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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 ideas and extra. It positive aspects over a hundred and one how one can holiday during the limitations of traditional portray and re-define the artistic capability of this all-purpose medium.

Every web page presents perception on how one can use acrylic paint in methods you by no means proposal attainable to create gorgeous visible results and textures. Ten whole sections aspect more than a few 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 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 provide you with extra perception and proposal, this e-book encompasses a gallery of complete works through fellow portray revolutionaries that mix a number of acrylic concepts to create outstanding results. you are going to additionally locate useful suggestion that covers the fundamentals and beyond—from making a choice on fabrics and cleansing your brushes to completing and keeping your art. there is even a whole thesaurus of phrases for speedy and simple referencing.

Pick up a broom and begin your individual acrylic revolution this day! Use the innovations during this publication to unfastened your artistic spirit and create the work you will have constantly dreamed of.

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Brush a coat of matte medium onto your surface. Unfold the paper and loosely spread it over the wet medium without smoothing it out all the way. Place a paper towel over the surface and pat gently to press the paper into the medium. Do not pat too hard or your wrinkles will smooth out. Let the surface dry at least 2 to 4 hours. other possibilities These finished examples were created by Santa Fé artist Joanne K. Baker. One uses a black wash while the other uses a combination of several colored washes.

You When dry, the colors blend softly into each other. can carve into it while wet, and it will hold the relief extremely well. See more uses for this paste in technique 81. It also makes a great alternative surface for watercolorists. 37 23 Primed imed d painting sup support Assortment of acrylic gels, grounds and pastes (I used Fine Pumice Gel, Black Mica Flake, Micaceous Iron n Oxide, Acrylic Ground for Pastels, Garnet net Gel, Light Li Molding Paste and Clear Tar Gel) Palette knife if Brush Fluid acrylic paints Paper towels A P P LY T H E PA I N T S Select several acrylic paint colors.

A P P LY D I L U T E D WA S H E S O F C O L O R Select several acrylic paint colors. Heavily dilute 1 part fluid acrylic paint with 2 parts water (add more water if you are using a thicker-consistency paint) and apply using a brush. Blot some areas with a paper towel, wipe some areas of paint into the surface with the paper towels, or let the washes dry naturally. Experiment by spraying the surface with water before laying in washes of paint. indd 39 12/7/06 12:43:12 PM 25 drip resist M AT E R I A L S By starting with an absor- White watercolor paper bent surface and using a Golden’s Clear Tar Gel glossy or nonabsorbent medium to draw on top, you can create a Palette knife resist.

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