Friday 22 December 2017

Altered LP Records and CDs

Hello again!

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


  1. I think these are amazing and I love how they turn out.....I would buy a clock and would also like table coasters.....colours to be discussed!!

  2. They came out GREAT!!!! I checked this technique out in the past and always wanted to try it, but never got around....! Happy Holidays to you, Kylie!

  3. Fantastic technique Kylie, I've been following a fb group and slowly building up a stash to give this a go too! Your clocks and coasters look amazing, Cathy x

  4. These are stunning, Kylie, what a fabulous technique. I've no idea what silicone oil is, I'll have to investigate where I can get some. xx

  5. Wow! Lovely alteration! The records look fab! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  6. Totally awesome..what beautiful colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month.

  7. These are fantastic. Love the colors you used. Especially the blue ones.
    Thanks for playing with us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  8. Wow..these are just the effects and the colour choices too...
    Thank you so much for joining in with our December/January Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit......

  9. Love the altered LP and CD plates. The colours are stunning. Thank you for joining our December challenge at Altered Eclectics. Be sure to join us in February for our firsty 2018 challenge. Judy DT

  10. WOW!!! LOVE these, I have a stash of old records ready to try this, I just hope they come out as good as this. Thank you for sharing them with us at Altered Eclectics.


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