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Bring out your inner artist with these painting tips and techniques.
You Will Need
- A palette knife
- Oil paints
- Acrylic paints with medium mixed in
Hold knife like a brush
Hold the painting knife pretty much the same way you should a paintbrush.
Glob the paint on the canvas
Glob the paint on to the pre-treated canvas or board and start pushing it around.
Feel out the surfaces
Get a feel for what the different surfaces—including the edges—of the paint knife can do.
Watch the paint dry
Watch how the paint dries. It might sound boring, but it’s crucial if you care about your work.
Wipe your knives clean
Simply wipe your knives clean with a good, lint-free rag.
Wait for the paint to dry
Allow a long time for the paint to dry completely. If you’re wondering if it’s been long enough, it hasn’t.