A Test: Acrylic Versus Craft Paint


I’m back today with a fun guest post over at Teal & Lime. This month I did a test comparing acrylic paint versus craft paint.

As part of the test I painted three mediums:

  • canvas
  • card stock
  • wood

I showed you how I painted the canvases earlier this week.

How to Paint a Geometric Canvas | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Today I want to share more details on how I performed the card stock and wood tests.

Painting Wooden Whales

For the wood I chose these adorable wooden whales.

Comparing-Craft-and-Acrylic-Paint-on-Clean-Wood

Then I used a blue metallic blue paint in both acrylic and craft paint.

Painting a Wooden Whale with Craft and Acrylic Paint | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Painting a Wooden Whale with Craft and Acrylic Paint | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

They are just so cute! I couldn’t help but pick these as my test samples.

The Card Stock Test

Next up was the card stock test.

Painting Card Stock with Acrylic and Craft Paint | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

I chose four pretty shades in both types of paint and just did a simple block pattern.

Painting Card Stock with Acrylic and Craft Paint | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

Painting Card Stock with Acrylic and Craft Paint | www.rappsodyinrooms.com

These were so simple to do and fun to make! I might even stick them behind a frame and put them around the house. For now I’ve used washi tape to put them on the wall.

Make sure to check out my post over on Teal & Lime to see the results of my acrylic versus craft paint test!


  • Headed over to see the results…ReplyCancel

  • Hi Megan, thanks for doing all the testing for me!! I think I get so overwhelmed with all the paint options, I just don’t know where to start. Now I can look back at your article here and on Teal and Lime and see what you did!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Nicole! I am so glad that you found this helpful! It can get overwhelming – I agree. But now perhaps one part is a little simpler!ReplyCancel

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