October 2014 Blog Posts (1)

Reduce the drying effect of your painting surface

Several individuals have noted that acrylics seem to be absorbed by the surface of the substrate, whether canvas, faux canvas, or paper. Gesso surfaces are porous by nature, and the water does sometimes seem to prefer the gesso to the paint! There is, however, a very easy fix that works on all substrates, and chance are you already have some in your painting area.

The magic potion is matte medium. Give the painting surface a complete coat of matte medium and then let it dry overnight…

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Added by Charles Eisener on October 2, 2014 at 7:35pm — 6 Comments

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