Originally Posted by wonderwomansparkles
I just wondered if it is possible to make your own texture paste I work on canvas with acrylic or gouache paint and fancy doing some textured work, is this possible if so how??? Also is it really important to varnish acrylic work? I have been approached to sell at a local gallery but am not sure of the preparation required! Thank you for reading this post!
Not too sure about the paste, but you can get some nice texture just by using thick paint.
It is not necessary to varnish acrylic paintings, as they are self-sealing. Varnishing simply restores the color slightly and provides furthur protection against dust, dirt, etc. If you frame your painting behind glass, there is no real need for varnishing. I would suggest varnishing your paintings if you plan on displaying/selling them at the gallery, just to be on the safe side.