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Day 16 of my acrylic pouring color theory series is a beautiful, subtle ghost pour. A ghost pour is a variation on a swipe that starts from the center and swipes outwards to both sides, leaving ghostlike images of the swipes mirroring each other.
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Color of the Day (Day 16 – Ghost Pour):
- Monochromatic – Green
- Three shades of green
- Ghost Pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Blue and yellow for green)
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Old gift card/spackle knife
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Ghost Pour Step by Step
- Lay down a base coat of your background color.
- Place stripes of color down the center of your canvas. The order I put my stripes was: light green, medium green, white, dark green, and white.
- Using an old gift card or a spackle knife, swipe from the center toward the sides of the canvas parallel to the center line.
- If, like me, you usd all of your colors on one side or you want to add more color, repeat Steps 2 and 3.
- Continue swiping and working with the paint until you’re happy with your painting.
Go Forth and Pour!
There you have a ghost pour, a different take on a swipe! This is a super easy pour that can have a really nice, peaceful look when you’re done! So go have some fun and swipe!
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