Day 12 of my acrylic pouring color theory series is a monochromatic reverse dip with shades of yellow over white. It’s a very subtle piece, which I think goess to show the range of effects you can get with acrylic pouring depending on the colors and techniques used.
This piece is also a great example of what you can do if you aren’t happy with the first thing you do on a canvas. There are always ways to “fix” things that “go wrong.”
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Color of the Day (Day 12 – Reverse Dip):
- Monochromatic – Yellow
- 3 shades of yellow
- Reverse dip
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below.
- Popsicle stick
- Sandwich bag, cling wrap, other piece of plastic
- Butane Torch
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Reverse Dip Step by Step
- Lay down puddles of paint in colors of your choice. I used white and three shades of yellow for this painting.
- Draw the paint outward and inward with a popsicle stick to create a flower-like pattern.
- Press a piece sandwich bag, a piece of cling wrap, or some other piece of plastic down on top of your paint. Slowly and carefuly lift the plastic up off the paint. (If you used enough paint and you’re happy with the design, this may be the end of your painting.)
- Pour more paint around the outside of your design and spread it out. (Pouring a good base coat down in the beginning would have been better.)
- Tilt to move your paint around the canvas. (Again, this could be the end of your painting process if you’re happy with the results.)
- You can use the paint that is on the bag to add more color to your canvas.
- Torch to bring out cells. (Totally optional! Just something I chose to do because of the monocromatic color scheme. I was trying to create some more details and visual interesst.)
Go Forth and Pour!
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