| Using Acrylic Pouring Medium as a Non-Toxic Resin-Like Coat |

I try to keep everything in my studio non-toxic and was excited when I developed this method for creating a resin look without using highly toxic epoxy resins.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBAzfxWKMHY?rel=0

 

Here I answer some specific questions I got from an artist in Guatemala on drying time with the pouring medium in different climates. Also, about adding gold leaf or other metal leaf in pouring medium. I got cut off but don’t worry, it continues in the next video.

 

Continuation of questions in previous video about using Pouring medium with inks and spray paint:

Responses to “Using Acrylic Pouring Medium as a Non-Toxic Resin-Like Coat”

  1. Dee Akard Welborn

    For a art newbie, you have been so informative and helpful. Thank you for sharing your talent and knowledge.

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  2. Carmen

    I wanted to say thank you too. I only discovered your blog this year – after your video about the worst mistake acrylic painters make was featured somewhere… might have been the Cowling Wilcox page, since then I have been a silent lurker but have picked up so much from your videos. Thank you!

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    • Michele Theberge

      Thank you, Carmen! I’m glad you’ve found the blog and hope you’ll keep “lurking” around! 😉 and love to hear your comments and questions when you feel inspired.

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  3. Mela

    Hello! I have a question… I have been experimenting with this and have only used Golden’s self leveling clear gel. The trouble is I don’t feel it’s a hard enough surface… It seems prone to getting various kinds of damage. I’ve been researching whether or not I should apply an additional varnish layer to protect the finish, try a different medium, etc. Is the liquid pourable medium very hard like resin? Have you tried clear tar gel or other mediums? How do you transport and store your prints when finished… I tried putting mine with clear wax paper between them and discovered that they were imprinted by the paper in certain spots.

    I’ve been looking forever and just haven’t found the answers I’m looking for. I’ve considered epoxy resin, but like you I’m not inclined to use something so toxic. Also do you find your liquitex medium gets bubbles? Is it the same as other mediums where spraying a little alcohol stops the bubbling? Ok… Sorry for the onslaught of questions …. I’m just learning how to do this for photo prints and can’t wait to perfect my method. Advice from other artists would be so helpful and appreciated.

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    • Michele Theberge

      Hi! Thanks for your question. I have a whole playlist on youtube (7 videos so far on using pouring medium).

      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFNvPfOa2yC7E2nk6885ZX4Y7dlQ12ZJB

      I teach a pouring medium intensive in my studio also where we discuss all this and more. I have video taped it and have 11 hours of footage to edit so I may be offering that as an online course in the future. Good luck! And please, never use alcohol with acrylics. It breaks down the chemistry and destabilizes the paint film.

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  4. Amanda

    What is on top of your tables to protect them?

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  5. ChicagoHawksGal

    Thanks so much Michelle for encouraging all of use to try more mediums and experiment! Am attaching something I played around with today using Liquitex inks mixed with matte medium, and then washed of Derwent’s Intense color blocks. I’ve been struggling to work up texture and color so washes of colors and textures are not completely obliterated, and this combination (and thousands of tiny brushstrokes) was a clear step in the right direction. It’s amazing where you can take your creativity with just a few simple inexpensive products.

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  6. ChicagoHawksGal

    Michelle – thank you for your encouragement to try out different techniques and mediums. I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of products so I could build up texture without sacrificing tonality, and the combination of Liquitex matte medium and metallic inks and a wash of Derwent Color Intense Blocks really showed me that there is no limitation to where you can go with just a few products. I’m dong paper collage work and wanted backgrounds that were heavily textured with lots of color, so this is a huge step in the direction I was trying to go….. (sorry the attachment is so large).

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  7. ChicagoHawksGal

    Michelle – thank you for your encouragement to try out different
    techniques and mediums. I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of
    products so I could build up texture without sacrificing tonality, and
    the combination of Liquitex matte medium and metallic inks and a wash of
    Derwent Color Intense Blocks really showed me that there is no
    limitation to where you can go with just a few products. I’m working on paper
    collage work and wanted backgrounds that were heavily textured with
    lots of color, so this is a huge step in the direction I was trying to
    go….. (sorry the attachment is so large).

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