Pouring Paint on a T-Shirt

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I’ve got 2 t-shirts that I was going to do something “arty” with for my sis-in-law, but the original plan got KiBoshed, and she said I could try an Acrylic Pour on ’em.

First, I did this TEST pour on one of my own t-shirts.  (I did it as a 3-part Video on InstaGram  if you want to watch it there – @chermckittrick .)

Things I Learned:

Do NOT wet the t-shirt first; I think this is making it bleed, but I won’t be sure till it dries.

It might be better to do it with the t-shirt laying flat, but that would mean I couldn’t have drips down the back.

Don’t use any orange, stick to pink, blue, yellow, and purple – the orange muddies some of the other colors.

These pics were taken minutes after the pour, so I have no idea what it’s going to dry like.  I’ll let it set for 3-4 days, then throw it in the dryer, on high, to really set the colors.


Moe, does this make you want to change your mind??

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OceanScapes……………

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OK, More acrylic pours, on Records.  The first one has NO SILICONE, yay!!  Cleaning off the silicone before you put on the Resin Coat is a total Pain in the Butt.

I had to “fix” this second piece a couple of times, which involved pouring on more white – nope; pouring on more blues – nope; Dropping dark blue mixed with Silicone in specific spots – yes.  This one has an amazing lacy effect going on around the edges – just beautiful.

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“Blown” Impressionist Flowers

Gahhhhhh, I know I said that wouldn’t post many more of these acrylic pours, but this last one is just sooooooo gorgeous.  My new plan is to use up ALL of my existing Acrylic Paint on pours, and then find a store/restaurant/office/salon etc that will take them on consignment.

Anyway, THIS one – YIKES, I just love it!  It’s a 10×12 inch stretched canvas, with acrylics and Silicone.

 

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The Drips…….

So, after this particular pour (and a more dark purple one), I had to do SOMETHING with all the beautiful drips that I’m left with on my work space table top.

I had some scrap pieces of 140 lb watercolor paper, and I smooshed it into the paint while it was still wet.  After they’d dried for a couple days, I hand-cut them into small circles.  These circles are only 2 inches or less in diameter.  Really Teeny Tiny.  Think of that as you see all the random magical colors and patterns that were created…..

I also cut out some heart shapes, and they’re neat too, but not as cool as these little mini-planets.

I’m putting magnets on the back and sticking them on the fridge.

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Sneakers – Oh Yes I DID!!

Man, I SOOOOOO hope these turn out!!  I poured a Dirty Cup all over a pair of canvas Keds.  There’s a Video of it on my @chermckittrick InstaGram Account.

I’ll let them dry for 5 days, then throw them in the dryer to set the paint.  It’s just my normal acrylic paint, and since it never comes out of my “studio” clothes, even after multiple washings, I’m hoping it will stay on the sneakers.

I wish I’d just used the light colors, and no dark purple or dark red.  But it may dry quite differently than they look right now, who knows…..

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Watercolor Christmas Cards 2017

Well, I had another WONDERFUL day in the studio with the ladies……  Lou and Lorna have painted before, but this is only the 3rd time for Gwen, and she knocked it out of the Park!  Everyone created beautiful cards, plus we laughed, and talked, and had a delicious lunch.  All in all, a very good day

All these cards are done on Watercolor Paper, then mounted on black card stock.

Mine

This one was done with Calligraphy Pens that bleed when they touch water.

Lorna’s

Lou’s – Somehow I forgot to photograph her Cottage/Fence Card, dang!

Gwen’s – hers are Works In Progress

I am SO grateful for my awesome studio, and that wonderful friends want to come and share it with me!

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Still Playing Around With Acrylic Pours….

Here are my latest pieces.  I’m a little bit addicted to this process, but I know you guys are getting tired of it.  What would you like me to do for the next post?

A tryptych – Three 5″x7″ Canvasses

Copperhead Road 5″ x 7″

Find Your Path 5″ x 7″

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