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    Anyone got tips on how to paint well using acrylics? I can use them, I just never really thought about techniques and stuff
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    Layering them thickly is a nice technique to use, also means they dry a little slower
    you can water them down and use them like watercolours
    You can create a textured background and work over - i like sand, bubble wrap, cardboard, texture wallpaper, newspaper etc.
    You can use a palette knife and that creates different marks
    you can scratch back into the painting with a pen/knife while the paint is still wet
    They dry fairly quickly so you can work over the top in other medias e.g. oil pastel, pen etc.
    Paint wet on wet
    using a dry brush instead of a wet one? -works particularly nicely over already layered paint
    splatter with brush? toothbrush?
    use a sponge?
    finger painting?
    hope this helps
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    (Original post by Spongebob0303)
    Layering them thickly is a nice technique to use, also means they dry a little slower
    you can water them down and use them like watercolours
    You can create a textured background and work over - i like sand, bubble wrap, cardboard, texture wallpaper, newspaper etc.
    You can use a palette knife and that creates different marks
    you can scratch back into the painting with a pen/knife while the paint is still wet
    They dry fairly quickly so you can work over the top in other medias e.g. oil pastel, pen etc.
    Paint wet on wet
    using a dry brush instead of a wet one? -works particularly nicely over already layered paint
    splatter with brush? toothbrush?
    use a sponge?
    finger painting?
    hope this helps
    brilliant reply- thanks
 
 
 
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