Fluid Art Weekly Update, January 19, 2023
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Hi 👋🏼 Can you believe we are already halfway through January? I hope you are having a good year so far! Here are the updates for this week. Let me know what you think!
NEW! Printable Paper Set
This listing is for an INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of printable paper you can use in your journaling, scrapbook, and daily note-taking projects. No physical product will be shipped.
With this purchase, you will receive PDFs file to save to your computer and use. With each design, you will receive:
* One lined sheet
* One blank sheet
* One art sheet
The download files will be available after purchasing them. You can print as many copies as you desire!
These art images are from my original Acrylic Paint Pour paintings. (PaintPourAcademy.com and DesertHippieArts.com)
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if there are any problems or concerns you have with your order.
Printable Paper Set 1 Preview
Printable Paper Set 2 Preview
New Blog Posts
Brighten Your Walls with ART!
Did you know that Desert Hippie Arts is where I sell my art? You will find some of my acrylic paint pouring canvas art, acrylic paint pouring necklaces, resin art, my first book, and merchandise printed with some of my designs.
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED WITH ALL ORDERS!
Grab my book on Amazon!
Acrylic Paint Pouring Techniques – Level 1
I am SUPER EXCITED to share some news with you… my book is now available on Amazon.com! This book is an updated version of my eBook that is available in my beginner’s course at PaintPourAcademy.com. The photo above is of my author’s proof copy.
SEE THE BOOK PREVIEW: If you click on the link and then click on the book image on Amazon, you can see the first few pages of the book: CLICK HERE to see my book on Amazon!
Updates to Online Fluid Art Classes at Paint Pour Academy
SPECIAL DISCOUNT… $24.99, LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Acrylic Paint Pouring Techniques: eClass and eBook for Beginners
A beginner’s step-by-step instruction course for the Flip Cup, Dirty Pour, Tree Ring, Puddle Pour, Dip Pour, Swipe fluid art techniques. Learn how to create your own Pouring Medium, mix paint, and more!
INCLUDES: 15 Video and written lessons, 3 eBook downloads, supply list, private Facebook support community
LEARN ACRYLIC PAINT POURING BASICS
Updates to the Fluid Art with Erika YouTube Channel
Have you seen these new videos that I have added to YouTube?
DRIED RESULT… Painting Over a Cracked & Crazed Fluid Art Large Wood Ornament
Here are the videos for this series:
- 👉Painting a Large Wood Ornament with Acrylic Paint Pouring Techniques: https://youtu.be/2dlCOtr2L6k
- 👉Painting Over a Cracked & Crazed Fluid Art Large Wood Ornament… STUNNING Final Result!: https://youtu.be/rrF2KIbx8m0
- 👉DRIED RESULT… Painting Over a Cracked & Crazed Fluid Art Large Wood Ornament: https://youtu.be/WP3w7rYtlz4
Hi👋🏼 Well, the paint on my orange large wood ornament cracked and crazed when it dried. I had a feeling it would do this. When I checked on it while it was drying, I saw that I had left a lot of paint in the center of the ornament.
What is cracking and crazing? I have created a blog post that explains everything: CLICK HERE!
I did not like the dried design of this ornament. I am usually OK with the cracking and crazing, but I think it looks wrong in this piece, and I really do not like all of the orange color. I decided to pour over this piece and try again… I am glad I did! This super fun project makes for an AMAZING Christmas decoration for my home. Let me know what you think!
Painting Over a Cracked & Crazed Fluid Art Large Wood Ornament… STUNNING Final Result!
Hi👋🏼Well, the paint on my large orange wood ornament cracked and crazed when it dried. I had a feeling it would do this.
When I checked on it while it was drying, I saw that I had left a lot of paint in the center of the ornament. What is cracking and crazing? I have created a blog post that explains everything: https://paintpouracademy.com/cracking-crazing-problems/
I did not like the dried design of this ornament. I am usually OK with the cracking and crazing, but I think it looks wrong in this piece, and I do not like the orange colors. I decided to pour over this piece and try again… I am glad I did!
This super fun project makes for an AMAZING Christmas decoration for my home. Let me know what you think!
FREE ONLINE TOOL: Acrylic Pouring Paint Calculator
Knowing how much paint to use can be a frustration for some artists. While mixing more paint than needed for your project is best, mixing too much paint can be time-consuming and sometimes wasteful. When I first started learning about paint mixing, I watched so many videos that said, “use about this much” or “just eyeball it.” These learning techniques may work for some, but I had difficulty feeling confident to start learning until I watched more to learn what “just eyeball it” really meant.
I have created two calculators for you to use to help determine how much paint is needed for your project. These calculators are a FREE resource to assist you with your project. And, they are simple to use! You will enter the height and width of your square or rectangle surface (or diameter if using a circle surface) and the depth of the side of your surface. The calculators will give you the approximate ounces of paint you need to complete your project!
I hope you are excited about these updates as I am. I will check in with you next week and share more fluid art fun with you!
Thank you for supporting my art, and thank you for painting with me!
Much love ❤️,