Monday, May 15, 2017

Fluid Acrylic Technique - Finger Swiping & No Brush Lavender Flowers wit...

The Spring and Summer flowers Acrylic Pouring series continues-

-I guess it is a series now that there are 4 videos already! This time it is Lavender! My yard is small but in the summer I have a sweet little lavender hedge that my son planted for me several years ago. All the plants were from the seeds of one lonely lavender bush that I planted over 20 years ago! The flowers are beautiful and I wanted try and capture the feeling of those beautiful blooms!

This time I used a cradled wood board to pour on--10 inches x 10 inches. Cradled wood just means that it is a wood panel that has an attached frame to the back, it keeps the wood rigid and makes it really easy to hang up. :)

The Paints! 
Here's all the individual recipes for the colors and brands that I used in this painting. 

I Use a scale to measure my paint, water and pouring medium. It is more accurate and consistent to use a scale and way faster! 

You do need a cup or container for each color. Little plastic cups are great if you are saving leftover paints. You can use small paper water cups if you are not going to try and save the paint. Paper cups will fall apart more quickly. 

You will also need some craft sticks and a pair of gloves to to make it easier to keep your hands clean.

All of the colors have Pouring Medium in them. I did this painting with the Liquitex Pouring Medium. You can experiment with any pouring mediums--just do them proportionally small batches until you are confident that your combinations will work.

On to the PAINT MIXING Recipes!
Put your cup on the scale press the button to set the scale to zero and follow the measurements as you add each item to a cup for each color.

DecoArt Americana paints: Titanium White - 1 oz paint, 1/4 oz Pouring Medium, 1/4 oz water

Apple Barrel Paints- each color in its own cup! 
Leaf Green 1 1/2 oz paint, 1/2 oz pouring medium, 1/4 oz water
Mountain Blue: 1/2 oz paint, 1/2 oz pouring medium NO water, Royal Violet: 1/2 oz paint, 1/2 oz pouring medium, NO water

Ben Franklin Thalo Green: 1/2 oz Paint, 1/2 oz Pouring Medium, about 1/8 oz water (maybe less)

FolkArt Color Shift Blue Flash: 1/4 oz Paint, 1/4 oz Pouring Medium, 1/16 oz water

DecoArt Crafters Acrylic Grape Taffy: 1/2 oz Paint, 1/2 oz Pouring Medium, 1/16 oz water

There's no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of burning the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. 

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful but there can be consequences we don't know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. :) 

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft! I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves. 

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists. 

We have a great group on Facebook Come and join us!

Music: Http://purple-planet.com

"Music for Manatees" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Summer Wildflower Meadow Big Cloudy Cells Sky Fluid Acrylic Pour Techniq...

Summer time is coming and soon the Wildflower Meadows will be covered with amazing blooms! I'm looking forward to many camping trips to the National forests in my little teardrop trailer! I may just have to figure out how to do some acrylic poured paintings while on the go. Anyone interested in seeing me do some painting videos out in the 'wild'?

This painting was so much fun. The clouds were such an surprise too! I love how the white interacted with the blues to to create such cloud like cells. I think that part of this was do to all the tipping of the canvas that gave the clouds their slanted angle and energy. This video is almost an hour long and has a quite a few steps but NONE of the steps are hard to do. Just doing the steps I show gives you a better chance to get similar effects. :) 

This fun beginner acrylic painting doesn't use any brushes! I'm pouring paint from cups. Drawing through the paint with wood sticks and plastic paint droppers! Use what you have! I even used my fingers to move the paint around. 

This is your time to be creative--never let the lack of a tool keep you from making art!

For this painting I used 2 "Dirty" (several colors in one cup) Cups one set up with the Blues and White, and one cup set up with the Greens and Yellows you will get the Sky and the meadow! Then there are some clean colors for the wild flowers using some large 5 ml pipettes.
This painting is done on a 12x24 inch canvas--the biggest I think I can do under my camera with the current set up. 

You can do this on any size canvas or surface. If you use a different size you will need to adjust the amount of paint and pouring medium you mix up. Play and experiment with how much you will need. Just mix up more if you are working bigger or less if you are working smaller.

All of the colors are mixed with Liquitex Pouring Medium!

High Flow and Fluid paints were mixed 10 drops of paint to 1 ounce of Pouring Medium.

Color shift paint was mixed 2:1-- 2 parts Pouring Medium to 1 part Color Shift paint

Behr Premium Plus Ultra is mixed 1:1 -- 1 part Pouring Medium to 1 part Paint.

Golden Fluid Acrylic: Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow, Carbon Black, Cobalt Turquoise.
Golden High Flow: Phthalo Blue, Ultra Marine Blue, Dioxazine Purple
Behr Premium Plus Ultra 100% Acrylic Paint: Nano White
Plaid Color Shift: Black Flash

There's no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of burning the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. 

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful but there can be consequences we don't know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. :) 

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft! I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves. 

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists. 

We have a great group on Facebook Come and join us!

Music: Http://purple-planet.com

"Groundwork" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Abstract Lilac Flowers Easy Poured Fluid Acrylic Painting Step by Step T...

Memories are made of moments filled with emotion. My memories of lilacs are filled with my siblings, our friends, the stories and adventures we would create for ourselves playing in the backyard under the branches of our old overgrown lilac bush.



Lilacs are an old fashioned flower that never really has gone out of fashion as far as I'm concerned! I love the soft scent of lilacs in the spring after it has rained and the sun is softly warming the air. 



This painting has a dirty flip cup acrylic poured background and then the tree trunk and branches are put on using a pipette. The lovely purple flowers are made by layering drops of dark purple, light purple and white paint and dragging a ball end stylus through to make the flower petals.

The All of the paints were prepared with Golden Fluid acrylic paints Golden Polymer Medium Gloss.
Paints: 
Golden Fluid Acrylic paint colors: Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow and Iridescent Gold Deep Fine.
Plaid Color Shift in Black Flash. 
Behr Premium Plus Ultra - Nano White

8x10 inch Yes! Canvas Panel 20cm x 25cm
5 ml Pipettes (big droppers) (I found them on Amazon)
Ball end Stylus Nail Tool

There's no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of burning the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. 

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful but there can be consequences we don't know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. :) 

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft! I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves. 

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists. 

We have a great group on Facebook Come and join us just search for Deliberately Creative!

Music: Http://purple-planet.com

"Fireflies and Stardust" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Find me at:
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Fluid Acrylic Poured Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Drink with Negative S...

Come with me to a magical place where sparkling Unicorns drink sweet and sour, color changing frosty concoctions!



This fluid acrylic poured painting has all the spirit but non of the calories or stickiness!


Today I'm painting on an 11x14 pre gessoed canvas panel
Using:
Liquitex Heavy Body: Ultra Marine, Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White Golden Glazing Liquid Gloss
Liquitex Pouring Medium
Golden Fluid Acrylics : Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Green (transparent), Quinacridone Magenta

Brushes: Simply Simmons Firm Filament #12 Filbert(1 inch), Royal and Langnickle Angle 3/8 inch.

Contact Brand clear sticky back plastic for the mask.

And a pair of scissors.
There's no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of burning the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. 

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of  how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful but there can be consequences we don't know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. :) 

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft! I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves. 

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists. 

We have a great group on Facebook Come and join us!

Music: Http://purple-planet.com

"Fireflies and Stardust" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Find me at:
Instagram: @deliberately_creative
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sbergeron00/
Google+:  +Deliberately Creative -Stephanie Bergeron
Facebook: Deliberately Creative Https://www.facebook.com/groups/1524859274500385/ Please join our creative discussion! Join our group!
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Fluid Acrylic Poured Painting Behr Interior House Paint Alternative Pour...

This experiment takes us back to outer space using negative space!

I painted the MDF 12x12 board with a flat black paint and sprinkled stars.
Then using a salad plate I cut a circle mask in a piece of Contact sticky backed film and put it on the front of the board AFTER THE BACKGROUND PAINT WAS DRY.

Then pouring in stripes with the 1 cup Dirty Pour of  Behr paint and Golden Polymer medium in a 1:1 ratio the planet was put in and left to dry for a while (I used a blow dryer from a high up angle so I didn't disturb the paint but I did get it to set up a bit. 

Then I Pulled off the Mask to reveal the planet! 

Next using plain Golden Polymer Medium I back filled the negative space on the board around the planet.

Finally using Micro Pearl Pearl Ex mixed into Golden Polymer Medium I created the Comet!

The Behr Colors I used were: Raven Raisin, Cherry Red, Majestic Blue, Luscious Lemon and Nano White.

As an alternative to Liquitex Pouring Medium this time I used Golden Polymer Medium Gloss.- it is about the same price as the Liquitex BUT the Golden Polymer Medium is IN Stock! 
Jaquard Pearl Ex Powder- Micro Pearl

This worked out really well! I has to wait for the painting to be completely dried so I could finish the video with it. But Oh My goodness it was worth the wait!

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft!

I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves. 

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists. 

We have a great group on Facebook Come and join us!

Music: Http://purple-planet.com

"Bittersweet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Find me at:
Facebook Page: Deliberately Creative 
Facebook Group: Https://www.facebook.com/groups/1524859274500385/ Please join our creative discussion! Join our group!
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fluid Acrylic Poured Painting - Abstract Fantasy Planet - Using a Mask E...

Masking and pouring paint works!! I'm so excited by the possibilities this opens up.

 Being able to put a targeted pour in a specific spot on a painting just by masking with contact paper (sticky backed plastic used Usually as a re-positional shelf liner-It has just enough tack to stay put and keep a clean seal but it is easy to release from the painting surface. Contact is the brand I used that is available in the United states)


This painting looks like a fantasy planet in a star filled sky. I painted the background in with Liquitex Heavy Body: Mars Black, Phthalo Blue and Dioxazine Purple and dried it over night. Then I used a toothbrush to spatter thinned down Liquitex Titanium White for the star filled sky. After that was dry I applied the precut mask of Contact sticky backed plastic as the mask and did the pour!

All of the paints were all watered down to a smooth fluid - like thin cream and then mixed with Golden Polymer Medium Gloss, the Golden GAC-800.   

This time we are using a 12 inch x 12 inch Cradled Wood Panel.  I'm  using several different paints to pour with: Decoart Crafter's acrylics:  Buttercream,  Liquitex Titanium White, Matisse: Southern Ocean Blue, Pebeo Studio Acrylics: Red/Blue, Golden Polymer Medium Gloss, Golden GAC-800 and water.

There's no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of burning the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. We all have to weigh the pros and cons of  how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful but there can be consequences we don't know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. :) 

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves. 

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists. 

We have a great group on Deliberately Creative on Facebook Come and join us! 

I also have an Artist Page on Facebook: Deliberately Creative check it it out and like it! I'll be doing some live videos from time to time on Facebook and you'll get notified if you click that Facebook page Like!

Music: Http://purple-planet.com

"Bittersweet" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
Find me at:
Instagram: @deliberately_creative
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sbergeron00/
Google+:  +Deliberately Creative -Stephanie Bergeron
Facebook: Deliberately Creative Https://www.facebook.com/groups/1524859274500385/ Please join our creative discussion! Join our group!
Blog: http://deliberatelycreative.blogspot.com
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Copyright info: Videos produced by Stephanie Bergeron (Deliberately Creative Sbergeron00) are intended for private use only. Please contact me for commercial/retail use licensing information. Feel free to embed the videos as is, but please do not alter, remove watermarks, re-upload or otherwise change the original video. Thank you.