I do my art in my home office. It is a very small space, and isn't really set up for "mess making". Therefore, I tend to avoid acrylics.
My favorite art partner in crime is my sister, Dianne, who lives across the country from me. She and I have been talking a lot about The Documented Life Project, which is a combined planner and art journal project.
One of the talented people behind this project posted a video on her blog recently, and I learned a few things about using acrylics in a small space:
- She paints directly from the tube (no palette). If she needs to put paint on something she uses an old credit card that she holds in her hand.
- She applies paint with the same card and she also uses her fingers a lot.
- She doesn't use water. If she uses a brush, she wipes it right on the page and then on a paper towel.