Sweet tilted leftovers Fluid Acrylic Pouring Art #7041-4.21.20
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I am using an 8″x10″ stretched canvas. All the paints I use are acrylic paints mixed with additives to help them flow more easily. All my colors are stored and mixed in squeeze bottles for ease of use. I use a propane torch is cautiously passed over the surface of the canvas to release any air in the paint that might result in bubbles forming while the artwork dries or leaving pockmarks if left to pop on their own. Warming the paint will also often encourage patterns to emerge because the paint in combination with the Floetrol used in my pouring mix encourages cells to form.
My “pouring” mixture or “recipe” is simple and starts with 2 parts (estimated) GAC800 from “Golden” added into any acrylic paint color 8 parts (amounts are always estimated). This starts the mixing process. Mix the paint and GAC thoroughly. Next, I add my mixed Floetrol and (half) Deco-Art pouring medium. (Shake it first every time!)The truth is, lately, that’s my go-to. I add the same (or more) ounces as the first two ingredients and mix everything thoroughly. The consistency is usually medium “body” weight, but other weights are usable with minor adjustments.
To mix, if you use squeeze bottles as I do, add a glass marble and shake your paints every time before you use them. All my acrylic paints are mixed in advance and contained and stored in squeeze bottles. If you are not using squeeze bottles, I suggest using a container that has a lid. I have often used the 4oz size plastic deli containers, and the paint keeps for a long time in them, but you still will have to stir before using the mix again because the Floetrol and other flow agents will rise to the top between uses. None of my acrylic paint has any added silicone. To create the pearlescent effects seen in most of my artworks, I use “Golden’s” Iridescent pearl “Fine” added to colors. By “eye” until I am pleased with what I see.
Every day I learn new things. I will never stop experimenting, and I am happy to share what I discover with you.
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#7041 wet, shown in this video.