For beginners, what's ideal is acrylic paint
as you can clean it off your paintbrushes with water and it dries very quickly, which allows you to complete one stage of a craft project and then go quickly onto the next. You will need 5 main colors to be able to create the entire color spectrum. As for paintbrushes, a wider brush for large surface areas, a soft brush for delicate painting jobs and a very fine-tipped paintbrush (n°1) will be very useful. The best material on which to paint is still wood
: because it absorbs the paint and thus really plays a part in the design! However, painting on glass
or metal is a little harder... Painting ceramic bisque pottery
is another delightful technique to discover! On the les-creatifs.com
you'll find several stores supplying unfinished wood objects for painting: each craftsperson has their own style and their favorite wood, so you'll have a wide choice of very distinct objects to paint.