by Linda McIntyre
(Albany, NY, USA)

What is the best paper to use when practicing brush strokes with acrylic paint?

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Jun 13, 2017
Paper and acrylic paints
by: Cheryl

Hi Linda,
I work in a variety of sketchbooks and I prepare the paper with a coat of gesso first. Gesso is a primer usually applied to a canvas. However it's awesome for making the pages less absorbent.
You can paint in a mixed media journal or inexpensive sketchbooks from discount stores. Once gesso'd any paper will be a good surface to practice on.

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