Part 3 in our dimethicone oil test today and this time a different type of product. The last two have been personal lubricants, this one today is found with the hair products. We’ll be testing the hair serum which contains a lesser concentration of the dimethicone but it does include other products. How will this affect the cells in our acrylic pouring?
Today I will be using:
Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum for hair
A word about dimethicone – I’m assuming that it’s use in hair care products has been tested, especially with regard to heating it with hair dryers and flattening irons, therefore, I am assuming that it is safe to gently heat it with our torches during the painting process. However I have no verified data on this, so please use your own judgment and take any precautions that you feel are necessary when adding dimethicone or any additives to your paint.
Straight out of the cup today this product created a lot of cells, and even more cells once it was torched. Even after tilting the painting, torching again at the end produced more cells again. Take a look at the video and be wow-ed!
So that’s the end of our 3-part dimethicone trials. I’m not sure that a single test of each product gives us any firm conclusion except that all of them will work to produce cells in a flip cup pour without the need to torch the paintings. Torching will add more cells if you want them. The products are all very concentrated so you don’t need to add a lot and that can only be a benefit when it comes to cleaning and varnishing the paintings later on.
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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.