Dear readers, I know I promised to post information about the galleries in Bluffton, SC but I've been snowed under the past few weeks preparing for some upcoming shows. So today I offer you this little tip instead, with the promise that I will feature those Bluffton galleries very soon!
If you paint with professional artist's fluid acrylics as I do, you know how very expensive they can be. These paints often cost between $20 and $30 for a 4 oz. bottle. When trying out new techniques it's easy to run up a small fortune in paint costs if you're using professional artist's acrylics. Unless you have exceptionally deep pockets and cost doesn't matter to you, you can save a bundle by using inexpensive acrylic craft paints instead.
At just $1 to $1.50 per 4 oz. bottle, you can splash, pour, drip and splatter these paints with wild abandon, while investing less than the cost of a cup of joe at Starbuck's.
Sure, cheap craft paints contain only a tiny fraction of the pigments their pricier counterparts have, but for purposes of experimentation it doesn't matter. Once you've made a few initial attempts with the craft paints to see whether a new technique is something you'd like to adopt, then break out the "good stuff" and have a go at it using those paints.
Besides the savings, you'll be more inclined to approach things in a more relaxed state of mind knowing your investment is so small!
©2016 Lynn Edwards
Due to the Corona virus, the Surface Design workshop has been postponed until this summer. The new date for it will be announced when the Art House re-opens.
JOIN ME AT A WORKSHOP
SURFACE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS & CRAFTERS
I'll be teaching this one-day workshop on March 14, 2020 at the Art House! Learn to design your own unique papers and other materials for collage, card making, scrap booking, journal making etc. I supply all the materials. All you need to bring is a sack lunch and a beverage. Hours are 10-4; fee is $90 per person. Register online at acworthartsalliance.org/purchase-workshops/classes or call 678-543-5777. Act now! Seating is limited!