Acrylic setup and cleanup

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Acrylic setup and cleanup

  1. 1. Setup and Cleanup
  2. 2. Acrylic Paint• Polymer (plastic)• Dries quickly• Can easily paint over it• Permanent!
  3. 3. Little or a Lot• Acrylic doesn’t go back in the tube easily – doesn’t save easily.• Can always go back for more.
  4. 4. Gesso• Primes paper or canvas for acrylic paint• Will NOT come out of your clothes• Great for whiting out any mistakes• Washes good for tinting
  5. 5. Freezer Paper• Shiny Side Up• Throw it away when you are finished
  6. 6. Setting up the Palette• Lay out your paint along the edge• Leave mixing room – THE WELL!• Warm & Light on one side• Cool & Dark on the other
  7. 7. Storing yourpalette!• LIGHTLY mist the palette!• Wrap with saran wrap for the next day• “Double-Decker” your palette with saran wrap
  8. 8. Different Brushes – Different Strokes • Each brush makes it own mark • Know your brush’s anatomy • Shape of the brush determines what line or brushstroke you camkeRounded Filling in Drawing Edges areas; thick Lines brushstrokes
  9. 9. Mixing Paint &Saving yourBRUSHES• Mix with a palette knife! (or the end of your paint brush)• NEVER let your brush rest with paint on it!
  10. 10. Clean Water!• Keep your water clean!• No share-skies!• Wipe your brushes between the paint colors• Use a paper towel or a paint rag
  11. 11. Can’t paint with aGROSS brush• Swirl your brush in the water• Rinse the brush in the water• Rub some soap into the brush,• Rinse most of the soap away• Form the brush to dry• Stand it up to dry
  12. 12. Save your Paint!• Mix in the well!• Use a palette knife to save the acrylic paint that is not “tainted”• DON’T PUT ACRYLIC PAINT INTO THE DRAIN!!

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