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How to add textures and mix with acrylic paint

Adding texture and mix with the painting acrylic. Working with this painting produces a result similar to oil. Acrylic paint is based on water, so it does not smell like oils and comes in different densities and shades. Add texture and mix colors is easy to do with acrylic paint.


Achieve textures with acrylic paint

  1. Use different paint tools such as spatulas or sponges. You can extend the acrylic paint or stamp it on the canvas to create different textures. A flat side provides thick lines or cuts of thin lines.
  2. Find unusual objects to create textures. Objects such as leaves, branches or rocks create unique patterns and textures with thick acrylic paint if you press the object against wet paint.
  3. Mix additives with acrylic paint to change the texture. Thick gel pumice leaves a crumbling effect like sand, where a clean tar gel creates a thin, thin stream texture. The soft gels produce pear-like textures of egg white and a matte thickens the density.
  4. Add natural elements like sand or small stones, to acrylic paint.

Mixture with acrylic paint

  1. Start painting the first color on the canvas. If you have a large surface to paint, you may prefer to paint by sections.
  2. Wash your brush with water and dry it with a paper towel or cloth.
  3. Add the second color to the canvas. Once you reach the first color, the paint will begin to blend naturally, so start painting away from your first color.
  4. Keep the paint moist. If you cannot work fast enough, add an acrylic gel retarder to the paint on the palette or spray the canvas and paddle with a layer of water to prevent it from drying out.
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