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Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods

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Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods by Rheni Tauchid
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Jun 21, 2018 | 272 Pages
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“Rheni Tauchid is an expert in the history and development of acrylic paint. Here she describes everything you need to know about acrylic mediums and methods—from thinning and glazing to texturing and thickening. More than 20 step-by-step demonstrations are included, showing how other artists use the medium to striking effect.”
Leisure Painter magazine


PRAISE FOR THE NEW ACRYLICS

Artist and paints developer Tauchid explains the properties and applications of acrylics, a medium touted as “the most adaptable art material of the modern age.” Tauchid begins by characterizing this do-it-all, fast-drying paint with its unparalleled clarity of dried pigment and bondable, virtually glass-clear polymers that do not degrade, discolor, or become brittle with time. These nontoxic chemical inventions, on the market for some 50 years, comprise more than 60 percent of all artists’ paints sold in North America today. Technical in its approach, half the book describes the chemical components, attributes, production methods, and grades, moving on to a basic primer that lists materials and equipment. Tauchid then progresses to basic applications, which include glazing, underpainting, and staining, and goes on to discuss barrier-breaking alternative approaches (stained glass, acrylic transfer, even soft sculpture), complete with demonstrations. A variety of artists’ work in eye-popping color and a wide range of styles amply illustrate this well-indexed resource. 

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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword: Two Mediums

Introduction

Part 1: MATERIALS

Chapter 1: Acrylic Medium Basics
What Are All These Jars of Whitish Goo?
The Anatomy of Acrylic Paints and Mediums
Key Descriptive Terms

Chapter 2: Categorizing Mediums
Water: The First Medium
Grounds
Liquid Mediums
Gel Mediums
Self-Leveling Gel and Pouring Mediums
Textured Gels
Mediums for Specific Uses
Special-Effects Mediums
Preparing Custom Mediums
Additives
Finishing Mediums

Chapter 3: Understanding Tools and Their Effects
Moving beyond the Brush
Choosing the Right Tools

Chapter 4: Choosing a Support
Types of Supports
Factors to Consider

Part 2: METHODS

Chapter 5: Incorporating Mediums into Your Work

Subtlety and Boldness
Watching Paint Dry
Anticipating Change (Expect the Unexpected)

Chapter 6: Using Acrylic Grounds
Why Use a Ground?
Gesso
Modeling Pastes
Dry Media Ground

Chapter 7: Special Uses for Mediums
Extending Color
Controlling Luster
Controlling Viscosity
Creating Washes
Controlling Relative Coverage
Glazing
Creating Thick, Lustrous Layers

Chapter 8: Exploring Collage, Decoupage, and Mixed Media
Collage
Decoupage
Mixed Media

Chapter 9: Creating Surface Textures
Types of Texture
Impasto (Alla Prima Application)
Bas Relief
Granular Textures

Chapter 10: Going beyond the Basics
Pouring Mediums
Using Mediums as Resists
Extruding Mediums
Incising the Acrylic Surface
Impressing the Acrylic Surface
Using Acrylic Skins
Sculpting with Acrylics
Stenciling
Masking
Transferring Images
 
Chapter 11: Layering and Combining Mediums
Layering
Combining

Chapter 12: Troubleshooting

Chapter 13: Using Finishing Mediums
Aesthetics
Lightfastness
Curing
Varnishing

Conclusion
Appendix 1
Mediums Roundtable
Appendix 2
Acrylic Mediums Questionnaire
Glossary
Index

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