By Nancy Reyner
Acrylic is usually used as an alternative for oil paint or watercolor, however the genuine gold mine is in permitting the medium freedom to do what it does top. This ebook indicates how latest artists are doing precisely that. it is loaded with unique art and important perception from sixty four artists, quite diversified in kinds and matters, every one utilizing acrylic in distinct how one can create expressive and private art.
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The more water you add, the more the paint will be affected by the absorbency of the painting surface. On the other hand, adding acrylic mediums, gels or pastes, while minimizing the addition of water, will maintain the acrylic’s properties, offering a rich, glossy appearance. Either choice is effective, depending on your desired result. • Acrylic shrinks in volume while drying. As acrylic dries, the paint layer will shrink by about a third in volume. This is more noticeable when using thick pastes and gels.