By the time this article and video reaches the blog and everything gets edited and uploaded, Valentines Day will be over. But this ‘sexy’ color scheme of black, red and silver is my husbands favorite so he’s now the new owner of this tile for his Valentines present this year. As usual, he was underwhelmed but I loved trying out these DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.
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The first time I tried these fluid acrylics, I did a very bright pour, a flip cup using magenta, yellow, cyan and white and wow, did it just explode with cells when I lifted the cup. This time, I’m trying something new (and I should have known better) and I thought I would give these a try in a puddle pour. Hahaha, already you know what’s going to happen – puddle pours are my nemesis! But could I at least make it presentable with these paints? Let’s see.
The DecoArt pouring medium isn’t available yet, so I’m going to mix mine with the Liquitex Pouring Medium. Consistency is easy in this case, its just pouring medium, plus a few drops of the fluid acrylics and it’s ready to pour. No water added.
Wow, another really interesting pour. Such great effects and lots of depth to the colors and the cells that were created. The transparent colors over black was always a bit of a gamble, but they performed really pretty well. I don’t see much in the way of any gold shimmer to the red, but the silver looks really good. Very shimmery and metallic. With the less silicone this time, I still got plenty of interesting activity but less dimpling on the finished surface. A few coats of varnish and those will most likely just disappear.
Check out the slideshow below for more images of this pour and some closeups of the great details.
Frequently Asked Questions About DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
1. Can DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics be used for pouring techniques?
Yes, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics are suitable for various pouring techniques.
2. Do I need to mix them with a pouring medium?
Mixing with a pouring medium is recommended to achieve the right consistency and flow.
3. Can I mix DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics with other brands of acrylic paint?
Yes, you can mix them, but it’s always good to do a small test pour first to see the interactions.
4. How to achieve cells using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics?
Using silicone oil or another cell-forming additive can help achieve cells.
5. How long do pours made with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics take to dry?
Typically, it takes between 24 to 72 hours for the pours to completely dry.
6. Can I use DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics on different surfaces?
Yes, they can be used on various surfaces, including canvas, wood, and glass.
7. How to seal artworks created with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics?
Using a clear, UV-resistant sealant will help protect and preserve your artwork.
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.