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I've recently started exploring acrylics and have fallen in love with the pouring method. This means that the paint - which is usually like a gel - is made more fluid and pourable by the addition of water and fluid acrylic mediums. Instead of using a brush, the paint is poured and dripped onto the support (canvas or sealed panel), then the support is tilted and turned to make the paint move around the canvas. Fingers, a palette knife, and air blown onto the wet paint, creates further movement. This technique is about 2 parts "going with the flow" and 2 parts (or less) "control"!
Hand Painted Jewelry
I'm excited to introduce my newest line - Hand painted jewelry! Most pieces are made from acrylic skins. Skins are acrylics that start out being painted onto freezer paper, same as on my canvases. When the paint is dry, it has a plastic consistency and can be peeled off the paper! I also make silk pendants from silk that I have painted with liquid dyes.
Within the larger acrylic or silk painting, I look for small areas with interesting colors and compositions. I cut these tiny artworks into shapes, and mount them into purchased metal jewelry settings. No two pieces are ever exactly alike!
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