Fluid Acrylic Painting: Dutch Pour Method Irises | Elisa Gabrielli | Skillshare

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Fluid Acrylic Painting: Dutch Pour Method Irises

teacher avatar Elisa Gabrielli, "Create easy to do Art & Floral Designs"

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Acrylic Dutch Pour/Irises Introduction

    • 2. Step 1 Background

    • 3. Step 2 Add color

    • 4. Step 3 Blowdryer

    • 5. Varnish & conclusion (2)

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About This Class

In this class you will learn to do a Dutch Pour Painting and how fun it is! We will be painting in acrylic paints creating free flowing Irises, we will use a blow dryer to move paint around on the canvas to make it look like abstract Irises that will totally amaze you!

You will learn how to apply your paint mixtures to the canvas along with what supplies are needed and step by step instruction on how to do a dutch pour with acrylic paints.


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Elisa Gabrielli

"Create easy to do Art & Floral Designs"


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to be an artist and floral designer. Inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds me my subject matter always involves flowers, birds and nature scenes. My mother opened up a florist in Rochester, NY when I was 7 and by the time I graduated high school I was off to Floral Design School in South Florida. I have worked in the creative arts as a self taught artist and Professional floral designer for over 25 years, Weddings & Murals are my specialty. Having worked in varied environments, I've learned how to really listen to my students & clients' ideas, desires and visions as I work with them towards achieving what they truly envision.

My true love is teaching others what I have learned. I hope what I have to share with you inspires yo... See full profile

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1. Acrylic Dutch Pour/Irises Introduction: everybody. This is gonna be my first acrylic pouring video. So I am just gonna do it with you experiment and we're gonna do a Dutch poor before we get started. I want to show you the materials that I'm using, the paints and so on. All my pains are mixed with flow trawl and a little bit of water, and the recipe is on the description for you to follow. I use paints from Dick Blick. These air called black acrylics and they just really their creamy. They have a nice little shame to him, and they work just beautifully, especially for the Dutch pores or fluid art painting. These bottles are little score bottles that you can mix these air six ounces. You mix that your paint your water in your flow trial. You shake it up with a small cap on top, take it off and it squeezes nicely onto the canvas. Today I'm gonna be using chrome yellow to Tini and white, ultra marine blue and metallic gold. And we also have the green oxide. Um, this is my blowtorch. You can get those also on Amazon or local hardware store, and this is a little floppy disk, I call it, It helps spread. The paint will see in the video. Want to do the background of the off the white paint? I spread it around with this. This is really nothing more than the top of a cool whip container lid cut in half. It works really nice. It's nice and pliable. Another option is taking a Styrofoam plate, cutting the circle out in the center and then cutting it in half. That's all that isn't Styrofoam. In my video, you'll see out using a magnet I got at a local store when I cut that in half. It's just as I said to drag the paint. Okay, let's get started. 2. Step 1 Background: So, first of all, we're gonna flood the canvas with white more, and we're gonna fill in all this negative space. You gotta get around the edges that it covers the side. No. Take my magnet and works nice. I like that. But it's not enough. Just get some looking good. I just don't want to see the Canada, but I'm gonna be adding color colored paints for the flowers. One. Do you like a such poor technique? I'm gonna try the blow dryer too. But this is so much fun. I'm, uh Excuse me. What's my for today? It's winner. So lots of stuff going around right now, but a little bit about me. I'm a floral designer. I've been working the floral industry for over 20 years as a designer, doing flowers for weddings and events. And when I was in my early twenties, I had gotten pregnant with my first son, firstborn child, and I wasn't working at the time. So I taught myself how to paint when have taken summer classes in school, in advanced art classes. But I never knew how to paint. So I painted a nursery in his mural, a mural in his nursery. Ever since then, I've been painting and experimenting with new things. My medium is usually acrylic panes and these are killed paints, too. 3. Step 2 Add color: So first I want to start with blue and I'm gonna try and make it look like irises When I blow it out. Going to start with It's quickly. Yeah. Purples. So pretty. Maybe a little gold. Maybe we'll dio a little bit took in spots. I'm not really sure. Okay again, so you can blow it over the color. Is he just put down? I am excited about the possibilities of being gorgeous. All right, open this. See? Has an open closed valve on it. Does the torch I put on clothes open there. It's the air bubbles out. Yeah. Nice last type. Finish done. 4. Step 3 Blowdryer: 5. Varnish & conclusion (2): Here you go. Something got a nice mixture. Soft pastels of blues and yellows and lavenders gets into some really defined cells. I love this over here, the in the light. So Michael is to try and make flowers as I learned to do this more. I just love the way paint blends naturally.