Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

By Colette Pitcher

Create stunning work with this enjoyable and straightforward consultant to acrylics!
constantly desired to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, complete colour advisor provides specialist guideline and easy workouts in acrylic portray options and types. The step by step tasks allow you to perform your ability and stir your mind's eye — and provides you the basis to create related tasks along with your personal matters 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, regulate and skinny your paint, test with textures, and use stencils *
perform layout and composition rules — combine and use colour, stability components, make adjustments, and pull your portray jointly *
Imitate a number of sorts of kinds — use acrylic paint to imitate the results of watercolor and oil paints *
construct your repertoire — discover texture and measurement, paintings with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and extra
Open the ebook and find:
* transparent step by step directions with illustrations *
a number of initiatives and kinds to fit all tastes *
quickly tips and methods to start portray immediately *
plenty of colourful work to encourage creativity *
precious tricks for making improvements to your drawing abilities *
Full-scale initiatives on the finish of so much chapters *
workouts to jump-start your creative ardour

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Newer pigments, developed within the last 50 to 60 years, are synthetically reproduced in labs. These newer pigments, like Quinacridone Red, are more transparent and brilliant than traditional pigments. You can purchase most pigments, both sythethetic and traditional, in art supply stores. ) binds the powdered pigment into a paintable consistency. Oil paint uses oil as a binder, and watercolor uses a sticky liquid called gum arabic. ) Acrylic paint uses polymer emulsions as binders. Polymer is a plastic, and emulsion is a liquid slurrylike mix.

Be careful when using retarders. Don’t use more than 20 percent retarder to 80 percent paint, or the paint stays tacky for weeks, maybe longer! You can use acrylic glazing liquid in any proportion, and it dries completely, usually within hours. Drying times vary depending on the air temperature and humidity where you’re painting. You can also use it as a glaze (discussed in the next section). Glaze A glaze is a transparent layer of colored paint that you can use over an area when you don’t want to lose the color underneath.

You can also sprinkle glitter at this time. I put big metallic pieces on called Gildenglitz by USArtQuest. 8. Let everything dry. 9. Repeat Step 3 to paint the inside cover. The cardboard cover may bow a little from the moisture. By painting the inside, the fibers of the cardboard bend back and lie flatter. 15 16 Part I: Getting Acquainted with Acrylics Figure 1-5: Use rub-ons as a guide to creating accurate characters. Figure 1-6 shows a couple of embellished books. The Mona Lisa is a blank sketchbook, and the larger one is a self-bound date book using a vinyl cover painted with Chinese characters and embellished with Japanese papers.

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