How to Mix Acrylic Paints to Make Bronze

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Acrylic paints, when mixed in a very particular way, can be used to make bronze colored paints for your future use. Mix acrylic paints to make bronze with help from a graduate of the Maine College of Art in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Abbeth and I'm going to show you how to mix acrylic paint to make bronze. In order to make bronze, all you need is a fairly deep brown, in this case I've chosen burnt sienna. And squeeze about a dime sized amount of that out on to your palette. Then you're going to take just a little bit of iridescent paint and put that out next to your brown. Take your palette knife, scrape those two together, mix them with the tip of the knife. And if it looks a bit too coppery, you can add a darker color, maybe even just a tiny, tiny drop of black. A little bit of black goes a long way. And mix that in until you have a nice bronze color. And I'll show you how that looks brushed out on to the paper. My name is Abbeth and I just showed you how to mix acrylic paint to make bronze.


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