Abstract Art Tips,Techniques & Ideas
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Creating abstract art involves different art painting techniques, artist materials and tools. If you want to learn how to paint abstract art or need ideas for abstract art, some of the painting tips below may help.
FREE ONLINE ART LESSON
I hope you enjoy this free art lesson, this is an example of the quality and content of all of our Step by Step Abstract Art Lessons
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A STRETCH CANVAS
Learn how to make your own stretch canvas in this free video lesson. Sit back and watch Glenn make a large canvas from start to finish
How to seal your canvas with Binder Medium
More uses for Binder Medium
What Adhesive to use for Collage
How to clean dry paint from your paint brushes
How to blend Artist Acrylic Paints
"What type of Artist Acrylic do I use?"To create modern abstract art or home decor art, like shown in this instructional art DVD, you will need to use some artist acrylics. The main difference between artist acrylics and other acrylic paint is the consistency of the paint, artist acrylics are much thicker and this allows you to create texture and build layers using the paint it's self.. Artist acrylic come in a large range of brands and price. When creating abstract art like in this DVD you do not need to buy expensive artist acrylic, you can see the types of artist acrylics I use in creating abstract art and when you apply a coat of acrylic sealer they look amazing.
fter your artwork is thoroughly dry, always use an acrylic sealer to finish your artwork professionally. If when your artwork is dry the colours look dull and flat, the sealer will bring the colours to life and help protect your work. Acrylic sealer comes in a few different finishes, Flat, Satin and Gloss and also in a liquid or a spray. I mainly use the liquid. You can see an example of the sealer I use in the image. You can use any brand you like as long as it is acrylic, you do not have to use the expensive brand, you will find that the cheaper ones do the same job.
Important: If using "purples" be aware that this pigment often bleeds, so before applying your coat of acrylic sealer, seal any purple sections with acrylic sealer and allow to dry first, then coat the whole painting with acrylic sealer, this will prevent the purple being spread across your whole artwork. You will notice that your sealer will be a white milky colour, do not be alarmed, it will dry crystal clear when it dries.
BRUSHES & SPREADERS
"Is it going to be expensive to buy brushes and spreaders?"
When you learn to paint the abstract art in my instructional art DVD series, there is no need to buy expensive paint brushes. The old house paint brushes you have lying around the house will do the job perfectly well. If you do need to buy new brushes, you only need the cheap ones, there is no fine detail in the abstract art you will learn, you won't be painting the Mona Lisa! Click on the image and you can see the types of brushes that I use everyday. When it comes to using spreaders the same rule applies, as long as it is made if a strong material you can use anything you like. Remember, when you are using your brushes never let them dry out, keep a bucket of water handy to place them in when you are not using them. have to frame it to protect the edges.
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