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Craft Painting How-To Articles

How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

How to Prepare a Terra Cotta Clay Flower Pot for Painting Projects

Planning to use a terra cotta clay pot for your next craft project? Read this article to learn how to prepare a clay pot for painting a project...

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Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Flat Brush

Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Flat Brush

Want to learn how to use a flat brush properly? Watch these in-depth videos and download our Flat Brush practice guide to master the basic flat...

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How to Paint One Stroke Hummingbirds with Donna Dewberry

How to Paint One Stroke Hummingbirds with Donna Dewberry

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

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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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Craft Painting Videos

How to Paint a Poppy with Priscilla Hauser

Priscilla Hauser, FolkArt and Decorative painting expert, shows you how to paint a blended poppy using FolkArt…

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Priscilla Hauser, FolkArt and Decorative painting expert, shows you how to paint a blended poppy using FolkArt Multi-Surface paints.

Brush Stroke Basics: Round Brush Techniques pt. 1, Intro

Learn how to properly load a brush, have the correct consistency of paint, and brush stroke pressure—all…

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Learn how to properly load a brush, have the correct consistency of paint, and brush stroke pressure—all essential to mastering round brush strokes.

Brush Stroke Basics: Round Brush Techniques pt. 2, Left & Right Comma Strokes

The comma stroke is fundamental to decorative painting, and this informative video teaches how to create both…

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The comma stroke is fundamental to decorative painting, and this informative video teaches how to create both left and right angled comma strokes.

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: 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.

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

See how to combine a variety of flat brush decorative painting brush strokes into one easy-to-follow tutorial.

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See how to combine a variety of flat brush decorative painting brush strokes into one easy-to-follow tutorial.
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Craft Painting eBooks

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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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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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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Painted Finishes 101

Painted Finishes 101

Learn more about FolkArt Painted Finishes and create the 11 beautiful DIY home decor projects included in this free craft eBook!

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Craft Painting Reference Documents

FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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FolkArt Pickling Wash FAQ

FolkArt Pickling Wash FAQ

Learn more about FolkArt Pickling Wash by reading the FAQ.

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FolkArt Ultra Dye FAQ

FolkArt Ultra Dye FAQ

Learn how to use FolkArt Ultra Dye to create bright, bold, vibrant color statements with beautiful

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