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If you're unsure on how to achieve a certain effect using a specific technique. Please describe the things you've tried so far. Note that asking for complete guides is off-topic.

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In oil paintings, how do you paint transparent highlights?

I've been trying to figure this out for quite a while. The technique is ancient, and has been used by artists as different as Caravaggio and Manet. Each highlight appears to have been done in a single ...
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Should a paint knife for wet-on-wet be bowed?

I was trying to follow along with Bob Ross - Snow Fall (Season 1 Episode 12) and I am having difficulty with the mountain in the background. I am finding that unless I press really hard that I don't ...
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How can I improve my binding process to get a better result?

Haven't done it in a while but I used to bind my own books so that I didn't have to pay extra for really cool ones. Mostly printed computer paper from 150 for 300 pages for the contents. This is what ...
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Ceramic glaze too watery or too deflocculated: specific gravity or thixotropy error?

Hopefully there are some ceramic gurus on here. I have bought a premixed stoneware glaze powder. It has directions to add 1 L of water and 0.5 L of pehatine (so 1.5 L water) to 1 kg of glaze powder (...
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How do you apply sodium silicate to a ceramic bowl to achieve a cracked effect?

How do I properly apply sodium silicate to a ceramic bowl to achieve the type of effect seen in the image below? I know that I need to apply it after I have opened the hole in the bowl on the wheel, ...