Add rubbing alcohol to your acrylic paintings to create super cool texture effects in this step by step guide.
Steps 1 - 5
1. Use a foam roller to apply an even layer of acrylic colour (I chose Paynes Gray) to the canvas and let dry.
2. Use a foam roller to apply a contrasting layer of colour (I chose Titanium white) on top of the dry paint layer. DO NOT ALLOW TO DRY.
3. Use the spray bottle filled with water to mist the entire surface area.
4. Use the spray bottle filled with alcohol to lightly mist the wet canvas. Ta da! The alcohol will repel the contrasting layer of paint and you will be able to see the dry layer underneath.
5. Allow to dry and enjoy you're newly texturized canvas!
Isopropyl alcohol can be purchase at most drugstores in Canada in 70% U.S.P. (less concentrated) and 99% U.S.P. However, more and more, I am finding that stores are placing the 99% U.S.P. behind the counter. If you can't find any on the shelve you might have to ask the pharmacist.
Make sure you do this technique in a well ventilated area. The smell of alcohol can be quite powerful depending on how much you use.
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