Acrylic Painting Techniques

Author: Dana McGorlick-Appelman  Date Posted:25 January 2022 


There are so many ways to use acrylic paint, from watercolour effects, scumbling, and gradients to thick impasto. If you're just starting out in acrylic painting or looking for new techniques to try, these video demonstrations are a fantastic tool for improving your creative practice.


In this video, Mont Marte takes you through the techniques of Dry Brushing, Drips and Splatters, Sponge Dabbing, Watercolour Effects, Scumbling, Thick gradients, Smooth fades, and a Palette knife colour fade.


In this demo, Mont Marte shows you how to try stencilling with acrylic paint, layering, dot art, sgraffito, pour painting, chain pull, wet on wet, along with how to use crumpled newspaper, cling wrap and bubble wrap to create unique and interesting patterns in your work




In this video, Mont Marte shows you how to use acrylic paint markers, glazing, how to use gloss and matte medium, masking, how to use modelling paste, how to create fine details, impasto, stamping, and hard and soft strokes.




If you want further information on acrylic painting, check out our blogs on A Beginners Guide to Acrylic Painting,  Acrylic Painting FAQs and 10 Acrylic Painting Tips.




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Got questions? Email us at, and our friendly team of artists will do their best to assist you. 


Have fun, and happy creating!


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