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Acrylic Fusion: Experimenting with Alternative Methods for Painting, Collage, and Mixed Media

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This unique reference book is designed to excite and motivate you to push beyond traditional techniques and to explore new approaches to painting. Acrylic Fusion frees you from traditional approaches to painting by exposing you to a diverse range of alternative techniques, unconventional processes, and the integration of unique materials that stimulate creativity and encourage experimentation. It's a must-have resource aimed at artists who make paintings, and it is also a great reference for any crafters, makers,...

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Acrylic Fusion: Experimenting with Alternative Methods for Painting, Collage, and Mixed Media

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Overview

This unique reference book is designed to excite and motivate you to push beyond traditional techniques and to explore new approaches to painting. Acrylic Fusion frees you from traditional approaches to painting by exposing you to a diverse range of alternative techniques, unconventional processes, and the integration of unique materials that stimulate creativity and encourage experimentation. It's a must-have resource aimed at artists who make paintings, and it is also a great reference for any crafters, makers, and DIYers who use paint in their work, whether they make art journals, design greeting cards, or refinish furniture because the techniques can easily be adapted for many different kinds of projects and applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592537525
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 936,784
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Tranberg is an award-winning artist, writer, and critic currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. His writing has appeared in national and international publications including Art in America, NY Arts, ArtUS, BOMB, Glass, and Art on Paper, and he has been a frequent contributor to The Plain Dealer. He was awarded an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award in 2004 and received Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in 2002 and 2007. Since 2000, he has taught painting and writing at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Art. Visit him online at www.dantranberg.com.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: BASICS

WHAT IS ACRYLIC PAINT?

> COLOR AND PIGMENTS

> THE COLOR WHEEL AND PAINT MIXING

MEDIUMS

> GELS

> PASTES

> FLUIDS

> SPECIALTY POLYMERS

WASHES AND GLAZES

TOOLS

> BRUSHES

> PALETTE KNIVES

NONTRADITIONAL TOOLS

SUPPORTS

STRETCHING PAPER

> WOOD PANELS

> PREMADE ALTERNATIVES

CHAPTER 2: TECHNIQUES FOR EXPERIMENTING WITH ACRYLIC PAINT

TECHNIQUE NO. 1 / PALIMPSEST

TECHNIQUE NO. 2 / TINY BUBBLES

TECHNIQUE NO. 3 / ACRYLIC AS WATERCOLOR

TECHNIQUE NO. 4 / HARD EDGE

TECHNIQUE NO. 5 / WRINKLED RICE PAPER

TECHNIQUE NO. 6 / MARBLING

TECHNIQUE NO. 7 / CARBON TRANSFER

TECHNIQUE NO. 8 / SKINS

TECHNIQUE NO. 9 / SALT EFFECT

TECHNIQUE NO. 10 / SPRAYING

TECHNIQUE NO. 11 / CRAYON RESIST

TECHNIQUE NO. 12 / SAND SURFACE

TECHNIQUE NO. 13 / ACRYLIC AS GROUND FOR CHARCOAL AND PASTEL

TECHNIQUE NO. 14 / SGRAFFITO

TECHNIQUE NO. 15 / TEXT AS TEXTURE

TECHNIQUE NO. 16 / DIGITAL GROUND

TECHNIQUE NO. 17 / PATTERNED FABRIC

TECHNIQUE NO. 18 / CELLOPHANE TEXTURE

TECHNIQUE NO. 19 / RUBBING ALCOHOL

TECHNIQUE NO. 20 / BLOTTING

CHAPTER 3: GALLERY

RESOURCES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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