Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : American Crafts Color Pour Paints

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : American Crafts Color Pour Paints #acrylicpouring #pourpainting

I’ve been curious about the American Crafts Color Pour paints for a while now, and in this week’s Acrylic Pouring for Beginners video, I finally got to test them out!

The Color Pour line includes several different, pre-mixed pouring paint kits, including the Galaxy Surge kit that I used in the video. It also includes a wide range of individual colors. The pouring paint kits include 4 oz. bottles of 4 different paint colors, and the great thing about the Color Pour paints is that they come pre-mixed with pouring medium, so they’re ready for pouring right out of the bottle. The paints are more pricey than using regular craft paints with a DIY pouring medium like the Elmer’s Glue All and water medium that I’ve been using for many of my paintings, but they’re a very good choice if you’re looking for convenience.

A couple of notes about the Color Pour paints : I noticed that the paints have a stronger smell than any of the other paints that I’ve used for pouring. It’s not overpowering or anything like that, but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re sensitive to smells. Also, when the paints dry, they have a more plastic-like look than the other acrylic paints that I’ve used. They seemed to fill in and smooth out the texture on the canvas more than regular craft paints. This isn’t really good OR bad. It’s more a matter of your personal preference and how you like your paint to look on the canvas.

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : American Crafts Color Pour Paints #acrylicpouring #pourpainting

As you can see above, I had two very different results with the paintings I made with the Color Pour paints. The painting on the left has more subtle color variations with large areas of solid color, while the painting on the right (I added silicone oil to the paint for this one to help create cells) has a more “classic” acrylic pour look, with lots of color variation and cells here and there.

Check out the video below for the step-by-step pouring process for both of the Color Pour paintings:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Husky Plastic Sheeting (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter’s dropcloth)

Foil Cookie Trays (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting – I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

Vinyl / Nitrile Gloves (if you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves – I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

American Crafts Galaxy Surge Pouring Paint Kit

Plastic Cups (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture – you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

Wood Craft Sticks (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture – I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

Artist’s Loft Brand 12 x 12 Inch Canvas (Michael’s brand)

Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour – I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

Spot On 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant to create cells in acrylic pour paintings. I used about 20 drops / 1/8 teaspoon to about 3 Tablespoons of the Floetrol/paint mixture.

New in the Shop : Bless Our Nest + Farm Sweet Farm SVG Cut Files

New in the shop this week : a pair of handwritten cut files that are just the thing for home decor. The Bless Our Nest and Farm Sweet Farm SVG cut files would look fantastic on everything from hand painted signs to pillows, dish towels, and framed wall art!

Handwritten Bless Our Nest SVG Cut Files (Commercial Licensing Available) #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #cricut #silhouettecameo Farm Sweet Farm SVG Cut Files (Commercial Licensing Available) #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #cricut #silhouettecameo

Free Handwritten Gather SVG Cut Files

Free Handwritten Gather SVG Cut Files #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #silhouettecameo #cricut

This set of handwritten “gather” cut files is perfect for making wood signs, wall art, pillows, tea towels … lots of different home decor goodies! Your download includes SVG, GSD, DXF, and high resolution PNG files of the image in two different versions, one with solid leaves and one with open leaves.

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Silhouette Sketch + Watercolor : Quick & Easy Cardmaking Idea (Video)

Silhouette Sketch + Watercolor : Quick & Easy Cardmaking Idea (Video) #silhouettecameo #cardmaking

I’ve really been getting into sketching with my Silhouette Cameo lately, and in this week’s video I combine sketch designs with watercolor for this quick & easy watercolor wreath card. A project like this is really just the beginning when it comes to all of the different creative options that you have when you combine Silhouette’s sketch function with watercoloring. I’ll definitely be exploring this more in the coming months!

The main things to keep in mind when you’re watercoloring sketch designs are 1) use a watercolor-friendly paper. I used one of my favorites, the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. And 2) make sure that whatever pen / marker / pencil you use is water resistant or waterproof. I’ve been using Sharpie Precision Ultra Fine Point Markers, and they work beautifully with watercolor but, as I mention in the video, some of the other Sharpie markers that I have aren’t water resistant and will bleed and smear when used with a water-based medium.

My watercoloring style tends to be very loose, so my intention was to go outside the lines, but if you’re into a neater look, then you can certainly do that for a project like this, too.

I used the Prima Decadent Pies Watercolor set for my card, and the paint numbers for the color mixes that I used are: 26 & 28 // 26 & 35 // 33 & 36 // 35

Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this quick and easy sketch + watercolor wreath card:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Laurel Wreath Sketch Files

Handwritten Hello Sketch Phrases

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool

Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition

Nicapa Cutting Mats for the Silhouette Cameo

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

Sharpie Precision Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point (Set of 24)

Prima Watercolor Confections, Decadent Pies

Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock (for the A2 card base)

Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

Chomas Creations Silhouette Marker Holder

– a wood popsicle / craft stick

– a #5 round brush

– paper towels

– a jar of water

 

Silhouette Sketch + Watercolor : Quick & Easy Cardmaking Idea (Video) #silhouettecameo #cardmaking

New in the Shop : Mandala Cut Files

New in the shop this week : a pair of mandala cut files (Deco Mandala & Mandala #2) that’s perfect for cutting from vinyl AND paper. Cut files with lots of small details can be tricky to cut from paper, but these both cut beautifully from American Crafts cardstock. I used a light purple cardstock from the American Crafts Pastels Cardstock Pack in the images below.

Art Deco Mandala SVG Cut Files (Commercial Licensing Available) #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #cricut #silhouettecameo

Art Deco Mandala SVG Cut Files #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #silhouettecameo #cricut

Mandala #2 SVG Cut Files (Commercial Licensing Available) #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #cricut #silhouettecameo

Mandala SVG Cut Files #svgfile #svgfiles #cutfile #cutfiles #silhouettecameo #cricut

 

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : My First Stretched Canvas Pour with Floetrol + Silicone Oil (Video)

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : My First Stretched Canvas Pour with Floetrol + Silicone Oil #acrylicpouring #pourpainting

Up until now, I’ve only used canvas panels for acrylic pouring, but I thought it was time that I graduated to stretched canvas. In this video, I’ll show you how it turned out and the things about pouring on stretched canvas that were a little bit of a change from what I’ve been used to with the canvas panels.

My main concern was mixing enough paint / Floetrol to cover the entire canvas since it was a larger surface than I’m used working with. I ended up deciding to do a double flip cup technique at the last minute, instead of using just one cup, to make sure that I had enough paint. I actually ended up with more than enough paint to cover the canvas, so yay to that!

Check out the video below to see the step-by-step process for making my first stretched canvas acrylic pour painting:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Husky Plastic Sheeting (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter’s dropcloth)

Foil Cookie Trays (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting – I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

Vinyl / Nitrile Gloves (if you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves – I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used DecoArt Crafters Acrylic White + Craft Smart Vanilla (for the off white), Americana Ultramarine Blue + Apple Barrel Wild Iris + a little bit of Americana Carousel Pink and Delta Ceramcoat Black (for the purple-y blue), and Americana Saffron Yellow + Apple Barrel Wild Iris (for the mustard yellow))

Floetrol (I used a ratio of 1:1 Floetrol to paint, but if you have a thicker paint, you might want to go to 60/40 Floetrol to paint or add a little bit of water to thin things out to a good consistency)

Plastic Cups (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture – you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

Wood Craft Sticks (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture – I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

Artist’s Loft Brand 12 x 12 Inch Canvas (Michael’s brand)

Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour – I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

Spot On 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant to create cells in acrylic pour paintings. I used about 20 drops / 1/8 teaspoon to about 3 Tablespoons of the Floetrol/paint mixture.

New in the Shop : Handwritten Month Names

New in the shop this week : a set of fun, handwritten month names that will come in handy for everything from planner pages to planner stickers, calendars, scrapbooking pages, month-themed birthday shirts, and more!

Your purchases includes SVG, GSD, DXF, and high resolution PNG files, so you can use them as cut files OR clip art, whichever works best for your projects.

Here’s a peek:

Handwritten Month Names SVG Cut Files #svgfiles #cutfiles #silhouettecameo #cricut

DIY Domed Stickers with the Silhouette Doming Starter Kit (Video Tutorial)

DIY Domed Stickers with the Silhouette Doming Starter Kit (Video Tutorial) #silhouettecameo

We’re taking stickers to the next level in today’s video tutorial! I’ll show you how to make custom DIY domed stickers with the Silhouette Doming Starter Kit, which includes everything you’ll need to make domed stickers like the little lemon above. Doming involves using a two part epoxy resin to add a clear, dimensional area to the stickers, and the final look is really special … and super cool, too.

To learn how to make the sticker sheets that I use to make the domed stickers, check out my tutorial on How to Make Kiss Cut Sticker Sheets in Silhouette Studio.

This was actually my third time making domed stickers with the kit, and during my first two “test” runs (in other words, I really messed things up), I learned some tips that I hope will help you get great results on your first try.

Tips for getting the best domed sticker results:

  • The clear sticker paper and doming laminate sheets are not interchangeable, which I thought might be the case at first. The sticker sheets are much thicker, and when added over the white sticker paper (you only need the doming sheets if you’re using the white sticker paper) the two layers are tough to cut cleanly through with a Silhouette machine. Also, the clear sticker paper creates a sort of textured look over the white sticker paper. It’s not necessarily bad, but I prefer the much smoother look of the doming laminate sheets.
  • If you need to set the filled epoxy syringe down at any point while you’re working, be sure to keep the syringe tip elevated or resin will start to run out of the syringe onto your work surface. I set the syringe down on top of one of the bottles of epoxy with the tip up, and this prevents any resin from leaking out of the syringe.
  • Part A of the epoxy resin (the base) is much thicker than Part B, so be sure to actively push down on the syringe plunger while you’re adding the epoxy to the stickers. Otherwise, what runs out will be mostly Part B of the epoxy since it has a much thinner consistency than Part A and the epoxy won’t cure or set up.
  • A heat tool can be used to pop any bubbles in the epoxy, but it can also blow some epoxy off the edges of the stickers, so be careful to add epoxy further from the edges on stickers if you’re planning on using a heat tool. If any epoxy runs off the edges of the stickers, it will soak into the sticker sheet backer paper and look somewhat like a grease stain. It doesn’t affect the stickers, but it doesn’t look great.
  • The instructions in the Doming Starter Kit say to allow the epoxy to cure for 12 hours, but I’ve found that it can take up to 24 hours for it to fully cure sometimes. So, the curing time seems like it may be dependent on things like the temperature and humidity in the environment where the stickers are curing.
  • To store the epoxy syringe when you’re finished with your stickers, hold it (plunger side down), pull the plunger out a bit to get some air space between the epoxy and the tip end of the syringe, remove the syringe tip (use a paper towel to wipe off any epoxy resin that bubbles out of the tip), and place the pink cap back onto the tip and twist to lock it closed. I’ve been storing the epoxy syringe plunger side down like this, and there’s no sign of crystallization after about a week (at the time that I made this video).

Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on making your own diy domed stickers with the Silhouette Doming Starter Kit:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Fun in the Sun Elements / Stickers

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool

Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition

Canon iX6520 Inkjet Printer

Silhouette Doming Starter Kit

Silhouette Scraper Tool (an old credit card/gift card will work, too)

Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer (optional)

– paper towels

Also mentioned in the video :

Silhouette Epoxy Resin Set

Silhouette Doming Laminate Sheets

 

DIY Domed Stickers with the Silhouette Doming Starter Kit (Video Tutorial) #silhouettecameo

 

 

New in the Shop : Leaf Wreath SVG Cut Files & Clip Art

Leaf Wreath SVG Cut Files #svgfiles #cutfiles #silhouettecameo #cricut

This week’s new release is all about the wreaths. This Leaf Wreath Bundle includes 29 different leaf wreaths, and file formats include SVG | DXF | PNG | GSD, so you can use them as cut files or as images for graphic design projects.

This set is so versatile. Use the wreaths as frames for initial and monogram designs, or use them to frame sayings and quotes for signs and wall art. Plus, if you cut the wreaths from paper or cardstock at about 3 – 3.5 inches wide or larger, you can use them as embellishments for handmade cards and other paper crafts projects. There are lots of things that you can do!

When you purchase this wreath bundle, your download will also include a handy PDF reference file, so you can easily find the wreath or wreaths that you want to use.

Here’s a look at all of the leaf wreath designs in the bundle:

Leaf Wreath SVG Cut Files #svgfiles #cutfiles #silhouettecameo #cricut

Testing Cheap Gel Pens as Sketch Pens for Silhouette Cameo (Video)

Smart Color Art Gel Pens Review / Sketch Pens for Silhouette Cameo #silhouettecameo

I’ve been using the sketch feature on my Silhouette Cameo machine much more often recently and have been building my stash of gel pens as a result. In today’s video, I’m testing out a set of cheap gel pens from Smart Color Art to see how well they work as sketch pens.

Overall, I was happy with how the pens performed. When I was swatching them out, there were a few pens that were dry and scratchy, but the set comes with refills for all of the pens, so I’m hoping the refills will work better.

My biggest disappointment was that the pens weren’t as opaque as I thought they would be. The metallic pens are the most opaque on dark cardstock, but the milky pastels were kind of streaky and not as opaque as I expected. Also, while the glitter pens have a nice, subtle glitter payoff, the inks aren’t opaque at all, so only the glitter and a hint of color shows up on dark cardstock.

At the under $20 price point, I’d defintely purchase this set again. I really like the range of colors, and they work well on white cardstock. The pens that I tested also performed very well as sketch pens, much better than I expected. However, if you tend to use black or darker colored cardstock for sketch, I don’t think I’d recommend this particular set because, except for the metallic pens, these gel pens just aren’t that strongly opaque and don’t tend to show up that well on dark cardstock.

Swatches

Sketch Pen Results

Check out the video below to see the swatching and testing process:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Sprinkled With Love Sketch Phrase

Snowflakes Sketch Files

Smart Color Art 160 Colors Gel Pens (unfortunately, these went out of stock right after I made the video, so I’ve linked two similar sets from Smart Color Art below)

Smart Color Art 140 Colors Gel Pens

Smart Color Art 320 Colors Gel Pens

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool

Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition (optional)

Chomas Creations Adjustable Marker Holder for Silhouette

Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock, Coconut Swirl

Bazzill Cardstock, Licorice Twist

 

Testing Cheap Gel Pens as Sketch Pens for Silhouette Cameo #silhouttecameo

New in the Shop : Lots of Sketch Files + Foil Quill Designs

Is anyone else as excited as I am about the new Foil Quill from We R Memory Keepers? This could be a game changer for those of us who love DIY hot foiling. I’ve got one on pre-order and will be making a testing and review video as soon as I can. I haven’t been this stoked about a new crafting tool for a long time!

In the meantime, I’m getting ready with a BUNCH of new sketch designs. These will work with any die cutting machine that has a sketch pen option, and you definitely don’t need a Foil Quill to have fun with sketch images. You can use Silhouette or Cricut brand sketch pens, markers, gel pens, glitter pens, or you can watch my sketch + foil and sketch + heat embossing videos to get even more ideas for using these designs.

Have a peek below at some of the designs that I just added to the shop, and you can see all of my sketch designs right here.

Snowflakes Sketch Files #silhouettecameo #cricut #foilquill

 

Handwritten Birthday Phrases Sketch Files #silhouettecameo #cricut #foilquill

 

Mandala #1 Sketch Files #silhouettecameo #cricut #foilquill

 

Laurel Wreath Sketch Files #silhouettecameo #cricut #foilquill

 

Sprinkled With Love Phrase Sketch Files #silhouettecameo #cricut #foilquill

Free Printable Floral Heart Wall Art / Journaling Cards / Print & Cut Files

Free Printable Floral Heart Wall Art #wallart #freeprintable

Looking for something sweet to decorate your walls … or your scrapbooking projects … or your handmade cards? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! This pretty floral heart printable is available as 5 x 7 inch and 8 x 10 inch wall art, journaling cards (2 x 2 // 3 x4 // 4 x 4 inch sizes), and print and cut files for digital die cutting machines like the Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore.

Unlock this premium freebie below, print, and cut to create everything from lovely, framed wall art to pocket scrapbooking cards, handmade card embellishments, and other paper craft projects.

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How to Make Kiss Cut Sticker Sheets with Silhouette Cameo (Video)

How to Make Kiss Cut Sticker Sheets with Silhouette Cameo (Video) #printandcut #silhouettecameo

Stickers are one of my absolute favorite things to make with my die cutting machine, and in this Silhouette print & cut tutorial, I’ll show you how I make kiss cut sticker sheets with a Silhouette Cameo.

Kiss cutting just means that the machine makes a cut through only the sticker sheet and not the whole way through the sticker sheet backer paper. We cut the rectangle sticker sheets separately, and those ARE cut the whole way through, so you end up with professional looking sticker sheets with individual stickers that you can peel from the sheets.

In the video, I also share step-by-step tutorials for making cut files for high resolution PNG images both with and without margins, plus I show you how to use tracefiles to create cut lines for images.

Cut Settings : In the video, I used the default cut settings for the Silhouette Brand White Sticker Paper (Blade Depth : 2 // Speed : 8 // Force : 14 // Single Pass), but the Online Labels sticker paper that I use is a little bit thinner than the Silhouette brand. If my blade is on the dull side (like now), I use a blade depth of 2, but if I have a new blade I’ll bump that down to 1. To cut the rectangle sticker sheet the whole way through, I typically set my ratchet blade to a blade depth of 6 or 7, and sometimes I have to do multiple passes to cut cleanly through.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make kiss cut sticker sheets with Silhouette die cutting machines:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Fun in the Sun Elements / Stickers

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool

Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition

Online Labels Full Sheet Standard White Matte Sticker Paper

Canon iX6520 Inkjet Printer

How to Make Kiss Cut Sticker Sheets with Silhouette Cameo (Video) #printandcut #silhouettecameo

New in the Shop : Birthday Cake & Cupcake Card Cut Files

Birthday Cupcake Card SVG Cut Files #svgfile #silhouettecameo #cutfile #cricut

If you’re looking for some seriously sweet birthday card cut files, then you’ll want to have a look at the new Cupcake Card and Birthday Cake Card cut files in the shop! Both of these cards will fit the A7 Envelope cut file that you can find in the shop, too. I added some white glitter cardstock to the examples above for some fun and sparkly detail. These cards are great for kids and adults alike!

Birthday Cupcake Card SVG Cut Files #svgfile #silhouettecameo #cutfile #cricut

Birthday Cake Card SVG Cut Files #svgfile #silhouettecameo #cutfile #cricut

Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners : Testing DecoArt Pouring Medium

Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners : Testing DecoArt Pouring Medium (Video) #pourpainting #acrylicpouring

In today’s video, I’m testing out the DecoArt Pouring Medium. This medium is a little bit more expensive than Floetrol and pricier than the DIY glue and water pouring medium that I’ve been using, but it already has an additive in there for creating cells, so that’s a bonus.

This medium was thinner than the other mediums that I’ve worked with so far. I used a 1:1 ratio of craft acrylics to pouring medium, and this was the recommended ratio on the jar of pouring medium. If you like your paint/medium mix to be on the thicker side, you could probably get away with a 60/40 mix.

Acrylic Pour Painting DecoArt Pouring Medium #pourpainting #acrylicpouring

Overall, I like this medium so far. It doesn’t create huge cells, but it definitely does create cells. I didn’t add heat to them, so I don’t know how their size would’ve increased had I done so. When the paintings dried, I did notice that the colors tended to be more muted and less saturated than they tend to be with Floetrol or the DIY glue and water pouring mediums, but it could just be the colors that I used in these paintings. I’ll have to do more testing to see if this is typical.

Check out the video below to learn how to see how DecoArt Pouring medium performs for acrylic pouring:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Husky Plastic Sheeting (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter’s dropcloth)

Foil Cookie Tray (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting – I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

Vinyl / Nitrile Gloves (if you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves – I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used DecoArt Crafters Acrylic White, Martha Stewart Cloud, a mix of DecoArt Americana Light Avocado + DecoArt Americana Saffron Yellow (for the olive green color), and a mix of Folk Art Aqua + Craft Smart Campground + Delta Ceramcoat Black (for the dark aqua color) craft acrylic paints)

DecoArt Pouring Medium (I used a ratio of 1:1 pouring medium to paint as recommended for craft acrylics)

Plastic Cups (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture – you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

Wood Craft Sticks (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture – I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

Art Alternatives 8×10 Canvas Panels

Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour – I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

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