You'll Love This Acrylic Painting Book If:
- You love learning new acrylic painting tricks
- You want to learn new acrylic painting techniques at your own pace
- You love learning from expert artist, Nancy Reyner
Remove the restrictions and let your acrylic paints free with this exciting acrylic painting book Acrylic Innovation by Nancy Reyner. Nancy is an experienced acrylic artist dedicated to sharing her love of this versatile medium with artists of all skill levels. Gain inspiration from the original work of other acrylic artists and then try out new acrylic painting techniques with step-by-step demonstrations.
Challenge yourself and have fun when you learn these great new acrylic painting tricks. Experiment with new approaches and maybe you'll just discover something new about your own art. When you learn how to paint with acrylics along with Nancy Reyner, you'll paint with new confidence!
In Acrylic Innovation You'll Learn:
- 26 step-by-step demonstrations including collage, assemblage, printmaking, stenciling and reverse painting
- Ideas, approaches and inspiration from 64 top working acrylic artists
- Tips for creating 29 different styles such as photorealism and minimal color field
Watch now as Nancy Reyner opens up the pages of Acrylic Innovation and gives you some take-home tips along the way!
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Check Out This Excerpt From Acrylic Innovation:
Acrylic has a two-part drying process
The first part of the acrylic drying process, known as "dry to the touch," means the top layer of the paint skin has dried due to the evaporation of the water in the paint, enabling layering. The second part of the drying process involves the curing of the polymer or acrylic in the paint, which takes several days to several weeks to "lock down, " or fully cure. The actual curing time is dependent on the layers thickness and environmental factors. During this curing time, it is important to allow air to flow around it. Avoid tightly wrapping the painting, storing the artwork in a closed environment or exposing it to extreme temperatures during curing phase.
Be aware of the "tacky phase. "
While the paint is still wet, it is very malleable. You can scrape it, wipe it off and rework it with ease. As you continue to work into this wet paint, however, it is already beginning to dry. Once it dries to the touch, it has a wonderfully resistant surface on which you can overlay new paints without disturbing what is underneath. It is between the wet stage and this "dry to the touch" stage when problems can occur. Between the wet and dry stages, the acrylic gets tacky, and continued working over this tacky area can create unwanted effects such as streaking or pulling as the paint sticks to your brush. Initially, acrylic paint glides smoothly and easily, but as it reaches this tacky phase, it will begin to pull and fell difficult to manipulate. At this point, stop painting in that area, and move on to a drier area of the painting. If you need to keep working in the tacky area, use a blow-dryer for a minute to dry it quickly, then resume painting. Avoid blow-drying very think layers. Also, be aware that the paint on your brush will dry quickly. Make a habit of rinsing frequently to keep the paint from getting tacky on your brush.
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