Which Base Coat Should I Use Under Transparent Paint?

Which Base Coat Should I Use Under Transparent Paint?

This article will explains which base coat colours to use when working with transparent paints. 


Base coating can be very tricky when you are working with acrylic paints. When you are working with colors such as red, yellow and blue, they are certain base colors you can use to get greater coverage with fewer coats. 


During this video, Kara demonstrates these techniques on a paper plate, however it is something that you can try on your next door hanger project.  

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