Acrylic Pouring

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kelsouta03 wrote
on 18 Jun 2012 8:06 PM

I've been doing tons of research on a new technique I just discovered called acrylic pouring.  However, I can't find any details on how to create the transparent acrylic pours as depicted in the pictures I've provided.  All acrylic pouring instructions I see are dense and have no water/transparent tone to them such as these.   Could someone please provide a material breakout on how to achieve this look?

 

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madtripper wrote
on 28 Aug 2012 2:14 PM

Hope you get some answers - I have been wondering the same thing.

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on 29 Aug 2012 2:13 AM

The transparency/opacity depends on the pigments in the colours you're using. Use transparent and semi-opaque (the tube label should indicate this) and what's beneath will show through (like when painting in glazes). Avoid mixing in titanium white, as this is extremely opaque; rather use zinc.

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J.Bars wrote
on 8 Sep 2012 11:25 AM

Hi kelsouta03,

Are you still here? If yes, do you want to do some study on this technique together? I am trying to figure out how it's done for quite some time and I did experimented a lot. We can share what we know.

If someone else is interested, please join in.

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JHillgrove wrote
on 20 Jun 2014 3:35 AM

I looked at your web site and it appears that you have figured out how to pour acrylics beautifully! I am trying my first pour today--we'll see how it goes. ;)

Julie

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Anitabloom wrote
on 27 May 2015 5:29 PM
Did you find out how to do this? Would you be willing to share? I also do pouring. Thanks. Anita
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on 28 May 2015 2:33 AM

Trial and error! Trying different consistencies of paint and surfaces. I've found Golden's newish High Flow Acrylics are fabulous for this approach, these: http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-7399775-11428147-1406562358000?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dickblick.com%2Fitems%2F01650-1009%2F&cjsku=01773-1029
Example painting http://isleofskyeart.com/?attachment_id=1098

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