We all love a little sparkle, or at least I do, so I’m always looking for an opportunity to use a glitter or sparkle paint. But what if I could add some extra sparkle without any actual paint being involved? Time for my magic ingredient.
If you look back at some of my earlier experiments, you can learn more about where I used some soap making micas to create my own paint, and some of the projects where I used them:
* Making my own paints using mica
* Testing my mica paints on a mini canvas
* Pouring a record with my mica paints
I’d also made something else. Something magical? Perhaps. Time to test it. I used some fine iridescent glitter and mixed it with Floetrol to make something I could pour into my mixes and paintings. How would it perform? Let’s take a look –>
So I fell victim of the bending canvas panel again on this painting. Such a shame because it really was glorious before and then nice but not so glorious after the panel started to bend inwards and all the paint started to drain towards the center. I had to tilt it several times while it was drying to spread out the paint, and the nice design I had was mostly lost.
However what about the glitter? It dried really great. I’ll certainly be using that again.
Check out the slideshow below for lots more photos wet, dry and close ups of the details. Thanks for looking.
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.