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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Acrylic Pour

Pretty Peacock Different Pour Technique

So I tried a second acrylic pour for the pretty peacock using a different technique. I wasn’t sure if the first one would work so I had this as a back up LOL but I do love how the first one turned out.

For this one I painted the abstract feather colors where they should be below the silhouette and let everything dry. Then I did the same metallic blue swipe except over a clear paint mixture. For the clear I used some Liquitex Varnish mixed equal parts to Floetrol added a little water and a couple drops of silicone. Now the metallic blue was mixed as I always do and has no silicone – this gives you the webbing look.

So I swiped and waited for it all to dry and it worked LOL! The milky varnish to Floetrol mixture dried clear and all the painted feathers appeared. I also painted a realistic peacock face on the silhouette which I like more and thanks to the poll I placed on my CraftyJenn YouTube Channel I’m going to paint the same realistic peacock head on the first one 🙂

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Pretty Peacock Acrylic Pour/Swipe!

Hi everyone! I created this pretty peacock acrylic pour/swipe using iridescent and metallic paints! It turned out so pretty and shinny! I love the way the peacock feathers turned out almost abstract like.

Here’s a list of the colors used for this pour;

Artist’s Loft Metallic Blue, Artist’s Loft Bronze, Pebeo Iridescent Green Yellow, Artist’s Loft Black, Artist’s Loft Sap Green with AL Iridescent Medium mixed into it.

All the colors had Floetrol with a little water. All had silicone except the metallic blue did not.

TIP* When swiping with the damp paper towel first allow the paper towel to pick up the metallic blue color and swipe gently down then as your swiping start to lift up so that half way down it’s only swiping very slightly over the colors of the feathers.*

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