AUTOPLAY
Acrylic Paint: Using It As A Wash
12 steps
What you’ll need
Acrylic Paint
Thick Paper, Or Another Surface Of Your Choice
Paint Brushes
Plastic Lids, Or A Plastic Palette
Container For Water
Start by squeezing some paint onto your lid or palette. You don’t need a lot to get started.
1. Start by squeezing some paint onto your lid or palette. You don’t need a lot to get started.
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Now use your brush to add a little water and mix it into the dab of paint.
2. Now use your brush to add a little water and mix it into the dab of paint.
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Now you can begin painting. You may want to continue adding water as you go.
3. Now you can begin painting. You may want to continue adding water as you go.
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Try adding another color to your palette. Notice how the colors mix.
4. Try adding another color to your palette. Notice how the colors mix.
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You can use a separate lid to keep your colors separate. Use a different brush, or wash your brush.
5. You can use a separate lid to keep your colors separate. Use a different brush, or wash your brush.
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As parts of your painting dry, you can add layers of watered down paint. This is called a wash.
6. As parts of your painting dry, you can add layers of watered down paint. This is called a wash.
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Continue adding more colors and shapes to your painting.
7. Continue adding more colors and shapes to your painting.
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You may like the way some colors mix, or not like the the way other colors mix.
8. You may like the way some colors mix, or not like the the way other colors mix.
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Take time to experiment.
9. Take time to experiment.
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You might use a small brush to add careful details.
10. You might use a small brush to add careful details.
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Notice how adding water makes colors run and move.
11. Notice how adding water makes colors run and move.
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Finally, find a safe place to let your work dry. You may choose to add more layers later.
12. Finally, find a safe place to let your work dry. You may choose to add more layers later.
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