Acrylics Pouring Techniques 1 | Skye Creates | Skillshare
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7 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Dirty Pour

    • 3. Marbling

    • 4. Balloon smash

    • 5. Palette knife

    • 6. Bubble wrap

    • 7. Bonus content - getting it level matters

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About This Class


This course follows on from my foundation course Acrylics Pouring Essentials and will teach you five easy techniques to get started in creating amazing artworks with liquid acrylics.

If you are new to working with liquid acrylics I recommend that you do my Acrylics Pouring Essentials course first to learn the basics of mixing the paint and preparing work surfaces.

Look out for my next course Acrylics Pouring Techniques 2 coming out next month for more advanced techniques for working with liquid acrylics.

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Skye Creates

Editor, artist, writer, crafter


I live in a small town in rural New Zealand and work as a freelance editor and web developer from home.

My passion is arts and crafts and I am very excited to become a Skillshare teacher and would love for this to become my full-time occupation.

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1. Introduction: In this course, we will look at five easy techniques using liquid acrylics. First, we'll do a dirty poor, also known as a flip cup poor. Then we'll do a marbling technique using a large tooth comb. Then we'll do a technique using a balloon, and then we'll try a technique using a pallet life to make patterns and finishing off with a technique using bubble. 2. Dirty Pour: for the station. I'm going to do a duty poor, also known as a cup poor. For this, we're going to need premixed paints. I've got, um, the primary colors and a white on my cup for the pouring and some silicon oil. So I'm going to start by just putting one drop off the oil. And so we got off the points, okay? And now I'm going to start preparing my cop. So just randomly choosing whatever paints you want to use, putting them in the cup at various layers. This depend The amount of paint that you're going to need will depend on the size of your canvas. I'm during a canvas. Debts eight by eight. So for about for that, you need about 60 mils of paint. So I'm just going to keep layering the paints on just like so. - Okay , my cup is finished. I folded up to about 60 mills, and I've got my canvas ready for our next step because we're going to place the canvas over the cup like so, and then flips them both together. Back this way. Now I'm gonna leave the cup in place just for a few seconds or So just to let all the paint settled towards the bottom, okay? And now I will lift up the cup slowly. Not terribly quick. What? Very go. Let a few drip off the ages, and now we'll stop moving it to move it around. Okay? We wanted to run over the ages. Well, - I haven't actually used quite enough paint, so I'm just going to have a little bit extras around here just filling. Besides, Hey, my painting is now starting to still be established on in order to try and create more cells. I'm just going to use my heat tool, and that is our competed picture. 3. Marbling: and the sexual. We're going to experiment with marbling. You'll need your premixed paints, one of them in a much larger quantity than the others. You'll need a wide paintbrush and a white toothed comb. Or you can use skewers either individually or put them together to make a wide to Scott. To start with, I'm going to put a background color off. This is 10th on, which is going to smooth it out onto the canvas with a wide brush, letting it go over the age. Now we want quite a bit of paint on the top there because we still want to be able to blend in the other colors. So don't make it too thin. Just smooth it out so that it's nice and consistent. Thanks doesn't have to be completely perfect. All right now, my basis prepared. I'm now going to pour on my colors. - Oops ! And now with my comb, I'm going to start making some patents and there we go. That's are completed. Picture 4. Balloon smash: in the session, you're going to need a selection of pre mixed paints, one in a large quantity than the others with no oil, added a paintbrush and a balloon only partially inflated. And, of course, your canvas. I'm going to start by using my main color, pouring it onto the canvas and spreading it out with my paintbrush to cover the canvas completely. - Now that my campuses complete with the background paint, I'm going to apply spots off color. - And now with my balloon, I'm going to just squish patterns into nos. - And there we go, done. 5. Palette knife: for the session. You're going to need a selection of pre mixed paints in a variety of blues and greens with a white palette knife and your silicon oil. I'm going to go ahead and add a drop of silicon oil to the paints. I'm going to start by just pouring on a selection off my blue paints just in various random patterns, - right , and now I'm just going to move it about so that it's fills up the canvas, just foolin, appear the holes and then revert about. - And now with my palette knife, I'm actually going to apply the paint onto the my palette knife like so and then smear the white on to the canvas. - And now I'm going to use my heat tool to encourage cell formation. There we go. 6. Bubble wrap: for this section, you're going to require your premixed paints and colors of your choice some bubble wrap and you can kiss. I'm first going to apply my paint in just random patterns on my canvas, - and now I'm going to take my bubble wrap and apply it onto the canvas movie guy. And now I'll go over it with my heating tool to encourage self affirmation. - There we go. 7. Bonus content - getting it level matters: This is my completed canvas from our balloon smashed technique. With it, I showed you earlier. As you can see, the completed painting looks a lot different to what the original painting Waas. When I had just finished the technique, I noticed the changes after leaving it for several hours to dry, And the reason that has changed so much is that the paint has moved downwards, which indicates that my table is not quite level to avoid your picture changing during the drying time, it's important to make sure that your table is level before you start to do this. Use a spirit level. I've used a piece of white card underneath so that I can see the bubble more clearly. Add pieces off cloth paper or any other material under the corners of your drying rack until you can make sure that the bubble off the spirit level is centered