So I wasn’t overly in love with the re-pour using the peacock colors that I made. The shimmering metallics were nice, but overall I found it to be too dark, too much blue and green, not enough gold and purple. So I have decided to try to embellish that acrylic poured background by painting on a silhouette.
Because the pour is supposed to represent a peacock’s tail it makes the best sense to carry on with that theme and paint the silhouette of a peacock in front of the tail. I found an image online, and using photo editing software I resized it to the correct size and then printed the silhouette on photo paper. I chose to use photo paper because it’s firmer than regular printer paper and I thought it would work better as a template.
I drew around the template with a fine marker and then filled in with black paint. Pretty good I think. Check out the video for all the details below.
So if you have a pour that you aren’t totally in love with, maybe it would make the perfect background for painting on top. If you are artistically challenged like me, try a simple silhouette. If you have skills, and some of the painters in our Facebook group are insanely talented, then fish and animals are a popular subject on top of poured backgrounds.
I’d love to see your embellished pours. Do load them up into our Facebook chat group here.
Here are more photos of the finished painting. It’s available for sale, along with lots of others, in my Etsy Store here.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned.
You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.
2 thoughts on “How to Add a Silhouette to an Acrylic Pouring Background”
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…
Looks great! I have added dancers over pours and it worked great. My problem is that some of my pours have dimples. What am I doing wrong?