For my 'Anything Goes' sample over at the Tando Creative blog I have used one of the pieces from my first ever experiments with the new DecoArt Pouring Medium.
There are some videos available to see on the DecoArt blogs here, here and here and of course google or search acrylic pours and/or look on youtube for ideas and help with techniques.
I chose my colours ....
.... and mixed them with the pouring medium. I then carefully tipped them into one cup to make a 'dirty pour'.
I tipped it upside down on the substrate.
This was the result. I decided it was rather sea like so that became my theme.
Next I stamped and masked the bottom of the tag using some Andy Skinner stamps (Fossils) ...
... and added a little colour using the media fluids and a little tinting base.
I found a painty scrap of card and stamped the gorgeous octopus from France Papillon's Illusionary Artists Creepers and Crawlers set and added some white paint spots then gave it a wash of paynes grey.
It was here I decided to test out the clear modeling paste and the faux encaustic look and scraped some over the top of the tag and embedded the octopus into it. I also added some small flat backed glass cabochons. (sorry photos went missing).
I had used distress ink to edge the jelly fish and I love how it moves with the wet modeling paste to create a sort of shadow around the creature.
I added some remnant rubs and I carved the word 'sea' with a pencil then inked it with a black posca pen. I could have given this another coat of the modeling paste here but decided to leave it as it is. So with a painted vintage brad and some baker's twine it finally came together.
The creature looks suspended over the background which is precisely the look I wanted.
I'm really pleased with the look again of this acrylic pour and faux encaustic piece of art.
What do you think?
Before I go ...............
Thanks to the lovely people at DecoArt I have a set of the fabulous Fossils stamps to give away.
Leave a comment below and you will be entered into the random org draw. The closing date is Saturday 1st September at midday BST and the winner will be announced on Monday 3rd September.
I love this tag Brenda, I can smell the sea! I keep putting off trying the Pour but you have. Shown how to use it as a background. I just ordered clear modelling paste to try encaustic effect so looking forward to having fun experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration.X
Good morning Brenda, this technique is on my wish list and your pour is amazing. It is the perfect underwater sea setting for your fab tag.I love all the details and blends there too. Brilliant inspiration, thanks so much for sharing.Summer is flying by,I hope you and yours are all well and I'm looking forward to seeing you next month.Hugs xxx
I think it turned out brilliantly :D That pouring technique s something I have shied away from...but now ??? :D love the subtlety of those cabochons too XXX
I have been following the faux encaustic creations you have been sharing and this tag is my favorite !!!!it really looks suspended,the layers are amazing, will try soon,thanks for the inspiration Brenda !!
The acrylic pouring looks such a fun thing to do. I love the tag, the colours are perfect for the theme
Fabulous tag and thankyou for the tutorial on the pouring its in my list to have a go.
I luuuuurve the octopus, of to have a look for that one x
OH wow Brenda! What a great pour and awesome color palette! The octopus is amazing and the little highlights you painted in bring him to life! Totally love this and appreciate the chance to win. Big hugs, Autumn
Wow - what an amazing range of techniques Brenda, with an absolutely magical result. He really does look like he's hovering there. Your pour turned out beautifully, I keep reading about these, so thank-you for photos! Thank-you so much for chance to win. Have a lovely week. Nicola
Your tag is wonderful. Love the muted colors and the stamps!!! The octopus is just perfect to spend his life hovering over the fossils. The fossil stamps are very impressive! Would love to win them! Thank you!!!
Oh wow Brenda, the result of that pour is incredible, it really does remind me of the sea. The octopus is amazing. Love, love this so much!!
Please don't include me in the draw as I already that beautiful set of stamps. Hugs, Anne xx
What a stunning tag Brenda and the "pour" is quite magical !!! Love the amazing marbled details followed by the beautiful stamping !!
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some of this amazing new product
I love that you can do a pour on something other than a large canvas or big piece. I wanted to try pouring, but didn't want to start on a big scale. This turned out awesome. I ordered some pouring solutions and am anxious to try it out. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely creation.
What an awesome tag you have made. I’m impressed of the techniques you use on your projects. And I like the stamping in the bottom on your tag. The background is so realistic. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Hugs Susanne
This is one amazing tag, Brenda! I have seen these pour background techniques have become popular. Gorgeous background you have created and I absolutely love that stamped octopus and the fossil stamps on the bottom. Anything sea themed strikes my fancy.
Thank you for the chance to win these lovely stamps.
Live your clear description! Thanks for the inspiration 💐
Wow! It turned out brilliantly! Chrisx
I've been eyeing the Dina Wakley Pouring Medium - hadn't even clocked that DecoArt had brought one out (though I guess it was predictable!). Love the results here, fabulous watery look, though still wary of the amount of mess and wastage which seems to go with pouring. I'm also very much looking forward to experimenting with the clear paste... I've been waiting for that to be released ever since seeing a video of Andy demoing with it in Frankfurt (I think it was Frankfurt, somewhere in Germany, anyway) years ago. I have it - just need time to play now.
Obviously, I'm not here to win the stamps, but rather to tell you your tag is a true work of art. I love your techniques that really make this look like I'm looking at the octopus underwater. Gorgeous! Hugs!
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