Items we love to use at Painting Made Easy!
To paint your DIY laser cut kit you only need a few supplies.
Start with a few sponge daubers or makeup wedges, a few colors of acrylic paint, and glue. You can get all of these supplies for under $10.
Acrylic paint The brands we like are Apple Barrel from Walmart. Folk Art, Americana Deco Art, or Anitas from Hobby Lobby or other craft store Don't buy a ton of colors at first. Choose your basic white, black, grey and then add a couple of your favorite colors.
We buy daubers from Walmart but you can find them on Amazon too. These work great for daubing on paint. Watch our video tutorial to see how easy it is.
These make up wedges we found on Amazon. You can also find them at Walgreens and Walmart. Choose makeup wedges that are firm. They will give a better result.
We get this sponge from Dollar Tree. Take this sponge and cut it into rectangle shaped pieces with large scissors. These pieces work great to paint your pieces by dipping the sponge into the paint, dabbing paint onto a piece of scrap paper and then lightly dabbing up and down on your pieces. Great coverage!
We bought this set for $1.25 from Dollar Tree. From it we use the paint roller and tray. If you have a larger piece to paint or a project that use a main color, we roll on the color. Squeeze paint into the tray, roll into the paint, roll off most of the paint. You want to go to your piece with a light coat of paint. Two light coats of paint are always better. Roll over letters and wooden pieces lightly.
These scribe tools are available at Dollar Tree. Use them to remove extra paint from your score lines. A toothpick or pin also works.
We love this glue to attach our pieces. Squeeze a little onto a scrap piece of paper. Apply to the back of your pieces using the smallest sponge dauber, a toothpick or even your finger. If you have too much glue on the back of your piece. It works to dab the piece on a piece of scrap paper to remove some of the extra glue.
These little tubes of super glue we purchased at Dollar Tree. Apply tiny dots of glue to the back of your pieces. Less is more here. Dab the piece onto a piece of scrap paper to remove any extra glue before applying it to your backer piece.
This super glue works well too. Use tiny dots of glue to the backs of your pieces. Dab on a scrap piece of paper to remove any extra glue before applying to your backer piece.
We love using these white gel pens to add white accent marks to our pieces. Make sure the paint is completely dry before adding your accents.
Use this tool from Dollar Tree to add dots and accents to your pieces.
Use this King sized Sharpie Marker to lightly go over the sides of your pieces to clean up the edges. Make sure paint is completely dry before using the marker.