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 zero one how you can holiday during the barriers of traditional portray and re-define the artistic capability of this all-purpose medium.

Every web page offers perception on tips on how to use acrylic paint in methods you by no means inspiration attainable to create beautiful visible results and textures. Ten entire sections element 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 leading edge stenciling and line work
  • Customize your paint to regulate thickness, transparency and drying time
  • Simulate different mediums, akin to oil, tempera or watercolor
  • Create fake finishes, magical results, sheens and more

To offer you extra perception and notion, this ebook includes a gallery of complete works via fellow portray revolutionaries that mix numerous acrylic strategies to create impressive results. you are going to additionally locate functional recommendation that covers the fundamentals and beyond—from picking 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 individual acrylic revolution at the present time! Use the concepts during this ebook to loose your artistic spirit and create the work you could have regularly dreamed of.

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It is this weakened state that is most desirable for absorbent surfaces, because you can build up layers of pigment without reducing the surface’s absorbency. The regular distribution of “valleys” that is characteristic of a toothed surface allows paint to collect evenly across the surface, creating a layer of consistent color. Absorbent surfaces work very well with most watercolor techniques using acrylic paint. leys. Instead of roughing up the surface to add tooth, you can apply a product with particles such as sand or pumice.

Load it with the gel and move it quickly to your piece of watercolor paper. Move your knife over the paper, depositing the gel in linear patterns. Let this dry for 8 hours. Additional Possibilites Alternatives to white watercolor paper include other absorbent surfaces such as gessoed board or canvas (see techniques 1, 2 and 3). Apply products such as light molding paste (technique 22) or absorbent ground (technique 86) to create more absorbent surfaces. As long as the support is absorbent (or not glossy) this resist technique will work.

46 hatched-line texture This technique uses combs in wet paste to create a beautiful hatchedline surface. Regular hair combs can be used as well as combs made specifically for this purpose found in art stores. 5 mm) thick over Painting support Palette knife Acrylic molding paste or gel Acrylic paint your entire painting support using a palette knife. Smooth and even out the layer as much as possible with the knife. Brush C O M B T H R O U G H T H E W E T PA S T E . Gently drag a comb through the wet paste from one end of the support to the other.

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