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Being Creative While In Quarantine. Here Is My First Acrylic Pour! 🎨

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Being in quarantine has definitely been an adjustment from my normal routine. Since I can’t just go out like I used to, I have been finding different indoor activities to keep me busy.  I really have found so much joy in painting during these trying times and I can’t believe I gave it up many years ago. I’ve always been a creative person who had a huge love for art as kid but I stopped painting around the age of 12 due to a very discouraging educator. I just started painting again late last year and I instantly remembered how much I love it!

Not only is painting very therapuetic for me, it’s also just a lot of fun. Painting also requires focus which has been really beneficial for helping me deal with my anxiety. A Goofy Movie is one of my favorite movies and as soon as my painting was complete, I instantly thought of Powerline lol.

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To see how I did my painting, go ahead and press play!

Sooo what did you think?! It’s defiently giving you Powerline vibes too huh? I told you! lol This painting was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to show you my next one.

Here are some helpful tips:

  • Organization is key! Painting can be messy so being as organized as possible helps tremendously. Pick out what paints you want to use first that way you’re not trying to figure it out after you have already started

  • Mix your paints before hand. I use water and floetrol to make my paints the perfect consistency. Floetrol is also sold at Menards just in case you don’t want to wait for Amazon. 

  • Wear gloves

  • Don’t hold the torch too close to the canvas or it will burn it. Trust me…I learned the hard way.  🤦🏾‍♀️ The torch should always be in constant motion over your painting. 

  • Be creative and have fun! There are no rules when it comes to acrylic pouring so use your imagination and have a good time.  

Colors & supplies used🎨:

Brand: Artist Loft

Purchased paint supplies & canvas from: Michaels

Colors: Ivory Black , Aqua Green, Violet, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Metallic Cobalt Blue, Light Magenta, and Metallic White. 

Brand: U.S. Art Supply

Purchased supplies from: Amazon

Color: Lemon Yellow

Gloves came from Walgreens and the tin pan came from Dierbergs 

Torch lighter came from Amazon and the butane gas it needs came from the Ace Hardware  store.

Until next time loves…

XO

Erica Leigh

 

 

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