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                                                                                              Techniques & Materials

Adding additional mediums and media to your acrylic painting will change its classification to a mixed media painting. There are various surfaces in which acrylic and mixed media can be applied. The following list of techniques & materials will provide more than enough information to get you started and to encourage you to explore, experiment, and create using both traditional and innovative approaches.
The main focus of this site is what can be achieved when applying other mediums to your acrylic art. So most of the categories listed below will not be covered as in-depth as that of the acrylics category. Hopefully you will be inspired enough to incorporate one or more of them in your acrylic painting. 

There is a lot of information that will eventually be included here, so return often as links to the listed categories are activated and become available.

        
ACRYLICS
What Are Acrylics? 
Sealer, Isolation Coat & Varnish    
             

CREATING UNIQUE TEXTURE WITH ACRYLIC GEL & PASTE  
                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                              
ARTIST TRADING CARDS

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


DECOUPAGE

Materials

Techniques

See also Collage


DIGITAL ART
Altered Art Techniques & Materials

EMBELLISHING

FOIL
Adhesives

Aluminum

Application & Techniques

Imitation Leaf


GLASS PAINTING (water-based)

Materials

Paints & Enamels

Techniques


GLUES & ADHESIVES

            
IMPASTO

See Texture


INKS

Materials

Stamping & Embossing

Techniques

Types


THE LAB

Explore & Experiment

Safety Comes First
Keeping A Lab Journal


METAL EMBOSSING

Foil
Copper Tooling


MOLD MAKING  

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 Mache

Paper Making: Inclusions & Texture
Paper As Texture
Paper As A Stamp

See also Bas Relief

PASTELS

Chalk
& Oil
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


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


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