Silver Dirty Pour With Negative Space

Using metallics can be tricky. In a previous pour I used glitter and metallics against a black negative space, so I wanted to try a similar technique with silver in the background instead of black.

Silver Dirty Pour With Negative Space Acrylic Pouring

I’ll be using silver for my negative space this time around. It’s a color I don’t use very often in my pours because it always seems to dull the colors rather than create any actual silver areas in the pour, so this is the perfect chance to use some of it up. It is an interesting paint because it always creates cells like crazy in the cup and has a very ‘hammered metal’ sort of look to it, so I’m going to try to take advantage of that interesting textured effect.

Materials used in this painting:
Art Alternatives acrylic paint in white and silver
Sargent Art Turquoise
Deco Art Bahama Blue
Martha Stewart glitter paint in Turquoise, Obsidian and Lapis Lazuli
Economy canvas
Sargent Art Acrylic Gloss Medium
Treadmill silicone
Polycrylic protective finish
8oz squeeze bottles
Small containers with lids

All the squeeze bottles were mixed 2 parts paint to 1 part Floetrolplus water as needed for a creamy consistency. The craft paints were mixed with the Sargent Art gloss medium as needed. All paints had a drop or two of treadmill silicone.

Well that was fun and interesting. I had thought I’d made a mistake by using silver with the silicone in it, but in fact it turned out really cool and I loved the effects of it. Once dry, the sparkly and glittery paints really came alive. A few coats of a protective gloss finish and the painting is a stunner. If you love sparkly, glittery and metallic, give this one a try – or you can buy it at my Etsy store here.

Here’s my usual slideshow of images from this pour, both wet and dry and close-ups of the details.

6 thoughts on “Silver Dirty Pour With Negative Space”

  1. hi deby
    i am very new to all this and did my first pour, unfortunately my torch would not work so got very few cells. my problem was once it dried I had cracks in it. Can you tell me what I did wrong so I can fix for my next one please.
    My favourite colours are the aqua and teal so love the one shown above.

    1. Can we take a look at your cracks and hopefully give you some advice? If you can post in our chat group, with more info, we will try to help. List all your ingredients and your recipe, what process you used and show pics of the results and the members will help you troubleshoot what might have caused it. Join us here –

  2. Hello your art work is so creative beautiful.
    I am learning as u demonstrated.
    Thank u for sharing
    Regards Maria nz

  3. I had lots of problems to start with and changed my resin, my paints and then found out it was my torch. It was flaming and starting fires. It was the torch letting in air. New better torch made the difference.

    1. Glad you found what was causing the issue and also replaced it with a better one! This could be a good lesson to others who encounter the same problem. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

  4. I can’t seem to find the silver art alternatives paint. Where did you buy it? Is there another silver that you have found that works well?

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