One of the benefits of using acrylic paints is they can be used on almost any surface. This means that the options are endless to what it is possible to create. You can use the Internet and acrylic painting books to obtain ideas and instructions as well.
Painting greeting cards. Making your personal greeting cards is a superb way to start small. I suggest purchasing lightweight acrylic or watercolor grade paper. You could first cut the paper in two to help you make two cards. Fold the paper in half and develop a nice scene on the front. Do not get too fancy or it will require a long time to produce a minimum number of cards. A fairly snow scene with several pine trees should only take a couple of minutes to make. Use lots of water in your acrylics and let the paint flow like watercolor. You could use a stamp for the greeting message to produce a nice neat message. Keep it generic, so everyone who buys it can use it.
Painting Glassware. Painted glassware appears to be a popular at craft sales. This project requires baking the glass to permanently affix the paint to the glass. Glassware is pretty inexpensive at dollar stores. Vases with a little floral vine wrapped around would create a nice inexpensive project. Wine glasses sell like crazy when designed for the holiday or special season. Make sure that you paint on the outside of glassware. For example, paint a plate on the outside so that the paint will not become damaged or are exposed to food during use. Use diamond painting hobby and follow directions for baking time. Directions are often to let it sit for at least 24 hours. After the 24 hours has ended set your oven to 350 degrees and bake the glass for half an hour.
Other items that it is possible to paint on are clothing, candles, tin or metal items. Like greeting cards and glassware, use your imagination and see everything you can grab at dollar stores, flee markets and garage sales to paint on. With the projects mentioned, make sure to follow manufactures directions if you need to apply heat or other special measures to your project.
If you have a web site, you can promote your item there. When you are just starting, try renting space at craft fairs. Place ads on your local Craigslist and ensure that you add pictures of your products. Have a few samples to work or school and advertise there. All the best and have fun painting.