How to Earn an Income Painting With Acrylics


One of the advantages of using acrylic paints is that they can be used on nearly every surface. This means that the possibilities are endless to what it is possible to create. You can use the Internet and acrylic painting books to get ideas and instructions as well.

Painting greeting cards. Making your own greeting cards is a good way to start small. I would recommend purchasing lightweight acrylic or watercolor grade paper. diamond painting store can first cut the paper in half so as to make two cards. Fold the paper in half and develop a nice scene on the front. Do not get too fancy or it will take a long time to make a minimum number of cards. A fairly snow scene with a few pine trees should only take a couple of minutes to make. Use plenty of water in your acrylics and allow paint flow like watercolor. You could utilize a stamp for the greeting message to make a nice neat message. Keep it generic, so everyone who buys it could use it.

Painting Glassware. Painted glassware seems to be a favorite at craft sales. This project requires baking the glass to permanently affix the paint to the glass. Glassware is pretty inexpensive at dollar stores. Vases with a tiny floral vine wrapped around would create a nice inexpensive project. Wine glasses sell like crazy when designed for the holiday or special season. Ensure that you paint on the outside of glassware. For example, paint a plate externally so that the paint does not become damaged or are exposed to food during use. Use an opaque acrylic enamel paint and follow directions for baking time. Directions are usually to let it sit for at least a day. After the 24 hours has ended set your oven to 350 degrees and bake the glass for half an hour.

Other items that you can paint on are clothing, candles, tin or metal items. Like greeting cards and glassware, use your imagination and see what you can grab at dollar stores, flee markets and garage sales to paint on. With all the current projects mentioned, make sure to follow manufactures directions if you want to apply heat or other special measures to your project.

If you have a web site, you can promote your item there. If you are just starting, try renting space at craft fairs. Place ads on your own local Craigslist and ensure that you add pictures of one’s products. Have a few samples to work or school and advertise there. All the best and have fun painting.


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