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« on: February 05, 2010 11:18:20 PM »

I saw this image aaages ago and loved it. So I decided while I had all my paint stuff out today Id whip this up  Wink



Its just acrylic on a 20x25cm canvas panel, Ive got it sitting on a mini easel at the moment because I have no idea how to
get it hung up  Cheesy it looks kind of cute like that though.





Also, is anyone able to tell me how to thin down acrylic paint? My black has kind of gone to the consistency of half cooked cake, my other half suggested tups but all thats done is make the paint dry sticky  Undecided and it still had cake like consistency
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010 03:53:28 AM »

Cute on that baby easel  Grin!!  Acrylic paint is waterbased and I've just thinned my acrylics with water before...turp is for thinning oils
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010 05:01:06 AM »

difficult to thin acrylics once they go funny, best to buy new ones, and yes turps is for thinning oils.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010 05:31:29 AM »

I always thin them with water, but then when they get goopy, it's about time to let them go.

For hanging it up, maybe just gluing two strips of ribbon to the back?  Like this: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/beautifulribbon-hanger but I think in this situation, the ribbon might actually bear the weight.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010 06:16:36 AM »

great! Its so nice to see crochet hooks in something, all you usually see is knitting!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010 07:13:43 AM »

Very cute Smiley

There is a retarder for acrylic paints that could work, but since they're so inexpensive anyway, I agree with the other ppl...probably best to just buy a new one Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010 11:13:15 AM »

Cute on that baby easel  Grin!!  Acrylic paint is waterbased and I've just thinned my acrylics with water before...turp is for thinning oils
I tried water before turps and it didnt work. Oh well, I shall buy new paint  Cheesy

great! Its so nice to see crochet hooks in something, all you usually see is knitting!
Its cos us crocheters are usually too busy crocheting!  Cheesy Im going to try and make some more crochet themed crafts so keep your eyes peeled  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010 08:12:33 AM »

Great idea turning the image into wall art.

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