I have several questions and I hope someone can provide some guidance.
1- Is "staining" the canvas the same as applying gesso?
2- I like a good tooth to pull the paint from my brush so; Can I color my gesso with fluid acrylic and still get the tooth that you get from just using gesso?
3- I have seen on YouTube artists using ordinary house acrylic paint that you would buy from the hardware store as a base and also adding marble dust the mix.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.