I am really into a fun new art called Acrylic Pouring. My aunt Trudi got me into this (she used to laugh at me for making my own cards!!!) LOL. Now she is hooked (and needs rehab) and I quite like it too.
I have created a couple of canvases using this technique which I have given away as presents. For this post, I am going to share with you how I have poured acrylic paints onto old LP records and CDs.
Now, I know that vinyl is very popular again. Even my son has a record player. Do not despair - I bought a heap of album box sets from the charity shop. The ones I've used so far are called "Organ Memories". Not going to be missed anytime soon LOL.
First up my records that will be turned into clocks -
You will notice there are 'cells' within the paint. I will tell you a bit more about that soon.
The first two are quite busy but they look amazing. There is a combination of about 4 different colours.
This 'clock' is simply blue and white paint.
You can make your pours more clean and simple by adding less of your pour mix and more white paint.
Next up are my CDs. I am going to attach some cork drink coasters underneath and create my own drink coasters. These could also be made into mini clocks.
How to create your pour? There are many, many videos on youtube explaining how to do these acrylic pours. There are even different techniques - dirty pour, puddle pour, flip cup, swipe. You can even use string. All my pieces have used the flip cup method.
My recipe for each colour -
Acrylic Paint + same ratio of PVA Glue + water to thin + a few drops of silicone.
It is the silicone oil that crreates the cells. Once you have poured your paint onto the surface, give it a bit of a tilt and the cells will start to form. To really give them a boost, blast them quickly with a blow torch!
All my pieces have been given three coats of gloss sealer.
I would like to enter these challenges -
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
and just a reminder that the December Challenge at HLS for Mixed Media is Anything Goes