I’m feeling in the mood for something different and thought some of you might like a change too. So this project and video have absolutely NO pouring. Although it does have shimmery metallic paints, lots of glitter and resin. So if that appeals to you – keep reading…
I’m exploring my glittery side today with metallic paints and glitter and resin. Keeping the colors very simple, no pouring, just painting a solid background with a brush. I’ll also chat a little during the video about my background with art, and how I came to give it up at age 14 and not pick up a brush or paint again until last year. I’m so glad I found pouring, and connected with my ‘tribe’ of like-minded people who appreciate that art doesn’t have to look like a photo. In this project, I’ll just splash some glittery things around, make it look like nothing at all you can identify and still have fun! Hubby’s not a fan, but I don’t think glitter appeals to him in the same way it does for me.
In this video we go over a simple resin technique. If you’re interested in improving your overall resin skills and learning some new techniques I recommend Ann Upton’s Resin Course. She’s a resin expert and has put together this course to teach beginners the basics, and the more advanced some of her specific techniques she uses to create incredible beach scenes. She also has an option to bundle the resin supplies she uses in a resin kit that makes it easy to follow along and know you’re using exactly what she is.
Materials used in this project:
Silver metallic paint – Art Alternatives
Blue metallic paint – FolkArt Blue Pearl metallic
Blue extra fine glitter
Twinkles Glitter Writer in Crystal
Aleens Tacky Glue
Wow, that makes me happy! A really fun and easy project that has a pretty and satisfying result. Again, no ‘work of fine art’ but a nice time spent enjoying myself creating something that makes me smile. Art is about the artist and the process. Paint or craft what you enjoy. It’s a hobby, there doesn’t have to be a goal, a point to it, and end result you can sell or do something with. The making is the enjoyable part and there are no rules. Do what makes you happy 🙂
Here’s a slideshow of some images of the finished project – hard to get a good photo because of all that shine!
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.