Chocolate Explosion

I am calling today’s Fluid Painting Chocolate Explosion.  It reminds me of chocolate milk.  This painting took on a different twist.  First I designed and printed the 3D object, shown below, to create my painting.  The object has an 2″ diameter, and 1″ tall.  The holes are 8mm with the center hole 10mm.  By applying a thin layer of paint to the canvas, I was able to place the object on top of the canvas and fill with layers of paint.  No paint leaked out until I lifted the object.

The small painting measuring 4″x4″.   First I put a light pink color on the canvas, and then place the object on top.  I then pours light blue, dark blue, light yellow, chocolate, and pink into the container.  I let it sit for a few minutes and blew gentle on it to release air bubbles.   When I lifted the object straight up, the paint flowed out of the object quickly.  After tilting the canvas, this was the result.

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Fluid Painting – First Video

 

This is my first attempt at filming my pour painting.  I only used a 4″ x 4″ canvas.  Since it was a small painting, I used the 2 oz bottles of acrylic paint, mix with Floetrol with a drip of silicone to provide the cells.

The colors used were pink, light purple, light blue, red with a hint of black, black and white.

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The video is below.  Please ignore were the painting falls over.  A Styrofoam cup is the perfect size to place on the back, between the frame, to hold the canvas off of the surface for dripping.  On the plus side, it spread the paint evenly on that side.

The end result.  I hope that is dries this pretty.

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After the painting dripped on the plastic, it had a nice design.  I grabbed another canvas and dipped it into the paint.  Below is the result.  It can always be used for one of my tangle drawings.

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Fluid Painting

I love fluid / pour painting.  I am not sure what the difference is, but I am still learning.  This was my first attempt at putting silicone in the paint to make cells.  I never thought I would like the cells, but my first attempt looks amazing.

Thanks to MomDot.com I learned that you could put Floetrol in your paint to make it flow easier, instead of more expensive alternatives.  I used acrylic chalk paint because I wanted the matte finish look.

I hope they dry as pretty has they look now.

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Pour Painting – The Stools

Fluid Painting / Pour painting is amazing! I could sit and watch the videos all day.  My first attempt was the tissue box and it came out great.  (In my opinion!)  All of my sisters have birthday in January.  I thought they would each like a stool with the top poured.

First I sanded, stained and applied varnish to the stools, except for the top.  For the top,  I applied a coat of white primer.  After the top dried for a couple of days, I wrapped the stools in a plastic bag (except for the top) and tape around with bottom edge with blue painter’s tape.

The first stool, I used metallic acrylic paint that came in the 2oz bottles.  But, first a applied a thin layer of white metallic paint.  I applied each color separately.  After a lot of tilting and tapping, this was the result.

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The second stool, I used acrylic glitter paint.  I had the idea, but I first asked my sister “if they considered themselves a glitter family.”  The paint was applied the same way as the first stool.  White glitter paint first, then each color.

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I finished the stools by adding several coats of polyurethane.