3 Things To Know About Tempera Painting

1. What is it?

Tempera is a type of painting medium that consists of a coloured pigment mixed in with a binder, usually an emulsion of water and egg yolk. This type of painting medium is very fast to dry and is very long-lasting. Tempera painting simply refers to paintings done using this sort of medium. The artist will first grind the pigment into a powdered form and will then place a small amount of this on to a palette. Next the artist will add a few drops of distilled water to the pigment. Then the egg yolk binder is added in small amounts until the solution is as transparent as the artist wants it to be. The amount of binder that’s required depends on the pigment being used. While painting, the consistency of the paint needs to be preserved and this can be done simply by adding more water to the paint.

2. When was it used?

Tempera paintings appear to have originated in classical times. There are references to this sort of painting throughout Latin, Gr

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Reasons To Hire A Professional When You Need Painting Done

Painting is time-consuming and it is hard work. It can be risky too depending on the location of the surface to paint. The right techniques for prepping and applying make a world of difference with the outcome. Instead of doing it on your own, hire a professional painter. You will be happy you did when you see the results and the cost isn’t unreasonable either.

Time Involved

It can take hours to do the prep work and real painting for a given project. Do you realistically have that free time available? You don’t want all of your free time to be spent doing a bit of it here and there. Instead, go with a professional painter who can get it done for you. The project may be done in a matter of days when they do it versus months if you try to squeeze it in.

Hard Work

A professional painter is ready for the hard work involved. They realize it takes plenty of bending and reaching. They are on their feet for hours at a time. They can make a plan of act

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The Painting On The Living Room Wall

While a brand new car with sleek aerodynamics and cutting-edge technology is a novelty by itself, the very sight of a vintage or a classic car cruising elegantly on the streets strikes one with an overwhelming feeling of desire. Vintage cars in their high slung elegance are stunning, almost regal. They have captivating designs that are a mark of artistry & craft. Something modern cars can only dream of because of the need to generate sheer power. The very presence of a Buick or a classic convertible Cadillac is an indicator of the bygone days of honor, pride & royalty.

Once the summer begins to recede into the background by the end of June, it is almost a family tradition or more of a ritual to escape for a quick mountain retreat between the cusp of the diminishing heat and approaching monsoons. In the absence of a concrete plan for a getaway, the decisions are often impromptu, taken on the spot. More often than not we head to the highlands to experience the wisp of m

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10 Ways to Make Money With Body Painting

Are you considering making a living (or at least a little money on the side) doing body painting? Is it even possible to make a living doing body painting? Yes, you can make good money as a ‘pro’ body painter, and even kids as young as twelve have made good money (like $500-$400 in an afternoon) doing simple painting techniques like airbrushed temporary tattoos at fairs and festivals.

It may be difficult to believe that there are so many different ways to make money doing body painting. I know that when I first discovered the art of body painting, I thought maybe you could make some temporary money at a party or fair. But there are many, many more possibilities, as you will see.

Here are just 10 of the ways you could get paid to do body painting:

1. Doing body painting at parties. You could hire yourself for a night or a day and get paid either by the hour or a flat fee for the event.

2. Painting party-goers before they go to a party or e

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Body Painting – 7 Tips For Cleaning Up Safely and Easily

If you are just getting started in body painting or face painting, one thing you may not have considered is how you are going to get all that paint off again!

While your client may like being a zombie or a tiger at a party, they may not want to go to work looking like one. In any case, they will want to get cleaned up before going to bed or doing pretty much anything else, and you will be expected to know how to remove the paint you put on them safely and painlessly.

Here are 7 quick tips for removing body paint from the skin, and also for staying clean and neat while you are working.

1. Check your paints and packaging.

Always use safe paints that have been made specifically for face painting and body painting. They should explicitly say that is what they are for. Read what they say, either on the label, or on the website, about how to clean them up. Some body paints are made to be cleaned with water; others may use a special kind of remover that you will

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How to Correct Your Plastic Model Car Painting Mistakes

“Oh no, now I’ve done it.” You have just applied to much paint and created huge sagging paint globs to your once perfect model. That perfect contest winning finish you were hoping for is now a disaster.

All is not lost however. You can fix just about any paint mistake that you have made on your contest model with just a bit of work. With a careful paint sanding technique, you can create a perfect finish.

Using four techniques; paint standing, re-spray, paint polish and wax, you can fix just about any mistake you make. I will show you how to use these techniques to fix your model and bring it back to contest level.

Paint standing is the first technique we will use to correct and over spray or orange peel situation you have created on your model. Orange peel is just extra paint that is applied to thickly and ends up making the surface of your model looked like the outside of an orange. The easiest technique I’ve found to correct this kind o

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Wear Scrubs to Do Some Painting

Painting any part of your house is always going to be a big job. From the preparation to the cleanup, a lot of work is going to be involved. If you are going to be doing some painting in your house, the best way to get the job done is to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. That being said, the quickest way to do that is to dress comfy. There could be no better way to dress comfy than by wearing a pair of womens scrubs.

By dressing comfortably to do your painting, you will feel less stress without even realizing it. Scrubs will make it easy to do all the bending and stretching that comes with the entire paint job. If you will be taping off all the woodwork around the room, scrubs will be so comfortable and less hindering than a pair of jeans. If you will be painting your ceiling, they won’t distract you as your struggle to roll the paint on above your head. If this is the case, you are going to get paint in your hair as well as on your clothes!

The

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Indian Miniature Painting – History and Techniques

Miniature paintings are one of the many things that make an Indian proud of his country’s rich cultural heritage. Miniature paintings originated long back in the history of India. Indian Paintings can be broadly classified as the murals and miniatures. Murals are huge works executed on the walls of solid structures, as in the Ajanta Caves and the Kailashnath temple.

Miniature paintings are executed on a very small scale on perishable material such as paper and cloth. The Palas of Bengal were the pioneers of miniature painting in India. The art of miniature painting reached its glory during the Mughal period. The tradition of miniature paintings was carried forward by the painters of different Rajasthani schools of painting like the Bundi, Kishangarh, Jaipur, Marwar and Mewar. The Ragamala paintings also belong to this school.

Indian miniature paintings are renowned worldwide for their beauty, finesse and impeccable detailing. The history of Indian Miniature Paint

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Clean Your Cabinets for Best Painting Finish

Do it yourself cabinet painters, if you are wondering what’s the first step to getting a good finish on painting your kitchen cabinets, then you need to consider thoroughly cleaning your cabinets before you do anything else. Cabinets are the least cleaned surfaces in most kitchens. Most people clean their counter tops, stoves, sinks, and backsplash but cabinets are mostly forgotten about.

Cabinets collect all types of contaminant that you might see. Most people cook, when they season meat, they forget one seasoning in the cabinet and with those yucky hands, they brush against the cabinets with their bloody contaminated hands, which they wipe off with a dish rag if they see the residue. If they don’t see the residue then that contaminated area might not get a proper cleaning. In order to clean that sort of contaminant off, you need to wipe the area with a good antibacterial cleaner that is also a degreaser. The same way you wash your hands after you season meat is

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Interior Painting: Tips From The Experts

Interior painting seems simple enough. Some people hire professionals, and others take on this simple DIY task themselves.

Unfortunately, those DIY enthusiasts often make quite a few mistakes along the way that can leave their living room in less than perfect condition. Often, these are simple mistakes that can easily be avoided.

According to professionals, following these tips can make a paint job look like a professional interior painter did the job no matter how little experience a person has.

Make sure that there is plenty of time

The most common mistake that people make when they refuse to hire an interior painter is rushing to get the job done. When a person tries to hurry up and get something done, they cut corners and they make more mistakes.

Instead, make sure that there is plenty of time to get the job done. This guarantees that a person can take their time when they paint the inside of the house, and they can be careful not to mak

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