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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Poured Paint Technique

Hi everybody, I've been wanting to try a poured paint project for a while now.  So, this afternoon, at the end of the day, I found myself a little time to mix up the paints and try it out.

The trick with this technique is to mix a few different colors of paint, so that they have varying thickness or viscosity.  

I mixed Color Burst and Liquid Metals with my White Acrylic Medium and Clear Sealer.  I used Turquoise, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Olive Green, Yellow Gold, and Metallic Jade. 

The next little trick is to pour the mediums that you've just created into a cup or vessel to pour from, without mixing them together.  I used a paper coffee cup from my last visit to the coffee shop.

I created a little pour station outside with a box lid, and some small plastic cups to hold my surface above my pour tray.

With my surface in place, I was ready to pour.  

I really liked pouring paint.  Now, to let it dry to see how it turns out.  Some of the areas are really thick with paint, so I think I'll have to wait til tomorrow to see the end result.

For now, this was a great little diversion, that let me try a new technique and practice a little non representational abstract expression with paint.

Til next time, Ken

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March is National Craft Month!

Hi everybody, March is National Craft Month, and I'm kicking off a month long crafting series on Facebook Live!

Like my Facebook page, Ken Oliver Crafts to  stay up to date with new products, new projects, and new techniques, all month long! 

Watch yesterday's video to find out how you can win a set of brand new Color Burst!

I'll announce the winner later today, so make sure to check with me on Facebook...and click to get my LIVE notifications, because, I'll be adding new videos all month long.  
There will be more prizes for sure! 
Til next time,