Acrylic Wash Glazing
I learned the acrylic wash process from the late Marie Gibbons of Colorado. It works best on clay with a lot of grog, such as raku glaze. It is also shown at it's best with lots of details in your piece. It is also referred to as "cold glazing." Basically, one starts with acrylic paints that are watered down as much as possible. One starts with a very thin layer to saturate your piece of art, usually with black acrylic wash. It is best to start with a very thin acrylic glaze wash. As more color is wanted one builds up the layers. If I start with a black, it is the most watered down black I can make. If I want it darker I continuously add layers of the same. Then other colors are added on top of the base black. When I feel my colors are what I want I let them dry. My final procedure is to seal the pieces with an acrylic floor sealer, which adds depth of color and protection.