Oops! I forgot to post this before Valentine's Day but actually, I think I'm going to just leave this up all year anyway because why should we limit love to just one day? I'd picked up an unfinished LOVE sign at Dollar Tree and decided to use it as my surface for a paint pouring project.
- Unfinished Sign
- Acrylic Paints, Choice of Colors
- Paint Pouring Medium ( I used Artist's Loft, Michaels)
This is the sign I found at Dollar Tree. It came with twine on the back so it could be hung up but I removed it both to avoid getting paint on it and because I knew I was going to stand it up.
Choose the colors of paint you want to use. I went with white, silver and gold. The Artist's Loft Pouring Medium is easy to use with the paint to medium ratios stated on the bottle. I've done paint pouring using this as well as other additives and I like both ways but would recommend this for your first projects.
Mix your colors. I just eyeballed the amount I needed for a smaller project. Since the medium makes the paint more fluid, you don't need much and I hate wasting leftovers. As you can see, I re-use my stir sticks!
I started with white and someday maybe I'll try making a video but for now it's pics! Then randomly added the silver and gold and tilted the sign to let the paints "move" around. They'll drip down the sides so you want to ensure you elevate your piece.
I love paint pouring because no two pieces will ever look alike and as the paints dry, they just kind of "do their thing".
It went perfectly on my entryway table with a canvas and some rhinestone covered letters I did a few yeas ago.
And since the colors I went with aren't overtly Valentine's themed, I think I can leave it up year round!