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How to Make Acrylics More Vibrant

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If your acrylic paintings contain dull and flat colors, the following tips will help you to create paintings that are bright and vibrant. In fact, I have to restrain myself when it comes to color so I don’t create acrylic paintings that are too garish! The most important step in achieving vibrant* colors is to start with the most saturated …

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Why do Acrylics Dry Darker

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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

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Gesso is the foundation of your painting, so it’s important to learn how to use it properly. In this post, I answer all of the common questions that you may have about it. I also share a number of tips that I have picked up over the years that I’ve learned through trial and error. What is gesso? Gesso is …

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Painting on Paper with Acrylics

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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 …