Acrylics have become an extremely popular painting medium over the past near-century since their creation in the 1930’s. This medium has been thoroughly explored by many artists, and allows more people to participate in painting practices as the paints do not require special solvents for cleaning, and also do not emit the same toxic fumes that exist in traditional oils.
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There isn't anything much more satisfying than the look of a thick crystal clear coat of epoxy resin on your painting. It is incredibly appealing and tempting to coat all your paintings in epoxy resin, however they have very low UV stability compared to acrylic polymer emulsion products. Yes it's true, some epoxy resin products have better UV stability than others, but the bottom-line is all epoxy resin will yellow, it just depends on how much time has passed.
Spread some cheer by creating some incredible window paintings. This is a great project to do with your kids as well.Join the YGK Window Gallerygroup on Facebook for some ideas and inspiration. A special thanks toLeanne Cater for setting this up. What you will need:
Always prime canvas yourself, if you have purchased a pre-primed canvas, it would be good practice to add at least onelayer of your own acrylic gesso. Use a good quality acrylic gesso if possible, avoid primers designed for walls as typically these are lower quality.