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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Acrylic paints  Reply with quote

Have been trying these asn my thoughts so far - I have only tried one colour of each type and different pigments may change things:

Anita's -these are paints i have had for ages, cheap with good quantity of paint (59ml). Good coverage. DIs bleed when stamped.

Fresco -50 ml and more expensive but very good colour range. needed more paint to get a good coverage. No bleeding from any ink used to stamp

Americana- 59 ml and good value (probably around same as Anita's). Good coverage even light colour. no bleeding

Distress paints -small pots, 29ml only and pricey at full cost. very runny paint but gave reasonable coverage. No bleeding and should work with all Ranger range

My feeling is that the cheaper paints do well but if you want the colour range then frescos offer this. Anyone tried others?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just brought a couple of Prima chalkboard paint 7 for 8.5 fl ozs had a quick play seems good.
Daler and rowney heavy body acrylic expensive but nice to use.
I have some of most of the ones you have tried Vonny I tend to mix and match depending on what project I am doing.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might look in the art shops in Hitchin for the thicker acrylics to see prices- planning on going on sat
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried all the ones you mention Vonny, plus I have an extensive range of :

DecoArt Crafters Acrylic (cheap) Americana (mid price range) and Traditions (this is artist quality and expensive) and I won't be buying their latest incarnation (however cheap they are by comparison) until the above mentioned have been used up.  

Daler-Rowney System 3 (Student quality paint at about 3.50 for a 75ml tube)

Winsor & Newton Galleria (a pound or two more than the Daler-Rowney for a 60ml tube but we are now straying into the realms of artist quality)

Golden (only one of these and expensive)  Lovely consistency and good coverage

Eco very reasonably priced, a little chalky and thin so you use more to get a good coverage. Nonetheless, nice to use and as the name implies Eco-Friendly.  Also it comes in a clear plastic tube so you can see exactly how much is in there!

Kaisercraft similar to Eco

I find artist quality paint is the more expensive, probably because it is more colourfast and the pigments used also affect the price.  The more expensive the pigment the pricier the paint.

Cadmium Red is Cadmium Red regardless of who manufacturers the paint - it just comes in different thicknesses (which can always be altered) and opacity.

I must add that I went through a phase of just buying magenta, yellow and cyan with black and white just because (apart from the white) these are the colours that are used by your printer and look at all the shades, tones and hues you get there!  This can be quite taxing and it is so much easier to pick up a tube of Naples Yellow than to recreate it using the aforementioned colours.

My favourite paint has to be Fresco for the super colour range and because I have a lot of it

Also would mention that I used DI acrylics on a project at a workshop when they first came out and looking at the project now, the colours have darkened quite a bit.  Glad I was never tempted to buy any

Sorry if I have gone on a bit - hope it helps
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quite a range there mickie -not good that the DI paints darkened tho. i like the thought of a clear tube so you can see what is left -good luck on using them up so then you can go shopping  Smile Why not get your Gelli plate out again?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you have inspired me to get eh Gelli Plate out Vonny, so thanks for that.  

I have been using acrylics with stencils on canvas board and find I need to practice a bit because I am far too heavy handed at the moment  Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem Mickie how ever careful I am it always seeps under the stencils. I usually gesso before it seem you don't need as much paint.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I would share my new discovery with you - I used the acrylic paint with Cut n Dry Foam pad instead of a paint brush and it worked!  WaHey!!

Put a little of the paint on your craft mat/tile/stamp block/whatever and tap the cut and dry foam pad into it, tap off onto some scrap to get any "thick" off and then tap it over the parts of the stencil you want to use.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do that must try a thicker paint that might help  Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky maybe it isn't the paint but the media you are tapping it onto?  Something with a less smooth surface might be worth a try
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could be right there Mickie will have a go later.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think with stencils the main thing is to have very little paint so a sponge is a good applicator and you need to take off most of the paint even with this -you can always add more. If you tape the stencil down on one edge you can then lift it to see what is happening then replace it to add more paint.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think with stencils the main thing is to have very little paint so a sponge is a good applicator and you need to take off most of the paint even with this -you can always add more. If you tape the stencil down on one edge you can then lift it to see what is happening then replace it to add more paint.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a plan Vonny Laughing


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