Review: Acrylic Fusion

Acrylic Fusion by Dan Tranberg
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781592537525
Published: January 1st 2012 by Quarry Books
Rating: 5

Summary (from Goodreads)
This unique reference book is designed to excite and motivate you to push beyond traditional techniques and to explore new approaches to painting. Acrylic Fusion frees you from traditional approaches to painting by exposing you to a diverse range of alternative techniques, unconventional processes, and the integration of unique materials that stimulate creativity and encourage experimentation. It's a must-have resource aimed at artists who make paintings, but it is also a great reference for any crafters, makers, and DIYers who use paint in their work, whether they make art journals, design greeting cards, or refinish furniture because the techniques can easily be adapted for many different kinds of projects and applications.

This book is so wild. It's full of simple exciting techniques with step-by-step instructions and photos. The techniques are interesting and inspiring, and hold a lot of potential for those with a slightly more trained eye in acrylic painting.

The techniques are things like adding an acrylic material to the paint so it holds a texture; using masking tape to make sharp edges; putting rubbing alcohol on solid paint; and other things to get unique looks. Think abstract, or contemporary.

They're not hard techniques. But a lot of them, you'll need the specific materials, and they aren't things you can grab a Walmart. You'll either have to have a local art store around, or order the supplies online. I won't say this book is for experienced artists, but it's certainly not for beginners, unless you've got an opportunity to get the materials (and buying all that can be pricey).

This is an excellent book for art teachers, school teachers, and acrylic painters who want to find something new and different in their work.

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