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Where to buy affordable painting materials (frame, canvass, brush, acrylic paints)?

Hi guys,

I will be moving to my new house in a few months. Since my budget is a bit tight as I'd be having renovations to the unit my developer would be turning over to me, furnishings are not my priority. However, it would be good to have some modern paintings on the wall.

I am planning a DIY project for this.

Where can I buy affordable wood frame, canvass, brushes, acrylic paints for paintings similar to the pics below. Mejo simple lang at di kasing ganda ng mga paintings below.

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  • Hi guys,

    I will be moving to my new house in a few months. Since my budget is a bit tight as I'd be having renovations to the unit my developer would be turning over to me, furnishings are not my priority. However, it would be good to have some modern paintings on the wall.

    I am planning a DIY project for this.

    Where can I buy affordable wood frame, canvass, brushes, acrylic paints for paintings similar to the pics below. Mejo simple lang at di kasing ganda ng mga paintings below.

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture360.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture359.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture358.jpg

    Sa National Bookstore, pre. Or maghanap ka ng St. Patrick's. Ang alam ko nasa U-Belt and Cubao yun pero nung araw pa yun.
  • Lilit wrote: »
    Sa National Bookstore, pre. Or maghanap ka ng St. Patrick's. Ang alam ko nasa U-Belt and Cubao yun pero nung araw pa yun.

    Para kasing ang mahal sa NBS. St Patrick's nadidnig ko din yun dati. Nung dekada nga natin yun, pre. :D
  • Para kasing ang mahal sa NBS. St Patrick's nadidnig ko din yun dati. Nung dekada nga natin yun, pre. :D

    Haha may St. Patrick's pa naman, di ko lang alam kung nandun pa mga branch sa dati. Frames pala, meron sa Hidalgo na mukhang isang tindahan lang pero pag pasok mo, isang komunidad sila ng nagpe-frame. Mostly plastic pero meron din kahoy. Kung galing Carriedo, nasa kaliwa bago dumating sa mga camera stores.
  • Lilit wrote: »
    Haha may St. Patrick's pa naman, di ko lang alam kung nandun pa mga branch sa dati. Frames pala, meron sa Hidalgo na mukhang isang tindahan lang pero pag pasok mo, isang komunidad sila ng nagpe-frame. Mostly plastic pero meron din kahoy. Kung galing Carriedo, nasa kaliwa bago dumating sa mga camera stores.


    Sige nga. Makapagtanong dun. Mag-aaral pa pala ako magpaint using acrylic. Thanks, pre.
  • Oops, baka frame na pang stretch ng canvass tinutukoy mo. Iniisip ko picture frame
  • Lilit wrote: »
    Oops, baka frame na pang stretch ng canvass tinutukoy mo. Iniisip ko picture frame

    yun nga, pre. kaya parang tulad nung mga pictures na ni-post ko.
  • kim Gkim G PEx Rookie ⭐
    posted pictures mo are simply elegant
    colors,shape and combination

    meron bang ikea sa pinas?
    sa ikea lang kasi ako nakakakita ng framed pictures na pwedeng ilagay sa loob ng bahay na di ako nababakyaan
    at the same time -cheap!
  • Para kasing ang mahal sa NBS. St Patrick's nadidnig ko din yun dati. Nung dekada nga natin yun, pre. :D


    i remember sa st. patrick's din ako noon bumibili ng drafting and rendering materials. ito yung mga panahon na nag-aaral pa ko.
    wag mo na tanungin kung anong taon. :lol: mura talaga dyan sa branch nila noon sa cubao. i don't think buhay pa yan. diba araneta centre na ngayon? hindi pa nga rin ako nakakapunta dyan sa araneta centre. :lol:

    ask the artists at the arts and literature forum. there are talented people there who could help you.
  • sa page 2 ng arts & literature forum hanapin mo yung "gallery of paints" thread. ask kapitan kydlat. :D
  • kim G wrote: »
    posted pictures mo are simply elegant
    colors,shape and combination

    meron bang ikea sa pinas?
    sa ikea lang kasi ako nakakakita ng framed pictures na pwedeng ilagay sa loob ng bahay na di ako nababakyaan
    at the same time -cheap!

    yep, kim G. pero ang mahal nun. kaya balak ko DIY na lang. parang iyong nakikita ko sa mga home renovation shows like Trading Spaces, While You Were Out, Take Home Handyman, etc. pero ang balak ko parang iyang sa taas na each painting can stand on its own, but when arranged together, forms one big painting. :)
  • pecanpie wrote: »
    i remember sa st. patrick's din ako noon bumibili ng drafting and rendering materials. ito yung mga panahon na nag-aaral pa ko.
    wag mo na tanungin kung anong taon. :lol: mura talaga dyan sa branch nila noon sa cubao. i don't think buhay pa yan. diba araneta centre na ngayon? hindi pa nga rin ako nakakapunta dyan sa araneta centre. :lol:

    ask the artists at the arts and literature forum. there are talented people there who could help you.


    Thanks! Will do! *okay*

    (i-google ko din later ang St Patrick's) :)
  • pecanpie wrote: »
    sa page 2 ng arts & literature forum hanapin mo yung "gallery of paints" thread. ask kapitan kydlat. :D

    Reading it now. Thanks! *okay*
  • hope you'll enjoy! baka maging hobby mo pa yan.

    :)
  • pecanpie wrote: »
    hope you'll enjoy! baka maging hobby mo pa yan.

    :)

    Thanks! :) Kapag nakagamay ko ang painting, baka siguro. I've always wanted to paint, kaya lang masyadong mahal ang gamit when I was growing up. Hind sya priority noon.
  • Hi guys,

    I will be moving to my new house in a few months. Since my budget is a bit tight as I'd be having renovations to the unit my developer would be turning over to me, furnishings are not my priority. However, it would be good to have some modern paintings on the wall.

    I am planning a DIY project for this.

    Where can I buy affordable wood frame, canvass, brushes, acrylic paints for paintings similar to the pics below. Mejo simple lang at di kasing ganda ng mga paintings below.

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture360.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture359.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture358.jpg

    Canvas frames can be made from scrap wood like palochina. The canvass can be bought very cheap in divisoria, You'll need latex paint and a roller brush for the white back ground of the canvass. Just apply latex paint and then sand it with a fine grit sandpaper.

    Paints are easy from automotive paint store just bring a piece of swatch and have them mix it. No need to buy paint from art shop. Even Jackson Pollock use ordinary house paint.

    You'll need a lot of masking tapes. Blue tapes from 3M is hard to find here so you'll have to settle the ordinary masking tape locally.

    Now that's about 5% of what you'll need. The rest will be talent and inspiration. Good luck.
  • Go_To_Guy wrote: »
    Canvas frames can be made from scrap wood like palochina. The canvass can be bought very cheap in divisoria, You'll need latex paint and a roller brush for the white back ground of the canvass. Just apply latex paint and then sand it with a fine grit sandpaper.

    Paints are easy from automotive paint store just bring a piece of swatch and have them mix it. No need to buy paint from art shop. Even Jackson Pollock use ordinary house paint.

    You'll need a lot of masking tapes. Blue tapes from 3M is hard to find here so you'll have to settle the ordinary masking tape locally.

    Now that's about 5% of what you'll need. The rest will be talent and inspiration. Good luck.

    Thanks, bro. This is the best advice so far. *okay*

    Yep. I am planning to have the frames made from reclaimed palochina when I have my interim furniture made from the same reclaimed wood.

    Any suggestion on what brand of latex paint is best for this project?

    The canvass cloth I've seen are just katsa or cheesecloth. Will this be suitable?

    Fine grit sandpaper meaning 150-200 grit?

    So instead of art shop quality acrylic paints, automotive or house acrylic paints can be used? Nice. How about those paints used in silk screen printing? Lots of these paints in Divisoria. Can these be used on top of the white latex background?

    Yep. I have lots of masking tapes already. From Divisoria, too.

    One plan I have is to put the paints in ketchup/mustard plastic bottles and squeeze the paint out during the designing/painting process. I can use several bottles with different hole sizes so that I could regulate the flow of the paint. Is this a good idea?

    Another is to have the kids dip their hands/palms on the paint and imprint them on the canvass. It's like overlapping hand/palm marks.

    Another idea is to use the logos of the Olympic cities and candidate cities like below.

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  • Or if I want it easier, I could use the pictograms for Prague 2020 Candidate City

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    I am planning to have paintings that I can change from time to time so that the personality of the house/wall/corner could change as well, without changing the wall paints. By just changing the paintings/frames and drapery/curtains, I think I could achieve this.
  • kim Gkim G PEx Rookie ⭐
    hey neo, can i comment?

    your last samples,prague 2020 pictogram,parang pambata.
    gawa ka na lang ng original ideas mo. mag feeling pollock ka so one in a kind ang decor mo
    but what do i know?:)
  • kim G wrote: »
    hey neo, can i comment?

    your last samples,prague 2020 pictogram,parang pambata.
    gawa ka na lang ng original ideas mo. mag feeling pollock ka so one in a kind ang decor mo
    but what do i know?:)

    Thanks, Kim G. Yep, Mejo pambata nga sya. I actually did plan of using those pictograms as throw pillow covers for the kids room before. Those pictograms have the simplest designs but with a fun/playful appeal.

    I have always been fascinated by the Olympics and its logos. I used to design and interpret logos.

    Pollock is great but many of his works are too busy and complicated for a newbie like me. The last time I did artworks were in high school. :)

    You think my idea of using the catsup/mustard containers to squeeze the paints out would somehow help me achieve a simpler version of Pollock's but with modern appeal like in the paintings in my first post?

    Yep. I am planning my own designs mainly due to budgetary and painting skills constraints. :)
  • Thanks, bro. This is the best advice so far. *okay*

    Yep. I am planning to have the frames made from reclaimed palochina when I have my interim furniture made from the same reclaimed wood.

    Any suggestion on what brand of latex paint is best for this project?

    The canvass cloth I've seen are just katsa or cheesecloth. Will this be suitable?

    Fine grit sandpaper meaning 150-200 grit?

    So instead of art shop quality acrylic paints, automotive or house acrylic paints can be used? Nice. How about those paints used in silk screen printing? Lots of these paints in Divisoria. Can these be used on top of the white latex background?

    Yep. I have lots of masking tapes already. From Divisoria, too.

    One plan I have is to put the paints in ketchup/mustard plastic bottles and squeeze the paint out during the designing/painting process. I can use several bottles with different hole sizes so that I could regulate the flow of the paint. Is this a good idea?

    Another is to have the kids dip their hands/palms on the paint and imprint them on the canvass. It's like overlapping hand/palm marks.

    Another idea is to use the logos of the Olympic cities and candidate cities like below.

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture62.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture63.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture64.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture65.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture67.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture68.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture69.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture71.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture72.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture73.jpg

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd429/NeoMatrix2/capture78.jpg

    Ok first what I meant by canvass frame is the frame where the canvass will be wrapped. Palochina or scrap wood is where you will mount by a upholstery nails or heavy duty staple. The picture you showed are frame less art works. Frame as in picture frame.

    Any latex paint will do. Just buy it by the quarts or liter from paint shops. Tinge ika nga.

    Katsa will do and cheese cloth will be too thin.

    Fine grit is 200 above. The lower the number the coarser it get. 250 will do of higher depending how smooth you like it to be.

    Textile paints will be ok but they tend to dry quickly. But since the painting you showed are lithographs then textile paints will that is if you will make several copies using the silk screen.

    For the handpainting or palm prints or finger painting then latex paint is for you. But most commercially available latex paints are white then needs to be tinted. You'll never get a solid color from this. You can buy ace paint by the quart. It's water based and they have solid colors. Squeeze bottles are a good idea so it won't be messy.

    Also keep roller brushes handy. Specially the mini 4" or 5" "hotdog" rollers. Miniature paint rollers that's very handy instead of buying wide paint brush. There are locals and it's better to have those from the states.
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