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!

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"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)
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