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Commedia Dell'Arte15

Commedia dell'Arte Many of us would love to take on an Commedia dell'Arte project, for but for most people they have no idea where to begin. If you're like most people and haven't got a ...

How to Paint Brick Veneer

Brick veneer is an external layer of masonry that surrounds another layer of different building material or an empty area of space intended to promote drainage and insulation. If you want to paint the brick veneer surrounding your home, consider a few issues. Because masonry is poorly suited for adh

How to Finish a Walking Stick

A walking stick is a staff used to aid balance while walking. Walking sticks come in an array of shapes and sizes and are often targeted by collectors. If left unfinished, wooden walking sticks will lose their natural color and may warp. You can add beauty to your walking stick and prolong the life

How to Use a Piston Paint Sprayer

A piston paint sprayer makes short work of painting the outside of your home and large interior spaces. This is also the only practical way to paint acoustic or popcorn ceilings. Using a piston paint sprayer (commonly called an airless sprayer) takes a little practice but is not difficult. You can s

How to Paint Plywood Underlayment

A plywood underlayment or subfloor is often covered with another type of flooring such as hardwood, carpet or laminate flooring but these underlayments can stand alone with the proper conditioning. Paint your plywood underlayment a solid color or use stencils and stamps to create a custom design on

How to Paint Finished Tiles

If your tiles are already finished, they will reject fresh paint. Combat this problem by prepping the tiles to make them stronger candidates for adhesion. Condition the tiles based on the way they are finished, or peeling will ensue. If the tiles are already finished with paint, abrade the existing

Ideas for a Presidential Poster

President Abraham LincolnClose-up of President"s Face on a dollar bill image by PaulPaladin from Fotolia.comA presidential poster should be bright, engaging and recognizable at a distance of 30 feet or more. This poster should draw the viewer closer to discover details. The use of iconic...

How to Paint Over Nicotine Stained Walls

Nicotine and tar from smoking will cause the walls in a room to yellow. The chemicals from the cigarettes buildup on the walls, leaving a greasy film. Water-based paints and primers are ineffective at covering these stains, which will just soak through the painted-on layers. To paint nicotine-staine

Cool Face Painting Ideas For Kids

Face painting is an enthusiastic activity that involves an entire spectrum of colours and designs. This activity can be regarded as appropriate for any age, be it kids or adults. It is quite a feasible ...

The Art of Chinese Writing

The art of Chinese writing, or Chinese calligraphy, traces its roots back thousands of years in Chinese history. Both the characters and the art of calligraphy are bound together in Chinese culture. Chinese calligraphy is recognized today as one of the highest forms of Asian art.

How to Stain Caulking

Interior molding adds style, class and a nice finishing touch to your home. Molding installation usually calls for caulking to seal gaps between the wall and the molding, floor and ceiling where moldings connect to each other. If your molding has been painted white, caulking with white caulk is all

Keiji Nakazawa: Hiroshima Through The Eyes Of Barefoot Gen

Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) is a Japanese manga story about a boy, Gen, who is in Hiroshima when the city is destroyed by the atomic bomb on 6th August 1945. The manga was created by Keiji Nakazawa, based on his own experiences as a Hiroshima a-bomb survivor. This article reports on Keiji Nakazawa

36 Great Manga Missed by the Eisner Awards

8 manga titles were nominated for an Eisner award in 2009, but what about the ones that didn't get the nod from the nominating committee? See the 28 best manga from 2008 that got missed by the Eisner Awards, but are still worth your money and attention, as recommended by the web's top blog

How to Be Good at Drawing Graffiti

As graffiti artist Stephen Powers advised young artists in his book "The Art of Getting Over," "You're good, but not that good. Keep your fat head to a reasonable swell and get back to work." Measuring a person's ability at drawing graffiti is a subjective business, but there are

How to Paint Interior Concrete Walls

Painting interior concrete walls can add warmth to a basement at very little cost. Because concrete is porous, it absorbs a lot of paint. Unless you're an experienced painter, you may want to purchase extra paint to account for more absorption than usual. When selecting a paint, remember that there

How to Use Flat Paint on a Floor

Painting a floor can bring new style to a room and cover imperfections. Flat paint is especially good at hiding marks and imperfections on a floor because it absorbs light rather than reflecting it. However, flat paint also shows dirt more easily than paint with more sheen. For that reason, the Dutc