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Features of Painting on Various Art Surfaces

Working with different painting surfaces requires a certain approach, as each surface and painting technique has its own tricks. You can use a wide variety of surfaces to paint with acrylics or markers. The choice of a particular surface depends primarily on your level of proficiency in tools and on the paints used.

The paint should be designed for painting the type of surface you have chosen, as well as working with the tools with which you apply this paint. In addition, some surfaces must be pre-prepared before painting. You need to make sure that there is optimal adhesion between the paint and the surface and that your design adheres securely to the art surfaces. If you plan to tint a large surface, you may need a special tool, such as an airbrush, to do this. In this case, make sure that the paint you purchased can easily pass through the nozzle of the airbrush.

In terms of structure, acrylic is similar to plastic, and in terms of painting technology it is similar to watercolor. But unlike watercolors, a durable waterproof film forms on acrylic coating, which is why this type of paint is popular. And there are a lot of options on which you can paint with acrylic paints: paper, fabric, wood, leather, etc.

What Can you Paint on With Acrylics?

Acrylic-based paints have many advantages over other types of paints. Therefore, they are often used not only for painting, but also as a decorative finishing material.

The advantages of acrylic paint are as follows:

  1. Ability to use paints on almost any surface, except rubber.
  2. Acrylic dries quickly, does not allow water to pass through and does not dissolve in many solvents.
  3. It is a safe material that does not irritate the respiratory organs and does not have a pungent odor.
  4. This coating is resistant to negative environmental influences. The colors of acrylic paints do not fade for a very long time.
  5. Acrylic can be used to decorate rooms with high humidity.

Due to the listed advantages, acrylic paints are often used for both traditional and non-traditional painting techniques, as well as for interior decoration. Acrylic paints can be used on variety of materials to paint on. The areas of application of acrylic paints are almost limitless:

  • design projects;
  • decoration of interior details;
  • arts and crafts;
  • restoration measures;
  • finishing of facade elements of buildings and more.

Acrylic is compatible with most materials. Acrylic-based dyes are used for painting on almost all surfaces: ceramic and wood products, concrete bases, jewelry and tableware, shoes and metal frames.

The Importance of Choosing Unconventional Painting Surfaces

It is unconventional painting techniques on unusual surfaces that create an atmosphere of ease, openness, promote the development of initiative, independence, and create an emotionally favorable attitude towards activities.

For every artist, it is necessary and possible to search for such ways of interaction that, on the one hand, retain the advantages of original creativity, and on the other hand, help to master new means of self-expression. Therefore, you need to expand your horizon and experiment with different painting techniques:

  • traditional (pencils, paints, coals)
  • unconventional (different materials and surfaces to paint on)

As you know, novice artists often copy a sample that was provided to them. Unconventional painting techniques allow to avoid this, since the beginner, instead of a ready-made sample, demonstrates only a method of action with specific material and art supplies. This gives impetus to the development of imagination, creativity, the manifestation of independence, the expression of the individuality of the future artist.

The effect of unconventional painting is not limited to improving hand-eye coordination (for example, painting on glass, painting fabric, painting with chalk on velvet paper, working with more original stuff to paint on).When you work in unconventional painting techniques, it also helps relieve stress, improve mood, relieves fear of the painting process, allows you to find a new way of self-expression.