Acrylic Ink Vs. Alcohol Ink (Experiment Results Included)

Ink art is something I have recently discovered and enjoyed a lot. There are two types of inks popular among artists which are acrylic and alcohol ink. So, you might be wondering what the differences are between acrylic and alcohol inks. Alcohol ink and acrylic ink differ in their composition. Alcohol ink is dye-based and … Read more

Paint vs. ink: All questions answered

Paints and inks are two distinctive mediums with many uses. However, there can be confusion, conflicts, and overlapping areas between these two mediums. So you might wonder what is the difference between paints and ink. The main difference between paints and inks is ink is very flowy and thin while paints are viscose and thick. … Read more

Violet vs. Purple: difference explained in simple terms

Some people call it purple and some call it violet. For a long time, I also thought both purple and violet are different types of purple colors. Let’s see in simple terms what the difference is between purple and violet. Purple and violet are two different colors. Violet is the true color that we can … Read more

Acrylic Paint vs. Fabric Paint: All you need to know

Colors can make any piece of fabric beautiful. You might want to paint on a piece of fabric and may have come across acrylic paint and fabric paint. So what is the difference between acrylic paint and fabric paints? In general fabric, paint is a painting medium specially formulated to paint on fabric. It can … Read more

Acrylic paint vs. water-based paint: All you need to know

Paint is oftentimes confusing. There are water-based paint, oil-based paints, and chemical-based paints. Then there are paints like acrylic, enamel, and lacquer. In this article, we will be looking at a comparison between acrylic paint and water-based paint. Almost all acrylic paints are water-based and soluble in water. However, all water-based paints are not acrylic … Read more

Gouache vs. acrylic paint: everything you need to know

Both gouache and acrylic paint is very interesting art mediums. However, they both have their similarities and differences. Gouache and acrylic paints are very different from each other. Both gouache and acrylic paint are water-based. However, after drying gouache can be reactivated with water while acrylic paint dries into a water-resistant permanent paint layer. Gouache … Read more

Watercolor vs. acrylic paint: which is the best for you?

Choosing an art medium can be pretty challenging especially when you are a beginner. You might have heard about watercolor and acrylic paints are best for beginners to experts. But which paint is best for you, is it watercolor or acrylic paint? Acrylic paint is best for beginners because acrylic painting techniques are easy to … Read more

Tempera paint vs. acrylic paint: what you need to know

When you are at the art store you may have come across tempera paint. Also, you might have noticed how cheap they are. Essentially you can buy 16 ounces of tempera paint for only 5 USD. You might also see acrylic paint at the art store and these two paints are different in many ways. … Read more

Chalk paint vs. acrylic paint (handy chart included)

Painting is an essential part of any decorative piece. We can achieve any look we want if we choose the right paint. Both chalk paint and acrylic paint can be used for decorative purposes. But they are different in many aspects. Chalk paint and acrylic paint mainly differ in composition and finishing. Chalk paint has … Read more

Poster paint vs. acrylic paint (a handy chart included)

When you go into an art store, there are so many art mediums to choose from like poster paint and acrylic paint. You might have noticed that poster paints are cheaper than acrylic paint. But what exactly is the difference between poster paint and acrylic paint? In general, poster paints are made with school projects … Read more