100 Things Every Artist Should Know: Tips, tricks & by The Artists of Walter Foster

By The Artists of Walter Foster

What's easy methods to stretch watercolor paper? What simple fabrics do i must begin oil portray? How am i able to use colour to create temper in my work? Readers can locate solutions to those questions and lots more and plenty extra in 100 issues each Artist should still Know. This large e-book goals to equip and encourage newbies with basic artwork wisdom, in addition to offer a refresher path for more matured artists. Readers can detect or re-discover crucial options, suggestions, and methods distilled right into a choice of a hundred tutorial entries by way of more than a few Walter Foster authors. From classes on price and colour conception to precious shortcuts, this booklet seeks to hide all of it!

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One brand suggests top coating (crafter talk for varnish, explained more in Chapter 4) with clear glass or satin glaze. If you’re using Plaid FolkArt Enamels, the painting should be dishwasher safe on the top rack. If you don’t want to buy a bunch of special paints, here are a couple of tricks to use your regular acrylics on glass that can hang in a window (just don’t eat off it): ߜ Paint the glass with water-based varnish first to provide some tooth for the paint to hold on. ߜ Use a glass etching cream.

Acrylic sticks to these materials and doesn’t clean off. Other useful supplies Paint is messy, and these items help you control that mess to some extent. ߜ Water container: You need clean water to rinse brushes, and you need some sort of receptacle to hold that water. Any can (even an old coffee or soup can) works — just be sure to thoroughly wash anything that previously held food before using. You can also use an everyday cup or bowl (just don’t plan to eat from it again). Many commercial water containers are available in art stores.

Although you can compare the numbers, I’ve noticed that brush size varies even among shipments of the same brand and size; use your eyes to decide what you want. In choosing a good round brush, look for one that has a nice pointed tip. I often use anywhere from a number 10 to 14; this size may sound big, but the tip tapers to a tiny point. That brush paints fine detail using the tip but paints a large area quickly when pressed harder — a very versatile brush. Figure 2-5 shows some round brushes.

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