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Acrylic Skins Tutorial
Fun with Acrylic Gel Skins!
Fun with Acrylic Skins!
Think beyond the brush with this fun tutorial to add dimension and exploration to your art with acrylic gel skins.
You will need:
  • Polyethene plastic sheets, plastic bags
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Acrylic Mediums
  • Paint/Palette knives
  • Canvases, Wood Paint Panels or Illustration Board

Quick Tip! Get all your materials ready before you start, that way everything is on hand.
Step 1
Mix acrylic paint and gel medium in a 1:1 ratio. Apply to a non-porous surface like polyethene sheets or heavier 4mil. plastic bags (the Curry's bags work great). application should be at least 1mm thick, thinner application will tear as you peel it off.
Step 1
Step 2
Allow the applied paint to fully dry. Depending on the thickness of the paint film, anywhere from 12-24 hours is reccomended. Gently peel off the dried paint film
Step 2
Step 3
Use your acrylic skins as you made them, or cut them into new shapes!
Step 3
Step 4
Now your acrylic skins are ready to use! Add them to an acrylic painting (use clear gel medium to adhere to substrate), or create a new fun collage with your acrylic skins.
Step 4
Enjoy the creative possibilities!
Step 5
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