13 Must- Know Acrylic Painting Techniques for Beginners
Washing You can treat acrylic somewhat like watercolor when you dilute the paint with enough water. You can use the watered down paint to apply translucent washes on your surface. However, unlike watercolor, the acrylic paint will set permanently. Mixing wash and dry brush methods can be very effective in creating a variety of textures in a single piece.
This handout illustrates several acrylic painting techniques, and introduces students to the idea of applying paint using a range of tools and materials in addition to a brush (resources for Art teachers created by Amiria Robinson – www.studentartguide.com)