Have you tried a puddle pour yet? They are incredibly satisfying to create. Many times I’m so excited by how cool the initial phase of the puddle pour is—that I leave it and don’t continue the process of swiping with a finger or craft stick and tilt. One of my (many) challenges is that I tend to stick to the same palette over and over again. I do it because I have favorite colors that I gravitate towards. Today I wanted to branch out so I selected a color palette from Pinterest that I would normally never use. Quite frankly I find these colors boring and ugly.
So making my judgy self take a backseat today, I decided to do a pour using these colors with the intention of adding a hand painted embellishment on top of the pour—WHILE STILL WET!
Supplies I used:
- Arteza Acrylic Paint in Mars Brown, Violet, Mars Black, Titanium White, Magenta Light, Raw Sienna
- KY True Feel
- Solo Cups
- Craft Sticks
- Paint Brush
Stick around folks, grab an adult beverage and let’s see how it turns out.
Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed watching the video. We fast forwarded for your enjoyment—translation: so you didn’t die of boredom while watching a 45 minute video. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to share similar puddle pour/embellishment projects.
Here is a photo of the final piece. Sorry, but I failed to record myself adding the snow because I didn’t know I was going to do it. I just looked at it hanging on the wall while I was wondering if it was finished or not, and the next thing I knew I had a stiff scruffy paint brush in my hand and I was dotting the trees and land with white paint. It’s definitely a departure from what I normally do, but I think it turned out ok. What do you think?
Born in France, Patricia now calls Palm Coast, Florida, home, where she runs Oceans Apart Studios. She’s had the pleasure of raising two daughters and nineteen medical foster children. Now she specializes in watercolor, acrylic pouring, and custom jewelry taken from the run off of her paintings. Her pieces aim to capture the differences that make each woman uniquely beautiful. Check them out on Etsy.