Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Experimenting with textured painting: Part 2

Seriously, LOVE this product:
Several different colors of acrylic paints + two or three types of Liquitex (matte, gloss, opaque, transparent), + paint brushes or paint scrapers or whatever tool you can find = nearly instant art.
Anyone can do it.
Here are a couple more of my "masterpieces":

I painted inexpensive frames, then used the several shades of blue acrylic paints and Liquitex on posterboard. Nothing fancy, but I LOVE how they turned out. 

This is a 2 feet by 3 feet canvas.  I painted countless layers and shades of pink and red until I thought it was just right. I mainly used two sizes of paint scrapers to get the textured effect.

Poster board + yogurt cup-turned-stamp + texture + paint. I painted four 3x3 inch frames I got from Michaels, then dipped the rim of a yogurt cup in the texture/paint mixture. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Experimenting with textured painting

I love textures. I discovered this handy little product line that makes adding texture to projects very fun and so easy!
Liquitex gel mediums, available at many craft stores. I got mine at Michael's.
Here's just two of Liquitex's products that I have on hand, but, they have many variations matte to glossy and light to heavy texture. Just add these to any acrylic craft paint and go at it. You don't have to know how to paint (as you can see, my "paintings" are quite simple).

For the red painting, I used variations of matte & glossy. I kept applying layers until I was satisfied for the time. I'll probably add a different color to it at some point. 
I use whatever tools I have on hand to create different textures. For the paintings, I used paint scrapers and I believe that's a cake knife? 
The turquoise and green mini-painting above is just a test piece I did to show how the super glossy heavy gel that is transparent allows you to layer colors as well as textures.
For this frame, I simply used small paint brushes to create this texture. The frame is a cheap wood frame from Michael's.