Category: Acrylic Pouring

#PigmentologyPour – Pastel Pink, Sea Foam Green, Violet – Acrylic Pour Painting Process Video

If there’s one thing I’ve discovered about acrylic pour painting, it’s that there never seems to be enough time in the day to do all the painting I’d like. Nor is there enough paint in the world to feed this obsession.

I tried acrylic pouring for the first time because I had a lot of acrylic paint I wasn’t using and I thought it would be fabulous to play with when I came across the technique.

As a graphic designer and general mixed media artist (I’ve started to refer to myself as such because my hands are literally in ALL THE MEDIA all the time) it is sometimes hard to focus on one thing at a time when excitement is overflowing.

I go through phases where I can’t stop with one thing or another but no matter what I do, I generally like to hit all the same areas of interest: lots of color, room for design interest/problem solving, and I especially love working with mediums that encourage a level of spontaneity in the process.

So, that explains why I love making these painting so much. Like calligraphy, I find it incredibly therapeutic. There is a science to it, a groove to fit into once you feel it. And I’m so happy I found it.

If you check out #pigmentologypour on Instagram you will find pretty much all the process videos and photos we’ve taken when it comes to acrylic pouring. I try to make it a point to record process every time I do a painting, because it’s just so much fun to see the play back.

Pink, Teal, and Black Galaxy Fluid Orb Cabochon Pendant Necklaces

Pigmentology Pendants – “Orb” Line Added to Etsy

Time for yet another Etsy update! You may be seeing a few consecutive updates to the store as we’ve been developing lots of new products that are finally coming to fruition.

We’ve been working on lots of new pendants especially, so keep an eye on this space (or “favorite” us on Etsy!) for updates.

Each Pigmentology Orb pendant is unique, utilizing the abstract art found in pouring a fluid acrylic skin. We adhere the artwork to a flat-glass cabochon  “water bead” which magnifies/frames the artwork.

The bails are hand-coiled, made with a thin galvanized steel wire. A jump ring attaches the piece to an adjustable black 30 inch satin cord. The back of each pendant is secured/covered with epoxy.

Orb 3 from this pink, black, and teal collection has already been sold. At this point, 4 variations remain under one listing. Take a look!

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Pigmentology Pendants – “Crystal” Line Added to Etsy

Etsy update time!

We’ve been working on lots of new pendants and finally got everything we need to finish them, so keep an eye on this space (or “favorite” us on Etsy!) for updates.

Pigmentology crystal resin pendants are each unique, using mica powders and fluid art embedded in the epoxy, and formed using silicone molds.

Two options feature glittery pigments in pink, purple, and silver .. which are hand-mixed to fill up the crystal shape and create an ombre effect.

One option has a fluid acrylic skin embedded into the resin, creating a psychedelic/bubble effect.

Cabochons are coming up next!

Resin Crystal Pendants (WIP)

New Products in Process .. Cabochons and Resin Crystal Pendants

I’ve always been fascinated by resin jewelry making and had been researching how to pour resin into silicone molds for a little while when the opportunity to buy some epoxy resin presented itself: I needed to cover some fluid art coasters with a waterproof seal.

So I indulged in my first batch of resin, a medium I’ve not had much experience in, but have done a lot of research on. And I may have wasted some material as I’ve been figuring things out, but I think trial and error is normal when it comes to learning how to use epoxy resin.

I’ve also had some flat-back water beads lying around that I picked up at the dollar store ages ago, so I started brainstorming ways to use them in pendants as well – including with my fluid acrylic skins.

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So far I’m quite pleased with the process, though it’s taking some time to iron out the kinks. I’ve had a hard time finding an adhesive that works best with adhering glass and acrylic without clouding the image. And I’ve had to learn how to avoid getting lots of bubbles in my resin while mixing and pouring it into molds.

I’m still perfecting these, just as I did the journals and coasters (which I’ve not been able to post about yet, but I’m getting there! I thought I had the design finished but it needed more finesse.)

I’m also quite excited at the idea of being able to sell pieces to jewelry makers, as I am a mixed media artist more than a jewelry maker, but I get by – I usually just keep them quite simple.

More coming soon as we get these finished and create more pieces!

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New Product: Acrylic Poured Soft Cover Mini-Journals

As I’ve been experimenting with fluid acrylics, I’ve been formulating ways to turn what I make into products for the shop. If you follow Pigmentology on Instagram you might have gotten some sneaky peeks.

So far for this line we’ve got three journals done and listed – various sizes, two different color-ways. The size of the finished journal depends on how the acrylic skin dries when poured onto a silicone mat, so each one is a handmade, original work of abstract art.

Keep your eyes peeled, especially on Instagram, for more process as we develop more products with fluid art!

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Neon Dirty Pour – Acrylic Skin on Silicone Mat Using Craft Paints and DIY Pour Medium

We’ve been making a ton of fluid acrylic skins to use in some new products that are currently in the design stages. While we’re not quite ready to show you the final result, we always love sharing our process. Stay tuned to see what we end up making with these wonderful fluid pours!

This video will take you through our typical process of creating a fluid acrylic pour that will dry into an easily-removable skin on the silicone mat. Once we peel it up, we use it to create all kinds of different mixed media art and products.

As soon as our line is done (which we’re super excited about) we’ll be launching the announcement here, on Youtube, and on Instagram. Can’t wait to show you more of what we’ve been working on!

Acrylic Pouring Materials

Fluid Acrylic Art: A new obsession and a process video

I fully admit that a few things I’ve started have fallen by the wayside. I will probably never finish the 52CafeCards Challenge and I’m totally okay with that – to be honest, it was starting to bore me. I also started a 100Days Challenge in which I intended to do 100 macro watercolor videos on Instagram. I had it all planned out and scheduled when my camera and lens decided to stop cooperating altogether. It seems the universe and my intentions never seem to align for social media challenges.

I did have a super fun time doing a full calligraphy alphabet video series on Instagram. I have been meaning to bring that whole series to Youtube as well, and will let this serve as a reminder for me to do that later.

Now, I must talk about the thing that is taking up all of my time and energy (when not focused on commissions/other business-related things) .. Fluid acrylics.

I learned all about fluid acrylics and acrylic pouring on Youtube after coming across a video of the process on Instagram. I fell in love. Watercolors are usually my thing as I love the organic nature of the medium, how it can be controlled yet so unexpected. When you can make acrylic paint do the same thing, it’s just as fun!

I’ve been testing at a very small scale with materials I have on-hand and finally put together a little video to show my process. When I say small, I mean small! I’m working on 1/4 in thick foam core triangles that are no longer than maybe two inches on one side.

I really like working on this scale for now but am looking forward to seeing where this experimentation takes me. I’ve also done some 3×3 and 4×4 inch squares, which you can see over on Instagram.