I thought it was going to be impossible to actually find any records here on the island. I went to all 3 charity shops and came up blank. I put an advert in the paper – nothing. Then a FB friend came up trumps – he had found 8 old records in the garden shed when he moved into his house. The sleeves are in bad condition, but the vinyl records are fine for painting on.
I was so excited, I really want these to look like planets. I took left over colors from a swipe I did here which I really wasn’t that keen on, but I thought the organic and natural looking colors would be great for a planet pour.
It was noisy at home today so I recorded the video without audio and added some music. Turn the sound down if it annoys you. At the end I do come in and show the finished record and its quiet now so I can speak. A big thank you to Jake for enabling me to continue painting 🙂
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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.
6 thoughts on “Acrylic Pour Painting on a Vinyl Record (Beginner Tutorial)”
What did you put over the hole of your record? This turned out beautiful!
You place a sticker over the hole. The ones you buy in a stationery store.
You buy them in sheets where you would find the envelopes.
Put one on front and back. I like to paint the back a darker colour to hide run marks, a small roller works best.
I enjoyed watching you manipulate the color spread buy turning the record as well as tilting…very nice. Thank you for sharing.
What do you put your record on please to lift it from the table?
So vinyl records do not require a coating of Gesso, correct?
Couldn’t really see what you were doing because your hand & arm were in the way throughout most of the video.