Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday's Tip

I recently posted journal pages and a card with an acrylic paint background. I usually paint with Golden's Fluid Acrylics, and the Studio paint line from Claudine Hellmuth and Ranger. The pigments of these paints are wonderful and saturated.

When painting on card stock, I find the paint soaks in pretty quickly. I was watching a slide show of The Painted Page on My Creative Classroom using this same technique. The instructor, Jennifer Priest, recommended spraying the card stock with water before brushing on the acrylic paint. I gave it a try - the paint flowed across the page more easily and evenly. Also, I needed less paint. This was an easy and economical technique!

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