Drying Prints – Legit Artist Answers All Your Questions

Drying Prints – Legit Artist Answers All Your Questions

There are a few simple ways that you can dry prints effortlessly for the best result each and every time. Knowing how to go about drying prints of any and all sorts can help you save paper prints that have gotten wet, dry prints that you have completed, and anything in between. Know Your Medium’s…

How To Use Colored Pencil Over Acrylic Paint For Effect (Artist Tip)

How To Use Colored Pencil Over Acrylic Paint For Effect (Artist Tip)

Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that can be used for a variety of applications. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other media to create interesting effects. One popular technique is to use colored pencil over acrylic paint once the acrylic paint has dried. This can be done for several…

What Is Floating Medium? Water Based Artists Need To Try This
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What Is Floating Medium? Water Based Artists Need To Try This

Floating Medium has a gel-like consistency and is used mostly by watercolor and folk artists to help with painting watercolors and water based paints using a technique called “Floating” to create interesting effects with highlights and shades. Floating Medium is a commercially produced additive for water based paint like watercolors and acrylics. Floating medium is…

What Can I Use Instead Of Masking Fluid – Artist Tip
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What Can I Use Instead Of Masking Fluid – Artist Tip

Masking fluid allows an artist to preserve paper or paint by protecting it from additional layers of paint. Both watercolor and acrylic painters can use masking fluid. However, for artists that don’t like using masking fluid, the alternative products for masking watercolor and acrylics include bleach, wax, and packing tape. Other products that can be…

How To Print Onto Watercolor Paper – Smart Artists Love This Trick

How To Print Onto Watercolor Paper – Smart Artists Love This Trick

Did you know that you can use an inkjet printer to print onto watercolor paper and paint over it? It is a relatively simple process, and almost anyone can figure it out even without a lot of technical know-how. Did you also know you can make high-quality, professional-looking art prints to sell or share with others? If…

Can You Gesso Over An Oil Painting To Resurface It – Pro Artist Answer
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Can You Gesso Over An Oil Painting To Resurface It – Pro Artist Answer

If you are wondering if you can gesso over an old oil painting to cover it up, you cannot simply go over an oil painting if you decide to start over. The reason is that oil paints are very durable and long-lasting; this means that eventually the gesso or whatever else you try to cover…

This Is What Happens If You Varnish An Oil Painting Too Early – Expert Tips
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This Is What Happens If You Varnish An Oil Painting Too Early – Expert Tips

Oil paintings take up to 24 hours to dry and cure, and most times even longer to fully cure with thicker layers of paint or drying conditions that are not ideal. Keeping that in mind, you do not want to add varnish to your oil painting before it is fully cured. Adding your varnish too…

4 Ways on How To Use Charcoal And Acrylic On Canvas (for Artists)

4 Ways on How To Use Charcoal And Acrylic On Canvas (for Artists)

Acrylic and charcoal are two very popular mediums used by artists all over the world. But what if I told you that you could use these mediums together on canvas? You would probably be surprised at how well they work together! In this post, I will explain to you how to use charcoal and acrylic…

Panic! Varnish Ruined My Painting! How To Actually Fix It

Panic! Varnish Ruined My Painting! How To Actually Fix It

It’s happened to all of us. You’re working on a painting, and everything is going well. The colors are perfect, the composition looks great, and you finally get the details just how you want them. Then you go to varnish it and… disaster strikes. Panic! Varnish ruined my painting! The varnish completely changes the look…

This is What Happens When Using Watercolor Pencils Dry – Artist Tested
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This is What Happens When Using Watercolor Pencils Dry – Artist Tested

In short, yes, you can use watercolor pencils dry. They will work the same way as ordinary wax-based colored pencils but are the colors just as vibrant? Can you blend them the same way? I decided to do a little test. First, I took two sheets of paper and colored in the same pattern on…

The Perfect Glazing Medium Substitute – 14 Secrets Every Artist Should Know

The Perfect Glazing Medium Substitute – 14 Secrets Every Artist Should Know

Glazing mediums come in two types: oil-based and water-based. Oil-based mediums like linseed oil and alkyd glazes are durable and shiny, and they don’t yellow easily. Water-based mediums like acrylic and casein glazes are less durable but also less shiny and less likely to yellow. There are substitutes for both types, but remember that each…