…by investing in some Acrylic Ink!
I am a true convert to this lovely liquid and am struggling to understand how I achieved so much detail in my paintings without it.
The benefits are:
- They are much thinner than acrylic paint, but with the same depth of colour. This means they can be used to create thinner lines – like hairs and feathers!
- They can be controlled far more than acrylic paint.
- They are completely waterproof when dry – so all the benefits of acrylic paint come out here.
- They give a slight sheen when dry, giving the canvas a different dimension. They are especially effective on beady eyes.
- They are good value!
- You can control easily how much you drop on your palette – less wastage than regular acrylic paints.
All you need is a teeny paintbrush, and a mutlipack of inks!
Ink can be used to create minute detail such as feathers on birds’ faces.
Shake your tail feathers – blend lots of colours to create depth and volume of metallic feathers.
You can create detailed ranges of feathers with lots of different colours.
You can get inks in metallic colours to really get a shine on.
Not just the boys have beautiful depths of colour – create delicate girly feathers too!
Ta Da – This will very soon be up in the Cherry Tree Pub in Rowledge.
Apologies for my lengthy absence – the day job has got BUSY and my Christmas commissions have to remain secret for now!