This painting tutorial is the second in my acrylic puddle pouring with a swipe series. I hope this video inspires you to experiment with your acrylic pouring and realize that there is so much you can do with this painting style.

Paint Colors:
Abstract Sennelier Lemon Yellow
Abstract Sennelier Lemon Yellow mixed with white
Liquitex Basics Fluid Acyclic Magenta
Liquitex Basics Fluid Acyclic Light Blue
Amsterdam Gold Light
Arteza Pearl Blue
Arteza Pearl Pink
Golden Fluid Acrylic Bronze

The colors are all mixed with a homemade pouring medium of American Floetrol mixed with Gloss Varnish and GAC 800 and a cell activator of Aussie Floetrol mixed with JoSonja Gloss Varnish.

To finish this painting you tilt until the paint spreads across the entire surface and you are happy with the composition, but keep in mind you want the paint to be thin enough to dry smoothly and not crack.

Enjoy!

Video:

In this instructional how-to-video we explore a puddle pour painting mixed with a swipe. I first saw this technique on Molly’s Artistry YouTube channel, in which she poured blue puddles of paint on her canvas. Then used a pallet knife to mix the paints. Then with a pallet knife she swiped with cell activator. After doing all of this she then tilted to stretch the paint across the canvas creating a abstract water like painting that reminds me a lot of a deconstructed bloom.

In this video I will attempt to create a water with a sunset, using this same technique. I will tell you now that my first attempt was not what I expected and that I had to re-pour the painting to achieve the look that I was going for. But in fluid art most paintings are an experiment and a lot of times you have to redo them. You need to be prepared for this fact when approaching fluid art. Always be willing to experiment, always be willing to paint over the top of a painting you don’t like, always be willing to explore new techniques and ideas this will make your fluid art journey so much more enjoyable.

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!

  • Molly’s Artistry PM recipe - can be found here along with the video I watched for inspiration
  • GAC 900
  • Canvas Board - Hobby Lobby
  • Palette knives
  • Torch

Blue Paints:

  • AMESTERDAM GREENISH BLUE
  • Liquitex FLUID ACRYLICS SILVER
  • Liquitex TURQUOISE DEEP
  • ARTEZA PEARL saphire BLUE
  • BLOOM GEL WREN BLUE

SUNSET COLORS:

  • Sennelier CITRON YELLOW
  • AMSTERDAM AZO ORANGE
  • LIQUITEX BASICS FLUID ACRYLICS MAGENTA
  • BLOOM GEL DUSTY ROSE
  • ARTEZA DUSTY ROSE

CELL ACTIVATOR

  • Australian Floetrol
  • AMSTERDAM PEARL WHITE

Video:

Experiment! Acrylic Bloom on a Canvas Sketch Book

Today, we see success, mistakes, and fails in this experimental bloom on a sketchbook. The painting process went beautifully, it is in the finishing of the sketchbook where I made a misstep and so the project is half success and half fail.

Acrylic Bloom paint pouring is a learned technique of mixing a unique blend of paints to get beautiful cells in your painting. If you want to learn this technique and all the recipes for mixing your paint, you need to visit the Sheleeart Website to take their course.

In this video, you will see the step-by-step process that I go through to get the end result. It’s not until I decide to tape off areas before applying Varnish that I run into any problems. Otherwise, the sketchbook would have turned out beautiful. But what is art if it’s not a process to learn from?

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!
- Canvas Covered Sketch Book (Michaels)
- Amsterdam Pearl White (Cell Activator)
- Pearlx Blue Russet
- Pearlx Misty Lavender
- Pearlx Aztec Gold
- Arteza Pearl Royal Purple
- Colorplace Satin White (Walmart)


Until you take the Sheleeart Course you won’t be able to follow along with this video, but hopefully, it will give you some creative ideas for your next pour painting project.

Video:

In this video, we will take a vinyl sticker that was cut from a Cricut and apply it to a tumbler that has already been painted and coated with resin. For this project you will either need to be able to make your own vinyl decal, purchase one from Etsy or another online store and have a tumbler ready to go.

You can purchase stickers by searching vinyl stickers on Etsy (https://ww.etsy.com) or you can visit WishUponAFlowerShop (https://www.etsy.com/listing/862614348/name-decal-name-sticker-custom-stickers) to purchase one of their custom name stickers. Or you can contact me for a custom sticker to apply to your tumbler.


The supplies you need to complete this project are:

-A painted and resin-coated tumbler, mug, or another item.
-A vinyl sticker

Video:

When painting tumblers with acrylic paint, a lot of the paint drips or spins off of the tumbler. In today’s video I will show you a technique that allows you to save almost all of the extra paint and create another piece of art with it.

In today’s video, we will paint a tumbler on a mug spinner with acrylic paint while its spinning and allow that paint to drip off onto a liquid panel. In the end we will get a beach scene on both the panel and the mug. Not only do you create to pieces at one time, you save time, money and paint. Let’s get started with the supplies you will need and then move on to the video!

Supplies Needed:

Video:

After your mug has dried, you will need to coat it with resin. You can watch how I do that in this video.

In this video tutorial I will show you my method of applying resin to tumbler while it’s spinning on a mug spinner. (We painted a tumbler in this previous video.) When I was learning to apply resin to my tumblers, I took a few missteps along the way and I am hoping that my video and technique can help you avoid those same missteps.

If you follow my tutorial, you will find that this process is quite simple, you just need to be patient and keep working the resin until you are confident that the mug is completely covered with an even coat. Here is the supply list you need for this tutorial.

Supplies:

After you gather all your supplies, watch the tutorial here. I hope this video helps you create some wonderful and that you find it very help.

Beginner Tutorial

Hello again! Thank you for joining me for my tutorial on how to use a dirty pour, a panel with sides, and a straw to blow the paint to create an abstract beach scene.

This is a paint pouring project that even a beginner can accomplish! It only takes about 5 different paints, a liquid painting panel, a cup for mixing paint, and a straw to move the paint around with your breath!

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!

Supplies:

Once you have all your supplies together, watch the video for all the step-by-step instructions! I hope this tutorial helps you create something beautiful.

Tutorial:

Welcome!

I am so glad you have joined me for my first ever video tutorial! If you want to follow all my videos and stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Beth Erickson Designs, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list and our YouTube Channel.

Today’s tutorial is an acrylic poured tumbler that I spin on a cake spinner after placing the paint on the bottom of the upside-down tumbler. In this video you will see my successes, challenges, and fails! I am willing to share all of these with you so that you can be reassured that in art things don’t go smoothly all the time and the beauty of the final outcome is found in the challenges and fails! Even though we encounter some problems along the way throughout this video, we still end up with an original piece of art.

All of the instructions for this project are located inside the video, but I will list the supplies needed and links to where to purchase them here, so that you can gather all your supplies before watching.

Supplies Needed:

Enjoy, be inspired and create something awesome. Shop my paint poured tumblers here.

We are just few weeks away from Easter and I thought this would be the perfect time to review my Easter tutorials and DIY projects.

Today I will provide links to my top three tutorials from previous years and talk about two alternative ways to decorate Easter eggs (with links included).

My sister and I are going to dye Easter eggs again this year and I thought it would be fun to try two new ways to decorate our eggs (highlighted below). After trying these I will be writing a blog evaluating each process. My goal is to help direct you to the process that will work best for you and your family.

In March of 2017, I wrote three blogs on Easter gift ideas and DIY decorations.

Mason Jar Easter Gifts

The Mason jar Easter gifts gave you new and creative ways to package your Easter gifts. Also included was a free download (which is still available).  This tutorial can be found here along with the free download.

DIY: Rustic Easter Carrots

That same month I wrote another tutorial on making rustic twine carrots which can be used in Easter/Spring decorating around your home. I enjoy decorating for a variety of holidays and hope some new ideas will encourage you.  Find the Rustic Carrot tutorial here.

DIY: Easter Garland

Then we also enjoyed a tutorial on how to make your own watercolor “Easter Egg” garland, which is a perfect project to do with your children or in a classroom. In this tutorial we painted traced “egg” shapes with watercolors, cut them out and punched holes in them. Then we attached ribbon to make a garland. This idea would also work well for Easter gift tags or greeting cards. You can find this tutorial here.

Alternative Egg Decorating Ideas

There are two alternative egg decorating ideas that I am going to explore this year. One involves bleeding tissue paper and the other shaving cream! Both of these directions give you multi-colored Easter eggs and they look like they might be easier for young children and less messy than traditional methods (no cups of dye to knock over or splash on your neighbor, counter or kitchen table).

The first tutorial uses shaving cream and food coloring. All the steps are outlined here on www.athriftymom.com.

Next up is dying Easter eggs with tissue paper. The key to this one is buying “bleeding” tissue paper - the only type of tissue paper that will leave colors behind on your eggs. You can find the complete step by step process here on www.thecraftyblogstalker.com.

I will post my evaluations and pictures of the new processes soon, so look for that coming up. Until then enjoy the Easter season and find joy in the fact that spring is upon us!

When planning a wedding or special event; you want everything to be perfect. You probably feel like you will spend any amount of money it takes to have the perfect day, but you will soon realize that your budget can’t afford that expense. So why not recruit some help from family or friends and spend some time making a few of the items for your wedding or special event? You will have fun and save money at the same time.

One project that can be simple to complete is table numbers that hang from a bottle of wine or sparkling cider. These table numbers are constructed from Mason jar bands and lids, paper, a printer, watercolor paints or scrapbook paper. In this tutorial I will go over a few different ways to complete these fun table numbers. You may also choose to purchase my affordable pre-formatted table numbers as an instant downloads on Etsy (here).

If your not using wedding table numbers you can also use this same idea to provide information to your guests. For example: “We can’t wait to hear your glasses clink, please wait for the toasts to enjoy this drink!” or “Please wait for the wedding toast.”

Some of these options are also available for purchase on Etsy (here).

Here’s the supply list and step-by-step instructions and photos (You can find most of these supplies at Amazon or the Dollar Tree):

  • Mason Jar Bands and Lids (Wide Mouth or Regular)
  • Paper of your choice (Printer Paper/Watercolor Paper/Scrapbook Paper)
  • Printer or Watercolors (Optional)
  • Sharpie
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors or Circle Cutter
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Twine or Ribbon
  • Paint Brush

Step One: If painting on watercolor paper, trace the size of lid you’re using on the watercolor paper, paint with watercolors, let dry and then either brush on your text or table number or write with a sharpie. If using a printed background, print it on your paper. Trace circles of the correct size onto the paper, hand letter your number or text. If using scrapbook paper, trace your circles and write message or table number where desired. If using the instant download, purchase here, download, and print on the paper of you choice.

Step two: Trim circles to correct size.

Step three: Coat lid and backside of circle with Mod Podge and adhere to the Mason jar lid. Then coat the top of the print with Mod Podge and allow it to dry.

Step Four: Tie your twine or ribbon around the Mason jar band as shown.

Step Five: Once dry, heat up your hot glue gun and run a line of hot glue around the inside of the Mason jar band as shown above. Then quickly place your Mason jar lid into the ring picture side down and press until hot glue cools

Step Six: Make hot glue “tab” on the backside of the band and lid as shown here to make sure your lid stays in place. Let hot glue cool. Remove glue strands, if any hanging from the finished piece.

Step Seven:  Hang your creation from wine or sparkling beverage bottles as shown. You’re done!

Wow! Wasn’t that simple. It didn’t take much time, you saved money and it added a personal handmade touch to your wedding! I would love to see photos of how you used this project at your event or wedding!

For more tutorials and inspirational thoughts visit www.bethericksondesigns.com.

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