Good progress in the new altered catalog; a background of vivid, highly saturated Golden fluid acrylics and found stamps. The paint is simply unreal. My daughters and I use generic craft acrylics for painting birdhouses, and there is simply no comparison. Good quality art supplies make a difference.
The three types of acrylics I use in art journaling are fluid acrylic paint, thick-bodied acrylic paint and acrylic block printing ink. I do not have an art background, so I simply started experimenting with different paints, pairing them with various papers, a brayer, a brush, found stamps, etc. Experimentation.
I enjoy watercolor painting but because watercolors blend quickly and take longer to dry, I use acrylics in art journaling. I like to layer the paint and prefer saturated color that dries quickly. Practice and play help you learn the characteristics of your paints. What happens when you mix it with water? How do you thin the paint? How do you use it with a brayer? What happens if you mix it with gesso? How much to use for each purpose? How quickly will it dry on different types of paper? How to layer the paint to get the effect you want.
- Art with Fluid Acrylics ~ How to Make ATCs from Abstract Art and Imagination Circles
- Art with Block Printing Ink ~ Psychedelic Batik Cardstock and Plaid Backgrounds with Acrylics
- Art with Thick-Bodied Acrylics ~ Waste Canvas Textures
The more you use your paints, the more comfortable you will be with them. You know what to do... go create something!