simple to do yet a decorative painting basic. Learn how to hold the flat brush and see how quickly half-circle strokes can be painted.

How to Paint a Sunflower, Pt. 2: Leaves and Vines

Learn how to paint beautiful sunflower "wiggle leaves" and vines with Donna Dewberry

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Learn how to paint beautiful sunflower "wiggle leaves" and vines with Donna Dewberry

Brush Stroke Basics: Round Brush Techniques pt. 6, All Strokes

See a variety of basic round or liner brush strokes. When combined, these strokes can be painted as beautiful…

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See a variety of basic round or liner brush strokes. When combined, these strokes can be painted as beautiful brush stroke borders to enhance your decorative painting.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 3, S-Stroke

S-strokes are often used to enhance a surface with a decorative border. Learn how to properly use the chisel…

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S-strokes are often used to enhance a surface with a decorative border. Learn how to properly use the chisel edge of the brush as well as when to apply pressure to widen the brush stroke.
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Craft Painting eBooks

Beginner

Beginner's Guide to Ultra Dye

Master FolkArt Ultra Dye and energize your home decor projects with bold, vibrant color in this free crafting eBook!

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Transform Your Decor: Fun & Easy Paint Projects for Your Home

Transform Your Decor: Fun & Easy Paint Projects for Your Home

Download this free craft eBook to transform your decor with these fun, trend-inspired painting projects for your home. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint

The Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint

Before you start your next FolkArt Milk Paint project, make sure you consult our free crafting eBook, the Ultimate Guide to Milk Paint!

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From Design to Decor: Learn How to Concept, Design, and Paint Your Furniture

From Design to Decor: Learn How to Concept, Design, and Paint Your Furniture

Have you ever wanted to paint your own furniture but aren’t sure where to start? While painting your own furniture pieces may seem daunting at…

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Craft Painting Reference Documents

FolkArt Color Shift FAQ

FolkArt Color Shift FAQ

Learn more about FolkArt Color Shift Acrylic Paint by reading the FAQ.

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FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Brush Lettering Paint Frequently Asked Questions

Download this document to read the complete FAQ for FolkArt Brush Lettering paint. 

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FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete FAQ

FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete FAQ

Learn how to use FolkArt Painted Finishes Concrete to create the illusion of concrete.

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