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Table of Contents Introduction - CT-1: the language of acrylics A: what are artist acrylics? Acrylic flow chart B: Artist- versus student-grade acrylics Q&A section A: the acrylic format B: high viscosity B: liquid acrylics B: acrylic inks Q&A acrylic inks A: Innovations B: glitter paints INNOVATION?? B: resoluble acrylics Tip box: shelf life of acrylic paints Tip box: mixing large quantities CT-2: materials A: preparing to paint A: picking your support C: porous and semi-absorbent C: non-porous C: flexible and semi-flexible Aluminum foil 6685 C: rigid C: bad surfaces box: testing the support A: priming C: paper C: canvas C: paperboards C: wood A: tools Hand 5459, 5456 B: brushes fan brush 0001 interlon brushes 5466 Airbrush, 8124, 8129 Foam daubers 9409 Stencil brush 9412 B: palette knives 5518 Box: cleaning brushes and other tools C or box?: graining tools 9416 Shapers 5464??? B: palettes Tip box: keep paint fresh on palette B: improvisational Fork A1363, 5530, 5628 Skewer 3108, 5560, 3108 Icing applicator A1362, tips 5574 extruding tool A1381 Brayer 0003 Droppers 0004 Spatulas 1164, 3129 Squeegee 1184 Foil and cheesecloth 1189 Mesh bags 1201, 1205 Steel wool 5566 CT-3: about color A: color in modern acrylics B: the primary colors B: choosing palette Q&A: The Question of Color BOX: inorganic and synthetic pigments A: the fresh palette (?) A: metallics B: interference B: iridescent Q& A section metallics A: unique and unusual B: graphite B: phosphorescent CT-4: acrylic mediums COP: Note: italic opening paragraph regarding content A: basic mediums A: wet states A: application C: test your materials C: follow package instructions C: allow adequate drying time between layers A: water C: deionized C: distilled C: tap A: gel B: self-leveling gels A: liquid mediums B: polymer glaze A: specialty mediums B: texture gels B: retarders and flow release additives A: grounds C: a note on MDF C: mixed media B: modeling paste B: gesso A: finishing mediums CT-5: basic applications (COP: opening paragraph regarding content) A: acrylic painting techniques A: a la prima Splatter, drip, pull, A: hard edge A: extrusion A: REMOVE OR STAIN? 5436, 5441, 5451 A: blending A la prima, dry, broken, liquid, sponge A: feathering BOX: plein air A: sgraffito 5549, 4296 A: underpainting B: reflective underpainting Demonstration 1 - metallic surface A: glazing B: color choices C: transparent BOX: undertones C: semi-opaque Step by step four photos C: opaque Sidebar: warming up and cooling down C: interference C: iridescent Sidebar: reflective grounds B: glazing mediums C: texture Box: impasto CT-6: alternative approaches A: Breaking barriers A: the mimic B: watercolor B: oil B: encaustic A: improvising B: painting with light C: stained glass C: drip light B: acrylic transfers Demonstration 2 transfer B: printing Demonstration 3 monoprint Demonstration 4 screen print Demonstration 5 glass print B: soft sculpture Demonstration 6 florist wire Demonstration 7 wire mesh A: accidents and oddities B: Bubbles B: crackling Box: fixing the problem B: warping B: surprises A: mixed media B: collage\ CT-7: objects A: making things A: floorcloth C: support C: primer Sidebar: polymer medium C: design Demonstration 8 floorcloth A: Mosaic lampshade Demonstration 9 mosaic lampshade A: transfer lamp Demonstration 10 lamp A: Keepsake box Demonstration 11 box CT-10: artist gallery - 16 artists??? 6 pages A: Allan Bender A: Suzanne Charo A: Joanne Handley A: Drew Harris A: Heather Haynes A: Lori Richards A: Monique Robert A: Alice Teichert A: new new painters A: closing thoughts Glossary Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Acrylic painting -- Technique.