>I am just finishing up a very labor intensive project
>consisting of making papier mache monsters. Some of
>the creations are quite large. After the layer of
>newspaper and glue, we used a layer of cloth and glue
>to give the appearance of wrinkled skin. Our next step
>is acrylic paint. I want to get the most out of the
>acrylics I have purchased and am curious if it is
>possible to water down the acrylics to make them go a
When I've done this project (in fact, some of my students just finished
some large creatures) I've used latex paint that I've gotten cheap or
free from stores. If you ask for their "mis-mixed" paint, it's usually
offered at a great discount (and if you mention you're at a school,
donations are possible).
We save the acrylic paint for details or when we need a color I don't
have in latex.