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Acrylic Layers Not Sticking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurel Nichols Aug 13, 2016. 3 Replies

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 hobby is painting in acrylics on canvas.  I was doing well…READ MORE

 

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Aug 17, 2016
Laurel Nichols replied to Michael Wellman's discussion Acrylic Layers Not Sticking
"Hi Michael, To me the soft gel works better after some base layers of paint. Water down your paint and try a very thin layer, wait until it's try and then start use other colors. I am not sure about air brush (too high-tech for me lol). I more…"
Aug 13, 2016
Michael Wellman replied to Michael Wellman's discussion Acrylic Layers Not Sticking
"Thanks for the reply Laural, I actually bought some gesso, the canvases I use are primed, of course, but I heard putting a base down can help sometimes, I also have had it suggested when doing that base to use airbrush medium which is essentially…"
Aug 13, 2016
Laurel Nichols replied to Michael Wellman's discussion Acrylic Layers Not Sticking
"Hi Michael, I have met that kind of issue before. the solution I found worked for me is: 1. Add a thin background layer on before painting (thin with water mix, and just cover the canvas), this will give a good and stable surface for the later…"
Aug 13, 2016
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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 hobby is painting in acrylics on canvas.  I was doing well mixing and layering for a while when at some point I had an area that paint just wouldn't stick to properly, and then I let it all dry and went back to it to paint the foreground tree and the paint was having a really hard time sticking as well.  I am using two separate paint brands, the…See More
Aug 13, 2016
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