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By Nancy Reyner

Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints!

Acrylic Revolution is your crucial, all-in-one consultant for acrylic portray options and extra. It positive aspects over one hundred and one how you can holiday in the course of the obstacles of traditional portray and re-define the artistic power of this all-purpose medium.

Every web page presents perception on find out how to use acrylic paint in methods you by no means proposal attainable to create gorgeous visible results and textures. Ten entire sections element more than a few empowering purposes, together with how to:

  • Prepare and paint on nearly 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, reminiscent of oil, tempera or watercolor
  • Create pretend finishes, magical results, sheens and more

To offer you extra perception and suggestion, this booklet encompasses a gallery of complete works by way of fellow portray revolutionaries that mix numerous acrylic recommendations to create extraordinary results. you will additionally locate sensible suggestion that covers the fundamentals and beyond—from picking fabrics and cleansing your brushes to completing and protecting your art. there is even a whole word list of phrases for quick and simple referencing.

Pick up a broom and begin your individual acrylic revolution at the present time! Use the suggestions during this e-book to loose your inventive spirit and create the work you've got constantly dreamed of.

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Flat shapes of color do not shift in value, hue or chroma within the boundaries. To paint a shape with flat color, it is important to understand how to eliminate streaking, value variations and other shifting nuances of color. The spatial effect created with this technique is very contemporary. The viewer will not be invited to journey into the depths of the painting, but will be encouraged to peruse the surface, experiencing the sheen, texture and allure of the acrylic itself. test your colors for opacity Make a black cross or black lines with a black permanent marker on scrap paper.

If canvas is used, the pressure of the drying process along with the flexibility of the canvas will produce large potato-chiplike pieces that will not have good adhesion. If you do use canvas, you can strengthen the adhesion by using a pour on top of the dried cracked surface (see technique 101). A L L O W T O D RY Let it dry overnight, or longer if it is humid, raining or cold. A P P LY C O L O R T O E M P H A S I Z E T H E C R A C K S Over water your paint to make a runny consistency. Spray your surface with water, then apply the paint using a wide, flat brush.

Indd 32 12/6/06 1:14:03 PM 18 paint tubes You can create some wonderfully raw gestural marks by painting directly from the original containers of the acrylic paints. Tubes are my favorite for this technique. They come in a variety of sizes from very small ¾-oz. tubes to large 5oz. ones. This technique makes me feel like a kid again, as if I were armed with giant jumbo crayons. create a variety of lines Try different colors, tube sizes, hand and wrist gestures and pressures (see technique 9 for more ideas).

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