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Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics

Liquitex Soft Body AcrylicsLiquitex Soft Body Artist Color, previously referred to as Medium Viscosity, was the original Liquitex acrylic formulation first made in 1956. An extremely versatile artist paint, creamy and smooth with a concentrated pigment load producing intense, pure color. The creamy smooth, pre-filtered consistency ensures good coverage, even-leveling and superb results in a variety of applications and techniques.

  • Little to no perceptible wet-to-dry color shift
  • Wide range of intense, permanent pigments
  • Each color is uniquely formulated to bring out the maximum brilliance and clarity of each individual pigment
  • All colors are formulated to dry within a tight satin sheen range
  • Suitable for indoor and outside applications
  • Water soluble when wet, dries quickly to a water-resistant surface
  • No chemical drying action to prolong painting and varnishing procedure
  • Excellent adhesion to most painting surfaces; wood, leather, canvas, silk, plastic, mural applications, metal, paper, etc.
  • Chemically alkaline when wet and therefore compatible with common mural grounds such as concrete, plaster, cement, concrete block or any masonry surface
  • No toxic solvents or cleaners necessary
  • Resistant to ultra-violet light, will not yellow or get brittle over time
  • Outstanding color clarity and brilliance for superb color mixing
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    Canvas Printing

    Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

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    Photography Art Prints – How are they made?

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    Photography by Laurie Barone-Shafer
    Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

    Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make art print poster ready photographs and print ready digital files. Don’t get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

    First thing – Photo Size

    If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are ‘good enough’ to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution).

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    Learning to Paint with Watercolors

    By Cindy Tabacchi

    ImageWatercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

    Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

    Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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