Hi everyone! How’s your summer going? We’ve been super busy with softball and basketball this summer but enjoying all of it. I’ll admit – my photos haven’t been downloading to my computer easily lately and I have been too lazy to figure out why. And because I’ve been too lazy to get my photos all of my blogging has pretty much come to a halt. With apple season just over a month away I need to get back on the ball with this computer stuff and I’m going to try really hard to make time to be on here and working things out. If you’ve missed me – be sure to follow me on Instagram @PersimonDreams and on my PersimonDreams facebook page. Those platforms are much easier to post on when I’m always on the go.
The other morning, Capri and I decided to give the pour painting kit she got for her birthday a try. Cedi came out to just watch since she’s not that into art projects … but after she saw what happens she decided to join in too!
We set up all the supplies from the kit plus a few extra acrylic paints from our own collection outside by the gravel and on some old wooden spools. This way we didn’t have to worry about making a mess.
You can see the video of our first try on IGTV here. On the left is the first pour painting pretty much right after the video finished up and on the left is what it ended up like after I messed around a bit. We were instantly hooked. Here is Capri’s first pour painted canvas – she went with a mint/blue/silver color palette. Here’s Cedi’s first pour painting.
And here are a couple of more pour paintings that I did. This first one was done using the left overs from the cups of paint with lots and lots of white. I love how the white just called things down but created so much drama.
I have big plans to do more of this – including the top of one of our picnic tables at the orchard! I’ll share photos once it’s done! Have you ever pour painted? Do you have any tips for it? The kit came with Acrylic Pour Oil which we didn’t use … does anyone know what we were supposed to do with that?
Also – once we are for sure done with these paintings (I’m not sure if we’ll add other layers of paint or other media) we’ll be sure to seal the art.
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Gene Black says
I think the oil is to create ‘cells’ in the paint.