Me again....and I'm back with another Acrylic Pouring and this time I've made the finished pourings into cards.
Regular stalkers of my wee bloglet may recall my first attempt at acrylic pouring and the amazing Annemarie Ridderhoff who has inspired thousands off us to give this technique a go (see post here).
Annemarie now has over 100 videos on YouTube and I highly recommend starting at the beginning to see how to start. You will learn about all of the 'ingredients' needed and measurements. You don't have to watch them all...but....trust me... you will eventually. It's fascinating and highly addictive.
I used 4 colours...3 mega cheapies (pink, purple & gold) and a decent quality white. You need a mix of opaque and transparent paints. Hopefully you can see how much paint I used in each cup. I added Liquitex Pouring Medium, water and a squeeze of a hair product containing Dimethicone (...again, check out Annemarie's videos re dimethicone, which is a type of silicone, used to create the cells, like bubbles). I use a hair product instead of silicone spray as it smells nicer and silicone spray can be toxic if you breathe it in.
Once my paints are mixed in their individual cups to the perfect consistency, I add them one by one, starting with the white, into a fresh cup. I then trickled the paint around my piece of acrylic paper. You can use anything you like, Yupo, canvas, card, stones, shells...whatever you wish to cover. The sky's the limit. I then tipped the paper about, allowing the paints to flow.
Can you see the cells? That's what the dimethicone / silicone does to the paint...creates those kinda cell / bubble effects.
If you then add heat from a blow torch (cheap creme brule torch), as I did in the photo above, you get even more tinier cells.
Once dry, I cut up my paper and created 4 card centrepieces.
Here's one of them, it's a 6x6 inch card...
...and here's another, same measurements.
I had a thinner strip left so cut that up and made 2 4x4 inch cards.
I will add sentiments to the smaller cards as and when they are needed. The backgrounds will be suitable for all sorts of occasions, plus I think it's sometimes nice to frame cards if they are original works of art.
Now, go and make yourself a cuppa and snuggle down for a marathon of Annemarie Ridderhoff videos.