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Old 10-18-2014, 12:06 PM
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Thumbs up An 'Umbrella' thread for commonly asked questions

We are frequently asked about common-place items in this forum - things we almost all use but need to know more about!

Here you will find links to threads on Canvases and other Supports, Varnishes, Paints, Brushes, Palettes, Mediums and Easels, Techniques, and we will add more links as they are appropriate.

Using the 'Search this forum' facility can find you many useful threads to read - before asking the same question again!
Use the Advanced Search and keywords - it's better to use single words, multiples confuse search! e.g 'paint' or 'paints', (but not 'paint paints') 'palette' or 'palettes', 'varnish' or 'varnishes'. Then select the time frame of older than a year as most 2014 threads are listed here.

In the Information Kiosk there is a 'collective' thread about Tips for the Acrylic painter - it's very useful! If you have a tip which doesn't appear here, please let me know.

Canvas, Boards, Paper and other supports.

Canvas pads

Varnish threads -

Matt Varnish For Acrylic Paintings Sept '14

Is it OK to put Matt over Satin 2014

Anybody here using Golden POLYMER Varnish? It's water-based and REMOVABLE.

Varnish rules and choices - how to decide?

Compressor and Airbrush for Spraying VARNISH - I need advice

How to open Golden MSA Varnish

Solvent-based VARNISHES: Satin varnish over recently dried Matte varnish?

Varnish issue... Can I just gloss over it? (unhappy with satin finish)

Acrylic Varnish on Painted Fabric

The glossiest gloss varnish there is

Need help with varnish

Painting over varnish?

To varnish or not to varnish!

Need Help Using Polymer Varnish (Golden)

How long does varnish take to dry?

Question about acrylic varnish

Making rain drops with varnish or medium?

Varnish Recommendations??

Liquitex varnish over Chroma acrylics?


Matte varnish dulled my colours

Problems using varnish on textured panel

For more varnish threads, please search the forum for 'Varnish' and at least 184 threads are available!

Paints threads -

Making your own Acrylics -

Search for SebastianRooks posts in this thread

DIY fluid Acrylics Formula

Acrylics Over Oil Ground

Cryla Paints - tests and reports 2009

How can I INCREASE OPACITY of acrylic paints? 2014

Poll thread 'What Paints do People Use?' August '14

Whitest white? 2014

Quick Question of keeping paints from thickening. 2014

Golden Fluid Acrylic vs Golden high flow Acrylic? 2014

Sticking Tube Caps 2014

marker or tube acrylic? 2014

mat and shiny acrylic ? 2014

What's a Good Quality Acrylic Paint Brand?

Is it the brand? Paint? Color?

eeeek! dry paint rubbing off!??

Paint and Humidity

will acrylic paint be damaged by heat?

liquitex professional paint markers

Gesso instead of white paint

paint scrapes off hardboard

white paint?

Grainy paint - I need your help.

A good acrylic paint for an oil painter?

chalky paint

How much paint?

Paint dripping: which medium to use?

Paint Additive to Inhibit Mold Growth?

A few hundred earlier threads can be found by putting 'PAINT' in the search box of the forum.

Brushes threads -

Did I kill my brush? 2014

Brushes - cheap ones 2014

My tutorial on cleaning a brush with DRIED paint in it! 2014

Just got into painting, looking to get a good brush

How do you keep the paint from drying on your brushes while painting

Recommended brushes for fluid acrylics


Brushes Suggestions (detail, flat, blending/priming)

Need help identifying these acrylics brushes

Paint Brushes

Large brushes

Varnishing Brush: Is this 2" house painter's trim brush a good choice?

Product Info Tip of the Week 3/14/14 - How do you wash your brush? - Information from Dick Blick Materials our WC! Industry Partner.

Drawing With The Brush

Bristle brush help

Best brush for painting hair

how do I make a fan brush???

Fix my brush handles, please

Brush selection - advice/opinion needed

fine detail brush?

..... to find more using Search - use 'brush' or 'brushes' in the keywords and search titles only for threads older than a year.

Palettes threads -

How did you learn colour mixing? 2014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1375347 2015

Mediums -

Medium Question 2014

A Review of Golden Pouring Medium v/s Liquitex... 2014
Easels -

Easels 2014

To read any Articles in WetCanvas, check this thread Articles now Accessible


In the Information Kiosk, under 'Classroom Index' there are classroom threads about some techniques and in the PAL (Paint-a-long) threads some of these techniques are shown in use.

YouTube video about Blending and Scumbling by SchaefferArt
Cheers, Maureen

Forum projects: Plant Parade projects in Florals/Botanicals, Weekend Drawing Events in the All Media Arts Events forum. Different Strokes in the Acrylics Forum.
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