multi-layered scratching technique
on canvas with acrylic paint
Variation 3
Third lesson from the course on multi-layered technique
video lesson:
What will you learn?
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In this video lesson Svetlana shows you her most famous and highly-demanded, however time-consuming technique – multi-layered scratching technique on canvas with acrylic paint.

Get ready to work hard as you'll need from 4 to 9 (or more) hours to create painting in this technique – and this time estimation relates to small 30x30 or 40x40 cm paintings. As Svetlana admits, from her experience,it takes her several days or even weeks to paint bigger pictures.

However all the efforts you'll invest in it worth it! The works in this technique look so spectacular that spark interest of arts lovers and collectors.

This very technique which Svetlana has been using for more than 10 years, improving it and polishing, made her famous as an artist and a teacher. People come from all over the world to attend her workshops and classes on this technique!

Extensive experience which she gained by improving and mastering the technique for many years led to several variations of it. To learn all of them in one video lesson is close to impossible.

That's why Svetlana developed course which consists of 3 video lessons. Each of them will cover one of the variation which let you dive deep into all the nuances of the particular variations.

Furthermore, each lesson is self-sufficient. Svetlana leads you through the technique step by step from "blank canvas" to finished painting. She explains it in a great detail and in so plain clear language that there would be no difficulties even for beginners.
The video lesson is 4 hours long!
Recorded with two cameras at the same time.
Svetlana Rumak
about the author
Famous Moscow artist with 25 years of creative experience. More than 250 exhibitions in Russia and abroad including 10 personal ones in Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, USA and Great Britain.

Participant of 20 international art-symposiums in Qatar, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Bulgaria, Latvia, India, Iordania, Romania. Member of the Artists' Union of Russia in the Painting Section since 2002.
Recognized acrylic paint guru - she's been working for more than 12 years with acrylic paint and developed several unique painting techniques.
Over the last 5 years Svetlana created 10 workshops and 6 courses on her technique and gave more than 300 offline classes in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kazan, Tallinn, Riga, Omsk, Ekaterinburg.

The great teaching experience, pedagogical education and the fact that Svetlana Rumak is a successful painter make her workshops really unique - people come from all over the world to attend her workshops and get valuable info about unusual painting techniques straight from the source!
Svetlana Rumak Paintings
made with acrylic paint on the canvas in the 2nd variation of the technique, which is shown in the video lesson:
about the course on this technique:
The course includes 3 lessons
The examples of paintings and description will help you to navigate through 3 variations of the technique and choose the video lesson which suits your needs.

variation 1
A distinctive feature of the variation is a laconic, decorative work with colours, well-defined pattern, lots of fine details. But at the same time, the techniques from "realistic" art are used: work with volume, light and shadow, overtones and "looks like real" - glass, metal,satin, porcelain.
variation 2
The "quickest" variation of this technique!)) It's a perfect choice for those who don't like going into details, for those who like "vivid", expressive works, experiments, innovative solutions and "modern language" in art!)
variation 3
Old and faded frescoes inspired me to create this variation of the technique… This variation is about "broken" paint layer, the color scheme can be both restrained, almost monochrome, and colorful, but the main feature of the variation which differs it from the rest variations is working with shadows in such a way that they create "aged" effect on the surface.
you can find out about each variation in details:
variation 3

Purchase lesson for 3000 roubles.
If you're interested in the detailed study of the multi-layered techniques you can buy the course including all variations 3 lessons each.
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With every lesson you'll get the access to closed groups in Facebook and Vkontakte where you can share your paintings, get the feedback from Svetlana and chat with other participants.

There Svetlana gives personal feedback about your painting technique and style, answers your questions, uploads her works connected with the topic of the lesson.

Feel free to join the groups: lots of fun, interesting and useful info is waiting for you there! :)

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medium and supplies
What are the medium and supplies required for the lesson?
Svetlana's recommendation:
For this technique I usually use canvas made of the natural linen with thin threads - it's called "fine grain" at the art stores. I don't like the canvases with the synthetic additives because they're not flexible enough. Also I don't recommend using very thin cotton canvases - they simply may not "survive" this technique) Sometimes my students use canvas on the cardboard or MDF or gesso coated cardboard and it's a pretty good choice for experimenting or pilot works! However you should bare in mind that the cardboard may lose shape because of water. I recommend 40x40 or 50x50 canvas for this lesson, as it may be harder to focus on the techniques nuances with the bigger format.
Acrylic paint
Svetlana's recommendation:
I prefer the following Russian manufacturers of the acrylics like - Acryl Art, Acryl hobby de Lux, Ladoga and the following foreign brands like Maimeri if I like the colour. I pay attention to its behaviour while drying up: it shouldn't have bright and explicit gloss, should have opacity. I like using acrylic paint in the jars because here I can control the thickness and it's very important for this technique.
Buying whitening, pay attention to the fact that zinc white can have less opacity. That's why I prefer Titanium ones.
I do not use acrylics from DIY stores like for painting furniture or acrylics for decorative purposes because the quality of it lower than of art acrylic and its purposes do not suit for this technique.
Svetlana's recommendation:
For this technique you'll need high quality synthetic hair brushes. I use wide flat synthetic brushes for the first layer and for finishing the work with varnish.
Also you'll need thin round brushes - №1,2,3.
Sometimes on the finish layer I like taking a deeper look into fine details and then I use the rigger like №0/3. Lately I've been using the paintbrushes from "Autumn" series by "Malevich" company.
Svetlana's recommendation:
To smooth out the first "protective" layer we'll need the palette-knife. You can use the palette-knife of any size or something else like spatula, plastic card - whatever you have within your reach)
If it's your first time palette-knife purchase, pay attention to the comfortable handle and high-quality metal.
Svetlana's recommendation:
Once the work is finished, I varnish it. I usually use mat acrylic varnish made by St. Petersburg company called Tair. I use wide synthetic or sometimes bristle brush for it. All the details of this process are covered in detail at the lesson.
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