The Necessities for Acrylic Painting

  • There are a few materials and tools that you need if you want to begin experimenting with acrylic painting. You don't need a lot to create a piece of art, but these are some of my favorites that may lead you in the right direction!


Acrylic Paint:

You obviously need some acrylic paint, and I use the Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint Set of 48. There is a variety of colors, and you can also buy big tubes of paints that you need more of.


link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-BASICS-Acrylic-Paint-48-Piece/dp/B00251I66C/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1536935322&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=acrylic+paint&psc=1




Brushes:

For brushes, I do not really have a preference for any brand. However, you definitely need to switch your brushes every few months because the bristles will get stiff or fall off.


link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Artlicious-Purpose-Acrylic-Watercolor-Paints/dp/B072BM21NV/ref=sr_1_17?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1536944734&sr=1-17&keywords=acrylic+paint+brushes



Palette Paper:

Some people prefer actual palettes because they are reusable, but I use palette paper. Palette paper is disposable, which may save you time if you do not like the clean up.


link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-365-9-Palette-Bound-Sheets/dp/B00CPD0O1U/ref=sr_1_4?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1536936124&sr=1-4&keywords=palette+paper






Water Container:

You need some type of container to hold your water that you use to "rinse" your brushes during painting. I just use a soup container that you can get from a take out place.







Paper Towels: I fold a sheet of a paper towel in half and place it under my water container, so I can slightly dry my brushes after I "rinse" my brushes. Some of your paint will also transfer to the paper towel, so the color will not transfer to the canvas.







Canvas:

There are many different sizes of canvases, and many brands. Once again, I do not really have a preference for a certain type of canvas. I recommend just choosing the right size you want to paint your piece on.



Easel:

I recommend buying an easel, so you can place your canvas on it. I have a metal easel that's easy to fold, but there are also multi-purpose easels that can fold into a storage box for your materials.


link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/US-Art-Supply-Adjustable-Sketchbox/dp/B00FBCRN9S/ref=sr_1_8?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1536944654&sr=1-8&keywords=easel+storage



Sketch Book:

You should definitely buy a sketchbook to sketch out any ideas or document any notes or images that inspire you. It is a great way to practice and outline your painting before you actually start painting.


link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Canson-Artist-Universal-Charcoal-Micro-Perforated/dp/B000A7JJF0/ref=sr_1_8?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1536946105&sr=1-8&keywords=sketchbook


  • These are the basic materials that you need to start acrylic painting, and I hope they help you on your new journey!

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