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ROBE 7 Society of Decorative Painters n ONLINE EXCLUSIVE 2014 DECORATIVEPAINTERS.ORG A C R Y L I C STEP-BY-STEP STEP 1 STEP 1 EYE DETAIL STEP 2 STEP 2 STEP 3 FACE MOON & WING STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 PA I N T I N G T I P S Floating: I use ultra round brushes for foating. Tese brush are a combination of a round and a liner: Te bristles hold a large amount of thinned or unthinned paint, while the point allows access to the smallest areas. When foating with the ultra round, treat it as you would a fat or angu- lar: Dip the brush into water, blot it on a paper towel, and dip the tip into the paint. Work the paint into the brush by brushing back and forth on a palette once or twice. Lay the tip of the point up against the surface, holding the brush almost parallel to it, and continue just as you would with a fat. Afer foating, use a mop to sofen and blend. Blending: When applying washes, use a small mop to blend and sofen them, especially at the edges. Tis is an important step in working with washes. Layered washes: In the layered wash technique, washes are layered over one another to build up a depth of color. For added sofness, mop immediately afer applying the wash. Each layer must be completely dry before applying the next or the paint will lif. Use a small hair dryer on a low setting to speed the drying process. (To view a tuto- rial on layered washes, visit SDP_ebook_2014.indd 7 3/24/14 3:15 PM

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