Acrylic paints are one of the most popular paints for artists and crafters for everyday projects like painting, crafting, ceramics and art classes. Acrylic paint is much like any other paint in that it is made from a simple combination of ground pigment and binder. They are water-based and easily come out of brushes and most art materials.
Acrylic Painting Tips: Acrylic paints dry very quickly when applied in thin coats, and work well on materials such as posters and signs. Acrylic paints dry more quickly than oil paints, and allow the use of other media on top of the dried acrylic surface and can be used in high gloss or matte finishes. Keep paint wet in order to blend. Acrylic paint dries faster and it can be hard to blend colors and edges. To Slow drying times, use an extender. An extender is an acrylic medium that slows drying time while increasing "open time" of paints, allowing them to blend easier. Jerry's Artarama carries a large selection of discount artist acrylic paints online, including Liquitex Acrylic Paints, Golden Acrylics, Old Holland New Master Acrylics, Grumbacher, Lascaux, Sennelier, Van Gogh, Winsor & Newton Acrylic Paint and more at discount prices.