Written: November 14, 2018
Hello! I hope all is well in your universe! I've been doing a lot of new things lately, which has had me extremely busy. In my last post, I discussed how I was getting into blogging, YouTube, photography, etc. and the vulnerability that comes, when you're sharing with others. Well guys! It's sharing time, because I'm no longer vulnerable to my talents, I'm embracing them.
I recently took up a new talent, acrylic pouring. My friend/RA introduced me to this wonderful abstract art form. We were in the office one day, she was looking at a painting that I had on my wall. She then says, "I want to do this". Of course, I didn't know what she was talking about at first. She then she explained to me, that the background of my current art, was art itself. After a little research on acrylic pouring, we decided to try it out. I then fell in love.
After the first pour, I had to complete another. I wanted to create different color combinations, patterns and variations. I researched extensively on techniques, tools and materials. I used YouTube and Instagram as support platforms and created my own small acrylic pour business. I've only been in business for three weeks and I've had a few sales. Gosh I’m excited.
The Ankh Queen's Crafts. This is my business!!! I'm currently building my Etsy store. I'll also add a store to my website. At first, I was nervous about creating a small business but I'm seeking help from my business adviser and she's stirring me in the right direction. I can't wait to share the growth with you all!
Just A Few Acrylic Pouring Tips:
1. You can pour on any size canvas. I would suggest trying a 9 X 12 or larger, for your first pour. I poured my first canvas on an 18 x 24, the smallest canvas I've done was a 5 x 5. You also don't have to limit yourself to a canvas. You can pour on wood, if you wanted to.
2. Make sure your pour in a clear space. Place table cloth on your surface and maybe underneath you. It can get a little messy.
3. Do a little research. You may want to look at examples or color variations before you pour. You can also be spontaneous and try the colors you love most. Pouring should be fun!
2. Supplies. Make sure you have cups and stirring sticks for mixing. Space for moving your canvas around. (Click here for more acrylic pouring supplies) Acrylic Flow Paint or regular acrylic paint, works well with pouring. You want your paint to hold color and mix well with the pouring medium. Make sure you have pouring medium. Water is also a great additive. This will allow the paint to move freely on the canvas. You can also add coconut oil to create paint cells.
4. Make sure you allow your painting to dry overnight before touching or hanging. Dripping may occur while drying.
Thanks for reading!