Acrylic Revolution. New Tricks and Techniques for Working by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints!

Acrylic Revolution is your crucial, all-in-one advisor for acrylic portray suggestions and extra. It beneficial properties over one hundred and one how you can holiday during the limitations of traditional portray and re-define the artistic power of this all-purpose medium.

Every web page offers perception on the best way to use acrylic paint in methods you by no means inspiration attainable to create attractive visible results and textures. Ten whole sections aspect more than a few empowering functions, together with how to:

  • Prepare and paint on almost any surface
  • Create textures of all kinds
  • Work with transfers, university, resists and combined media
  • Achieve cutting edge stenciling and line work
  • Customize your paint to regulate thickness, transparency and drying time
  • Simulate different mediums, corresponding to oil, tempera or watercolor
  • Create pretend finishes, magical results, sheens and more

To provide you with extra perception and concept, this booklet contains a gallery of complete works via fellow portray revolutionaries that mix numerous acrylic innovations to create awesome results. you are going to additionally locate functional suggestion that covers the fundamentals and beyond—from choosing fabrics and cleansing your brushes to completing and conserving your paintings. there is even an entire thesaurus of phrases for quick and simple referencing.

Pick up a broom and begin your personal acrylic revolution at the present time! Use the thoughts during this publication to loose your inventive spirit and create the work you may have consistently dreamed of.

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M AT E R I A L S Spray bottle with water Painting support Flat brush Several eyedropper bottles Paper towels Fluid acrylic paint P R E PA R E T H E PA I N T Select an acrylic paint color, put some in a bottle and dilute it with enough water so that it is fluid. If you start with fluid acrylic, you will still need to add water so it can flow easily out of the dropper. drop paint onto a wet surface Now try dropping on a wet surface. First, spray water onto an absorbent support such as the watercolor paper pictured here.

Apply a coat of paint on your support or create an underpainting. ) Select a thick gel for creating the retaining wall. ) Using a palette knife, apply the gel and sculpt a wall. Make sure the wall is high enough so you can cover your objects as much as you’d like. Acrylic will shrink in volume by about 30%, so the wall needs to be built a bit higher than you want it to be. If it is too short when dry, add more gel, building it up as high as necessary. SECURE OBJECTS ON THE SUPPORT Decide where to arrange the objects you want to embed.

Mix the paint thoroughly with a palette knife. Related Techniques In addition to the watercolor paper used here, try other absorbent supports such as wood (technique 3), cardboard (2), unprimed canvas or fabric (1), pumice (21), light molding paste (22), or crackle paste (28). Try applying matte gel or matte medium to your surface. Matte mediums and gels contain small finished wash on an absorbent surface white particles, called matting agent, that not only make the paint look matte, The tooth of this absorbent paper distributes the paint evenly across the surface, but also add tooth, creating more absorbency.

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