Marbled Twilight Paint Pour


Step 1 - Prepare work area. Cover table and floor with a plastic sheeting or drop cloth to protect it from paint splashes or spills and make clean up easier.

Step 2 - Set out plastic cups for pouring paint. Place your canvas propped up in an aluminium baking pan to contain the paint that will be dripping off the canvas. Prop your canvas on a raised surface, metal soup cans are stable enough that they won't tip.

Step 3 - Put on gloves and pour the paints all into one cup, this is called a "dirty pour".

Step 4 - You can create marbled effects without Cell Magic but if you love the look of cells and lacing in your pour art, Color Pour Cell Magic and a torch or hair dryer is the best way to achieve that look. We recommend using 1/4 teaspoon per 30ml of paint.

Step 5 - Put the canvas on top of the cup and, holding it securely, flip it over. The suction will keep the cup in place until you pull it off.

Step 6 - Pull the cup off and the paint will flow all over the canvas. Let it flow and feel free to tip or roll the canvas around to get the paint where you want it.

Step 7 - Let the canvas dry for a few days, most drying times are 2-3 days but if you pour a thick layer it may take longer.

Step 8 - Once the paint is dry use a fine paint bush and some gold acrylic paint to add some highlights to your painting. You can follow around shapes created by the pouring paint or paint entire sections. Leave to dry.

Step 9 - Water down some PVA glue and paint it onto sections of the painting that you want to cover with the gold leaf. Leave the PVA to become tacky, then take small sections of the leaf and place it over the glued sections. Lightly dab to secure.

Step 10 - To finish use a medium sized paint brush to remove any of the excess gold leaf.

Step 11 - Paint the float frame with the Jo Sonja gold paint. Once dry, place the canvas inside the frame and hang to display!



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