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The difference between art and craft is not always so obvious, they have always been linked to each other and are often mentioned together. In this article, we will look at craft’s definition and art’s definition with the purpose of understanding what separates the art object from the craft object. We will also try…
The Orient, a term referring to the countries of the East, such as East Asia and the Middle East, became connected with the exotic in the minds of people in the West and provided artists with an abundance of subject matter during the 19th century. The Western world is known for often being fascinated…
When we think of painting supplies, very few people think of gesso. Gesso is a vital step that should be incorporated into your painting regime. Now, naturally, the first questions that come to mind when hearing the word gesso, are, what is gesso, why do I need it, and what is gesso used for? Gesso…
Drawing can be such a fun activity to pass the time and exercise that artistic muscle in your brain. But just like any other muscle, drawing is a craft that takes years to master no matter the discipline. So, what do we do when we want to draw something that requires a degree of…
Art is the product of applied human imagination and creativity. Art can take many forms and appeal to each of man’s five senses. When it comes to artistic pieces that must be seen with our eyes, we call them visual art. If you want to learn more about visual art and the ways in…
What color is peach and what colors make peach? There are many shades of peach, from a light peach color to a darker peach. The peach color is named after the flesh of the fruit of the same name, and the vibrant hue makes one think of something lush and perfect, even to such a…
Welcome to acrylgiessen.com, the biggest Website / Blog about Fluid Painting. We regularly provide you with information about our favourite addictions: Acrylic Pouring, Resin Art and Alcohol Inking.
If you are a beginner, we will provide you with lots of useful information and inspiration for your start. With our step-by-step instructions and fluid painting video tutorials you can learn all techniques and tricks – in addition, we test and compare various pouring supplies such as acrylic paints, pouring medium and tools, so that you know whether a purchase is worthwhile and the price-performance ratio is right.
Even as an advanced Pourer you will always find many tips and tricks from experienced artists on our blog. We regularly provide you with exciting information and videos about Fluid Painting. We also present the latest pouring trends, techniques and supplies so that you are always up to date. We can also recommend that you subscribe to our newsletter.
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Fluid Painting / Fluid Art
Fluid Art or Fluid Painting means nothing more than liquid art. In contrast to conventional painting, the paint is not applied with a brush or spatula, but the paint is poured in a liquid state on the painting ground. Without any previous knowledge, you can start right away and create your first works of art. These techniques are very suitable for beginners, but also for advanced students there are always new possibilities to discover.
Acrylic Pouring – The Pour Painting Technique
In Acrylic Pouring, the Acrylic Paint is made more liquid and pourable with a pouring medium. This mixture is then mixed with additives such as oils and poured onto the canvas. The applied color mixture can then be brought into various shapes and gradients by tilting the canvas. In combination with the colors, the additives ensure the formation of cells. Casting with acrylic paints
The most important articles on this topic can be found here:
- Acrylic Pouring Guide – Pour Painting for beginners
- Acrylic pouring Techniques – Learn how to Fluid Paint
- Acrylic Pouring Supplies – What you need for your Pour paintings
- Acrylic Pouring Medium – Market Overview and Comparison
- The Secret to Acrylic Pouring Cells in your Fluid Paintings
- Acrylic Pouring calculator
Alcohol Ink – Pouring with Alcohol Ink
With the Alcohol Ink technique, you can create beautiful colored works of art. As the name suggests, you work with Alcohol Inks, which are inks based on alcohol. These are dripped onto a waterproof surface, sprayed or applied with an applicator. The special thing about this is that you can liquefy the applied colors again at any time and make changes such as color gradients.
For your introduction to the Alcohol Ink Technique we recommend the following blog posts:
- Alcohol Ink Art – How to use Alcohol Inks
- Alcohol Ink Supplies – What you need for Alcohol Ink Painting
Resin Art – Resin Epoxy casting
Resin or also called epoxy resin or epoxy consists of two components: The resin and the hardener. These are mixed together, provided with liquid or solid pigments and then poured onto the painting base. Within a few hours, the resin becomes hard due to a chemical reaction. Several layers can be poured on top of each other. You can cast classical pictures as well as forms or jewelry. The resin art is the most demanding of all the variants presented here. But you can also create breathtaking works of art with it.
The most important information for your entry into resin art can be found here:
- Best Epoxy Resin for your Projects
- Resin Art Supplies – What you need for your resin painting
- Food Safe Epoxy – Your Guide to everything about Food Grade Resin
- High Temperature Epoxy
- UV Resin
- How to Color Resin
- Resin Epoxy Calculator
- Resin Epoxy Art – Basics for your first Steps in Resin Art
- Epoxy Resin River Table – Tutorial step by step
- Resin Casting
- Epoxy Resin for Wood – Tutorial for Creative Ideas with Wood Epoxy
- Resin Jewelry
- Epoxy Tumblers
- Resin Dice
- Resin Rings
- Resin Coasters
- Beach Art – Resin Art Tutorial with Textures
- How to make Silicone Molds for Resin
The World of Airbrush
Airbrush is a fascinating form of art. You can use this technique also for all kinds of DIY and Home projects.