It’s time to do the dirty – in fact, let’s double down and make it a double dirty. And while we’re at it, let’s swirl too – but without actually swirling. OK so now I might have you confused. Check it out and all will become clear.
So I like the look of the swirl pour, but I’m not so good at actually keeping my hand steady enough to make a good little swirl. What if we could let the paints to the work themselves, but layering them in a specific way that created the rings and swirls for us, without having to actually make the small movements. I’ll give it a try.
Materials used in this painting:
Various acrylic paints in yellow, blue, red, magenta, gold and silver
Treadmill belt silicone
12 inch vinyl LP record (or try a round canvas)
Avery round glossy label
Polycrylic protective finish
All paints were mixed approximately 2 parts paint, 1 part Floetrolplus water as necessary for a creamy consistency. Treadmill silicone added at about 10-12 drops per 8 ounce bottle.
Wow, this one is a stunner in real life. Lots of shimmery metallics and bright colors and a really interesting composition. It’s gone straight to the top of my hubby’s favorite pours. So give it a try, split your cup in half, or perhaps be even more adventurous and try third or even quarters and get lots of color in there! Please do share your finished paintings in our Facebook chat group too.
As usual, here are my photos of this project, both wet and dry, and some closeups of the details. Enjoy and have a sunny, happy day.
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.
10 thoughts on “Double Dirty Swirl Pour on a Vinyl Record”
Wow, this turned out so good! Interesting way to pour the paint into the cup, will have to try it out. BTW, just watched your video about your set-up and you have a wonderful view from your window.
An you post a link to your store so that I can see if I can buy this one?
Sure 🙂 Thanks for asking. My Etsy store is HERE and this one is for sale right now.
Bought it. My first pour painting purchase! Just for ME!
Thank you so much Kathy. I hope you will love it as much as I do.
Oh Deby I had the best fun and results from this!! The first one I did as you, the next 2 after long and careful placement of my paints I spaced out and did flip cups! Grr but even those turned out terrific, thankfully. I was hooked lol had to do a fourth and would have done more but was way past bedtime. Up early now and ready to get after it again :).
Thanks for all you do and making this such a fun, enjoyable group of like minded people to be a part of.
How do you plug the hole in the center?
If you check out the video at about 3:20 before I pour the white paint, you’ll see a round white sticker there. I like to use a good quality avery round glossy label so I know it will stay stuck down when it gets wet with the paint.
What is the Avery round glossy label used for? I thought at first it was to cover up the record label on the painted side so the record label writing didn’t show through but I noticed in your video this wasn’t covered up. Is the Avery label used to “finish off” the back side of the record with your name and the name of the art piece? Just curious. Thanks!
Yes the label is used to cover up the hole in the middle of the record. If you look at the video at 3:20 you will see the white label stuck in the center, on top of the original record label. That stops the paint running through.