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  Artst Acrylics Colour Paint Tips Technique-Acrylic,Color,Brushes,Canvas,Painting,Mediums,Auxiliaries,
Acrylics do not require the detailed and quite formidable techniques and materials that are necessary with other media.
Acrylics appear to dry darker than when they are first applied, but this is not actually the case.
Acrylics do not exhibit the same changes as oils, leading experts to guess that the life of acrylics is far greater than the materials that were used for centuries before their discovery.
www.arttalk.com /acrylics/acrylics.htm   (818 words)

 Acrylic Acid | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA
Acrylic acid is used in the manufacture of plastics, in latex applications, in floor polish, in polymer solutions for coatings applications, emulsion polymers, paint formulations, leather finishings, and paper coatings.
Acrylic acid is a strong irritant to the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes in humans.
Acrylic acid occurs as a corrosive, colorless liquid that is miscible with water.
www.epa.gov /ttn/atw/hlthef/acrylica.html   (1063 words)

 Textile Reference Manual: Acrylic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Acrylic is defined as a manufactured fiber in which the fiber forming substance is any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile units.
Acrylic fibers are usually modified to create special properties best suited for their end-uses and are unique because of their uneven surface.
Acrylic is used in apparel including sweaters, fleece fabrics, and socks and in home furnishings such as furniture, carpet, blankets, and upholstery fabrics.
www.costumegallery.com /Textiles/acrylic.htm   (849 words)

 Textile Fibres - Acrylic
Acrylic fibres are not affected by humid air but soften and weaken in hot water so that washing in mild conditions is recommended.
Most acrylic articles are sold with ‘washtub’ label number 6 of the British Textile Labelling Scheme of the Home Laundering Consultative Council (HLCC); this label recommends a wash at only 40ÚC with minimum conditions of agitation and time, followed by instructions for cold rinse, short spin and do not wring.
Acrylic fibres are generally resistant to chemicals and are used for some types of protective clothing.
www.e4s.org.uk /textilesonline/content/6library/report1/textile_fibres/acrylic.htm   (558 words)

 ArtLex on Acrylic Paints
- Synthetic paints, with pigments dispersed in a synthetic vehicle made from polymerized acrylic acid esters, the most important of which is polymethyl methacrylate.
Acrylic paints dry quickly, do not yellow, are easily removed with mineral spirits or turpentine (use acetone if those don't remove enough), and can clean up with soap and water.
Frank, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 108 x 84 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/a/acrylicpaints.html   (278 words)

Acrylics (Polymethyl-Methacrylate or PMMA) is an amorphous thermoplastic which is optically transparent, unaffected by moisture, and offers a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Acrylics are unaffected by aqueous solutions of most laboratory chemicals, by detergents, cleaners, dilute inorganic acids, alkalies, and aliphatic hydrocarbons -- however, acrylics are NOT recommended for use with chlorinated or aromatic hydrocarbons, esters, or ketones.
Acrylics are available in colorless clear as well as a wide variety of colors and tints.
www.lehighvalleyplastics.com /acrylic.htm   (213 words)

 Acrylic Plastic
Acrylic sheet up to 3/16" thick may be cut by a method similar to that used to cut glass.
Acrylic should be polished using a commercial buffing compound of the type used for silver or brass, or you can use a non- silicone car polish that has no cleaning solvents in it.
Acrylic can be heated to make it pliable.
www.sdplastics.com /acrylic.html   (1261 words)

 Acrylic Paints - Blick Art Materials
Scholastic acrylics use less expensive pigments as well as dyes in formulations that are safe for younger artists, and economical for classroom use.
Acrylic paints are a synthetic media made by suspending pigment in synthetic polymer emulsified by water.
It is recommended that an acrylic emulsion "gesso" be used to prepare whatever surface is to be painted.
www.dickblick.com /categories/acrylics   (983 words)

 Acrylic paint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The waterbased acrylic paints came later and were coined the term "latex" housepaints, although there is not any actual latex from a rubber tree in an acrylic dispersion.
In the case of acrylic paints, the addition of a retarder slows the evaporation rate of the water, and allows for more water to be added and the paint workable, until the retarder has left the film and the paint layer is dry.
While suitable mediums and raw pigments are available for producing your own acrylic paint, due to their fast drying time, hand mixing may not be as practical for the acrylic painter as it may be for an oil painter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acrylic_paint   (1237 words)

 Acrylic Basics: Artist’s Studio Education
In acrylics, the vehicle (or binder) is acrylic polymer emulsion, acrylic particles suspended in water.
Acrylic emulsion is what gives acrylics their flow and rapid drying time, sometimes as quickly as 30 minutes.
As the pigments found in acrylics are virtually the same as those found in oil paints, and have the same opacity and mixability characteristics, please refer to Artist’s Studio Education: Oil Paint Basics for pigment information as well as a suggested beginning palette.
www.michaels.com /art/online/displayArticle?articleNum=ae0234&channelid=1   (711 words)

 Understanding Sign Materials - Acrylic
Note: Acrylic signs may be subject to glare problems, but many of our centers stock a non-glare acrylic (check with your local center for availability).
Acrylic is best suited for long-term indoor or short-term outdoor use where protected by an overhang or awning (this does not include when acrylic is used in light box signs).
Acrylic is available a variety of lengths, widths and thicknesses and is typically stocked in 4' x 8' sheets.
www.fastsigns.com /acrylic.html   (380 words)

 Information - A class about acrylics
When the acrylic liquid is exposed to the heat and to the light, it tends to get hard (to cure).
This transformation is made with aid of reactors where the "acrylic" liquid is placed previously prepared, and by agitation and heat it cures.
The good quality of an acrylic resin is specially in the quality of the monomer that is used, in the control of the cure and in the use of appropriate addictive and pigments.
www.classico.com.br /english/info/aulaacri.htm   (611 words)

 Liquitex Acrylic Mediums - Rex Art Supplies
Use this all-purpose medium for mixing acrylic colors, as well as a final permanent varnish.
This opaque gel extends acrylic paint volume without changing color position and has a lighter viscosity of "jar color".
Slows the evaporation of water from acrylic paint, allowing more time for the manipulation of the paint film.
www.rexart.com /liquitex_acrylic_mediums.html   (891 words)

 FileForum | Microsoft Acrylic
Microsoft Acrylic professional design tool that brings together the richness of pixel-based painting and the flexibility of editable vector graphics for a more fluid and flexible creative workflow.
Acrylic was released on the 10th of June 2005 and the timeout is 180 days.
The Acrylic Beta will expire on October 1st of 2005." How they counted the days is one of the greatest mysteries ever known.
fileforum.betanews.com /detail/Microsoft_Acrylic/1118415991/1   (426 words)

 BetaNews | Microsoft Updates Graphics Suite Beta
Microsoft initially released a preview of Acrylic in June, and since that time the application has been downloaded close to 200,000 times.
Acrylic is able to both open and export to Adobe's Photoshop PSD and Acrobat PDF formats, with PowerPoint support added to the latest release.
Acrylic was Expression bought from whoever (it says in the article).
www.betanews.com /article/Microsoft_Updates_Graphics_Suite_Beta/1124136809   (2439 words)

 Antistatic Acrylic
It is a premium quality cast acrylic sheet which has been surfaced with SC Technologies' proprietary, clear, C-350™ static dissipative surfacing.
AC-350 Acrylic can be fabricated into a variety of flat and bent configurations using the same equipment and fabrication techniques generally employed with unsurfaced acrylic sheet products.
AC-350 Acrylic, in cell cast type, is available in clear and a variety of standard transparent colors including tints which provide filtering of wavelengths that can interfere with processing operations.
www.nationwideplastics.net /antistatic_acrylic.htm   (578 words)

 Acrylic Fine Art paintings by Messa
I enjoy using acrylics and watercolor as a media because of the great versatility of techniques they offer.
Acrylic paint can be made to relate to opaque watercolors or gouache and have a flat opaque appearance, much like the Egyptian paintings, Persian miniatures, Tibetan Thankas or early medieval illuminations.
If you please, look in my other Galleries for more acrylic paintings and drawings; also view the information page for watercolor and drawing techniques, impressionistic poetry and creative ideas from many different sources.
whobuti.home.mindspring.com   (380 words)

 Acrylic and Plastic Repairs for spas and spa baths - Australian Spa Parts and Repairs in Australia
Exact colour and texture match is not always possible due to variations in batches and amount of stretch of the sheet on the spa caused during vacuum moulding.
Suitable for many applications from spa shell acrylic crack repairs to exterior application for sealing spas plumbing leaks under suction or pressure.
Lucite Acrylic sheet patch panels for use when touchpads are replaced leaving larger hole than replacement panel.
www.spaparts.com.au /category124_1.htm   (2218 words)

 Acrylic Displays, Acrylic Retail & Store Fixtures for Slatwall - Buy Today!
Acrylic displays are some of the fastest selling retail fixtures and products on the market today.
Acrylic has become such a popular material for business, retail and home use because of its transparent properties, the minimal appearance and that is has great structural integrity.
There is hardly a company that does not need an acrylic display for signs, posters or brochures for distribution of important literature.
www.displays2go.com /acrylicdisplays.htm   (1030 words)

 Acrylic Lasered Christmas Ornaments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Using acrylic that has been sprayed with green spray paint (or using green acrylic), print treebase.cdr to the laser.
When you engrave the spray painted acrylic, make sure you engrave on the painted side so that you engrave away the color.
The slot in the center should be made the same thickness as the acrylic you used for the tree.
www.epiloglaser.com /sc_acrylic_ornaments.htm   (425 words)

 Serious Juggling: Acrylic Balls for Contact Juggling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Acrylic balls are perfectly round and solid which make them good for contact juggling (rolling and manipulation).
The clear acrylics resemble crystal, but are practically unbreakable.
Due to their weight and rigidity, they are not recommended for toss juggling.
www.seriousjuggling.com /Balls_Acrylic.htm   (104 words)

 Neowin.net - Microsoft Launches Acrylic Beta, New Design Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Acrylic is a design tool that will feel reasonably similar to anyone familiar with Adobe Photoshop.
I don't think Microsoft's plan for Acrylic is unclear—its FAQs page describes the program as a “professional illustration, painting, and graphic design product,” so while it may share capabilities with PictureIt, Acrylic is most likely poised to compete with Adobe Illustrator and Corel Painter (or judging by its appearance, as a low-cost alternative).
Acrylic looks interesting, will download and try it --then decide if it is a keeper....
www.neowin.net /comments.php?id=28868   (2574 words)

 ACRYLIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Water based acrylic paint is composed of minute particles of plastic acrylic resin suspended in water (acrylic polymer emulsion) and pigment.
A polymer from which acrylic emulsions are made.
High quality acrylic resin is a necessary component of high quality acrylic polymer emulsion.
www.arttekstudios.com /html/acrylic.html   (267 words)

 Microsoft offers beta of Adobe rival | CNET News.com
Acrylic appears to support opening and exporting to Photoshop and Illustrator file formats, as well as other standard graphics formats.
Microsoft has recommended relatively high system specifications for Acrylic, saying consumers should preferably run the software on an Intel Pentium 4 machine, with Windows XP Service Pack 2, 512MB of memory, 500MB of disk space and a pressure-sensitive graphics tablet supporting the WinTab interface.
The Acrylic beta comes shortly after Microsoft announced Metro, a format meant to compete with Adobe's PDF.
news.com.com /Microsoft+offers+...+Adobe+rival/2100-1012_3-5740444.html   (627 words)

 Acrylic Awards: acrylic trophy & Acrylic Paperweights
These are not Lucite embedments but acrylic awards that are crystal clear, have a nice weight to them, and the look of Lucite at half the cost.
The acrylic sizes shown are standard and are priced as shown.
Lucite is the liquid form of acrylic which is cast, with your document permanently inside.
www.lucitetombstones.com /acrylic_paperweights.htm   (316 words)

 Acrylic Fiber - Acrylic Tow Fiber, Acrylic Staple Fiber
Some acrylic fibers are dry spun and others are wet spun.
Acrylic fibers are used in staple or tow form.
Acrylic fibers are modified to give special properties best suited for particular end-uses.
www.fibersource.com /f-tutor/acrylic.htm   (252 words)

 Plastic Sheet & Sheeting: Acrylic on ThomasNet.com
Company Profile: Supplier of coated acrylic sheet, windows, lenses or panels for all types of protective viewing applications.
Acrylic sheets are also available pastel frosted, metallic, marble/granite, pearlescent,...
Acrylic material are weather resistant, & lightweight with optical qualities.
thomasnet.com /products/plastic-sheet-sheeting-acrylic-60000403-1.html   (900 words)

 Polymethylmethacrylate (Acrylic) Properties and Technical Information - Dynalab Corp
Acrylic is a rigid plastic with a high degree of transparency.
Acrylic's clarity and stability make it very suitable for the manufacture of burets and in sheet form it may be cemented to produce tanks, trays, racks etc. Acrylic may be used at temperatures up to 70°C continuously and to 90°C for short periods.
Nearly crystal clear, Acrylic is an excellent choice for display cases, vitrines, and point of purchase items.
www.dynalabcorp.com /technical_info_acrylic.asp   (286 words)

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