ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


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  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
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    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
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  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
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  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

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  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


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How To Blend Acrylic Paint

How To Blend Acrylic Paint

How do you blend acrylic paint smoothly? | 3 Acrylic Blending Techniques | Best Brushes For Blending Acrylic Paint



Acrylic is a wonderful modern medium that everyone should explore. It’s so versatile that it can be used in so many different ways and on various supports. From a more traditional painting style to acrylic pouring, the possibilities just seem endless. Let’s first tackle one of the basic techniques - blending.

Blending Acrylic Paint

Learning how to blend acrylic paint is an important skill to master especially if you want to achieve a more realistic painting style. To be able to seamlessly transition from one color to another and successfully paint the subtle transitions between different tones and values. Knowing how to achieve soft and blurred edges is essential when trying to create depth and perspective in your paintings. If you’re just starting out with this medium, consider reading up first on our beginner’s guide on how to use acrylic paint to get a general overview.

The fact that acrylic paint is a fast-drying medium makes it even more challenging to take your time with blending. But do not despair, there are ways of slowing down the drying time. Nowadays, there are even paints specially designed to be slow drying called Open Acrylics. Let’s dive into the basics of blending with acrylic paint.

But first, a list of the materials I used:

Acrylic paints - I used the following colors: Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Hooker's Green, and Cobalt Blue.

Acrylic paint brushes - I used brushes from the Verbena brush set of ZenART Supplies.

Canvas pad  and masking tape - just a sheet from the pad and divided into three equal parts using the masking tape.

Palette knife - I used one that came from my Renoir brush set.

Jar of water - for rinsing the brushes in and diluting the paints.

Retarder - to extend the drying time of the paints.

Wetting agent - to allow for an even smoother blending.

A small spritz bottle filled with water - can be used to pre-wet a surface or to spray on the paints to keep them from drying too soon.

A rag - for wiping off the excess paint on.


What you can mix with your acrylic paint to aid your blending techniques

In the video above, I used three different ‘add-ons’ to help with all the blending that I did. Let’s discuss them further below starting with the first add on, using water with your paint.

Can you use water to blend acrylic paint? Yes!

The answer is, yes! In fact, this is the very first technique I learned for blending acrylic paint. Firstly, I wasn’t sure yet then if I would like painting with acrylic. So I didn’t want to spend on the expensive mediums and retarders just yet.

Adding water to your acrylic paint will make it easier to blend it and quite necessary if you’re using heavy-bodied paints. Dipping my brush every now and then in my jar of water is enough for the most part. If I need more, I use a mini-spritzer filled with water and spray it directly on the paints in my palette - do this sparingly. Be careful not to dilute it with too much water unless you’re looking to use it in a similar way to watercolors. Too much water will break down the binding of the acrylic resin with the pigment and cause your colors to become chalky and easily flake off once dry. 

Adding a lot of water to your acrylic paint is fine if you’re looking to use it similar to watercolor and on an absorbent support like paper. So even if it’s very much watered down, the paint will stay on as the paper will absorb it.

Find out the key differences between acrylic and watercolor and know which one to choose for your next project.

What else can you mix with acrylic paint to help with smooth blending?

Besides water, there are other mediums or additives that you can mix for blending acrylic paint better and with much more ease.

Adding a Retarder to your acrylic paint

Retarding mediums when mixed with your paint, extends the drying time and makes it workable for a longer period. Allowing a better blending experience and more time to work with when doing wet-in-wet techniques. When using a retarder, use it on its own. It’s best not to use it with water as this can cause unwanted effects. Check the instructions on the bottle or container when using one for guidance on the proper ratio between retarder and paint. On mine for example it says: 

“Thoroughly mix small quantity of Retarder into acrylic paint. Do not use alone or as a painting medium. For thicker applications, do not add more than 1 part Retarder to 8 parts paint. For thin applications, do not add more than 1 part retarder to 1 part paint.” 


How thin or thick will of course depend on your own personal preferences or what your painting needs. Blending paint colors can be quite subjective. Though it won’t be as slow-drying as oil paints, the extra time you get from the retarder is still a very welcome gift. 

Check out this article on acrylic vs oil paint and learn more about the main differences between the two.

Adding a Wetting Agent to your acrylic paint

A Wetting agent is an additive that when mixed with the acrylic paint, “lowers the surface tension of the water in the acrylic emulsion”. By ‘wetting out’ the pigments, it increases the flow of the paint and further enhances the finish or coating. This medium is very useful when you need to do staining work. I often use this for thin glazing or layering when painting. You can use this to further refine your blending by layering on top of previously blended layers if you feel like it/they need that extra love. Unlike retarders, this one can and should be used with water. Dilute it in water, and again check the container for the correct amount of wetting agent to water ratio.

How do you blend acrylic paint smoothly?

In the video above, I covered the three different ways that I use to create a smooth blending. And with the help of these three -  water, retarder, and wetting agent - you'll be able to explore various ways of blending. All the examples I did will help you learn how to paint gradients, too.

3 Acrylic Blending Techniques

Water and blending the colors on the surface itself

By first lightly wetting the surface I’ll be painting on, I allow the paints to glide more smoothly for an easier blending. Using a small spritz bottle filled with water, I lightly spritz the first box on my canvas pad sheet. For this first blending technique, I used the colors Cobalt Blue and Hooker’s Green. I immediately start painting from the top with the blue paint using a 1½” Flat brush from the Verbena acrylic brush set.

Before I reach the halfway point, I stop and switch to green, leaving a gap between the two colors. 


Then I apply the green moving upwards, and side to side, making sure that I paint it as evenly spread as I can. I then slowly blend it upwards towards the blue continuing with my side to side, and now adding an up and down movement to fully blend the two colors together smoothly.

And finally, I switch back to blue for the bottom of the box. Using the same technique as above, I paint the blue evenly and start blending it upwards with the green. The finished blending gradient starts with blue, then turns green, and goes back to blue. 

Retarder and pre-mixing the blend of the two colors on the palette

For the next box (center box), I used the colors Cadmium Red Medium Hue and Cobalt Blue. I start by adding some retarder to each color and mixing them thoroughly. Then, I take a bit of blue and red and pre-mix a purple blend on my palette.

This time around I use the 1” Slant brush - a fantastic brush for blending - from the same brush set, Verbena, to do my blending. I start by just quickly dipping my brush in the water to wet it. Then I get some red paint and start painting at the top and applying it evenly while moving towards the center. 


Then I switch colors and pick up some of the purple color that I have previously pre-mixed. I apply it at the center and blend it upwards towards the red and mix the two colors together as smoothly as I can. Still using the same technique of side to side, up and down. Add more of whichever color that you think you need to even out the blending finish. Do this in small increments so you don’t have to keep fixing and tweaking your color blending.


Then before the purple starts to dry out, I add the blue at the bottom and blend it upwards towards the purple. Again using the same blending technique. You can relax a little bit with this acrylic blending technique for this box. The retarder in your paints gives you twice the amount of time more than usual before your acrylic paints start to dry.

Wetting Agent and dipping your wide flat brush in two colors

And finally for the last box, I used the colors Cadmium Red Medium Hue and Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue. I first make sure that the 1½” Flat brush has been thoroughly rinsed off from the previous colors. I load up ½ of the brush with red paint, and the other half with yellow.


Then I proceed to apply it starting from the middle of the box and then blending it upwards and downwards. If you find that the red is too strong, add more of the yellow and blend it in. I drizzle a little bit of the wetting agent on my palette. Then, I lightly dip my brush in it and mix it in with the paint. Use the wetting agent sparingly, you can prepare a mix of wetting agent + water in a separate jar just for this use. 


This blending technique starts from the middle, unlike the two previous ones that start from the upper edge. Blending with acrylics is a race against time when using regular acrylic paint. So work quickly before the paint starts to dry as this will leave paint streaks that will be harder to blend or cover once dry. I add red on the upper part and blend it to the top. Then yellow for the bottom part and blend it towards the middle. I keep adding more yellow until I achieve the gradation that I was aiming for. 

For the last step, I use the Mop brush to further soften the blending from top to bottom. I first lightly dip it in the wetting agent and just brush it over the whole gradient. The finished result is a much, much smoother blending.

And those are the three different blending techniques that I most often use. 

What brush is best for blending acrylic paint?

Besides the paint and the additives, mediums, or retarders, using the correct brushes will also help make your blending process go much smoother. Now, this will depend greatly on the size of the surface area that you need to cover with your blending applications. In my experience, I find that flat, filbert, and mop brushes are good for blending.

I also recommend using soft bristled brushes when blending. Synthetic brushes are great because not only are they softer than natural haired ones, but will also be more durable when used with acrylic (and the chemicals it contains). Check out our Verbena set below, a 16-pc brush set made up of 13 synthetic brushes, 2 color shapers, and a palette knife. Designed to be easily carried around with you in a beautiful woven grass roll-up case.


But if you’re looking for a more textured kind of blending, then I suggest trying out our badger and synthetic mix brushes. Badger hair is a lot softer than hog but hardier than synthetic. Brushes from our Artist’s Choice are all Filbert brushes of various sizes that are a Badger and synthetic mix. While brushes from the Renoir brush set are a mix of Hog and Badger and synthetic mix. 



I hope you’ll try these techniques and even discover your very own versions. With acrylic paint it’s just a matter of learning how to work quickly and knowing more about the tools that can help you out. Thankfully, technology has given us ways to extend the drying time and even paints that take longer to dry. Don’t be afraid to explore and make mistakes, it really is the best way to learn!

We’d love to hear back from you!

What’s the most challenging aspect of acrylic painting for you? Which acrylic blending technique do you most often use? If there’s anything we haven’t covered yet that you’d like to know more about, don't be shy and let us know in the comments below! Join our friendly art community Painting Inspiration Daily on Facebook. You can share your art and ideas, watch LIVE tutorials, and be inspired to paint!  

Ever wondered what is watercolor paper exactly and how is it used? Watch out for our next Toolkit and find out! Until then, have a blast learning how to blend acrylic paint!



Kathleen is the Wordsmith at ZenART, resident artist and art editor. When God sent a shower of talents, Kathleen made sure she got a basketful of them! She's a visual artist with practical knowledge on various fields from painting and sculpture, to costume and set design which comes in very handy when writing about various art techniques and theories. She also shares her passion for the arts through teaching. She runs her own brand of handmade wirework jewelry designs.

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