Add Texture Around the House Using Acrylic Paint

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How to Add Texture Around the House Using Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paints can give your home a classic and elegant touch, especially when you add some texture into it. Should you feel like giving a more glamorous look to your home by using acrylic paint, there are ways you can always try.

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Like adding texture around your house using acrylic paint, the same process is considered when finishing off an amazing acrylic painting. Here are some helpful tips for acrylic painting on canvas that you might also consider doing throughout your entire house.

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How to Add Texture Around the House Using Acrylic Paint

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    Preparing the Canvas.
    This is relatively similar to preparing your house for painting. Start by experimenting on smaller canvases. Normally, primed canvases are ideal. However, you can always add an additional coat of acrylic gesso to serve as primer before you use the canvas. Depending on your subject and the mood that you wish to create, you may paint using a thin wash of burnt sienna or the very striking Quinacridone Burnt Orange for your entire project.
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    Sketching the Subject.
    Once your paint layer and colored wash have completely dried, you can now start sketching your subject on the canvas. Use chalk to do your sketching because you can easily wipe it off and make corrections when needed. Once you are satisfied with your sketch, start tracing the drawing with a liner brush and Quinacridone Burnt orange to set your drawing. You will notice that the drawing will be a bit darker than the tone you find on the canvas. Once the paint has dried, just wipe off the chalk with a dry cloth.
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    Mounting the Mulberry Paper.
    After the under painting has completely dried, you can now glue the mulberry paper on the canvas. With the use of acrylic matte medium and a one-inch brush, apply generous coats of this over the top third part of your canvas, both on the sides and the surface. Allow this to dry completely before you go on with your painting project. Make sure that you leave the canvas at least overnight.
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    Adding Transparent Glazes.
    You will know that the paper has dried onto the canvas when it becomes transparent except for some fibers. You should be able to visibly see the under painting at this time. With the same colors used in your under painting, start mixing thin glazes using matte medium and water. Glaze the painting with the same colors you did in your under painting.
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    Painting the Subject.
    After the glazes have been applied, it is time that you begin painting your subject. Focus on the area of your focal point, making sure that you leave some portions of the glazed painting untouched.
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    Finishing the Painting.
    Complete your painting by doing adjustments on its edges or restating your entire final highlights. After you are satisfied with your project, allow it to completely dry.
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These are simple tips on how you can add texture to your canvas using an acrylic paint. You can also do this with your house, of course, with a few adjustments. Although this is quite a difficult project, you can always contact professionals if you think you need their expertise.

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