Acrylic Painting for Dummies
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Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics!
Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, full color guide gives you expert instruction and simple exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles. The step-by-step projects let you practice your skill and stir your imagination — and give you the foundation to create similar projects with your own subjects and surfaces!
Get your feet (and brushes) wet — assemble your materials, prepare your surfaces, and sort out additives and enhancers
Try out basic acrylic techniques — work with brush strokes, control and thin your paint, experiment with textures, and use stencils
Practice design and composition principles — mix and use color, balance elements, make changes, and pull your painting together
Imitate several kinds of styles — use acrylic paint to mimic the effects of watercolor and oil paints
Build your repertoire — explore texture and dimension, work with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and more
Open the book and find:
Clear step-by-step instructions with illustrations
A variety of projects and styles to suit all tastes
Quick tricks and techniques to get started painting right away
Lots of colorful paintings to inspire creativity
Helpful hints for improving your drawing skills
Full-scale projects at the end of most chapters
Exercises to jump-start your artistic passion