Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

From the writer of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this publication blazes new inventive territory with 50 strategies that harness the creative strength of sunshine. starting from sophisticated glazing on steel leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly coloured optical results and shiny surfboard finishes, those methods characterize the main asked elements of Nancy Reyner's renowned workshops.

50 attention-grabbing options characteristic steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects.
Possibilities are vividly illustrated with varied paintings from forty four artists.
A "Crash path on Acrylic" bankruptcy bargains an outline of ways to exploit those flexible paints and items to their fullest potential.
This hands-on consultant presents transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and intriguing suggestions. discover matte pores and skin development, sheen moving, embedding gadgets, patinas and polished stone results. Use those ways for natural, summary or sensible backgrounds, best layers, or accents layered in between...combine, test, and permit your work shine.

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Generally speaking, pressing social problems make no more impression on the camp person than they do on the burgher. Both show a deliberate narrowness of intellect. The burgher is typically a selfmade man and so, in another sense, is the camp person. Being self-assertive, both are to that extent unreceptive: the burgher, for instance, is as unappreciative of nature as the camp person: he is likely to drive out to picnic in the fields, then quickly decorate the landscape with brightly coloured cartons and rolled-up bits of tin foil to make it seem less alien.

With designs inspired by Aubrey Beardsley. 75 1 Bailey and litchfield's Babylon, which contains tit-bits about many camp favourites including Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Lupe Velez, Lana Turner and Judy Garland ('Amphetamine Annie'). Anger gossips about, for example, the exotic lesbian actress Alia Nazimova and her Beardsley-inspired production of Wilde's Salome acted exclusively by homosexuals, and the news that when Ramon Novarro, male sex symbol of the silent screen, was found dead in 1968, thrust down his throat was a black Art Deco dildo which had been given to him and signed in silver by Rudolph Valentino.

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