One of the advantages of using acrylic paints is that they can be used on nearly every surface. This means that the options are endless to what it is possible to create. You can use the web and acrylic painting books to get ideas and instructions aswell.
Painting greeting cards. Making your personal greeting cards is an excellent way to start small. I would recommend purchasing lightweight acrylic or watercolor grade paper. You can first cut the paper in two to be able to make two cards. Fold the paper in half and create a nice scene on the front. Don’t get too fancy or it will take a long time to produce a minimum number of cards. A pretty snow scene with several pine trees should only take a few minutes to make. Use plenty of water in your acrylics and let the paint flow like watercolor. You could utilize a stamp for the greeting message to generate a nice neat message. Keep it generic, so everyone who buys it can use it.
Painting Glassware. Painted glassware is apparently a favorite at craft sales. This project requires baking the glass to permanently affix the paint to the glass. Glassware is pretty inexpensive at dollar stores. Vases with a little floral vine wrapped around would make a nice inexpensive project. Wine glasses sell constantly when designed for the holiday or special season. Ensure that you paint on the outside of glassware. For instance, paint a plate on the outside so that the paint will not become damaged or come in contact with food during use. Use an opaque acrylic enamel paint and follow directions for baking time. diamond painting hobby are usually to allow it sit for at least 24 hours. After the 24 hours is over set your oven to 350 degrees and bake the glass for 30 minutes.
Other items that you can paint on are clothing, candles, tin or metal items. Like handmade cards and glassware, use your imagination and see what you can pick up at dollar stores, flee markets and garage sales to paint on. With all the projects mentioned, make sure to follow manufactures directions if you need to apply heat or other special measures to assembling your project.
If you have a web site, it is possible to promote your item there. When you are just starting, try renting space at craft fairs. Place ads on your own local Craigslist and make sure that you add pictures of your products. Take a few samples to work or school and advertise there. All the best and have fun painting.