Monday, September 15, 2014

palette knife play

When working with paint, a palette knife can be a really fun alternative to using a paint brush! Typically a palette knife is used for mixing paint but it can also be used to apply paint. These days there are all kinds of palette knives (and even decorative scrapers) with different tips and edges that can be used in many creative ways. Try ditching your brushes and swipe, scratch, drag, dot, mark, layer and spread that paint! 

TIP: Keep in mind that using heavy body acrylic paint tends to work best with a palette knife when creating thick heavy layers but just about any acrylic paint will work!

P.S. I've got some new designs over in my Society 6 shop including a few of my palette knife paintings! Head on over HERE to see everything.


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