Rich

I'm a hobby enthusiast with a real love for painting miniatures. I also happen to run this site and write the majority of its content!

Resin pendants in different colors and shapes with embedded dried flowers.

What Can I Embed in Resin? (And What To Avoid)

Resin embedding has become quite the trend with people using the technique to create everything from homemade jewelry to incredible artworks. Many people have shown off their crafts on social media platforms to encourage and inspire others, and it has indeed been effective. If you’re interested in epoxy resin embedding, you might start with a …

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A fishing magnet, carabiner, and red rope resting on a wood surface.

Best Magnet Fishing Kit | All You Need To Get Started

You’ll find that magnet fishing kits generally come with a strong magnet, an eyebolt, a carabiner, threadlocker, gloves, and rope. Some kits will include a grappling hook, and others will not. A grappling hook can certainly come in handy for large hauls, but it really isn’t a must-have.  What’s more important is to consider the overall …

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Two black respirators sitting on a table with several cans of spray paint.

Best Paint Respirator – Lightweight, Comfortable Protection

The problem with many respirators is that they are downright uncomfortable to wear. Some impede your vision, some are hot and stuffy feeling, some are heavy and awkward to put on and wear, and others leave you feeling like you’re preparing for an apocalypse rather than just painting. If it’s not comfy, you’re probably not …

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An artist using a stencil to airbrush a butterfly design on a person's leg.

Best Airbrush Stencils: Body Art, Holidays, Baking & More

Using a stencil when airbrushing can be a huge game-changer, but not all stencils are created equally. So, what should you look for? Ideally, airbrushing stencils should be sturdy yet flexible, reusable, easily cleaned, just the right size, and perfectly themed for your intended use. The variety of stencils available is staggering, so here, I’ve …

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Three easels with blank canvases set on a riverbank with a lovely sunset in the background.

7 Best Easel Stands for Painting & Displaying Your Artwork

When selecting an easel stand, it’s critical to carefully consider three specific points. Functionality – Is the easel versatile? Portable? Adjustable? Tall enough for you to paint comfortably? Quality – Will the easel securely hold your work and remain upright even when bumped accidentally? Is it flimsy or solidly designed? Design – Do you prefer …

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High-top canvas shoes painted with an Aztec-style theme.

What Kind of Shoes Can You Paint? How To Do It the Right Way

Creativity doesn’t have to be limited to a canvas or other traditional artistic approaches. Today, people are using all kinds of objects to express themselves.  The human body itself, entire walls, tables, cars, shirts, and hundred of more items are commonly used as a “canvas” for artistic expression, but what about the humble shoe? Is …

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