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Painting: Painting with Acrylic
Discuss Acrylic painting techniques.
Gesso as primer?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 - 06:32 AM UTC
I just found that I had a huge (16oz.) bottle of this in a closet. Can I use it to prime plastic figures? I tested it on a scarp styrene sheet, and seems to work well. It's too thick though... the bottle says not to thin with water only, but use a mix of water and an acrylic matte medium.
Anyone use this stuff?

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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2002 - 03:44 AM UTC
Personally , I'd shy away from using the stuff as a primer. (and I'm thinking of 120mm figures here). I don't think you'd ever be able to get it thin enough to allow the details to show up. After all, Gesso is used to "prime" bare canvas if I remember right.