Last article, Hubby executed his very first pour, and it was a tough competition! We’re still waiting for all the votes to be tallied, so we can know who has to buy dinner! Read all about it here
One of the sneaky things I hinted at in that article, is more exciting acrylic pouring to come! Hubby has a really great friend named George, George is a naturalized citizen from Greece, and he loves America! On the long Independence Day weekend, in amongst the earthquakes, and paint supplies purchasing, you can read all about it here, Hubby decided to do a pour for his buddy George! This is hubby’s official second acrylic pour:
Hubby was still using the original supplies from the dollar store, but this time, he chose to use a stretched canvas. Learning the hard way, we discovered the flat canvas from the dollar store is glued to cardboard! And it warped! Yikes! Lesson learned!
Because this was hubby’s second pour, I was free to take more photos and give less instructions.
The empty “Mod Podge” bottles are exactly the same size as the paint bottles, so once hubby mixed the paint, mod podge and water, he poured both the blue and the red mixtures back into the mod podge bottle. Smart move!
Mixing the red…
The white paint was leftovers from previous pours, and hubby recycled the cup after mixing the blue. Waste not, want not!
Layering the colors…
Hubby had watched a YouTube video with me about Acrylic Pouring and they had suggested adding a bit of one of the colors around the edge to help the paint flow to the corners, so hubby decided to give it a bit of a go.
The video did show using the pallet knife to smear it around a bit, and this was a dollar store find. Three tools for a dollar.
Glug, glug, glug.. The “RainX” water displacement chemical enters the cup!
Lifting the cup!
This is looking great!
Tap, Tap, trying to get all the paint out of the cup.
The fluidity of this pour is amazing! I really don’t know what he did different, but I like it!
This is awesome! It’s looking very American Patriotic! Red, White and Blue bombs bursting in air!
Applying a little flame to try to get those cells to pop!
Looking really good!
There are some pretty darn decent cells going on there, yay!
The next day, all dry, in bright sunlight. The photos really don’t do the vibrant colors justice. But it turned our gorgeous for our favorite George!
Do you like this one, or hubby’s first more?
A few days later, we presented it to George as a gift, and he loved it! Stay tuned for our next adventure…
Let’s see, where to start? Ah yes, the introduction: My name is Rochelle Freeman and I live in Sunny, Windy, Hot, Cold, Dry, Don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes Desert of Southern California in the good old U S of A.
The Love of My Life and I met when I was in High School, and we’ve been happily married 36 years. (Shhhh don’t try to guess my age, that’s not polite!) During the weekdays, I work for a paycheck, gotta pay for that crafty stuff somehow! During the afternoon hours I tend to the farm critters and the house. Somewhere in there I manage to squeeze in a minute or two of creativity.
When I was 6 years old, the woman who lived next door to me introduced me to working with resin, crochet, & knitting. The woman who lived on the other side of her, introduced me to sewing. In 3rd grade, we were blessed to have a teacher that was very crafty, and had us doing every conceivable art within the scope of 3rd grade, even to the extent of having us use knives to carve apples!
By adulthood, I had taken every available craft, art, & photography class, and even a wood shop class or two! As a grandmother, I continued to learn new handicrafts, and enjoy teaching them to others.