Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fluid Acrylic Painting - Old Fashioned Red Geraniums using Balloons Tech...

I love old fashioned flowers! Summery red geraniums are such a trigger for my memories! Make some memories with your family today!

 Red Geraniums, Blue Forget Me Not's and white Alyssum are a beautiful combination that just makes me smile! I hope that this project brings you happy memories and helps you create new ones too!

Fluid Acrylic Painting using Balloons is a fun a creative way to do really fast paintings that look AMAZING! Kids love this technique just as much as adults. 

This is a #LoveSummerArt2017 video. This is part of the Creative Arts Collaboration Summer Online Art Festival. To find more amazing videos just put #LoveSummerArt2017 into the search bar and you will have so many beautiful summer art videos at your fingertips! More will be added every day between June 14-18, 2017.

This is a project that ANYONE can be successful doing. I hope you will try it out and see how much fun this really is! 

I am so delighted by the magic of these paintings. I have several more varieties of flowers already in videos, I hope you check them out. They are linked in the iCard. 

I used Solar White 110 lb Neenah Cardstock cut into 5.5"x 8.5" pieces and then folded in half to make a greeting cards. 

These make wonderful gifts on their own or in sets of 4 with envelopes. If you purchase Invitation Envelopes they fit perfectly! Imagine a small wedding or shower with hand painted invitations with your own original art!


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 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 Crafter's Acrylic paint: 
Grasshopper Green- 20 grams paint, 40 grams Liquitex Pouring Medium

Apple Barrel Paints- each color in its own cup! 
20 grams paint, 40 grams Liquitex Pouring Medium
Christmas Green 
Caterpillar Green
Pumpkin Orange

Artist Loft 20 grams paint, 40 grams Liquitex Pouring Medium
Anita's 20 grams paint, 40 grams Liquitex Pouring Medium
True Red

There's no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of heating the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. I'm also concerned with the possible issues down the line with the paint not forming a good bond with the surface because of the oils preventing proper adhesion.

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. 

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