Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

By Colette Pitcher

Create attractive work with this enjoyable and simple consultant to acrylics!
continuously desired to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, complete colour consultant supplies professional guide and straightforward workouts in acrylic portray suggestions and kinds. The step by step tasks allow you to perform your ability and stir your mind's eye — and provides you the root to create related tasks together with your personal topics and surfaces!
* Get your ft (and brushes) rainy — gather your fabrics, arrange your surfaces, and type out ingredients and enhancers *
test uncomplicated acrylic recommendations — paintings with brush strokes, keep watch over and skinny your paint, test with textures, and use stencils *
perform layout and composition ideas — combine and use colour, stability components, make adjustments, and pull your portray jointly *
Imitate numerous varieties of types — use acrylic paint to imitate the consequences of watercolor and oil paints *
construct your repertoire — discover texture and measurement, paintings with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and extra
Open the booklet and find:
* transparent step by step directions with illustrations *
a number of initiatives and types to fit all tastes *
fast tips and methods to start portray immediately *
plenty of colourful work to encourage creativity *
useful tricks for making improvements to your drawing talents *
Full-scale initiatives on the finish of such a lot chapters *
routines to jump-start your inventive ardour

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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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