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Acrylic Supplies

I will start with some paper you can paint on for practice first then work up to brushes, Arches Watercolor PaperBuy BLICK acrylic painting supplies! As for brushes, I would not buy a set I would buy them individually. Because you really don’t need them all to start with. But will want to use them later after you get the feel of the brushes and know what to do with them. Although some times a small set can be A frugal deal. If you click on these links and go the product and buy, I will get a bit of commission. I won’t get rich selling 5 & 10 dollar items. lol

Utrecht art supplies mean just that. They supply not only supplies for painting but sculpting, drafting, and printmaking to name a few.   RealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9132)RealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9153)These brushes, both sets are good for acrylic and oil. they have a mix of natural and synthetic bristles. And the price is really nice. Once you get into this store you can decide if it is best for you. I truly believe that when it comes to acrylic painting, a good brush is worth a million.

 

400 Series Acrylic PadRealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9153)

I love these pads. I used them like crazy when I was practicing painting. And I still keep it on hand to try things I have never tried before.

This is a nice inexpensive brush set to start with. I am kind of hooked on brushes. If I go to a craft store to by canvas, I always come home with brushes. I love them. They are my not so secret habit. I have so many. but I could use more filberts. lol.

Galeria Acrylic Paint Set, 10 ColorsThis paint set picture is so tiny. but it doesn’t help to enlarge it, it gets blurry. Well, this set comes in both 20ml and 60 ml tubes.  And I really love galleria paint. It is just the perfect consistency.

Blick has several sets too. They even have the colors divided into shades. One is Autumn than Summer. Also Earth and Portrait. Other brands are Liquidex, Golden, Revees and Winsor & Newton. A lot of variety. I usually get Liquidtex. It has a nice consistency and the price is right for a starving Artis like me. There are tons of us out there.

Acrylic Paint Marker, 2mm Fine Tip 12pc Set
Acrylic Paint Marker, 2mm Fine Tip 12pc Set “A”

These come in several sizes. and several sized sets. So it is your choice depending on your needs. I have not tried these yet. So I can’t give you my opinion.
Unprimed Wood Painting Panels, 1 5/8These wooden boxes come with a keyhole in the back. And in all sizes.  I believe they even have them in the round.

Then I ask about canvases. I do use a stretch canvas from time to time. But mostly I like the canvas board. To each there own. But it is nice for storage and for shipping.Premier Heavyweight Cotton Archival Panels, 1/8

Here they are. They are very nice. and come in all sized up to an 11 by 14. But some brands have larger ones. The brands are Blick Primer, Blick Studio, Federics, Raymar, and Richeson to name just a few. They just have one kind where I go So that is all I have tried. I will have to start getting them through here so I can try some different kind. It should be smooth with a nice tooth to the fabric. Nice and smooth. You can sand it with fine sandpaper then apply another coat of gesso. Artist like to use the stretched canvas. I really like the feel of these. the canvas will have a little bit of giving to it, unlike a hardboard. They are very nice. There you go for now. I hope both your shopping and you painting all go well.

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Acrylic Supplies from Blick Art

To help sell the painting

Good morning. Rise and shine it is time to buy painting supplies. I don’t know about you but love to get painting treasures in the mail.  Here are more links. We will see how it works with my typing.  Painting in Acrylic (Paperback)Modern AcrylicI love to learn from books because I don’t have to keep pausing a video.  And if you want to keep it forever you can. I know for me, if I haven’t done something for a while I forget how to do it. I am 63 years old and the memory is not getting any better. Next, I will find you one of those stay wet pallets. I have one and would not do without it. I put the colors I need in it and have it for the entire painting. Cheap and fantastic. I need to tell you I am an associate of blicks, and if you follow one of these links and purchase then I will get a bit of commission.

Here is the Sta-wet paint pallet.


Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette - Sponge Insert, 5 sheets of acrylic film


Blick Studio Acrylics – Set of 6 colors, 120 ml tubes
Sorry the image had issues and made this page a mess. But with 6 primary colors, you can mix all colors. Color mixing is a good skill to learn. That way you don’t have to buy all the paints. And second, many times you are not going to find the color you want.

 

And this is a start-up kit, just in case you haven’t tried this before. Blicks carries a multitude of different Brands of paints and in different price ranges. I will put up a couple of different colors of each brand. I order some colors I needed. And I bought brands I hadn’t  Then you can look for the color you want. And it does good to try a different brand once in a while. Then you will know what brand you like best. These are the little bottles like you can pick up at Walmart or Michaels.
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint –
In all colors. but I will share it twice. They go to different colors. Then when you get there select the color you need.
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint –

Tri-Art Finest Quality Artist Acrylics – Viridian Hue, 120 ml jar
-This one is a bit expensive but you do get a good amount of paint.
Chroma Atelier Interactive Artists’ Acrylics – Jaune Brilliant, 250 ml jar
-The chroma paint has a unique property, you can go back after it has dried and rehydrated it so you can blend it with another color.
M. Graham Artists’ Gouache – Cerulean Blue, 15 ml tube
-This is a highly pigmented paint for professionals. There are no fillers just highly pigmented bright pure colors. Any “professional” paints tend to be expensive.
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Paint – Brilliant Blue, 5 oz tube
-Made in Brooklyn, New York. are treasured for there brilliance, longevity, outstanding lightfastness and Rich texture.
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Paint – Cadmium Red Medium, 5 oz tube
-Here is another Utrecht paint. They have perfecting their paints for years. 5oz. is 150ml.Utrecht Studio Series Acrylic Paint - Cerulean Blue Hue, Quart

-And they have paint in a lot of different sizes.
Pebeo Mat Pub Acrylic Paint – Permanent Green, 500 ml
-Right now it is 41% off list price. So that is a really good deal for 500 ML. jar.
Montana Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paint – Paris, 400 ml can
-Spray paint because artist come in all mediums.
Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint – Glam Rock (Gold), 16 oz jar
-I did a few murals in the past. You need paint that colors well. You don’t want to go back and do a second coat.
Decocolor Acrylic Jumbo Paint Marker – Green
-This is a jumbo marker. Some items are hard to find. And a marker the size you need is one of them. Blick carries a bunch of different sizes.
Decocolor Acrylic Paint Marker – Light Green
-Another marker, different size

-Next, I used the picture instead of the text and left it big so you can read it. It is a very good item to have if you have never used mediums before.Liquitex Acrylic Mediums - Set of 4

Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 48 colors, 21 ml tubesThey carry their color kits in 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 colors. Wow!   Just click on the picture. it is your link.

Now I will go look at brush sets and see what I can find generally you do not want natural hair for acrylics. They are entirely to whimpy. Use a good soft not stiff man-made fiber brush. This first set is on sale now but is kinda spend at list price.Silver Brush Bristlon Synthetic Bristle Brush Set - Oil/Acrylic, Set of 4


Loew-Cornell Brush Wrap Set – Oil/Acrylic, Set of 18
This is a nice set. Meant for beginners, is wrapped in a cloth organizer and the price is economical.

Loew-Cornell Brush Wrap Set - Oil/Acrylic, Set of 18
Robert Simmons Titanium Brush – Filbert, Size 6
Robert Simmons Titanium Brush - Filbert, Size 6


Bristle Magic Brush Cleaner, 32 oz bottle
Cleans very well and nice to have on hand.

That is about all I will post today about blicks. I have another vendor who has an equally impressive line up of products. And I will be covering that next in my post for tomorrow. Please leave a comment below.

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The new Art, ” Paint Pouring.”

I didn’t plan on doing the paint pouring myself. But I was seeing it all over you-tube. Some use 3 colors others use 30. You can use a colander or a funnel. A heat gun or hair dryer. The possibility is limitless. I believe it is trial and error. So it is best to watch a few on youtube. Decide what you like and then get your paint and supplies. You have to have a good place to possibly make a mess.

If you plan on becoming an acrylic pouring artist, You have to buy special paint and additives. Then get an idea that someone hasn’t tried yet and play with your technique until you get a design that is pleasing to the eye. Yes, watch you-tube to see what others are doing, then do your own thing. There is some pretty spectacular pouring out there. Beyond what I could have imagined. And that is what you what is for your mind not necessarily your eye to see.

Also, you have to have a place to do it. Like a shed are in the garage. Or if you are fortunate enough to have a room in your house set up for painting.  I would suggest it be a heated area because the paint works differently then it is cold. As you see on you-tube they use a shallow large tub or container. I think I would shop in a farm supply store. Then a couple of wooden dowels or PVC is fairly cheap. These 2 dowels need to be permanently fixed to the tub. To place your canvas or the object you plan on pouring on. and you are ready to go. EXCEPT you need to go to Blick Art or Utrecht Art Supplies for your supplies. It is so nice, pick it out, pay, then wait for a delivery in a few days. No dragging gallons of product to and from the car and to your studio. Blick has the “Deco Art Pouring Medium” that will transform acrylics for pouring. And “Blickrylic Student Acrylics” Also I found on Amazon.com some gadgets for paint pouring that I didn’t even know they made.If you click on them and go buy them I will get a bit of commission as I am an associate.

Sargent Acrylic Pouring Medium – Pouring Medium Kit   

This is a complete beginner set. the have tons of different materials to choose from and in almost as many sizes. The acrylic paint comes in up to a half gallon size. And there are a few different brands of the pouring medium to choose from. The ” what to paint on?” well look around Blicks Art Materials .com, you will find things you never even known were made for painting. In this case, I am a Blick’s associate. And will get a bit of commission if you buy this.

Then go to your favorite neighborhood dollar store to find fun items to use to get different effects in your designs. Make sure you know where you get it just in case it turns out to be a glorious painting and you want to repeat it to sell at an art fair.



Pouring Medium


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Here are a couple of resources I found on Amazon. There are others to choose from also. I just typed in Paint pouring under Books and there the pop-up. I am an Amazon associate I earn from qualified book purchases
Yes! they have yarn!!!

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Ready to paint? I Now have Great Places to Get Paint.


This is a page for me to allow you to go to a link that has all the books, videos, or studio supplies you would like to own. I found wonderful companies you can purchase paints and brushes from. You choose what is your favorite. I am an affiliate so I will get a little commission if you do decide to buy. Just thought I would let you know. The item I am targetting today is paint. As I have said in the past I link a thicker paint. Like “Winsor and Newton.” You will have to thin it down a little for most applications. But why pay for a lot of runny paint. Especially if you paint acrylic and have a cover moist palette that lets you use the same paint time after time.

Another good paint I like is “Goldens Heavy Body Acrylic Paint” They do cost a bit more. If you are serious about your painting it is worth it. Here is a banner to take you directly to “Utrecht Art Supplies” They also carry many useful paint supplies. I have only begun to work with them. They seem really nice and they to offer me a bit of commission if you shop there. But I tell you they have everything. for ALL types of being an artist, not just painting. They have drafting tables things for modeling clay. It seems to have no limit. They have the same paint. But in addition, There is a medium body paint I like. Check out the liquidex. You don’t have to water it down. It seems just right when it comes out of the tube. My only problem with it is, it is so hard to get all the paint out of the tube. I usually cut it open and take a knife to get it all out and put it in a tiny plastic jar. But that is only because I am a Cheapskate. Have fun shopping, but more, have fun painting.

I will post more at a later time.

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