Hello my fellow Art Lovas! So I’m absolutely crazy about my latest creation: Emerald City and with the whole geode art craze going on, I wanted to create something similar but unique. I created this piece for ARTOPIA CHARITY EVENT which is an amazing fundraising event benefiting Big Bend Cares of Tallahassee! I’m hoping it will raise lots of $$$. This piece has sooo much glitter, sparkle, silver leaf detail and resin going on it’s ridiculous. I truly feel that pictures don’t do it justice but I took a million anyways. Keep scrolling for juicy details on what I used and my creative process:-)
This piece is a fluid acrylic style painting on a 24x30 canvas, gallery wrapped. I always use gallery wrapped for that thicker edge and because there is no need to frame!
- Craftsmart Multisurface Premium Satin- Colors: Green, Crisp Green & Mediterranean (purchased at Michaels)
- FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic (black nozzles) (Waterfall Green, Silver Moss & Amsterdam) http://www.daler-rowney.com/content/fw-pearlescent (gold is pictured but was not used)
- Extra Fine Glitter-Recollection Brand,colors: Sea Green & Glitz (from Michaels)
- Background color-Behr paint, color: ‘Silver City’ mixed with white Craftsmart paint
- Fire Glass-Starfire Direct- 1/2″ evergreen fire glass, emerald reflective fire cubes (I crushed the cubes into smaller pieces with a hammer), 1/2″ gold reflective glass, 1/2″ azuria reflective glass https://starfiredirect.com/collections/fire-glass
- Art Resin: http://(https://www.artresin.com/collections/artresin)
- Silver Leaf
I did a dirty pour first onto my canvas using the Craft Smart colors pictured in the cups first. I then used a basic Grey by Behr for the foreground of my painting. It looks white but it’s actually a light grey. The picture on the right is how it looks once the colors are poured from one cup using a ‘dirty pour’ or ‘flip cup’ technique.
After I poured the colors onto my canvas I used a blow dryer to achieve the effect below.
I then used the fluid acrylic colors (pictured on the bottom of paint photos with little black nozzles) last on top of my pour, I used the blow dryer for effect and then added my crushed glass on top of the wet paint. After I placed my crushed glass, I sprinkled glitter on top.
Here is how the wet painting looks after the fluid pour, crushed glass and glitter.
AFTER THE ART IS DRY AND BEFORE THE RESIN FINISH I ADDED TOUCHES OF SILVER LEAF TO THE EDGES.
NOW FOR THE ART RESIN APPLICATION!!! I added more glitter to my mixed resin before pouring. I poured the resin over the entire canvas including the glass. I THEN ADD HEAT WITH MY TRUSTY HEAT GUN TO POP ANY BUBBLES AND SMOOTH OUT THE SURFACE. YOU CAN ALSO USE A BLOW TORCH BUT I PREFER TO NOT DEAL WITH THE HASSLE OF BUYING PROPANE REFILLS AND/OR SETTING MY HOUSE ON FIRE (J/K BUT NOT REALLY). I PURCHASED BY HEAT GUN FROM JOANN FABRICS FOR ABOUT $30. https://www.joann.com/american-crafts-zap-embossing-heat-gun/10066181.html#q=HEAT%2BGUN&start=1
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AFTER THE RESIN IS POURED IT’S SO SHINY AND GLOSSY!
I ALWAYS COVER MY ART AFTER I RESIN SO NO DUST SETTLES INTO IT! AFTER 24 HOURS THE RESIN IS DRY AND HARD TO THE TOUCH. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RESIN PROCESS CLICK HERE: https://www.artresin.com/blogs/videos
NOW SHE IS ALL FINISHED & SHINY & BEAUTIFUL & SPARKLING IN THE SUNLIGHT! I’M IN LOVE AND GREEN WITH ENVY!
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