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 consultant for acrylic portray strategies and extra. It good points over a hundred and one how one can holiday in the course of the obstacles of traditional portray and re-define the artistic strength of this all-purpose medium.

Every web page offers perception on the way to use acrylic paint in methods you by no means proposal attainable to create lovely visible results and textures. Ten entire sections element various empowering functions, together with how to:

  • Prepare and paint on nearly 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, similar to oil, tempera or watercolor
  • Create fake finishes, magical results, sheens and more

To offer you extra perception and concept, this publication incorporates a gallery of complete works by way of fellow portray revolutionaries that mix quite a few acrylic strategies to create awesome results. you will additionally locate sensible recommendation that covers the fundamentals and beyond—from settling on fabrics and cleansing your brushes to completing and holding 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 at the present time! Use the options during this ebook to loose your artistic spirit and create the work you will have continuously dreamed of.

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A P P LY T H E G E L O V E R PA I N T W E T- I N - W E T Cover the entire surface with soft gloss gel in a layer at least ½-inch While the gel is still wet, load your brush with paint and drag it through (12mm) thick. The gel will shrink in volume by about 30%. If you don’t apply the wet gel. If your gel is soft enough, you will get a nice brushstroke texture. a substantial layer, it will reduce in size to a mere gloss coat; so lay it on! 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.

W E T S A N D T H E F I R S T PA I N T L AY E R R E P E AT W I T H M O R E C O L O R S C O M P L E T E T H E PA I N T I N G Spray a generous amount of water onto A N D L AY E R S Keep adding more color layers, sanding the dried painted surface. Using a small piece of Paint more colors. (I used a dark blue and a bright after each until you are satisfied with the results. 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.

Since there is no place for the diluted paint to collect, interesting organic-looking patterns will form. 35 A P P LY PA I N T Spray the surface heavily with water. Dilute fluid acrylic paint with water in a 1:2 ratio. Add more water if you’re using a thicker consistency of paint. Apply colors with a brush, leaving enough space between them for bleeding. This will create soft blends and muted colors. Whites and light colors in this step will either disappear or get darker due to the gray color of the pumice.

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