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Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium

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  • All-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques
  • Create stunning visual effects and textures
  • Hardcover; spiral bound; 128 pages

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  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.2 x 27.9 cm ; 699 g
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Item model number: FWB-33483
  • ASIN: 1581808046
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 3 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,990 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints!

Acrylic Revolution is your essential, all-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques and more. It features over 101 ways to break through the boundaries of conventional painting and re-define the creative potential of this all-purpose medium.

Every page provides insight on how to use acrylic paint in ways you never thought possible to create stunning visual effects and textures. Ten complete sections detail a range of empowering applications, including how to:

  • Prepare and paint on virtually any surface
  • Create textures of all kinds
  • Work with transfers, collage, resists and mixed media
  • Achieve innovative stenciling and line work
  • Customize your paint to adjust thickness, transparency and drying time
  • Simulate other mediums, such as oil, tempera or watercolor
  • Create faux finishes, magical effects, sheens and more

To give you additional insight and inspiration, this book features a gallery of finished works by fellow painting revolutionaries that blend various acrylic techniques to create amazing effects. You'll also find practical advice that covers the basics and beyond—from selecting materials and cleaning your brushes to finishing and preserving your artwork. There's even a complete glossary of terms for fast and easy referencing.

Pick up a brush and start your own acrylic revolution today! Use the techniques in this book to free your creative spirit and create the paintings you've always dreamed of.

About the Author

Nancy Reyner has been a technical consultant and professional instructor for Golden Artist Colors, Inc. for the past 8 years, teaching artists techniques and tricks with acrylic paints. Nancy has had numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. While living in New York City she created costumes and sets for Broadway and off-Broadway theater and film (including a Madonna film), coordinated public arts programs for New York State, and directed and performed with the Ragabash Puppet Theater. Nancy was selected for a two-year painting and drawing residency for the City of Phoenix, and is now a Santa Fe, NM resident, where she has lived for the past 15 years.



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Wonderful resources if you are interested in acrylic products and techniques. You will find dozens of ways to combine mediums and color to achieve various effects and to paint on a number of supports (paper, fabric, canvas, glass, metal). Though based on the Golden line of products many techniques can be used with other similar products. When the ingredients in certain products (such as soft modeling paste) are too different from what is found in similar products of other companies, the author makes this known. The spiral bound book makes it easy to refer to (it stays open).
This book is fabulous if you want to expand your technical know how or simply transfer your knowledge to other supports than paper and canvas.
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This book has wonderful illustrations and many useful techniques to try. However, I found on using some of them that explanatory steps were missing.
For example: Technique 33, layering textures to create depth: putting down a half inch of soft gel is a lot of gel, these tubs are not cheap. Once I applied the gel I found that a lot of ridges were created from the knife. Were these ridges part of the picture or was there a way to smooth them out? When applying the paint on top of the gel I found that the brush became glooped with loads of gel, making it difficult to paint. Was the gel supposed to dry to a semi wet state or was the paint application to happen right after I applied the gel? These are questions I had no answer to. I have since tried this my own way without most of the gel and painting on a semi dry surface and it worked very well.

The author supposes that very experienced painters are reading her instructions and will know what to do. However, I am an intermediate painter and I need these missing instructions and steps.

I also noticed that only Golden Paints were shown in the illustrations. Now, Golden Paints are excellent and I use them mostly myself, but it seemed as though this was a Golden Paint book and not a disinterested party.

It is a good book for ideas but the instructions are not as good as other books I have tried.
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I liked acrylic illuminations so much by this author that I bought this one too. This one feels like it's what I should have bought first a little more of the basics. Set up pretty much like the other book. Great book that I will find very useful.
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This is an amazing book which I would recommend to a beginner or experienced painter. It covers just about every area of interest to the acrylic artist.

One drawback to using this book is the spiral bound hard cover format which makes it clumsy to use since the book must remain open when read. Consequently it takes up an enormous amount of space (19" x 11") on your desk or work surface.
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The step by step is well laid out and color reproductions are good. But the techniques are nothing that I can use. The techniques are very dated in my option, but useful for people wanting to learn how to create a workshop level abstract painting. For example how to splatter with a tooth brush, covering a string with different colors of paint and rolling around a canvas or creating a crackled surface to "surprise" the viewer
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