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Why do Acrylics Dry Darker

Acrylic paints have a tendency to dry darker which can make it difficult to match colors. The color may appear to match when it’s wet, but then it dries darker. This can be frustrating, but with a few tips you will be able to compensate for it intuitively. Matte acrylics can actually dry lighter but since the majority of acrylics …

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Everything You Need to Know About Gesso

If you’re a beginner you may be wondering what gesso is, or for that matter how to pronounce it. Gesso is a primer that is used to prepare a substrate for painting in oil or acrylics. It dries to a matte surface and it helps to create a bond between the paint and the substrate. It can be used on …

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Painting on Paper with Acrylics

If you have ever considered painting on paper with with acrylics you may have wondered if it needs to be prepared in a special manner. The answer is simple. You can paint with acrylics directly on paper with or without preparation. The paper you choose depends on your painting style and personal preferences. Paper made for specifically for acrylics is …