Acrylic painting is a bold contemporary form of fast-drying synthetic paint. The acrylic paint is easy to use due to its spreading capability and clean-up. A person should add 30% water to dilute the acrylic paint though after it dries, it becomes water-resistant. A person should study and or practice some basics from a friend, expert or the internet to avoid the painting process being messy. It ensures the paint applied looks professional and has a quality finish.
Let us first look at buying tips that one should consider;
The paintbrush to purchase
Paint brushes usually use synthetic hairs, and good brushes last a long time. Choose one that matches your needs and is easily cleaned with soap and water.
The color to purchase
The recommendable ones are Cadmium yellow, red medium and phthalo blue. Reason being that the three colors if mixed can produce every color.
Acrylic paint to buy
Do buy jar, tube or craft bottles.Acrylic brings subtleness with oil paints and watercolors in a quick painting medium.
Below are techniques for acrylic painting;
It acts as a transparent medium and does not disturb the existing film.
Opaque colors make the layers non-transparent. For one to achieve an optimal blend, each side is painted with the color, and then a clean, soft brush is moved till a hue is achieved.
The Scratching Method
The wet paint is scratched with knives to create innovative patterns.
The Spraying Technique
A light mist of water is sprayed on the canvas with the acrylic paint.
Fluid Creation Method
This process involves changing the acrylic to water ratio depending on the thinness or thickness of the glaze required.
The squeegee helps in the creation of exciting designs on the canvas.
A specific amount of paint is poured on the tilting canvas which mixes naturally.
Case for Acrylic Paintings;
* Acrylic paints are flexible. Note to prime any porous surfaces.
* It’s versatile and encourages one to explore in different directions.
* Since its light, it has an elastic feature.
* It reveals the lower layers depending on the thickness.
* It’s a permanent painting and lasts for ages.
* Can’t be discolored before 50 years are up.
The tools of painting are below;
Used by all professionals and cuts the work done by a chunk of time.
The Roller Frame
Cheaper frames bleed grease that defaces your beautiful wall. To avoid this, buy a better roller even if it is a little higher cost.
Things to consider when applying your acrylic paint:
* Remember to wear unwanted or old clothes to avoid being spattered.
* Accessories, e.g., jewelry should be removed.
* Ensures everything is covered up to prevent spraying paint.
* Always roll towards the paint and not towards the tray.
To ensure the paint is wet and working longer, a pouring medium additive is added to increase the flow. The key is to adjust the viscosity together with the flow rate to work perfectly.
Acrylic pouring is a good paint compared to traditional paints such as oil. You don’t need to be a professional in the art to enjoy the beauty of the acrylic paints. Don’t be discouraged with the first results but keep on practicing. Practice makes perfect.