Acrylic Questions & Tips (125)

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Acrylic painting using retarder or extender

Hey, I'm fixing to start a painting & I've never used acrylic paint retarder or extender before. I've read different ways to apply it b…

Started by Perry Harkins

2 Jan 30
Reply by Perry Harkins

Transparent vase with water and stems

Hi  Everyone I need lots of advice and hints please. I am drawing a long glass vase\jug that will have water and the stems of flowers ın .…

Started by Karen Gider

13 Dec 26, 2016
Reply by Judith Diskin

Acrylic techniques

Hi everyone. I'm experimenting with painting and other mediums. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to create the spiral ef…

Started by Krystal

2 Aug 17, 2016
Reply by William Barns

Acrylic Layers Not Sticking

Hello all,  I am new to the forum, and I am currently new to painting in acrylic.  I have done a lot of other art in my life, but my newest…

Started by Michael Wellman

3 Aug 13, 2016
Reply by Laurel Nichols

Regarding Gesso when painting with acrylics on canvas

I posted this in the beginners group also, but hope its okay to cross-post here: Questions about Gesso Do you gesso, even when using pre-pr…

Started by Becky Bailey

8 Jun 10, 2016
Reply by Becky Bailey

Raised leaves

Can anyone suggest a method, I'm doing a painting and I'd like to add raised leaves on my canvas, I want a slight elevation to the canvas.…

Started by Lucci Moody

3 Jan 3, 2016
Reply by Kate Wile

Blank dots on canvas?

This may sound like that kind of very basic question, while I am bothered by it. Not sure if there is way to avoid missing dots on the canv…

Started by Laurel Nichols

9 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by Laurel Nichols

Acrylic painting

Hi friends iam new to this room. I want to know if i can use normal varnish on acrylic painting???

Started by Joebenu

2 Sep 2, 2015
Reply by Kamal Sharma

acrylic calligraphy?

I have been in the process of trying to do an acrylic peice, that I have been going bananas trying to get the calligraphy to turn out right…

Started by Jenny Lynn

0 Aug 14, 2015

re-starting an acrylic painting

I have 2 acrylic paintings that I set aside and would like to finish them. One has been sitting for a couple of months and the other is a c…

Started by Jean Doyle

1 Aug 5, 2015
Reply by Judy Lynn

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