How can I...? An index of helpful articles

  1. What supplies do I need to get started?
  2. Are there any books about acrylic pouring?
  3. Do you have any videos to help me learn?
  4. Can you explain what all the acrylic pouring terms mean?
  5. What is a dirty pour?
  6. How should I finish my painted tiles to use them as coasters?
  7. Does swiping speed matter? Fast or slow?
  8. What's the best black paint to swipe with?
  9. Can I only swipe with black or white, or can I use other colors?
  10. Is paint consistency important for swipes?
  11. Does it look different if I swipe with the colors or over the colors?
  12. Do I need to use silicone in a swipe painting?
  13. What is a 'starburst swipe'?
  14. What is a pouring medium?
  15. What is the hammer technique?
  16. How do I do the swirl technique?
  17. Do I need a torch? What does it do and how do I use it?
  18. What sort of additives can I use to make cells?
  19. Can I make cells with alcohol instead of silicone?
  20. Can I use dimethicone to make cells?
  21. Is my painting a failure if I don't get cells?
  22. What protective finish or varnish do you use on your paintings?
  23. Do I need to gesso my canvases/other surfaces before I paint?
  24. Can I blow the paint with canned air?
  25. Any tips for working with primary colors and not getting mud?
  26. How can I make a matching pair of pour paintings?
  27. How do I turn a record into a clock?
  28. How do I finish the back of my paintings?
  29. How much does it cost to sell my paintings on Etsy?
  30. How can I sell downloadable prints of my paintings?
  31. How can I sell prints of my paintings?
  32. How should I price my paintings?
  33. How should I parcel my painting to send it in the mail?
  34. Any tips for cleaning the paint off my hands/nails/surfaces?
  35. Any more tips for beginners?

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