Cheap Joe's Test Studio Product Demonstrations

Helpful hints from Cheap Joe Miller that will hopefully make your art experience even more enjoyable.

  1. Easel Comparison Demonstration

    I want to talk to you just a little bit today about French Easels because there are so many you can choose from.

  2. Watercolor: Toothbrush Spattering

    Today I'm going to take my toothbrush and not brush my teeth with it . . . that's right, we're going to do spattering today with a toothbrush.

  3. Making Your Own Watercolor Blotter

    Today I'm going to show you how to make a blotter to pick up some of the water before you go to your paper that really has helped me and hopefully, will help you, too.

  4. Watercolor Blocks

    Today I'm going to talk about Watercolor Blocks, they're such a handy way to carry color, especially if you travel.

  5. Using The Rigger Brush

    The little Rigger brush is one of the most fun brushes, and one of the least expensive brushes you can buy, and it's just so much fun. I'm going to show you some tricks that may help you with the Rigger.

  6. Stretching Watercolor Paper

    I'm told from time to time that people - artists - would like to know how to stretch paper.

  7. Using Spray Bottles

    One of the fun things that I love doing with my art is using spray bottles--misting and getting texture, and I'm going to show you how I use those little spray bottles today.

  8. Using a Spatter Screen

    Today I'm going to show you how to use a spatter screen to add texture to your watercolors. Lots of fun and another way to add texture.

  9. Scraping

    Today I'm going to show you how to scrape out some areas to get trees, a fence, or rocks using a razor blade, and a little paint scraper and perhaps a brush tip you have. It's a fun way to get texture and to get some interesting shapes.

  10. Putting in the Sky

    I want to show you today how I am going to put a sky in a painting that I've done that I haven't put the sky in. We'll see if it will work using an atomizer.

  11. Using Painting Knife

    Hello again, I'm Joe from Cheap Joe's Art Stuff and I'd like to show you about our new painting knives. They're really not new. They put my name on them and called them new but they are the same old painting knives you've seen for a long time.

  12. Using Masking Fluid

    Today I'm going to show you how to use masking fluid. Most of you have probably already used it, but there are some little things that I think might help you even if you have used it.

  13. Dreamcatcher Brushes

    Today we're going to talk about brushes, and today we're going to talk about the Dreamcatcher Brush. I'm going to tell you why I think it is such a good brush.

  14. Cutting Watercolor Paper

    Today I want to show you how I cut watercolor paper. It sounds so simple and so easy, but I hear people all the time tell me "I can't cut my paper straight. How do you get a half sheet or a quarter sheet? I'm going to show you today.

  15. Porcelain Palettes

    I want to show you our new porcelain palette. We've had it for about a year now and I've been using this one for a year or a little over, it was a prototype I think, but it has become by far my favorite palette.

  16. Using The Atomizer

    Today I'd like to show you about the Atomizer. I don't use it a lot in my watercolor, but generally when I do use it, I'm real pleased with the results. I'm going to show you how I use it.

  17. Using Artists Tape

    Today I'd like to show you how I use the Artist Tape and the Fritch Scrubber combined to clean up some dirty areas of watercolor--areas that are dull and need a little lift, a little light brought into them.

  18. American Journey Brushes

    We're going to talk about watercolor brushes today. We have one called the American Journey Watercolor Brush--100% Nylon, a great brush. I'm in love with it, let me tell you why.

  19. Magic Dragon Brushes

    We're going to talk about brushes today, and I'm going to tell you about the Dragon's Tongue. A unique brush, one that Cheap Joe's designed, and it's one that's just a great watercolor brush.

  20. Cheap Joe's Artists Instructional Videos

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