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?
Hope you get some answers - I have been wondering the same thing.
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.
Mad Cat Art Studio
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.
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. ;)
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=01773-1029Example painting http://isleofskyeart.com/?attachment_id=1098