My friend Deb and I tried some paint pouring last weekend. If you look on YouTube, there are a bunch of paintings about paint pouring. Basically, you mix paint with a pouring medium and silicone. Then you pour different colors together and spread them on a canvas. We were trying to achieve the same effect on paper.
This is one of the better efforts on paper. It really didn’t work very well at all. We tried different “recipes” and still with limited success. So we thought we would try it on a canvas (the way it is supposed to be done).
And this is what we got! It’s amazing. The “cells” were bigger when it was first poured but they tend to shrink down. And there were many colors in this pour so it’s surprising how blue green it feels overall.
Here’s a close up. It is a really fun process although it seems to waste a ton of paint. We are going to try some different pouring mediums this weekend which are less expensive and instead of pouring on to paper, we are going to create acrylic skins. Basically, that is a sheet of dry acrylic paint. So we’ll be pouring on plastic, letting it dry and then peeling it off. Hopefully, our results will overall be better this time.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a good weekend.
It looks like fun! I love the lacy effect. I can’t wait to see how the peel project goes.
Thanks Marilyn, I hope the acrylic skins work like we think they will. It takes a while for them to dry.
Very interesting!! I hope that you bring some examples to our get together on the 19th!
Thanks Louise, yes, show and tell will be happening 🙂
Love these!! I’m playing with the acrylic skins right now too. Can hardly wait to see them when they are dried!
Thanks Tesi! I’m looking forward to seeing your acrylic skins too!!
You made cobweb felt with paint!
Never thought of it that way!
It looks good 🙂 I’ve always liked marbling on paper, but even now the kits are expensive. I’ve sat for hours ‘manually’ marbling and used to make painting pouring ‘gloss paint’ years ago (probably explains the memory/brain problems these days!) so I might have to look up some videos to give this a try.
Hey Zed, we have done a bit of marbling. This is much more random. You have no control over the pattern. The videos are interesting even if you don’t try it.
The blue green pouring is beautiful! I’ve seen videos of this being done but not tried it myself.
Thanks Karen, we poured more paint yesterday and got some amazing results. I will show it when it’s dry. It does take a while to dry 🙂