Monday, 13 August 2018

Tando - Anything Goes - Acrylic Pour - Give Away

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.

Process Steps

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.
Good luck.



Jan Hill said...

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

Jane said...

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

Gina said...

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

Suman Pandit said...

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 !!

Glennis said...

The acrylic pouring looks such a fun thing to do. I love the tag, the colours are perfect for the theme

Jenny Shepherd said...

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

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

FraniQ said...

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!!!

Redanne said...

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

Annie said...

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
Annie xx

Kay S said...

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.

Susanne said...

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