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Vivien Maloney
03-31-2018, 06:04 PM
Hullo all. :wave: Some of you may have already seen this before in the Animal & Wildlife Forum, but for those that haven't - I've got my Atelier Interactive Acrylics out for the 4th time in 4 years!!! to see if I can handle the paint better if I give them another try!

So I've been painting away, and produced some terrible results and some average results. Still finding it hard to know which way to apply the Interactives to make them work for me. I'm now using plenty of "Clear Painting Medium" with them and wanted to apply them in thin glazes but I think they seem to work better if applied more thickly? Not an easy Acrylic paint to work with! Blending with them is difficult. I've read everything about them I could and also watched the utube videos again and again but I'd appreciate anyone's tips or tricks for using Atelier Interactive Acrylics.

Here's my Interactive painting from March A&W Challenge - A4 Acrylic Painting Pad (25x30cm = 12x10" approx)


03-31-2018, 06:46 PM
Cute as a bug, Vivien!

Vivien Maloney
03-31-2018, 06:58 PM
Colin - Thank you!

04-02-2018, 10:06 AM
hi this is cute fantastic painting xx

04-02-2018, 10:30 AM
I like this, very cute!
As for Atelier Interactive Acrylics I use them all the time mostly in combo with Golden open (for skin tones) and also some Daler Rowney and Liquitex.
They all have pros and cons.
The clear painting medium is my go to medium for all types of acrylics.
I like that is doesn't change the sheen, as I like to have both matte and shinny finishes on the same painting.

The thing with the Atelier Interactive Acrylics is if they get sticky stop, wait and come back. If you work on it in the sticky form it will pull up previous layers!

One last thing I have never used the unlocking formula.

04-02-2018, 11:08 AM
Looks good!

04-02-2018, 11:09 AM
Cute. You Iím curious about the size.

Charlie's Mum
04-02-2018, 11:35 AM
Gayle - A4 is approx 12x10" or 30 x25cm.
Viv - I've added that to your first post just for those who don't know 'A4'!!!!

Really lovely macro of the ladybird - I love these little creatures ...... I'll be keeping note of advice re the paints too!!!:lol: - but must say I just use mine mixed with the regular acrylics!:)

04-02-2018, 01:34 PM
I thought it was going to be a picture of a President's wife....:angel:

cute little bug!....:thumbsup:

04-03-2018, 04:08 PM
Nice ladybird and the dynamic angle is spot on.

04-03-2018, 05:13 PM
Very cute and dynamite colors