Acrylic Liquid Art

The process of creating Liquid Art is a creative and experimental process. By creating contrast, movement, and fragile manipulation you are able to create some amazing abstract art that takes a life of it's own.


The base of liquid art is your paint mixtures.  Unlike most other paint medias, you need to prepare your paint by thinning it out and allowing it to be fluid. There are various different mixtures you can use to get different techniques.


By adding different additives, like silicone, your paint can cause effects, like cells, when blending and mixing your paints together on your paint surface. By adding different additives to different colors you can cause the mixtures to react in unique ways.


Different surface types can cause your paint mixtures to behave certain ways. Also by prepping or adding texture to your surface before you begin to use your mixtures the paint can be forced to react in a creative manner.


There are several different ways you can mix the paint mixture together and pour on to your surface. The most common way is adding the paint to a cup and flipping it upside down and allowing the paint to flow over the canvas.


Once you have poured your acrylic paint mixtures over your surface you can manipulate the paint again.  By tilting the surface you can get the paint to spread and stretch in multiple directions. You can drag or add additive to the mixture as it settles or use a torch to create bubbles.


Once you have manipulated and nudged your paints into art you need to allow the paint to dry.  This can be a long process and it can give you time to manipulate the painting further.  By using heat or cold you can spread up or slow down the drying process.  This can create cracks or allow slow manipulation as the paint settles.