Experimenting with Fluid Painting

Second Attempt
First Attempt

Have you ever heard of fluid painting? I didn’t until yesterday when I saw some amazing pieces of resin art with no description on how they made the designs they had. Well, consider me Sherlock cause I solved that mystery, and spent the rest of the evening looking up videos on youtube.

These are done with acrylic, and once I feel I’ve sufficiently gotten a hang of it, I’ll move onto resin. When the technique is done right you should end up with these lacy patterns that form organically in the paint. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m also not using proper equipment. I’m painting on transparency paper and box tops and whatever pieces of cardboard I have laying around! haha. I’ll need to make a trip to the store for some canvas.

Even though they’re not the prettiest, this is a really amazing thing to try. It’s fun, it’s messy, and it’s rewarding seeing something you made like this. I always said my mother kept all her painting skills to herself and passed none to me, but maybe I was just using the wrong format?

There’s some really talented people out there. If you’re curious about it I urge you to check out youtube or #fluidpainting on instagram.