Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium

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North Light Books, Mar 30, 2007 - Art - 128 pages
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Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints!

Acrylic Revolution is your essential, all-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques and more. It features over 101 ways to break through the boundaries of conventional painting and re-define the creative potential of this all-purpose medium.

Every page provides insight on how to use acrylic paint in ways you never thought possible to create stunning visual effects and textures. Ten complete sections detail a range of empowering applications, including how to:

  • Prepare and paint on virtually any surface
  • Create textures of all kinds
  • Work with transfers, collage, resists and mixed media
  • Achieve innovative stenciling and line work
  • Customize your paint to adjust thickness, transparency and drying time
  • Simulate other mediums, such as oil, tempera or watercolor
  • Create faux finishes, magical effects, sheens and more
To give you additional insight and inspiration, this book features a gallery of finished works by fellow painting revolutionaries that blend various acrylic techniques to create amazing effects. You'll also find practical advice that covers the basics and beyond—from selecting materials and cleaning your brushes to finishing and preserving your artwork. There's even a complete glossary of terms for fast and easy referencing.

Pick up a brush and start your own acrylic revolution today! Use the techniques in this book to free your creative spirit and create the paintings you've always dreamed of.

 

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I am a mostly self-taught hobbyist painter. I took a couple of art classes my last year of undergrad, and they were the first "real" art classes I had ever had. I discovered that I really enjoy art ... Read full review

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I can't wait to use some of the techniques demonstrated in this book. Everything is explained well enough to appeal to a beginner. There are plenty of inspiring paintings shown representing each technique. Read full review

Contents

Essential Acrylic Tips
8
Materials
10
Palette Ideas
12
Materials and Equipment Setup
13
Glossary
14
You Can Paint On Anything
16
You Can Paint With Anything
24
Surface Treatments And Grounds
34
Texture
57
Transfers Collage And Mixed Media
68
Innovative Stenciling And Line Work
79
Customize Your Paint
89
Simulating Other Mediums
100
Magical Effects And Finishing Sheens
108
Bonus Tips
117
Gallery
120

Spatial Effects
45
Index
126

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About the author (2007)

Nancy Reyner has been a technical consultant and professional instructor for Golden Artist Colors, Inc. for the past 8 years, teaching artists techniques and tricks with acrylic paints. Nancy has had numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. While living in New York City she created costumes and sets for Broadway and off-Broadway theater and film (including a Madonna film), coordinated public arts programs for New York State, and directed and performed with the Ragabash Puppet Theater. Nancy was selected for a two-year painting and drawing residency for the City of Phoenix, and is now a Santa Fe, NM resident, where she has lived for the past 15 years.

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