Liquid Acrylic Painting Techniques That Are Worth A Try

Although it is quite comfortable with acrylic painting, sometimes we want the acrylic painting to feel lighter and have a water effect. While it is possible to dilute acrylic painting in water, it is not recommended to wet it more than 50%. Higher than that will make the surface uneven and less attached to the substrate. Not something ideal if you want to try painting in a fine-art style. But luckily there is liquid acrylic. Liquid acrylic was developed for artists who want to use acrylic in a more fluid way, whether they want to paint watercolors or just want to achieve a watery effect. From dripping to pouring to creating a circular effect, liquid acrylic also expands the effect you want to create. Here is a liquid acrylic painting technique that you can try:

Acrylic Painting

Watercolor Style Emulation

Liquid acrylic can emulate a watercolor-style appearance with the advantage of being a more permanent result. This makes techniques like layering much easier. The permanent properties will prevent the drying paint from peeling off as easily as watercolor does, regardless of whether painting it on canvas or paper. We can also choose to add a flow-enhancing medium to the painting and make it look more fluid and more absorbent.

Color Coating

Color coating or glazing consists of painting with a semi-transparent color coating. Liquid acrylic is perfect for this technique because it is easily combined with a gel medium to produce a homogeneous and semi-translucent mixture. Due to its consistent nature, liquid acrylic makes it easy to achieve a more even stroke, without the use of brush strokes or the thickness shown on the canvas or paper surface.

Adding Melt To Painting

If you like melting, then liquid acrylic is the right medium because it is already in liquid form. Adding a flowing medium to the painting will result in a thinner melt. Try using a liquid dropper for the painting as done in the abstract painting above.d