A BLUNT FORCE JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS!

The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
The Artistic Biker is a blunt force journey through the art world and art journaling. If Bob Ross, Red Green and Justin Wilson had a love child, it would be The Artistic Biker!
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Tips and Tricks 01JAN2012

January 2nd, 2012

I want a new feature JUST for the newsletter and RSS subscribers.  I’m galling it “Tips and Tricks”.  We have enough accomplished and aspiring artists in our group that we can begin sharing little tips we learn along the way to help each other out. I’ll start off with a tip about leaving acrylic paint in your brushes.  Don’t do it. It’s bad.  Acrylic paint dries to plastic and you shouldn’t let it dry on anything you don’t want bonded to plastic.  However, accidents happen.  A brush inadvertently get left out and now you’re stuck.  Not necessarily.  You MAY be able to soak that brush in ammonia over night.  The limited success I have had with this, the brushes lost a bit of their shape and were stained forever, but were still usable.  I have tried it once and it had no effect whatsoever. I have not tried it with rubbing alcohol, but I have heard that works too. Maybe I’ll “ruin” a couple of my Wal-Mart brushes and test it out for you. If anyone else has any tips or tricks they want to share for next time, just send them along to blade@artisticbiker.com





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

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