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By Nancy Reyner

Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints!

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

Every web page presents perception on the right way to use acrylic paint in methods you by no means suggestion attainable to create wonderful visible results and textures. Ten entire sections element various empowering purposes, together with how to:

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

To provide you with extra perception and suggestion, this e-book includes a gallery of accomplished works through fellow portray revolutionaries that mix quite a few acrylic innovations to create awesome results. you are going to additionally locate useful recommendation that covers the fundamentals and beyond—from opting for fabrics and cleansing your brushes to completing and protecting your paintings. there is even an entire thesaurus of phrases for quick and straightforward referencing.

Pick up a broom and begin your personal acrylic revolution this present day! Use the suggestions during this e-book to unfastened your artistic spirit and create the work you might have continually dreamed of.

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The Nitty Gritty of Sandpaper I usually use a 220 grit sandpaper. A finer grit such as 400 gives a smoother finish, while a coarser grit such as 120 leaves interesting sanding lines and scratch marks. 51 37 drybrushing Drybrushing involves painting with very little color or moisture on the brush so that the colors do not blend. The paint is usually applied with a frayed natural-bristle brush, which gives an open, brushy, textural feel. By building up layers of different, dry-brushed colors, you can use this technique to create an inspiring textural background.

The wet-in-wet technique will produce a variety of opaque and transparent effects that will either cover or tint the colors in the underpainting. C O M P L E T E T H E PA I N T I N G Continue working wet-in-wet and add enough paint to cover about half of your surface. When the wet gel turns from white to clear, it is fully dry. 48 34 Absorbent painting support Abso Eyedropper dr Acrylicc paints Stencils (op (optional) C R E AT E S O F T E D G E S PA I N T H A R D - E D G E D S H A P E S You can start with either hard or soft edges.

Waterproof sandpaper, sand the painted layer. ) Let this layer dry and repeat After sanding the layer with two blues, I applied Try sanding in different directions. If the paint the sanding process. You can “spot” sand by another layer with red and beige, then sanded seems difficult to sand, use a coarser grit. Don’t sanding only the recently applied colors, or sand that as well. let the sandpaper get dry. Keep using the spray the entire surface. bottle liberally and make sure there is always a good amount of water between the sandpaper and the painted surface.

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