As you may know by now, once I get started on something it’s hard for me to stop. And that is especially true when I think I’m on to something when it comes to pouring. So I decided to give that funnel pour another go! But as you might have deduced by the title, this story doesn’t have a happy ending.
Supplies I Used:
- DecoArt Americana in Bright Yellow, Bright Green, Bright Blue, Peacock Teal
- Plastic Cups
- Plastic straws
- Elmer’s glue
- Foam paint brush
As I’m still in the experimentally phase of this technique I wanted to use some tried and true colors that I knew wouldn’t be a total waste if it all came to mud. Sometimes you need a safe bet! Blue, yellow, and two greens were my colors this time around, and to avoid those strange wads this time around I adjusted my recipe a bit.
What I usually do is add water, alcohol, and then glue, in that order (when I’m working with those ingredients) but this time I decided to treat it more like a baking recipe. When you’re baking, you, typically, do your wet and dry ingredients separately. So this time I treated my water and alcohol like my dry ingredients, adding them after my paint and glue were fully incorporated, and it worked! After I added the alcohol and water to the glue and paint it had a moment where it turned into a gooey ball but then it went right back to liquid with more stirring! Unfortunately, the little devil on my shoulder was insisting that it was too thick so in went more water—and it was far too much water.
I was worried about adding more glue and having chunks of it appear on the pour—a problem I’ve had in the past when it comes to adding more glue too late— and didn’t want to waste paint, so I proceeded with my paint water. I knew as soon as I added my yellow to the funnel that this was going to spill right off. I’m not even sure you can call what came of this mud, it really just slightly dirty water.
Dang! I was so sure that I was making a safe bet, but this just goes to show that you never know what’s going to come even with careful planning. I will not give up! I am far too interested in seeing where this funnel can take me.
PS Koz is new to the acrylic pouring game but she’s diving right in and has no intentions of looking back! A student of the universe, there is nothing this artist loves more than learning and trying new things. Her other hobbies include reading, foreign language, and salsa dancing.