Liquitex Acrylic colour can be used in the manner of watercolour simply by thinning with water and applying to an absorbent surface. The amount of water used depends on the desired consistency; the more water used the more fluid the paint. Liquitex Soft Body Artist Acrylic
Colour should always be used for acrylic watercolour techniques since it’s fluid consistency dissolves easily in water. Colour values are traditionally built from light to dark when working in this technique.
The main advantage of using acrylic for watercolour is that washes may be layered without dissolving one another. This is because acrylic paint contains binder and dries to a water resistant film. When working, allow washes to soak into the paper and dry; this way the paper also acts as a binder. Layers of washes will eventually seal the paper fibers and thus limit the amount of layering that is possible. Note: Watercolour paint when dry is still water-soluble and each layer of paint can dissolve the underneath layer.
Paper choice is important and will be significant factor in the final work.
For Hard Edge Brushmarks
For Soft Edge (“bleed”) Brushmarks
For Ultra-Soft Edge (“bleed”) Brushmarks
To Slowing Drying Time
To achieve straight lines use Drafting or ScotchTM 811 tape. It has a low adhesive tack, which will not damage painted areas when removed.
Frisket or Masking Fluid
Apply with brush or pen.
Masking Fluid may be removed at any time, by rubbing with finger or rubber cement eraser.