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This post is all about how to make an acrylic pour feather! I love feathers, and I can’t wait to show you an easy way to make a beautiful acrylic pour feather today, Day 5 of my acrylic pouring color theory series!
If you’re curious about colors and color theory as it relates to acrylic pouring, head on over to my post about Choosing Colors for Acrylic Pouring and grab your FREE printable Color Wheel and Color Scheme Guides.
If you would like to follow along with my 30-day acrylic pouring color theory video series, grab your very own color wheel and color scheme guides and some paint, and head on over to the color theory section of Homebody Hall!
(If you’re curious about colors and color theory as it relates to acrylic pouring, head on over to my post about Choosing Colors for Acrylic Pouring and grab your FREE printable Color Wheel and Color Scheme Guides.)
Color of the Day (Day 5 – Acrylic Pour Feather):
- Tetradic – Red, Violet, Yellow, Green
- Light violet
- String-pull feather
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Magenta and blue for violet, violet and white for light violet, and yellow and blue for green)
I used magenta for my violet hues because I think it makes a less muddy color because there isn’t a yellow undertone to it as there is with red. So if you ever want to make a very vivid violet color, go with magenta. I have found that I actually prefer the Liquitex Basics Quinacridone Magenta to the Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta.
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Skewer or popsicle stick
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Step-by-step Acrylic Pour Feather
- Place a line of different colored paint puddles down on a surface like a paper plate, paper, tablecloth, whatever you like.
- Put a piece of string through that line of paint and press it down.
- Lay down a thin base coat on the canvas where you want your feather to be. This will give your paint something to move through.
- Pick up your string and lay it paint side down on the canvas.
- Grab the side of the string on the side where you want the bottom of your feather to be. Drag that side toward the end of the string that you’re not holding, pulling the paint along with the string.
- Dip the string back into the paint and repeat that same process for the other side of the feather, also repeating wherever you’d like until you get the look you’re going for on your feather.
- Use a popsicle stick or a skewer and a contrasting color to draw the middle of the feather and to draw out some pieces of the feather.
Go Forth and Paint!
I love making feathers, and there’s so much you can do with them. Check out this beautiful fall turkey I made with acrylic pour feathers!
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