Did you see my earlier article and video where I made my own paints? Check it our here if you missed it.
It certainly made some fabulous looking paints, especially the sparkle mica colors – but how would they actually perform in a poured painting? There was only one way to find out!
I’m testing them out on a mini canvas and figure I don’t have much to loose. The micas didn’t cost anything, so it’s just a bit of Floetrol wasted if this doesn’t work out. I can always reuse the mini canvas.
But it’s not wasted – it’s amazing! Wow, the metallics, the sparkle, fabulous. I’m so excited by the trial I wish I had jumped in and tried something on a larger scale. Check out the slideshow below for some more wet and dry photos as well as some close-up details. I recommend giving it a try if you have access to any micas. Just check they are water soluble (see the previous video) and go to town!
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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.