Acrylic paints are quick drying and waterproof so they are perfect for putting down areas of opaque colour with well-defined hard edges. But what if you want to blend, or work wet-in-wet? This can be done with normal acrylics but you have to be quick! Atelier interactive acrylics offer another way forward. Once these paints are touch dry, they can still be reactivated by spraying them with water. This is really helpful as it takes the time pressure off being creative (a deadline can be motivating, but if your paint is going to dry in a couple of minutes that's a little bit too much pressure :-) ).
Once you've applied the water spray, you can blend paint much more easily and achieve subtle graduations of colour and tone quite readily. You can also add even more water (via the spray bottle) to achieve watercolour-like mixing of washes. Both of these techniques have proved to be really helpful for me when depicting fur, hair or wool on animals. Check out the little video below for more details. https://youtu.be/oJ0vNUzCK-o The painting shown is entitled "Summer Light"