Paint Las Cruces NM

Painting is a creative pastime that releases stress. Acrylic paint is easy to work with for beginners who are also interested in scrapbook painting. Pleases scroll down to learn more and get access to the arts and crafts stores in Las Cruces, NM listed below that will have all the art supplies you may need.

Western Traders
(575) 527-1470
1300 El Paseo Rd
Las Cruces, NM
 
Leather Co Of Las Cruces
(575) 523-0388
745 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
(575) 522-8450
1711 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Artsy Gallery Of Creativity
(575) 522-7879
1801 Avenida De Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM
 
Accent Fine Custom Framing
(575) 522-3567
4038 Skyline Dr
Las Cruces, NM
 
Bernina Sewing And Design Center
(575) 523-2000
1601 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(575) 647-8711
2350 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
 
Accent Fine Custom Framing
(575) 522-3567
700 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
 
Artisan Framing & Drywall
(575) 524-9333
1811 Copper Loop
Las Cruces, NM
 
Frame & Art Center
(575) 526-2808
1100 S Main St
Las Cruces, NM
 

Paint

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1. Acrylic
This is a good paint for most scrapbooking applications. Here’s what you need to know:

∗ This paint can be used on porous and non-porous surfaces. It will dry on paper, transparencies, acrylic, metal and more.

∗ Acrylic paint is available in a wide range of colors. While a matte finish is standard, satin, glitter and other finishes are often available.

∗ Cost is low and the paint is easy to find at craft and hobby stores.

∗ Acrylic paints are water-soluble. You can apply them as-is for an opaque covering or mix them with water for a thinner, more translucent application.

Acrylic paints come in an exciting spectrum of colors, such as these “scrapbook colors” hues by Making Memories. Photo courtesy of Making Memories. Acrylic paints come in an exciting spectrum of colors, such as these “scrapbook colors” hues by Making Memories. Photo courtesy of Making Memories.
 
Try this:

∗ Use a foam brush or a cotton swab to apply acrylic paint to the edges of your page and various elements. You can even apply it to the edges of your photos (but avoid applying to originals).

∗ Stamp with it. Apply the paint evenly on the stamp with a brush, then stamp on your page or card. Tip: Clean off your stamp before the paint dries!

∗ Use the paint to create a spot for your journaling on a transparency or an acrylic album page. Brush a light-colored paint on the desired area. Let it dry completely, then write directly on the dried paint.

2. Watercolor
Let your creativity shine with this fun paint. Here’s what you need to know:

∗ Watercolor paint works best on thicker paper like heavy cardstock or watercolor paper. The wet nature of watercolor paints may warp thinner papers.

∗ The paint is available in tubes, dry cakes and as watercolor pencils.

∗ Color intensity and drying time can vary based on the amount of water mixed with the paint.

∗ Use of a heat gun can speed drying time.

Try this:

∗ Tear the edges of a page or journaling block and apply the paint to the raw edge with a paintbrush.

∗ Paint your own background design using a piece of white watercolor paper or thick cardstock. Use a wide brush and apply a color wash. Vary the amount of paint and water you use to create a gradient look.

∗ Create a cool resist effect. Heat-emboss a stamped image with clear embossing powder, then paint over it. The embossed areas will “resist” the paint.

3. Specialty Paints
Paint comes in an amazing palette of types. For the best results, be sure to read manufacturer guidelines and gather specific information about each product. Here are a few of our favorites:

Fabric Paint
∗ Fabric paint comes in so many fabulous finishes! Look for puffy paint, glitter paints, pearlescent finishes and more.

∗ Use a heat gun on paints that require heat setting. Be careful not to overheat or burn the paint.

Enamel Paint
∗ Enamel paint adds a high-gloss finish and works great on non-porous surfaces. It comes in brush-on and aerosol f...

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