Buying the acrylic, make sure all the colors belong to one manufacturer to make it easier to mix colors when painting. Unlike gouache, acrylic keychain, dry and crack and requires no water for dilution. Instead of water it is best to use special acrylic thinner.
Do not use brushes made of bristle, suitable for oil colors – purchase high-quality synthetic brushes of different diameters and cross-sections. Do not forget be sure to rinse in water, brush immediately after the necessary smears will be done – acrylic dries very quickly, and if the paint dries on the brush, wash it will not succeed.
Depending on what you are going to paint, buy in the art store the appropriate colours for painting ceramics, wood, glass, or for ordinary painting on primed canvas or paper.
Acrylic paints are ideal for fabric painting. In this respect they are divided into simple acrylic and fabric paint for batik – they are suitable for lighter and airy fabrics (silk or chiffon), and have the liquid structure.
If you are going to paint a shirt or t-shirt – buy ordinary acrylic paint for painting textile. They are quite thick, perfect hold on the fabric and are resistant to light and water.
Applying the color, do light and thin smears, putting them through short periods of time with each other, the layers of paint had time to dry. It will reinforce the pattern better than if you have applied thick layer of paint.
If you decide to paint t-shirt – you'll need a plain t-shirt, preferably made of natural fabric, and also a sketch of the future drawing and paint of the appropriate colors.
You can also use acrylic contours, which are sold in tubes and fix the edges of the paint and also serve as an aesthetic decoration and addition pattern.
Draw in a spacious room with ventilation. Stretch the shirt on the frame, inserted inside, and cover the inside of the frame with paper or cloth to the paint has not penetrated to the opposite side of the shirt.
You can paint with a brush, using a stencil and acrylic spray paints. In the latter case, pay special attention to the respiratory protection.
If you draw with a brush, for a start mark on the fabric the outline of the picture with a pencil, referring to the sketch. Then begin to trace them with acrylic contours and complete each element of the drawing color.
Detail drawing, modify it, and when you're done – leave it on for a couple of hours to dry. When the drawing is dry, iron it with a hot iron through several layers of paper.