Again this is NOT a craft blog. That said I do enjoy doing things with my hands. From painting, knitting to using a glue gun on pretty well anything. For me it is often when I am in the moment more than at any other time. It helps that I enjoy the journey of creating and I’m not too tied to the end result. Which often gets tossed in the trash and that is okay. For me that is growth.
So when Spooktacular came about for Sharing, Inspiring, Promoting Bloggers Facebook group I had to put my thinking cap on and this is what took place.
I decided to try a few ideas I have seen on Pinterest. I’m not one to reinvent the wheel so here is the site I used for the painting above. Sammy gorin art will show you all the tools and methods for an acrylic pour. Which is the picture above (mine). Fast summary – you pour paint on a canvass in puddles and swirl around.
I used cheap canvass and acrylic paint I already had. I didn’t use a pouring medium which the site recommends. I think it turned out pretty good – of course for Spooktacular I used Halloween colours.
The second project I used small glass jars I already head. I used the same acrylic paint as I did on the canvass. I think glass paint would have worked better. The craft acrylic paint wouldn’t adhere. I used a brush and a sponge and still not happy with results. The paint brushed off the glass easily. Pinterest has tons of ideas for Halloween and glass jars. Check out their paint recommendations. I’m thinking not craft acrylic paint.
So that is my “not a craft blog” post. I enjoyed the acrylic pour and did one for a friend in her choice of colours (pink, yellow and blue). I’ll put it on Instagram as it didn’t turn out too bad either. I would definitely do it again.
Happy Spooktacular my friends.
You can always start now!