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How to Paint with a Palette Knife

How to Paint with a Palette Knife

by Marion Boddy-Evans 01 of 06 CHOOSING A KNIFE Shanna Baker/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images Painting with a knife is a bit like putting butter or jam on bread and it produces quite a different result to a brush. Painting knives are excellent for producing a range of effects, from textured impasto work to sweeping areas of flat color, even tiny shapes of color. A painting knife and a palette knife are very similar and many people use the terms interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two knives.  WHAT IS A PALETTE KNIFE? Strictly speaking, a palette knife is a long, straight blade...

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Abstract Art for Every Style Home Decor

Abstract Art for Every Style Home Decor

Lighten a traditional setting, deepen a transitional one, establish a palette — abstract art can give more than just modern rooms a boost   I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone say, "Abstract art wouldn't look good in my house." I'd have a lot of dollars. It's a common misconception that abstract art works only with a modern aesthetic. Although it does look great in modern settings, it can light up the most traditional of interiors as well. One of my objectives in designing a room is to expose clients to things they wouldn't intuitively...

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