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The Art of Acrylics - Techniques and Mediums Collage with Acrylics Acrylic paint is an excellent adhesive and can be used for binding papers, fabrics, sand, and other material to the support; it serves as a main bonding element in collages. Acrylic gels or texture paste can be used to stick larger objects. When making a collage, lightweight objects are obviously best, because they are easier to glue in a permanent way. Painting with Sandpaper, Wire Brushes, Cloth, and Plastic Wrap Many materials, tools, and techniques can be used to obtain the most creative textures on an acrylic painting, your imagination is the limit for what you can use. - Sandpaper. - Wire brushes, pot scrapers, and other abrasive tools, can produce interesting effect both on wet or dry paint layers. - Cloth and plastic wrap can be used to produce unique textures in your painting.

Elements of Painting: Value and Color To get the values right, you have to do a continuous work of comparison between parts of the reference image and parts of the ongoing painting. Look at the reference picture, composition, or scene you want to paint, and find the darkest shapes or areas. Compare them to the other areas of the picture. Hold your value scale in front of the picture and see how each area compares to the gray scale on the chart. Keep comparing. Color can be tricky, you may think you can render a value 9 area with a yellow, but when you compare to your gray scale chart you may be surprised to see that the yellow you used corresponds to a 6 or a 7.

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