Sharon gives excellent advice, but do get some cheap white latex
to use as a primer before andding whatever colors you use. It will
final coat look better and materials go farther.
On May 6, 2006, at 7:30 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> 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
>> longer way.
> 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.
> Hope this helps! :-)
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