You may have seen that Kay from Indigoblu is on Hochanda at the moment as their One Day Special with acrylic pouring. We spent the second day of the retreat playing with this and so I thought I'd share my makes with you. The top photo is an 8x8 canvas board, it's really hard to get a good photo of it to show up the silver, but trust me it looks better in real life!
Kay mentioned on the shows that they dry differently and so I thought I'd show you a photo taken just after the pours and one taken when they were dry. Admittedly, some of the pieces my be the wrong way round in the second picture, but I'm sure you can work it out. The top right panel was done on a black gesso painted base and the rest on white. These were all done using the transparent paints and no metallics.
Now, you may have noticed that the bottom right panel looks very different once dry. That's because we put all our trays on shelves to dry out of the way. I was stood talking to someone by the shelves and turned round quickly. The back of my long hair must have flicked out and caught the panel! Fortunately, it was only that one panel which was mine that it caught! Cue Kay and two other ladies with wet wipes trying to wipe acrylic paint off my back and out of my hair. They got most of it out, but I spent 20 minutes that evening pulling the rest out once dry. It looked like I had a bad case of green dandruff on my top by the end.
The final piece I did was on an A5 canvas board and I mixed the paint in my cup with black rather than white gesso, I really wish I could capture the metallic sheen in the photos.
Wow what vivid colors Cara.ReplyDelete
Absolutely amazing patterns Cara, incredible colours, beautiful projects, Kate xReplyDelete
Oh WOW! What gorgeous colours and the effect of the technique is stunning. xxReplyDelete
Wow! Looks like you had a fabulous time getting messy - these really are works of art!ReplyDelete
I've not heard of this but the process looks amazing. Odd that I like the one you swiped your hair through most of all. LOL Thanks for sharing this. Creative Blessings! KelReplyDelete
Ooooh they look fabulous Cara! Glad to hear you got your green hair sorted ;)ReplyDelete
Amazing inspiration, can't wait to give this a go...hope your hair recovered? xReplyDelete
Wow Cara they look fantastic! BarbxxReplyDelete
Hi Cara. I love this technique but haven't been brave enough to give it a go yet as it looks a bit messy. Happy creative and possibly messy! week, Angela xXxReplyDelete
These are fantastic Cara! I wondered when I watched Kay on Hochanda if this technique was on your course too. I have long hair and I know that removing dry acrylic paint from your hair was a nightmare (please don't ask lol)! I actually love the swipes in the bottom right panel it gives it a different look. Awesome retreat you had, just wish Kay did something more central as this is one I would make myself go on. The purple and black is particularly lush too, going to catch up on what i've missed lol Karen xReplyDelete