Art process: Layers and pours; Part 2 of Golden Healing.

I worked on two paintings tonight. These paintings are the ones I worked on a few days ago. You can see an earlier version here.

The one below is my “repaired canvas” from the other day. I sense that the word “repair” might be part of its message when it’s all done.

The first layer tonight was adding oil pastels over the modeling paste.

I covered the modeling paste with oil pastels in this painting, but not in the second one. I’m going to compare to see which look I like better.

This is me mixing the pouring fluid with acrylic ink. I got the pouring fluid from the Dollar Tree. It’s usually very expensive, but you can get some bottles at the Dollar Tree, and I like how it turns out.
This is a picture of the pour I did while it’s still wet. This is the first painting.
This is a video showcasing the pour after it is finished.
This is the first painting after the pour is mostly dry.

The colors are a bit dark for my taste in parts of it so I might add more oil pastels in lighter colors which I like to melt with a blow dryer or heat gun, or I might add more collage papers. I do love my layers!!!

The texture of the oil pastels on the modeling paste is pretty cool. I like that look. However, the contrast of the white in the second painting might look good, too.

I did the second painting below in the same way. I used pouring fluid, which I spread out all over the canvas, and then I added drops of acrylic inks, then swirled with a small paint brush. Usually, I want more of a transparent look, and I will mix one or a few drops of acrylic ink in the entire bottle. I will do 4 bottles this way and then squirt them out on the canvas and swirl it around. However, today, I was tired. It’s easier and faster to do it straight on the canvas, but the colors will be darker and more bold. So it kind of depends on what look you like. I like the bold look, too.

This was the pour of the second painting. This time, I did not add oil pastels to the modeling paste.
This is the video of the pour of the second painting.
Next, I added beads to that second painting while the pour was still wet.
This video shows some of the beads that were added.

When the pouring mixes dry, I like to add self- leveling gel to even things out a bit, then I will go on to more layers, refining it until I get a look I like. The pouring mixes can take a day to dry if I apply a light coat, and weeks to dry if it is very heavy. The self-leveling gel will take a day to dry, as well. It dries very glossy and makes it look as though the items were embedded in a sea of glass.

Published by creativecassandra7

God-lover, artist, writer, art therapist, dreamer, minister. I see life as an adventure of overcoming and bringing light to dark places. I have overcome extensive trauma and sexual abuse and now I share my testimony and teach/preach what God has to say about the recovery process through both logos and rhema words. I love nature, dancing, worship, and all creative expressions. I have a heart to see families restored, curses reversed, and generational blessings released.

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