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I decided that I wanted the paint to be thick and textured for 2 reasons, 1) because I was going to have to hide the seams between the pages, and 2) well, I just thought it would look cool.

Craft paint is super thin and art acrylics are too expensive, so I went to Michaels to find “gel”, which according to folks online can be used to make your paint really thick. Here is the stuff the clerk suggested I use:

Medium weight matte gel

Medium weight matte gel

The medium gel ended up not being as thick as I wanted, so I went back and bought this later:

Heavy weight matte gel

Heavy weight matte gel

I was careful to get the matte variety, as I din’t want the painting to be shiney, but that’s all a metter of what you like.

I also liked the idea of a sandy texture, so I bought a jar of this stuff:

The sand texture stuff

The sand texture stuff

The gel doesn’t seem to affect the paint color once it dries, but the sandy texture stuff does because it’s white.

For paint I just used cheap craft acrylics that you can get at Michaels, Walmart or JoAnn‘s:

Cheap craft paint

Cheap craft paint

So now all you have to do is start painting and have fun!

Painting the background

Painting the background

Lots of texture

Lots of texture

 

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