I bought a new product, the Sargent Art Acrylic Gloss. My intention was to use it as a varnish and compare with a couple of other products as a finish for ceramic tiles, but this interesting product can also be used as a medium. It says “Mix with acrylic paint to increase gloss, ease paint flow and increase transparency.” All that sounds good to me.
So I just had to give it a try. I had some new paints, a brand I hadn’t used before, a new pouring medium, and thought I would mix it all up a bit and try a flip cup pour without any silicone. How would these new products all react together? Could I get cells? I would have fun trying. So I’m going for an elegant and sophisticated palette of understated natural colors today – a trendy coffee shop feel.
For this flip cup painting I used:
- Apple Barrel craft paints in Antique Parchment, Lite Mocha and Chocolate Bar
- Sargent Art Acrylic Gloss as a pouring medium
- 99% alcohol
- Some Art Alternatives Gold I already had mixed from a previous pour, containing Floetrol
Check it out! Amazing cells without adding any silicone. No torching – just straight out of the cup it was perfect, and the cells moved beautifully, didn’t break up at all during the tilt. I loved it! What a fabulous result and quite unexpected.
Video Tutorial: Recipe For Amazing Cells Without Silicone or Torching
That seemed so easy! I really never expected those results. Now, can I replicate them? Will it work for my other paint brands? Clearly further experimenting is needed. Watch for more developments as I try out this idea with some of the other paints I have. Have I hit upon a magic formula? Time will tell…
As usual, you can see some photos of the project in the slideshow below, both wet and dry pictures, and closeups of the details.