Craft Guide craft picture guide

Published on October 10th, 2014 | by Shantelle

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DIY: Craft Guide

 

DIY Craft Guide

 This Craft guide will help you learn about different craft items and get ideas that can be used to create a project.

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Brushes

Sponges

Craft Paints

Mediums & Finishes

Glues

Spray Paints

Wood

 

Brushes

chip brush

Chip Brush: a small paint used to paint in small spaces. Can be used for craft painting, applying glue, and touch-up painting.

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shader brush

Flat(shader) Brush: used for base coating areas of a project.

 

 

 

 

liner brush

Liner Brush: used to add lines, outline colors, and adds detail.

 

 

 

 

 

angular brush

 

Angular Brush: used to blend colors together.

 

 

 

 

round brush

Round Brush: used to apply colors to medium and small areas.

 

 

 

 

stencil brush

Round Stencil Brush: used for dabbing and swirling the paint over the stencil without the paint seeping underneath.

 

 

 

 

 

Sponges

sponge rollerSponge(foam) Roller: used with a stencil to roll paint on a wall, making it the fastest way to stencil.

 

 

 

 

sponge wedgesStencil(foam) Wedges: used to provide more control of paint in small areas.

 

 

 

 

spouncerSpouncer: used for stenciling to create circles and dots to decorate a project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Paints

stenciled pillow

Acrylic Paint: is a fast drying paint used for decorative painting, home decor, and craft painting projects.

Visit DIY: Paint + Stencil + Fabric EZ!

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enamel paintEnamel Paint: air dries to a hard, glossy finish. Used for painting glass and ceramics.

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fabric paintFabric Paint: specifically used for textile painting to apply patterns and decorations on fabric. Silks, linens and cottons work best with this type of paint.
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Mediums & Finishes

antique mediumAntiquing Mediums: when mixed with acrylic paint can be applied to wood or be used on pre-painted items for an antique finish.

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crackle mediumCrackle Medium: is applied between two layers of paint to form bold cracks in the finish.

Visit makethebestofthings.blogspot.com to find out how to make your own crackle medium.

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stenciled fabricTextile Medium: when mixed with acrylic paint, produces a washable, permanent paint for fabrics.

Visit DIY: How to Stencil on Fabric EZ!

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pearlizing mediumPearlizing Medium: when mixed with acrylic paints, gives a pearl look to home decor accessories, jewelry, and holiday decorations.

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Floating Medium: simplifies the most difficult painting technique by allowing strokes
to be repeated and helps paint flow more smoothly. Used painting shadow or watercolor effects.

Varnish: non-yellowing varnish that forms a tough, flexible, clear finish that dries quickly. Available in a satin, gloss, or matte finish.

 

Glues

tacky glueTacky Glue: is extra thick, and extra tacky, perfect for all papers, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, plastics. It dries clear and flexible on fabrics.
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hot glueHot Glue or Hot Melt Adhesive: is tacky when hot, and solidifies in a few seconds to one minute.
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Mmod podgeod Podge: gel medium specifically for collaging and decoupaging. It can be used as a glue or a protective layer over something like varnish. It is an all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish.
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3M Hi-strengthadhesive spray used for storage ottomanAdhesive Spray: Bonds lightweight materials in 15 seconds. For permanently attaching foils, carpeting, lightweight foams, paper, cardboard, felt, cloth to painted or unpainted metals, wood and hardboard.
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repositioning spray

Repositionable Adhesive Spray: provides a transparent, repositionable bond on most lightweight materials. It can be adjusted, removed, and reapplied and provides long-lasting tack with no residue, wrinkles, or curling. Used to hold stencils and photos in place.

 

 

 

Spray Paints

airbrushAirbrush: an atomized air gun that sprays various liquids such as paint, ink, or dye onto a given surface.
 

 

 
 

spray paintSpray Paint: a toxic paint where a device sprays a coating (paint, ink, varnish, etc.) through the air onto a surface.
 

 
 

 

 
fabric spray paintSpray Fabric Paint: permanent fabric paint that dries to a vibrant color. It is soft and flexible and doesn’t disappear after repeated washings.
 

 

 
 

 

 

spray varnishFinishing Spray Varnish: provides a protective finished layer in a spray form.
 

 

 
 

 

 
spray primerSpray Primer: fast-drying for interior/exterior uses that prime, seal, and protect a variety of surfaces including wood, metal, glass, paper, and e.t.c. They dry usually in 10 minutes or less, and are dry enough to handle within one hour, and allow topcoat colors to adhere better and show a truer color.
 

 
 

 

 

Wood

diy sunburst mirrorDowels- can be used to make a sunburst mirror or clock, curtain rod, toilet paper holder, topiary, ribbon storage, outdoor lantern, e.t.c.

Visit DIY: How to Make a Sunburst Mirror for under $100 EZ!

 

 

 

storage ottoman boxBoxes-can be used to make wall shelves, crates, wall frames, storage, furniture, planters box, jewelry box, e.t.c.

Visit How to Build a Box: DIY Storage Ottoman!

 

 

 

wood lettersLetters-can be covered with scrapbook paper, yarn, acrylic paint, spray paint, rhinestones, glitter, fabric, beads, jewels, decorative tape, e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

wood frameFrames-can be used for pictures, mirrors, wall art, clothes hamper, chalkboard, e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

wood plaquePlaques-can be used to make photo frame, wall decor, cupcake stand, ornaments, table decor, letter stand, base for a bracelet stand, pedestals, e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

wood sticksSticks-can be used to make an easel, box, house, chandelier, wall art, purse, bracelets, frame, tree, e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

clothespinsClothespins- can be used as a mirror frame, backdrop, trim around a table, wall art, chandelier, wreath, planter and candle holder, e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

wood circle discsDiscs or Circles- can be used as a mirror frame, wall art, wreath, ornaments, e.t.c.

 

 

 

 

 

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