Acrylic Paint Types
August 23, 2022 by Jen Parr
What are the types of acrylic paint?
Heavy Body: Is the thickest type of acrylic paint with a butter-like texture. It is great for retaining brush strokes, layering, palette knife painting, and quicker drying times compared to paint types like oil.
Soft Body: Is a more creamy consistency compared to Heavy body, and allows for smoother application. This is great for mixing with multiple mediums and for detailed artwork.
Acrylic Gouache: Is not the same as gouache (which are similar to watercolors), but have a self-leveling effect which minimizes brush strokes leaving a solid block of matte color.
Fluid & Ink: Are the thinnest acrylic paints with a more “watery” consistency. These are prefect for glazing techniques or in use with the popular paint pouring techniques.
Markers & Pens: Is the perfect blend of painting and drawing with “ink-like” consistency. These are often used for adding fine details to paints, illustrative work, or for painting on various materials like stones.
What is your favorite type of acrylic paint?