pouring paint on canvas through a colander

Acrylic Poured Abstract Through a Colander

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Pouring Acrylic Paint through a colander is exciting and surprising!

The way the colors shift, blend or stay defined is not under your control. You choose the colors and the way you layer them in the colander but how they come out the other side and interact is a mystery until you lift the colander away.

pouring paint on canvas through a colander
Amazing Abstract Art Happens!

This painting started out to be a flower form but by the end it is something magically different! Don’t let your initial plan force you to abandon a painting that isn’t working out as you envisioned, it can become something even better than you ever imagined!

By using the Ultra-Violet color I got a lovely night time effect – cool and warm at the same time. I mixed my own version using the Folkart Shimmer Rose(3 parts) and DecoArt Primary Blue(1 part)

Click the Image for the Video Lesson on Youtube!

Pantone chose this color for it’s link to Creativity! I had to use it!

10×10 Art Alternatives Cradled Wood ‘Canvas’ (you can do this on any size! and any surface that is flat!): http://amzn.to/2C4yGMN
Liquitex Pouring Medium: http://amzn.to/2DsI898
Craft Paints
Folkart Gloss Shimmer Rose: http://amzn.to/2DrbswL
DecoArt Primary Blue, Primary Yellow : http://amzn.to/2DsyYJZ
Decoart Metallics Glorious Gold: http://amzn.to/2BQnAa3
Artist Loft Flow White

Hand mixed Ultra Violet (see recipe above)

Pouring Recipe:
4 parts Pouring Medium to 1 Part Craft Paint for all of the colors!

There’s no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of heating the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. I’m also concerned with the possible issues down the line with the paint not forming a good bond with the surface because of the oils preventing proper adhesion.

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful, but there can be consequences we don’t know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. 🙂

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft! I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves.


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