This was my second attempt at acrylic pouring. I had an idea to pour over chipboard shapes, or something else with a bit of depth, to see what effect it gave. I found just what I was looking for on a visit to Bella Crafts – Studio 490 Art Parts by Wendy Vecchi. These house shapes seemed simple enough to add interest without having detail to get lost under the paint.
The pouring worked fine, though I did need to use quite a lot to get it in all the gaps. Once it was dry (and this takes a really long time) I emphasised the edges with gold ink and used a textured medium mixed with some mica powder to indicate a street between them.
I confess I am ambivalent about the result. The paint creates such lovely marbled patterns that covering any of it up seemed a shame, but a good composition helps to draw your eye around a piece – otherwise there is too much detail to take in all at once. I think I half achieved that. To me there’s still something missing, and I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe if I leave it lying around it will come to me.