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All about picture frames

Picture frames New York has been since ages made of wood. Wood is regarded as the most prestigious material and since it is common and most strong and sturdy, the custom of making picture frames New York from wood is very evident even in the recent times. Since wood is a bit heavier that other materials, many people want their picture frames to be of less heavier substances and thus came into existences picture frames New York that are made up of materials like plastic, aluminium, polystyrene and even materials like handmade paper and sea shells. Picture frames New York come in many colours and textures that include dry brush, gliding etc. Gliding though is the most common method that…

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For Real Artists: A Guide to Specialty Art Paper

Creativity is a tricky endeavor. To get the right look, you need the right materials. As any artist knows, anything can serve as a canvas, but for the truly exquisite look, you need something special. In this short guide, we’ll explain some of the art and craft products available and some possible applications for these products. Curious iridescent paper is certainly one of the oddest products on the market today. Normally, embossed iridescent paper is not so much a paper, but more like plastic or a thin, flexible and colorful metal, and as such, is well suited for sculpting and other crafts. Iridescent paper is often made by foil stamping and lasers on light-sensitive chemicals, and can only be used…

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Top Tips: What you need to know about a paint brush?

Most of us like to paint different things. Some of us are professional painters while some of us just paint for fun. If you are serious about the subject it’s very important that you have some knowledge about the different types of paint brushes. Paint brushes are made up from stiff or soft hairs, which are either natural hairs or synthetic fibers. Soft brushes are specially designed for thin paints as they spread easily. Similarly incase of hard strokes you need hard brushes for creating brush marks in the paints. Is natural hair better than synthetic? Natural hair paint brushes are expensive as compared to the synthetic brushes. The modern synthetic brushes are excellent and have flexibility to beat even…

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The Best Tips to Frame an Oil Painting

Oil paintings framing can be really expensive if there are framed by professionals which can really add up to your cost of your purchase.  Professional framers have great experience in choosing the right frames that match the exact architectural piece and the framing process can be a time consuming task and not everyone would be willing to spend money on this task. However framing the oil painting is an important task but there is no requirement that you need to pour loads of money on this tedious task.  You can frame your art painting by yourself with a frame for a cost effective result that will give you satisfactorily results as well. This article will help you in crafting an…

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7 Features That Will Keep Your Art Studio Air Quality High

Fresh air, great light, and a well organized space are essentials assets if for an art studio. Having a stdio like these encourages you to want to spend time there, and helps boost creativity once you are there. But because many of the products used by artists emit volatile airborne chemicals and other pollutants, it’s important to select an air cleaner that can remove them effectively. Here are 5 features that will insure your cleaner will make your art studio a productive and healthy place to be. Has a Filter for Chemicals-Oil paint, acrylics, sprays all make for great art work, but are big contributors to poor air quality. The volatile organic chemicals that many of these products emit can…

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