Puddle Pouring: Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Hi everyone!! Happy Sunday and most of all… Happy Father’s Day!!!

I’ve been a little obsessed with “paint pouring” lately and thought I’d try Puddle Pouring using Dylusions and Tim Holtz Distress paints. My objective was to create an ocean colored painting.  I was able to achieve a lot of action and cells without the use of silicone.

To start you out, here is a little color instruction. I’ve chosen Cool colors and if you look at the color wheel below, they sit to the right of the orange line. Cool colors have a blue base, think of them as ice and water.

Cool Colors, Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pouring

My canvas is 8×8″. I mixed my paints with IndigoBlu Go Flow and water only. Go flow helps the paint move, water is used to thin out the mixture. I added water to create a buttermilk consistency.  I poured puddles of paint in three main areas and as I went along, I added a few more puddles. I didn’t worry about which color I poured knowing that if they mixed, they would look good together.

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pouring

Right away as I moved the paint around on the canvas, I got such an amazing amount of action as the paints interacted with each other. The best part of paint pouring is not knowing how it will turn out. Each painting is different.

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pouring

Once my paint sat on the canvas for about 15 minutes, the white went down to the canvas and the other colors came up to the top. This gave me a real cool sea foam effect. I think it’s quite refreshing!Paint Pouring, Acrylic Pouring, Shari CarrollI filmed a video of the entire process which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to try this technique!

Winsor Newton 8×8 ARTIST CANVAS DEEP…
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  1. Firstly THANK YOU for finally making sense of the color wheel !!! I can’t thank you enough for that simple orange line explanation! Secondly, I love love love this pouring technique and will be trying this method. I have tried a pouring method before unsuccessfully. I know this one will work! And the idea of the push-pins on the back of the canvas was so simple and brilliant! I’ve been using those little triangle “thingies” you get in the hardware store and they don’t work all that well on small canvas projects. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t wait to try this! Irma

  2. Beautiful background. Can the paint in your tray be used for another project? Since GoFlow is pricey, is there another product available in the paint aisle of a hardware store that would also work?

  3. Love these techniques where you
    put down your color medium and
    then hope for the best.
    Invariably the result is
    always fantastic.
    thanks for sharing

  4. Am buying products but what is the difference between the flow product,lacquer and cells products from IndigoBlu. Can you do this and still make it a card? I know not worth canvas but could this be achieved with card stock?

  5. Beautiful canvas. I haven’t tried paint pouring yet, but would love to try. You make it look easy. Thanks for sharing information on using the color wheel.

  6. SOOO COOL, Shari!!!! I LOOOVE watching you work with this! I LOVED your other video too, with the Dirty Flow- did I get that right? LOL SUPER JOB!!!! Are you going to show us WHAT you did with this????? ;) Would LOVE to see!!! ;)

  7. This was very helpful with what can be a confusing craft. I have seen this process with the silicone. I am glad we have an alternative. Great stuff!

  8. This is so gorgeous and it helps when you explain your process. Thanks so much for sharing this Shari, I love the way you think!

  9. This is so cool and stunning Shary you created an awesome canvas. I’m curious if you leave it that way or use it as a basis for a mixed media canvas. Thanks for showing and the “making of” video.

  10. How therapeutic to watch all the colors move into a design. Better make some room on the table soon to play!

  11. There is something magical about watching the cells form. This is something I’ve been wanting to try, but I just don’t have the space for it. Very cool tutorial, and the canvas looks gorgeous!

  12. Amazing, Shari and absolutely GORGEOUS!! Cool colors are my favorite and can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks so much for the video tutorial.

  13. Cool colors are by far my favorite ones. Lovely result. So cool (no pun intended) to see how dramatically the design changes over time. Thanks for sharing this!

  14. Absolutely amazing…. I am blown away. Seriously have never seen such a process. The end results is almost magical! Thanks for sharing and for the great video.

  15. What a gorgeous piece. Love your step by step of how you accomplished this. I really want to give it a try.

  16. I could watch this all day!!! I’ve been wanting to to try this!! Love the colors you chose!!!

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