Acrylic Revolution : New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium Hardback
by Nancy Reyner
Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints! Acrylic Revolution is your essential, all-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques and more.
It features over 101 ways to break through the boundaries of conventional painting and re-define the creative potential of this all-purpose medium.
Every page provides insight on how to use acrylic paint in ways you never thought possible to create stunning visual effects and textures.
Ten complete sections detail a range of empowering applications, including how to:Prepare and paint on virtually any surfaceCreate textures of all kindsWork with transfers, collage, resists and mixed mediaAchieve innovative stenciling and line workCustomize your paint to adjust thickness, transparency and drying timeSimulate other mediums, such as oil, tempera or watercolorCreate faux finishes, magical effects, sheens and more To give you additional insight and inspiration, this book features a gallery of finished works by fellow painting revolutionaries that blend various acrylic techniques to create amazing effects.
You'll also find practical advice that covers the basics and beyond-from selecting materials and cleaning your brushes to finishing and preserving your artwork.
There's even a complete glossary of terms for fast and easy referencing.
Pick up a brush and start your own acrylic revolution today!
Use the techniques in this book to free your creative spirit and create the paintings you've always dreamed of.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 30/03/2007
- ISBN: 9781581808049
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Review by scd87
I can't wait to use some of the techniques demonstrated in this book. Everything is explained well enough to appeal to a beginner. There are plenty of inspiring paintings shown representing each technique.
Review by keristars
I am a mostly self-taught hobbyist painter. I took a couple of art classes my last year of undergrad, and they were the first "real" art classes I had ever had. I discovered that I really enjoy art, but had no idea how to use the tools available or how to get certain effects.This book was really helpful for me. It shows many different techniques for using acrylic paint and related supplies, which can be used in many different ways. Although I was aware of some from my painting class, others were completely new to me, and I've already attempted some with great results. I've also shared the book with friends who are more skilled with acrylic painting, and they've said that they appreciate the tips and reminders when they were stuck with certain things they wanted to do.It's a good size, and the hardcover combined with spiral binding make it really easy to use - it lies flat on the table or it can stand upright/lean against something and stay open.Some of the organization is a bit confusing to me, and I often have to read through the entire book to find the one part I was wanting to reference. Post-it notes or paperclips are useful for marking out the topic sections to make it easier to go quickly to the right page. I also recommend reading it through front to back one time in order to become familiar with the contents, which makes future referencing much easier.This is a very useful book. I got it from a used bookstore for less than half the price of it new at the art store, but I probably wouldn't have paid full price for it.