Monday, September 26, 2016

NOBODY USES FLOOR WAX ANYMORE, RIGHT? YA GOTTA TRY THIS!

Y'know how expensive fluid acrylics can be? Or acrylic airbrush colors. Even the tiny little bottles aren't cheap. I made my own with the method explained below.

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A fun experiment!
First, I mixed Liquitex tube acrylic in Prism Violet thoroughly with acrylic floor shine.

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Go more opaque or
more translucent, as desired.
Be sure to get the mixture
as smooth as possible.
I should have strained mine, but didn't,
and it turned out okay!

Next, I poured the now-fluid acrylic paint into a clean,
empty eyeglass cleaner spray bottle.


THE PROJECT

Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India inks come in many colors, in a convenient dropper-stopper glass bottle. These highly pigmented India inks not only remain lightfast and permanent, but are also totally waterproof when dry. The colors are brilliant and transparent (except black and white).

My support was white Yupo, which I first sprayed with clear water. Then I added violet India ink in places. While that was still wet, I sprayed my homemade liquid acrylic in some areas. Silly me, there wasn't enough difference in the two colors (duh), so I grabbed orange airbrush acrylic to add a few accents.   

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I also splattered pure floor shine!
Adding droplets of clear floor shine at the end, but before the India ink is too dry, will create some cool effects.
I'll include this example, below, using Teal Bombay India ink diluted with water on Yupo. Then spattered with clear acrylic floor wax (the liquid). Then I used the ink bottle's dropper to add dark accents back in.

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The India ink is repelled by the acrylic wax!






5 comments:

  1. That sounds exciting and daring :) How do you come up with these combinations? Do you figure them out on your own?

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    1. Meera, didn't you see the last post? You won the book! I need your postal address sent privately. Are you on Facebook? You could message me. Paula

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    2. Nancy Masters RN1757@aol.comSeptember 27, 2016 at 8:08 AM

      I use the clear floor wax as a sealer when I paint shoes and purses with Jacquard Lumiere paints and the neo opaque paints. So I think you could use it for sealing arcylic art projects. I apply it with a brush.

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    3. Thanks, Nancy...would love to see the shoes and purses...two of my favorite things!
      Paula

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  2. BTW, I should have mentioned how the floor shine made my Yupo artwork soooo glossy...what a great finish! Paula

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