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Magic of paint

Paint is one of my loves. Not just painting or paintings. I love how it feels and how much you can do with it. It's not just for creating new, it can also be used to cover old. You can make any color you want. Just test new things and fresh your apartment with it. Change colors or give a new life to old furniture.

I have a lot old furnitures, that has been changed to fit for my style by painting those. Some have had many style changes over the years. Just sand paper, paint and brushes and you are good to go. With furnitures, I don't use the cheapest paints. It's too much effort if you ruin valuable furniture, with poor quality paint and you have to do it all over again. With paintings it's more optional and I like to test also cheap options. In last months I've tested spray paint for smaller objects. Like baskets and coat hangers. With baskets, it worked well, but for hangers it was too vague. It's good to do outside, at summer time, so your apartment doesn't smell days.

I like aquarelles over watercolors and gouasse paint, and acrylic over oil paint. Aquarelles because it's more versatile and gives you more options what  you can do. With acrylic and oil paint the difference for me isn't that big, how those act while painting. Last years I've used acrylics because of toxins in oil paints. Like lead white is named for reason. Of course you can't eat any paints, but I believe that acrylic and water based once are saver and better options. And they smell so much less!

When you have new canvas or any clean surface, it can be nerve-wracking. For that helps to remember, that you can always cover your mistakes when needed, just don't do new layer over fresh and wet paint. And liked I wrote earlier don't worry , mistakes aren't always mistakes. You can use those for your advantage. I like not to take painting too seriously and just have fun and try new things and styles. I have so much to say about painting and stories to tell, that I need to save those for future. @FromMadeByMeri



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