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Acrylic painting techniques are different styles of manipulating and working with polymer-based acrylic paints. They have shorter drying times (as little as 10 minutes) and are soluble in water. These types of paintings eliminate the need for turpentine and gesso, and can be applied directly on wall or onto canvas.
Gold Leaf, which is created by hammering gold into very thin sheets, is used to gild paintings, sculptures and architectural details. In art, the use of Gold Leaf is perhaps most closely associated with the technique of “Gold Ground”, a process that involves applying gold leaf to a wooden panel and using a burnisher to create a resplendent shine.
Oil Painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include lineed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil and sunflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time. Certain differences, depending on the oil, are also visible in the sheen of the paints.
Oil Pastel, also called Wax Oil Crayon, is a painting and drawing medium with characteristics similar to Pastel and Wax Crayons. Unlike soft or “Japanese” pastel sticks, which are made with a gum or methyl cellulose, Oil Pastel consists of pigment mixed with a non-drying oil and wax binder. The surface of an oil pastel painting is therefore less powdery, but more difficult to protect with fixative. Oil Pastel provide a harder edge than “soft” or “French” pastels but are more difficult to blend.
A Little Intro
My name is Alessandra Viola.
I paint canvas and murals and decorate rooms for kids.
I make children and their parents happy, creating for them a magic environment where they feel as princes and princesses of their own world, always remembering their happy time at home!
Years of practice and studying Art in Rome has enabled me to earn a living out of my art in London, where I moved with my special princess.
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