Increases the flow of the acrylic paint. Does not cause the acrylic paint to break down the way water does.
Paint the masking fluid onto parts of your painting that you want to stay the white of the page. Once dry, paint with watercolor over the masking fluid. Peel off the masking fluid to reveal the white of the page.
Pulls and stretches the canvas. Prevents you from having to use your hands. If you try to stretch large scale canvases without canvas pliers, your hands will hurt! Not necessary for small scale canvases.
Creates a gritty, textured surface to acrylic paint. Make sure the grounds are dry before adding to the acrylic. Can be added in different ratios to the acrylic paint to create a range of textures.
For priming canvas, paper, and more! Acts as a barrier between the raw surface and paint, which is important for oil painting since oil paints will eat through raw canvas. Varies on consistency and texture depending on the brand. After drying, can be sanded for a smoother surface.
Extremely easy to clean with a window scraper. Can be used for either acrylic or oil paint. Make it yourself with foamboard, a sheet of grey paper, a sheet of glass, and duct tape. Very sturdy, stable surface to mix paint on.
Sensitive surface for oil painting. Usually applied after a coat of rabbitskin glue has been applied to the raw canvas. Applied to the canvas with a palette knife due to it’s thick consistency.
Stretches the canvas very tight. Use the exact measurements on the package. Overnight, the rabbitskin glue will set like jello, never reheat. Clean your brush right away after applying rabbitskin glue, or it will harden the brush bristles.
A different way of dispensing paint on your surface. Make sure you clean thoroughly after use! Easily clogged up if you don’t clean up. Works best with acrylic paint.
Excellent tool for cleaning a glass palette. Equally effective with dry and wet paint. After use, must be cleaned thoroughly with a cotton rag so that the razor blade is removable later.
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