Acrylic Pour

Rainbow Unicorn Silhouette Acrylic Pour Painting!!

So I’ve finally figured out the best way to create my signature acrylic pour paintings using the silhouettes. I have created two YouTube videos where I show step-by-step how I do this technique. I use my pre-cut vinyl stencils which you can purchase on my CraftyJenn Art Website. I also use Liquitex Gloss Varnish to adhere the vinyl to the canvas. This stuff dries fast and works great though you do need to use caution on how much you use and where.

I first start by taking my vinyl sticker off the peelable paper. You will want to use the negative side. Then I place it on the canvas and determine where I would like it to be. I prefer to have it in the first third of the canvas but you can place it wherever you feel it will work best 🙂 The nice part about the vinyl stencils is that they are sticky on one side but you can keep lifting them up and moving them until you are happy with placement. Once I have placement I get the Liquitex gloss varnish and a brush. I lift the vinyl stencil and paint the varnish just where the edge of the silhouette is making sure to go under the stencil and out from it. I don’t want a thick layer just a thin layer. Then I place the stencil down over the wet varnish and paint over the edge of the silhouette again over the vinyl pressing it into the wet varnish and off onto the canvas. This will create a nice seal once it’s dry.

You don’t want to paint a large area with the varnish as it can make peeling the vinyl off after very difficult and might pull up some of the gesso. I just go about a 1/2 inch under and out from the silhouette edge. *Tip: don’t paint any varnish under the straight edge opposite from the silhouette shaped edge as this will result in a line on your painting.*

After the varnish is dry you can proceed with the acrylic pour painting/swipe 🙂 I created this super cute and vibrant Rainbow Unicorn and I LOVE how it turned out!!! It’s super vibrant and colorful and I LOVE how the unicorn dissipates into the rainbow 🙂

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Fixing Paint Leakage Under Vinyl Silhouette

Hello everyone 😉 I’m here to talk about how to fix your paintings when you get paint leakage under the vinyl when trying to create a silhouette. Even though you take all the precautions you will sometimes get paint that finds it’s way under the vinyl especially if the paint is thick over the vinyl. But the beauty of acrylic paint is once it’s dry you can paint over it.

So when I remove the vinyl and find that paint has leaked under I first check if it dried flat or is raised. If it’s flat then it’s easy to just paint a few layers of acrylic paint over it in the color you use for the negative space but if it’s raised then a little more work is required. You can use any fine grit sand paper to hand sand the raised paint down or as I usually do is use a Dremel with a sanding drum on the end. When using a Dremel you have to be very careful you don’t go through the canvas. Just try to lightly sand the raised paint until it’s flat either with the Dremel or by hand. Then just paint over the area with the colors you used for the negative space and possibly with the silhouette.

I created a video to show you how I fix my paintings for this common problem;


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Use Acrylic Pour Paint Skins to make Jewelry!

Hello 🙂 So here’s another use for your paint skins, I use them to make small art pieces for jewelry and purse hangers. I love the paint skins and they turn out with lots of cells and beautiful colors so there’s no reason to waist paint when you can create these skins. I pool all the paint that pours off my paintings and bring it together to create a pretty paint skin. Then I use a 1 inch hole punch to creatively pick a small piece of the paint skin for a beautiful art piece for a jewelry pendant.

Once I cut or punch the circle out of the paint skin I use some modge podge to glue it into a blank pendant or purse hanger. This just helps to keep it in place and flat for pouring resin over it. Once the resin is poured over it I let it cure and voila!

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Here’s my video where I show how I use the hole punch and paint skins to create jewelry: