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with Michele Théberge
Online Class

Startup Project: Acrylic Ink Stain Painting

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Continue your artistic journey and master the basics of acrylic stain painting! In this class, the follow-up to "Startup Library: Painting with Acrylic," artist Michele Théberge walks you through more advanced layering techniques using new mediums including fluid, gel and more. First you’ll practice on a series of small canvases, then apply your new skills to create an abstract piece.


  • beginner
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h8m

Included in this Class

1. Applying Fluid Color

1. Applying Fluid Color

Meet Michele and begin with an introduction to stain painting. Then go over the materials you'll need to get started, including canvas, paint and brushes, and practice using a flow aid to paint wet-into-wet.

2. Color Layering & Mixing

2. Color Layering & Mixing

Next, Michele covers color mixing and layering techniques. Find out how to create secondaries and neutralized colors so you can get the most variety out of your paint.

3. More Layering Techniques

3. More Layering Techniques

Explore some more painting techniques, including wet-on-dry, dry brush, lifting and lightening.

Recommended with this class

  • Acrylic paints (Liquitex Professional preferred)
  • Canvas and stretcher bars
  • Brushes, painting knife and palette knife
  • Assorted mediums