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If you've ever painted a room or had a manicure, you already know what it means to prime a surface. Adding primer to a wall, applying a base coat to your fingernails before the polish goes on, prepping a canvas before you paint: It's all pretty much the same concept.
8 Watercolor Techniques Hand-Picked for Newbies
While you may be more than ready to get started on a painting, one of the most important parts of working in acrylic takes place before you ever put brush to canvas: mixing the paints. It's one of those things you have to get right if you want your work to turn out as beautiful as you imagined. Which is why these tricks are particularly handy — they're exactly what you need to properly prep colors before beginning your newest masterpiece.
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Everything you need to become a master watercolorist, all in one place. Get the gear and follow our lessons in Startup Library: Painting with Watercolors.