Acrylic Pour

Dream Catcher Acrylic Pour Painting | CraftyJenn

I’m always thinking of things and creative ideas. I just can’t turn my brain off sometimes and so I thought up this idea of adding a dream catcher into one of my acrylic pour paintings. I was super excited about this idea and since I had already been using embroidery in my paintings I knew that I could thread embroidery floss through the canvas/painting.

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So I started by creating an acrylic pour painting using my mixing formula which can be found in my Acrylic Pouring for Beginners eBook. This eBook will take you through the supplies, steps and everything to create an acrylic pour painting! After my painting was finished I cleaned the canvas off, coated it with a layer of Liquitex Gloss Varnish and it was ready for the dream catcher.

I had bought this metal hoop to support the edges of the canvas as I wanted my dream catcher to be in the middle so I was going to have to cut a circle out of the painting. First I flipped the canvas over so I can see the back and centered the hoop on there. I traced within the circle with a sharpie so I knew where to put the glue. I used some Super Glue Gel (it’s a gel format so it is not runny which is awesome!) and applied it around the circle I had drawn. Then I pressed the metal hoop down and voila! It was very secure as the glue dries very quickly. I placed the canvas face down on a self healing cutting mat and used a sharp Exacto knife to cut in the middle of the metal hoop. I cut a circle approximately 1/4 inch inside the hoop as I wanted to fold the edges over the hoop. I also had to cut directional lines out from the hoop to the hole every inch so I could fold it over and glue the edge down onto the hoop creating a smooth and beautiful circle/hole in the painting.

Now with the canvas right side up it was time to create the dream catcher 🙂 I was debating between some thin metal wire or Embroidery Floss but ended up using the gold floss as the color worked better for the painting. I started at the bottom and used a needle to thread the floss through the painting just outside of the metal hoop. I pulled enough floss through so that I could go around the hole creating the foundation of the dream catcher and then once I reached the beginning again I tied off the extra floss and tucked it under the canvas stretcher to use later.

I then took the larger spool of floss and worked the rest of the dream catcher going around and around creating knots in the center of each segment created. Once I got a few rows in I added a crystal and pretty teal bead by threading them onto the floss. The embellishments had colors that all went with the painting’s colors which were teal and gold. When I reached the middle and only a very small hole was left I added one last golden colored crystal and tied off the floss. It looked amazing and I LOVE how the dream catcher turned out!!!!

Detail photo of my dream catcher with the crystals & teal bead and the acrylic pour painting.

I was almost finished. As you know dream catchers often have beautiful feathers creatively strung below the weaved web. So I pulled the first piece of floss I had tucked away and used it to attach some feather details to the bottom of my dream catcher. I let them hang down from the hole and even lower than the canvas edge. I just glued the feather onto the floss and wrapped a bit of the floss around the stem of the feather to finish it off. One of the feathers I added a small teal bead to. It all came together and I was able to create a beautiful dream catcher inside my acrylic pour painting!!

The final art piece!

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Add Embroidery to your Paintings | CraftyJenn Tutorial

Hello 🙂 I had another idea to create a mixed media piece of artwork using my silhouette technique. So I started by using my Pre-Cut Vinyl of a Female Face and created a pretty pink and purple painting using the Dutch Pour Technique to make her hair flowing behind her.

Here is a list of supplies I used to create my Female Silhouette Painting;

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You can watch me create this pretty Silhouette painting here;

After I created this pretty painting I had this crazy idea to add some mixed media to her! I wanted to embellish her hair even more and add a pop of color like yellow so I decided to create some flowers in her hair and I’ve always loved the look of embroidery.

Voila!

I combined the two to create a beautiful finished piece. Since this was painted on a canvas which is essentially fabric coated with paint I knew that I could get the needle to pierce through. So I started with a small flower to see how the paint would react to this technique. It worked better than I had thought!

All you need is some Embroidery Floss/Thread: https://amzn.to/2VD5hld and a Threading Needle: https://amzn.to/2zqAqzw and a little imagination 🙂

Think about where you would like your embroidered flowers to go, what colors, how big you want them which might determine the technique you use to create them. There are several different flower techniques on YouTube for embroidery. You might also want to add some leaves. I added some white leaves among my pink and yellow flowers. You can see them in detail in the photo below.

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I wanted the flowers to flow along with her hair so I placed them in a swirl manner that went from her forehead to the lower corner of the painting. I love this embellishment and I think it totally adds to the whole piece!

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You can watch me add the embroidery on this pretty painting in my CraftyJenn YouTube video as towards the end I show you how I added it to the final painting. Here’s a link to the point in the video where I add the embroidery: https://youtu.be/OZb94dUONKw?t=1453

I hope you all have fun creating your own Silhouette Paintings and adding some embellished Embroidery to them!!

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Fire Goddess Acrylic Pour/Swipe

Hello 🙂 I created another female silhouette called the “Fire Goddess”. I LOVE how she turned out! I tried a different way of creating this one as I’ve had many beautiful followers on CraftyJenn YouTube Channel ask what if the negative space was painted first then the vinyl or contact paper applied and the acrylic pour/swipe created and if that would work. Well I decided to try it out and it worked out 🙂 I normally don’t paint the negative space first because I usually don’t know what color I want to paint it but I decided for this Fire Goddess to do a gold color.

So I used the other side of the vinyl, I first painted some Liquitex Gloss Varnish over the area where the vinyl will go and then placed the vinyl over the wet gloss varnish and also painted the varnish over the edge once the vinyl was placed and let all that dry. This created a great seal! I painted the gold over the negative space – it needed two coats. Then I removed the vinyl which left a really good silhouette edge with no paint bleeding under the vinyl. Then I applied the other side of the vinyl over the gold negative space area and again painted the Liquitex Gloss Varnish under and over the edge of the vinyl and let it dry. Then I did my fire colored acrylic pour and swipe using the damp paper towel technique. I LOVE how the cells grew and turned out!!

Once the paint dried I removed the vinyl which again created a great sharp edge to the silhouette. I just had to touch up the gold a little bit but not much. *One good tip to mention is to always set your paintings on a level surface to dry * I had not done this and although I do love how the paint ended up shifting this does not always work in my favor. So the paint moved on me because the surface was not level but here it totally worked and created a fluid fire looking motion in the paint.

I had lots of fun creating this Fire Goddess 🙂 Here’s a photograph of her and the video of me creating her 🙂 I hope you all enjoy!!

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Here is the free female face silhouette;

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