Explore!
Experiment!
Create!
AcrylicAndMixedMediaPainting.com

                                                                                              Techniques & Materials


The main focus here is what can be achieved when incorporating various mediums in your acrylic art. There are many surfaces in which both acrylic and mixed media can be applied.
The following list of "Techniques & Materials" will provide an abundance of information so that you can enjoy the creative process regardless of art experience.
Although plentiful, most categories listed below will not be covered as in-depth as the "Acrylics" category. However, the chances are you will be inspired
enough to incorporate one or more of them in your acrylic painting.
As always, I must encourage you to explore, experiment, and create with
both traditional and innovative approaches to painting. You may be surprised at what you discover. There is a lot of information that I will eventually include here. Return often for updates and newly activated links.


        
ACRYLICS
What Are Acrylics? 
Sealer, Isolation Coat & Varnish    
             

CREATING UNIQUE TEXTURE WITH ACRYLIC GEL & PASTE  
                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                              
ARTIST TRADING CARDS

ALTERED ART
Recycled Art
See Also
Digital Art

BAS RELIEF
 

Casting  
Making Your Own Molds
Supports & Grounds
Constructing With Texture & Sculpting
See also Acrylic & Mixed Media Painting Tutorials
See also Air Dry Clay, Paper Making        


BOOKS

CANVAS

See Substrates & Supports

CHARCOAL

CLAY
Air Dry

Air Dry Clay
Recipes
See also Polymer Clay

COLLAGE
Materials
Techniques

Principles & Elements Of Design
Perspective
Color Theory

  • Color Wheel
  • Warm verses Cool Colors
  • Value Scale
Color Recipes 
Glossary of Color Terms
Glossary of Art Terms
           
COPPER TOOLING

See Metal Embossing


DIGITAL ART
Altered Art Techniques & Materials
Using Your Computer, Scanner, Printer, & Camera As Artist Tools

EMBELLISHING

FOIL

Adhesives

Aluminum

Application & Techniques

Imitation Leaf


GLASS PAINTING (water-based)

Materials

Paints & Enamels

Techniques


GLUES & ADHESIVES

            
IMPASTO

See Texture


INKS
Alcohol Ink
H2O Base Ink
Indian Ink
Materials

Stamping & Embossing

Techniques

 


THE LAB

Explore & Experiment

Keeping A Lab Journal
Safety Comes First 


METAL EMBOSSING

Foil
Copper Tooling


MOLD MAKING
Mold Making Materials
See also Paper Making > Casting

PAINTBRUSHES
See Brushes & Tools    


PAPER  
Casting

Making Extra Thick Paper for Texture and Bas Relief Applications
Mold & Deckle (a simple way to make your own)
Paper Clay/Air Dry Clay
Paper Mache

Paper Mache Clay Recipe
Paper Making: Inclusions & Texture
Paper As Texture

See also Bas Relief

PASTELS

Chalk
& Oil Pastels
Techniques


PEN & INK

See Ink


PENCIL

Colored

Graphite

Techniques

Watercolor Pencil


PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS 101 (for PC)
Digital Photography

Photo Editing


PIGMENTS

See Powders & Pigments 


PLASTER

Joint Compound

Plaster of Paris

See also Paper Making / Paper Mache (Clay Recipe)


POLYMER CLAY

Color Charts & Recipes

Materials & Supplies 

PC Gallery

Techniques & Tutorials

Tutorials, Projects & Resource Links


POWDERS & PIGMENTS

Embossing Powder

Mica Powder

Pigments: Making Your Own Paint (Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil)


RECYCLED ART
See Altered Art

SKINS & SHEETS
See also Acrylic - Techniques
See also Polymer Clay - Techniques


STAMPS & STENCILS
Making Stamps & Stencils

Stamping Techniques
Stenciling Techniques


SUBSTRATES & SUPPORTS

Canvas

Stretching A Canvas

Attaching Hardware

Sealing

Priming

Other Substrates & Supports

See also Paper

Building A Simple Frame


TEXTURE

Creating Unique Textures With Acrylic Gels & Paste
Impasto (texture with paint)
Surface Techniques
See Also Acrylic & Mixed Media Projects Tutorials

Joint Compound & Spackling

  • Adding Color Mediums
  • Adding Inclusions
Texture Application Tools
Texture: Creating Unique Textures With Media

Making Your Own Texture Sheets

See also Acrylic Techniques

See also Bas Relief

See also Plaster


THE TOOL BOX for information, resources, and applications for
hand held
tools, small
electric rotary, heat activated tools, and some cleaning & maintenance.
See Also Paintbrushes & Tools


TRANSFERS

Acrylic

Ink Jet

Polymer


VARNISH & SEALER

Application

Isolation Coat

Sealer

Varnish

      
VINEGAR PAINT

Recipe

Techniques



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



The Kids Corner

Resources & Links

Books

BACK TO TOP OF CONTENTS