ACRYLIC FLUID ART
Also known as “paint pouring” or “flow art”. Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints, which are then diluted with various substances to lower the viscosity of the paint.
This creates to a more fluid-like consistency, hence the name “fluid art”! The acrylic paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. This type of art is fun for all ages.
Epoxy resins come in two parts: resin and hardener. The two parts must be mixed in a precise ratio to allow for proper curing. The finished product dries with a glass-like finish.
In resin art, rich colored pigments are added to small cups of the mixed resin and subsequently applied to a wood canvas. Glass, glitter, rocks, alcohol inks, and other materials can also be added to the artwork prior to the curing process.
We would like to note that it is not uncommon for people to develop an allergy to epoxy resin, especially if the wet resin comes in direct contact with the skin. A rash (contact dermatitis) can develop. For that reason, we require all class participants to sign a waiver acknowledging that this could potentially occur. Typically, hydrocortisone cream will clear up any resin related rash.
Water marbling is an ancient artform that originated in the fifteenth century. Ebru (Turkey) and Suminagashi (Japan) are still in use today.
The technique consists of floating pigments (most commonly acrylics) on a thickened substrate, creating an image that is then transferred to paper or fabric.
In our studio, guests practice the art of water marbling on silk scarves or bandanas to create their own piece of wearable art.