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Art Supplies: Painting Supplies
Winsor & Newton Acrylic Matt Medium

 Increases the flow of the acrylic paint.

 More effective than adding water to the acrylic paint.

 Does not cause the acrylic paint to break down the way water does.

 Adds substance and body to the acrylic paint.

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Acrylic Painting
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Art Supplies: Acrylic Paint

 Thick, sturdy, water-based paint which can be watered down to create effects like watercolor.

 Dries quickly, don’t let it dry in your brushes!

 Use a palette knife for mixing, acrylic is too thick to mix with a brush.

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Acrylic Painting
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Art Supplies: Art Masking Fluid

 Paint the masking fluid onto areas of your watercolor painting that you want to stay the white of the page.

 Once dry, paint with watercolor around the masking fluid.

 Last step is to peel off the masking fluid to reveal the white of the page.

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Art Supplies: Canvas Pliers

  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!

  Very effective for stretching large scale canvases.

  Comes in different sizes and widths.

  Wider pliers are more solid, but also less flexible to work with.

  Not necessary for small scale canvases.

Fredrix Canvas
Art Prof, Art Supply Encyclopedia: Clamp Light

  Great for lighting a still life, a model, or your artwork.

  Portable and light weight.

  Easy to attach & position the direction of the light because of the clamp.

  Ranges from affordable to expensive.

Self-Portrait in Charcoal
Self-Portrait in Color
Drawing with Crayons
Acrylic Painting

Art Supplies: Clear Gesso

  Primer for acrylic and oil painting.

  Clear, which makes it possible for the texture of the painting surface to show through.

  Especially effective on wood, where the wood grain pattern shows through.

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Painting Surfaces
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Art Supplies: Coffee grounds

  Inexpensive way to add body to your acrylic paint.

  Creates a gritty, textured surface to acrylic paint.

  Best of the coffee grounds are dry when added to the acrylic paint.

  Can be added in different ratios to the acrylic paint to create a range of textures.

Sensory Playground
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Art Supplies: Freezer Paper

Wax-covered paper to be used as a palette for painting.

• blue tapeUse to tape down on the table.

Tear-off for easy storage and very fast clean up.

 You can cut pieces of a used freezer paper palette to reference dry paint mixtures.

Very convenient & affordable.

• You can control how large your palette is, make it small or very large!

Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting
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Art Supplies: Acrylic Gesso

Great primer 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.

 Consistency can be changed by adding more water.

 Thicker gesso is better to get because you can easily adjust the consistency.

 After drying, can be sanded for a smoother surface.

Sensory Playground
Oil Painting
Acrylic Painting

Fredrix Canvas
Art Supplies: Glass painting palette

 Very permanent palette that lasts a long time.

 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.

Oil Painting
Acrylic Painting

Art Supplies: Golden Acrylic Paint

 High quality acrylic paint.

 Doesn’t have filler like other acrylic brands, has strong pigment.

 Thick, juicy, and substantial.

 Rich, luscious colors.

Sensory Playground
Acrylic Painting

Art Supplies: Gouache Paint

 Winsor & Newton Designer’s gouache is an excellent, high quality gouache.

 Consistency is in between watercolor and acrylic paint.

 Can be used transparently or opaquely.

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Oil painting primer

 Best tool for mixing paint.

 Terrific tool for applying paint to the canvas.

 Easily cleaned with a cotton rag.

 Offset blade makes for easy handling.

 The best shape is the one that works for you!

Sensory Playground
Oil Painting
Acrylic Painting

Painting Surfaces
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Art Supplies: Off Set Palette Knife

 Best tool for mixing paint.

 Way more effective than mixing your paint with a brush.  When you mix with a brush, your brushes get chunked up with paint and it’s much harder to keep your colors from getting muddy.

 Terrific tool for applying paint to the canvas, really great for creating textures and depth.

 Easily cleaned with a cotton rag.

 If your palette knife has dried paint on it, scrape it off with a window scraper.

 Offset blade makes for easy handling.

 The best shape is the one that works for you!

Sensory Playground
Acrylic Painting

Oil Painting
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Fredrix Canvas
Art Supplies: Rabbitskin Glue

 Very time consuming, but worth it because it stretches the canvas very tight.

 Must be used in conjunction with oil primer, cannot be painted on directly.

 Use the exact measurements on the package, incorrect measurements can result in your painting cracking right away.

 Use with boiling water.

 Overnight, the rabbitskin glue will set like jello.

 Dispose of the rabbitskin glue when it is like jello, never reheat.

 Clean your brush right away after applying rabbitskin glue, or it will harden the brush bristles.

Painting Surfaces
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Fredrix Canvas
Winsor & Newton Slow Dri Medium

 Mix this medium into acrylic paint to slow down the drying process.

 Dilutes the paint, makes it more transparent, colors will not be as rich.

Acrylic Painting

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Art Supplies: Small Plastic Containers

•  Terrific for storing small bits of art supplies.

  Great for storing acrylic paint mixtures because they have lids.

  Good for mixing ink wash gradients.

Sensory Playground
Historical Illustration

Art Supplies: Plastic Syringe

• Terrific for 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.

Sensory Playground
Acrylic Painting

Art Supplies: Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank

Fill the tank with your solvent. (we recommend Gamsol)

  To clean your brushes, press your brushes against the metal coil.

  Since the metal coil is raised, your brush never has to touch the bottom.

  The crud will settle to the bottom, and the solvent will become clean.

Acrylic Painting

Oil Painting
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Art Supplies: Tube Wringer

•  Great for paint tubes that are almost empty, but not quite!

  Use on soft painting tubes.

  Lets you squeeze every last drop of painting out of the tube.

Oil Painting
Acrylic Painting

Oil Painting
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Window Scraper

•  Excellent tool for cleaning a glass palette for oil or acrylic painting.

  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.

  Scrapes through the paint and creates a perfectly clean glass palette.

Making a Glass Palette
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