Use paints that are relatively the same density (titanium white, yellow and some blacks are heavier than other paints and are the most likely to create cells)4. I have feeling you will soon be as addicted as the rest of us. Great tutorial. We hope that we have answered all the questions that you have about creating cells in your acrylic paint pour. Using these small canvases, will be gentle on your pocketbook. Anyway, as far as pouring colors in the cup, wouldn’t a heavy white used as the first color, so in the cup it’s the first layer, once inverted, would now be the top layer? Mix your paint and medium as normal, get it to the consistency you want (remember warm honey). I also use garbage bags to protect my walls. Besides removing pesky bubbles, torching a painting causes the top surface of the paint to heat up. If your in a dry warmer climate, at least 16-24 hours. Pour about 1/3 of each color per layer, creating multiple levels until you have about two ounces of layered paint in your pour cup. Thanku very much Tina great tutorial. I’ve got just regular tunes of paint not premixed…I can’t find floetrol in Australia unless I go online and I just havnt done that yet. Each one seems to be a little different, some thinner, some thicker. ???? I am a beginner on this, and I live in the Philippines, which means I am limited to finding some of the materials. I’ll give you some samples of cells with silicone and tips as we go. This will be used in each color you add to your pour cup. I’m going to try again exactly like this suggests… Wish me luck. Then take a stick or stirring device and “push” the silicone down into the cup. The heavier paint rolls over the top of it and then because the density different bubbles up and creates the pear cells. Only a drop or two per 2 to 3 ounces of paint will go a long way in creating cells. Getting Cells from Silicone and Dimethicone, Using Different Paint Types to Create Cells, Change the Shape and Size of Acrylic Pour Cells. Floetrol is a leveling additive, which thins out the paint and allows it to self level as it dries. * Regarding the titanium white paint…. You’ll only need two ounces of paint in your final pour cup, no matter what colors you choose. You want to get very runny silicone (not super viscous) when you are doing the chameleon cells technique so you don’t leave as much silicone on the painting. Last but not least, try using more transparent colors with your metallics. Find 99% Isopropyl Alcohol on Amazon, DecoArt Satin Enamel – When added in small quantities to some paint it does tease out cells. Jul 26, 2019 - Acrylic Pour Cells Experiment - what creates the best cells? You can also rub a little bit of corn start all over the canvas which will absorb the oil. I think this is the first time I have seen that type of info. I’ve also had issues with it and it sometimes it just doesn’t want to do what I want it to. 1 drop per 2 ounces or so is plenty. Thank you so much! Hi David, I try to get pearl cells like in DwightPours or Elyse Fournier pourings. It shouldn’t matter which you use, it just depends what you want the final product to look like! One question, you mentioned covering the canvas with white paint. We hope it provides beneficial and helps you get your cell-making-mojo churning. In other types of pours, you can create cells by using dish soap or rubbing alcohol. Tina in the PNW/South Sound ???? I would recommend two things here. So I downloaded Golden’s list that shows their weights, I use all kinds of soft bodied paint brands, but this is the one I found and I’m testing it. If your pour cup is too large, your paints all mix together as they run out of the cup, creating a muddy look with little to no cells. Remember, this is just practice. I wanted to show you that you can obtain some cells without the use of silicone. Thank you so much for this article. Lastly don’t forget to clean off silicone by thoroughly washing the piece before you give it a final varnish. Thanks for all your work! The two main considerations for pouring mediums in cell creation is their densities, as was explained in the previous section, and the chemical properties of each medium. I took a test to see if I was left or right-brained or what combination thereof, and I was so left brained the data point was in my ear. With everything, remember, You don’t need a turntable, specialty stirs or forms, silicone or even. I’ve looked for gallon sized of titanium white … just curious what you use on larger. For good cells you want your paint to be a little thicker. To accurately calculate the density, you will need to measure the mass of the paint (weight in grams) and divide that by the volume (measured in milliliters). Please help!! 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