Quick Tips for Using Acrylic Paints
All acrylic products are compatible.
Acrylic medium makes a great glue/decoupage for adhering papers for collage.
Some acrylic paints darken as they dry.
You can clean acrylic paint off of your hands with soap and water.
Acrylic paint sticks to itself, so insert a clean sheet of paper between paintings (or better yet, avoid stacking them, altogether).
Always have a damp rag, or paper towel nearby while painting, it's handy to clean off one color when using another.
As you paint, keep a misting bottle of water nearby to help keep paint on your palette moist.
If you find your paint is too thick, you can thin acrylic paint with either water or acrylic medium.
Using a palette knife is usually the easiest way to mix acrylic paints.
Reusable glass and high-density plastic make good palettes because acrylic paint doesn’t cling to them this makes clean up very easy.
Keeping Acrylic Paints Workable
Gesso will even cover over black felt pen.