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Painting with Acrylics on Ceramics - Tip #1

This tip is essential for anyone who wants to paint on pottery with acrylic paint…

The acrylic paints in our kits are super high quality. We pride ourselves, not only on providing the best quality supplies for an awesome price, but also on the fact that we select and hand pour custom pantone colors for each of our kits. Details like this matter so much to us.

The thing about using high quality paints, though, is that they have a high viscosity, meaning they are really thick! The thickness is actually an asset as it allows for so much flexibility while painting. However, viscous paint on a ceramic surface can be tricky.

The ceramics offered in our kits is form of pottery called Bisque or Bisqueware. It is called this because it has been fired in the kiln once. It has been bisque fired. Bisqueware is inherently very porous and very absorbent.

A porous, super absorbent surface plus a viscous high quality paint requires something to be done in order to make the paint more friendly with the ceramic surface.

The answer is to dilute the paint to allow it to flow and move freely on the pottery. Water is our friend. Watch the tutorial above to learn this essential skill!

This tutorial was recorded LIVE in the Pottery Awesomeness Insiders Facebook group. We record LIVE painting tips and tricks every other week (or more). If you are a customer and are interested in joining, please click here.

Stephanie Kessel,
Founder of Pottery Awesomeness, mom & artist
Stephanie has an Master of Fine Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design

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