Art & Crafts Paint Pouring

Materials:

  • Acrylic paint (liquid, not in tubes, may be easier to dilute) available on Amazon or at Michael’s for ~$1 for 2 ounces in the Apple Barrel brand.
  • Only red, blue and yellow are needed; other colors can be blended from these. (Kits of pre-mixed pouring paint with many colors are available for $18 to $40 if you want to splurge and not mix.)
  • Floetrol for latex paint. It is used to dilute acrylic paint to a pouring consistency. It comes in quarts from Amazon, Michael’s or Home Depot (not required if you use the pouring paint). On Amazon, one item also comes with a bottle of 100% silicone oil. (Also, you could share a bottle with other members, as it’s $24.)
  • 100% silicone oil
  • A straw to make cells “pop” in your painting (~$10). See above regarding sharing or the combo deal.
  • Canvases at Michael’s (8x10) $10 for 10 canvases. Again, sharing is a possibility or just buy a couple.
  • A container ‘tub’ to hold your canvas
  • A ‘cookie cooling rack’ to rest a canvas on (Push pins are recommended by art books in place of a rack.)
  • Foil ‘turkey pans’ (Available at the Dollar store. Paint will dry in them as you don’t want to put paint down a sink.)
  • Rubber or plastic gloves
  • Plastic cups
  • Mixing sticks
  • Blue painters’ tape to cover the back of the canvas wood, available at the Dollar store or Amazon. Insert link to https://www.amazon.com/Printing-Painters-Masking-Release-Removal/dp/B07CV7JNQF/ref=sr_1_18?crid=KXK8FQNBQ06L&dchild=1&keywords=blue+painters+tape+3+inch&qid=1621191954&sprefix=blue+painters+ta%2Caps%2C247&sr=8-18 What size?

Instructions to complete by July 16 in preparation for July 19 session:

Complete these steps before July 16 to allow at least 3 days drying time before July 19.

  • Using blue painters’ tape, tape the back of your canvases for full coverage.
  • If desired, complete an ‘undercoat’ with a color (in case the tilted paint doesn’t go all the way to the edge or cover the edges)

Below are pictures of work in progress:


For more information, check out YouTube videos, especially Olga Soby: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9pA-msbUytSFXwq2r1AfA and Paint Pouring: Mastering Fluid Art by Rick Cheadle (Available at King County Library.)

 For questions, contact Nancy Woodberry: njwoodberry@hotmail.com


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