Puddle Pouring: 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.
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.
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.
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!I 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!
That is seriously awesome!!! So beautiful and what a fun project to do with kids this summer too!!!
Amazing technique and I love the end result. Definitely want to try this!
Gorgeous canvas, I love how the paints bubble & react with each other!
What a cool and=d spectacular card!
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
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?
Love learning new techniques–thank you.
Thanks for sharing this neat project! These are my favorite colors!
I’m really enjoying acrylic pours right now. This is fabulous!
This looks so cool! Thank you for sharing this technique, and how you chose the colors to use :)
I love acrylic poring but I don’t have the space to get messy for it. I love all the tiny cells you got
That is so incredibly cool! I am itching to try that!
This is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the detailed info for how to create this.
That is amazing! I love how you made this and the beautiful end result!
Love these techniques where you
put down your color medium and
then hope for the best.
Invariably the result is
thanks for sharing
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?
What a seiosly cool effect this is! Love it! Thanks for sharing this awesome technique.
Genius technique and absolutely stunning result.
One other question ?, could you use gesso instead of the white paint?
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.
WOW this is really cool:)
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!!! ;)
This is fantastic! I love the end result!
Looks great! The finished pieces look amazing! Shari, you are always an inspiration!
It looks exactly like seafoam! What a gorgeous canvas from a cool technique!
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!
Love this, the colours are fantastic together!
That is really cool looking I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before.
I was a science major long before I got crafty, so this somehow works for both sides of my brain. Brilliant! Thank you!
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!
Mesmerizing! I could watch that all day. That pour is stunning!
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.
Wow! That is so cool! Beautiful turn out too ♥
What a fun way for ME to get messy – your work with this technique is amazing – TFS
How therapeutic to watch all the colors move into a design. Better make some room on the table soon to play!
A stunning canvas!!
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!
This does look fun. Thanks for the video and supply list.
How fun and surprising is this technique ! Thanks for sharing !!
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.
Love this, it is so beautiful and looks so easy, thank you for sharing this technique, I will give it a go, as I like these sea colours, thanks again!!!
Wow! What a great technique! Thanks so much for sharing it.
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!
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.
What a gorgeous piece. Love your step by step of how you accomplished this. I really want to give it a try.
Cool project. Love those colors!
WOW! What a gorgeous technique!
I could watch this all day!!! I’ve been wanting to to try this!! Love the colors you chose!!!
Wow. I absolutely love the color choices!