I think every artist, at some point in time, has painted a piece of furniture. Whether it be a small piece of unfinished wood, or a project found in the dumpster – There’s something always interesting that you can do to a piece of furniture to make it special and unique. If you haven’t, you may not realize how intricate it is to paint. Over the next 2 weeks, we’ll be showcasing different pieces of furniture and showcasing them on Artisphere Online.
Social networking has become a way of universal media output and reception. Each social networking site has a basic function to quickly translate an idea or piece of information to a wide audience. Instagram is a quick and easy way to share photos with friends!To use Instagram, create an account; it’s simple and free to use!
So we are looking for creative step by step “how to’s” from members of IDAL and readers of Artisphere Online. All you need to do is take step by step pictures of a technique that you enjoy or think is amazing, write brief directions for each image and send it in! The winner will receive a basket of goodies that value over $500.00, FREE registration to this years Convention in Indianapolis and a feature spot in our Newsletter and website.
Creating a child’s room is much different than any other room, and in a lot of ways, easier. Satisfying the desires of a child for their own room is always easier than that of an adult. When dealing with a younger child, there’s nothing more gratifying than seeing their face – seeing their new room. The sky is the limit with these rooms – as far and wide as their imaginations can see!
It was brought to my attention from different members of the board at IDAL and also the management group that oversees convention and helps out in numerous other ways that our members might not know what our IDAL website fully has to offer. I thought this would be a great opportunity to create a series on what the IDAL site has to offer and how to use it. This might seem like some real dry boring stuff but maybe you will find it handy at some point.
Faux Effects International, Inc., the leader in the international decorative paint industry relocated from Vero Beach, FL to their new, expansive 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in the St. Lucie County Airport Enterprise Zone in Fort Pierce, FL in March 2012.
I always look forward to where the new year’s convention is going to be held for IDAL and it’s members. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it is going to be held in Indianapolis this October 2013! I tend to have a very short term memory so i always equate the upcoming convention to the previous years. I have been doing that for every convention, looking at the new one with memories from the previous until that opening day finally arrives and I create new set of memories for the new year.
Outdoor projects are not for the faint of heart. Once we move our creativity outside, we deal with a whole new set of obstacles, from wind to sun (or lack of), rain, and other wonderful elements that mother nature gives us. That’s why when seeing even the simplest of outdoor projects, I like to look a little closer to see how they were created. The three we see in today’s article show the true diversity of what can come from an artist’s hand. Starting with exterior stone, to a large scale outdoor mural, and finally moving to an outdoor floor. We see these three projects excel in decorative elements.
As a manufacturer, Crescent Bronze proactively reaches out to decorative painters who continually bring fresh perspectives and innovative techniques in working with metallic products from Crescent Bronze. The company aligns itself with artisans who are trusted experts to sponsor such opportunities as a You Tube video series featuring Stephanie Gabel of Chicago’s Roux Design. This popular introductory faux painting series is available at http://www.youtube.com/user/CrescentBronze and has enjoyed more than 100, 000 viewings since it was introduced.
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