Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MAKE A GORGEOUS ACRYLIC SKIN! How to Create a Swirly Embellishment

This lesson is so easy that even a child could make something beautiful! When it's thoroughly dry, use the acrylic skin as a collage element in a painting.

You will need :
  1. a disposable plastic or aluminum container 
  2. acrylic gel medium, glossy (thinned to a smooth, creamy consistency) or tar gel
  3. liquid acrylic colorants (I like airbrush colors)
  4. eyedropper or other tool to drip colorant
  5. feather or other tool to drag through

make a collage element, create a skin, marbleize, tutorial
Acrylic Skins are Easy to Make

Pour the acrylic medium into the container (I used the cover of a CD pack, since they are too nice to throw away!). 

Then drop the colors of your choice here and there. Use a brush, a bottle with a nozzle, or an eyedropper to place the drips.

Next, drag a tool through the medium, swirling the colors as you go. Do as much or as little marbleizing as you like. The acrylic medium dries quite clear, but it takes a day or three, so be patient, set the container aside, and wait.

I removed the circular shape I made quite easily when it was dry enough, by picking at one edge with a sharp tool and simply peeling it up. The shapes you make can be cut with scissors, too!

1 comment:

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    North Carolina


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