Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sandy Bruce

Sandy Bruce was the guest Artist at our Almond Country Quilt Guild monthly meeting last Friday.  She is a wonderful artist, in a variety of media and gave an interesting presentation about her life and quilting.  If you want to learn more about her go to

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Messy Fun with Acrylic Paint-Dirty Pour Technique

I've been wanting to try this technique for awhile and got to do it yesterday.  It is called a 'Dirty Pour.'  If you google that term or 'fluid acrylic pouring',  you will see lots of information on it.  You can end up spending oodles of time looking at tons of youtube videos on the technique. Basically it is using slightly diluted acrylic paint into which you mix a silicone gel,
 stir it up and carefully dump it onto a canvas. 

Here are pictures from yesterday's experiment.

All the paints are poured into one cup as you see below. I used white for the bottom and top layers.

Below is the canvas after carefully dumping the cup of paint onto it.

Next I  tipped the canvas from different angles to spread the paint to edges.

Below are a couple of closeups.

Below is the entire canvas.

I wanted to get a mono print of it onto fabric, so I placed some silk on it and lifted up a layer which totally changed everything.  So then I fussed around with dribbling bits of leftover paint and angling the canvas this way and that and ended up with this.

Lots of fun but very messy!