Whenever I get out my acrylic Pouring Medium (Liquitex) I know I’m in for a wild ride where I have no control over the results. You mix fluid acrylic pigment with the pouring medium and suddenly you’ve got a river of color with a mind of its own. It’s like the first time you’re on skates and you’re moving before you’re quite used to the idea. It’s fun like that, especially when you start adding different colors and tipping the paper different ways.
The trick is to figure out what to do with it once you’re done and it’s dry (takes at least 24 hours).
My “pours” often end up looking like somebody, some creature, and I just have to live with it. I always try to make the best of it and see if the creature has something to tell me. . . and it/he/she always does.
Suggestions for these times:
Find a way to stay afloat or aloft
Keep those valuables close
Tied in, tied down
You never know when you’ll need em
A white sheet works swell
Throw stuff in, cinch it up and toss out the window
Make your escape in the dead of night
To where no disaster can touch you
No fires or floods, hurricanes or earthquakes
No politics or plagues or even political plagues
(Good try, you fool. There’s no such place!)
If you want to try some pours, you might check out some other posts I’ve done here, which have more instructions.