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Acrylic : do more art

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"Get creative with acrylic, the world's most versatile paint. Packed with over 40 essential techniques and creative ideas, this practical guide reveals how to get the most out of acrylic paint, in all its forms. With easy-to-follow instructions and examples by some of the best artists working today, ACRYLIC is guaranteed to inspire, whatever your ability."--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781786275707
  • ISBN: 1786275708
  • Physical Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, Ltd., [2020]

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Includes index
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Introduction (Introducing acrylic ; A who's who of acrylic paints ; A (brief) guide to color ; The world of acrylic mediums ; Get to know your brushes ; Painting on paper ; Painting on canvas ; Prepare and prime your canvas ; Understanding underpainting) -- A few techniques (Create texture with dry brushing ; Produce bold, flat color ; Convey depth with flat art ; Add definition with hard edges ; Now soften your your edges ; Seamless blending: the "wet-on-wet" technique ; Mimic a watercolor effect ; Splatter, flick, and bleed ; Drag paint to capture movement ; Build texture with impasto ; Try impasto with a palette knife ; Scratch the surface with sgraffito ; Play with transparent layers ; Create depth with patterns ; Make a glaze) -- Now get more creative (Experiment with Crackle Paste ; Add texture with molding paste ; Have fun with collage ; Paint with fabric ; Discover monoprinting ; Try a simple image transfer ; Sharpen your outlines with masking ; Make your own stencil ; Get creative with acrylic markers ; Spray your paint ; Drizzle and drip with String Gel ; The string pull technique ; Paint on paper ; Paint on wood ; paint on glass ; Paint on metal ; Mix acrylic and oil paints ; Enliven your work with marble dust ; Add shimmer with Iridescent Medium ; Vary your finishes with acrylic and enamel paint ; Add luster with gold leaf ; Inject color with indoor murals) -- Fluid art (The wonderful world of fluid art ; The dirty pour ; Create a colorfall ; Fluid art inspiration ; Make patterns with marbling) -- Appendix (Meet our contributors ; Glossary ; Index ; Picture credits and acknowledgments).
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"Get creative with acrylic, the world's most versatile paint. Packed with over 40 essential techniques and creative ideas, this practical guide reveals how to get the most out of acrylic paint, in all its forms. With easy-to-follow instructions and examples by some of the best artists working today, ACRYLIC is guaranteed to inspire, whatever your ability."--Back cover.
Subject: Acrylic painting > Technique.
Acrylic painting.


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