Acrylic Pouring for Beginners, Cells with Silicone & Isopropyl Alcohol by Kristen // k.becca   12 months ago

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In this acrylic pour painting for beginners video, learn how to create cells in your acrylic pour paintings using silicone oil and isopropyl alcohol. Cells are one of the trademarks of acrylic pouring, and they add such great texture and variation to any painting.


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- Husky Plastic Sheeting : (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter's dropcloth)

- Foil Cookie Tray (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting - I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

- Vinyl Gloves (if you don't want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves - I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

- Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used Martha Stewart Wedding Cake, Summer Haze, Pink Dahlia, Americana Deep Midnight Blue & Melon, Folk Art Wicker White, and Ceramcoat Black craft paints)

- Elmer's Glue All + Water :

- Squeeze Bottle : (I put the glue and water into this and shake it up until they're well mixed. The squeeze bottles are a really easy way to dispense your pouring medium, and you can just put the cap back on when you're not using so it doesn't dry out)

- Food Service Portion Cups : (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture - you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

- Wood Craft Sticks : (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture - I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

- Art Alternatives 8x10 Canvas Panels : (if you want to hang your paintings on the wall, you should use a regular canvas, but I like these panels and buy them by the dozen from Amazon)

- Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour - I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

- 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol in a spritzer bottle to pop bubbles in the paint. You can spray this into the paint cups before pouring, spritz it onto the canvas after pouring, or both.

- Spot On 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant : (to create cells in acrylic pour paintings)

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