Applying Acrylic Paint on tissue paper?

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PleatBox
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Applying Acrylic Paint on tissue paper?

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So I've been experimenting with acrylic today, bought some acrylics and decided to paint my tissue papers.
The problem though is when I dilute it in mc the paint gets too thin that the color doesn't even stick to the paper, I tried making double tissue, one side is brown and the other side is white, but it didn't work :(
the brown color didn't even showed up in the paper, the white disappeared too. Can you guys give me some tips in applying acrylic paint on tissue paper?
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Malleon
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Re: Applying Acrylic Paint on tissue paper?

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Make it more concentrated, or apply more than one coat.

Also, I noticed that paper crispness is different between the one sized with MC/CMC alone and the one with acrylic paint added. The filler in acrylic paints kind of ruin the crispness....
abnyc
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Re: Applying Acrylic Paint on tissue paper?

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Just guessing, but try sizing the tissue first with the MC solution, and then once it has dried, but before removing it from the glass, painting it with standard water-diluted acrylic.
Hank
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Re: Applying Acrylic Paint on tissue paper?

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Use acrylic medium designed for low viscosity. It might make sense to use MC as a sizing agent before coloring paper with acrylics but diluting acrylics with water can result in poor film integrity and adhesion. MC is not a very good pigment binder. I use Golden's transparent airbrush extender which has a viscosity similar skim milk. It is meant to mix directly with Golden High Flow acrylics which are like inks and can be airbrushed.

Alcohol based inks might work well as they are not as likely to distort tissue paper and can be sprayed on.

Various paints and pigments can be mixed with the PVA (white glue) in a technique called paste paint.

Regarding tube acrylic paints:they are pretty viscous and manufacturers caution about diluting with. More than 1 part water in 9 parts paint, whereas the acrylic media are 100 per cent binder. Several manufacturers make fluid acrylics as well as inks.
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Re: Applying Acrylic Paint on tissue paper?

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Before using paint on paper, you need to understand how acrylic reacts to them to avoid any setbacks. In most cases, the result will end in cracked paint or bent paper. If the paper is too thin or does not absorb water, it can cause any of these problems. You will also notice that when acrylic paint generally dries, it shrinks, so it is best to use it on heavier paper.
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