Originally Posted by Kymmie
Hi Karen, can you please explain exactly what procedure with what products your using and I'll see if I can work out why you are not getting the results you want.
This is what worked for me:
First you take a plastic cups and prepare the color mixtures separately like this:
-First the Acrylic color you want 1 part
-Second 2-3 parts of pouring medium. I used Liquitex, if you don't use the correct pouring medium the results are not good. I tried Schmincke with bad results.
- Mix well, with a wood stick, and scrap the borders of the cup, re mix, again and again until you get a consistent color and texture.
-Lift the wood stick and if the paint does not drop, is too thick, you need to add water. Add Slowly
drops of water until your consistency is of a buttermilk yogurt. It has to make some drops, but also has to stay on the wood stick.
-Bring all colors to almost the same consistency, else they sink or float over and you don't see anything interesting forming.
After preparing all the colors, then you add 4 to 8 drops of silicon and mix a bit. Do not mix or stir after this at all!!!!
Just before you pour them or make a "dirty pour" cup, you can add another 4 drops of silicone, but don't mix
If you want to make a "dirty pour", take a paper cup (so you can squeeze it or make a v shape with it) and pour all your colors in the paper cup in the order preference.
You can pour them with height so they don't mix but combine more .
Don't take much time to let them recombine or set, just pour immediately after if possible.
Save some pour to add in other places as corners, you can use a spatula or paper to make them recombine or do shapes... you can use a creme brulette torch to make more cells appear. Some cells will form when you pour the paints in the "dirty pour", if this happens, you are for sure going to have cells ...