Friday, October 4, 2019

Pull Chain Pour Panting

It's the first Friday of the month and today's the day I bring you a fun themed craft to share at Bring On the Crafts Blog Hop!
The theme for this month is Paint!

I really don't like painting - at all! It's just me! I get impatient and usually mess things up. I consider it a necessary evil in creating some craft projects. When I saw the topic for this month's Bring on the Crafts Challenge - Paint - my heart sank a bit. What was I going to make? Ugh!  I could have just painted another pumpkin or any small item for that matter, but where's the creativity in that?  But, believe it or not, I've been wanting to try another technique using pour medium that's popular right now. Pull Chain Pour Painting. I've done pull string painting and paint pour using a strainer, and I was really curious about what type of design would appear pulling a paint filled chain across a canvas. So, let's see how this one turned out!

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic paint - DecoArt Americana (bright yellow and mulberry)
  • DecoArt Pour Medium
  • Ball chain
  • Foam brush
  • Squirt bottles
  • Toothpick
First, cover work surface with plastic or parchment paper since it can get quite messy! Next, mix white acrylic paint with pour medium. I mixed half acrylic paint and half pour medium together and poured it onto the canvas for the background .  .  . 

 applying it over the canvas surface using a sponge brush.
Next, after mixing one part yellow paint to one part pour medium and the same for the mulberry color in small squirt bottles, begin adding paint to the ball chain in sections, alternating paint colors and leaving the end of the chain paint free to pick up and hold.
Next, lift the chain up and decide where you want to start on the canvas .  .  .
and begin laying the chain down in a snake-like, side-ways figure .  .  .
pulling slowly down from the bottom and off the canvas creating an amazing image.
To add more paint to the chain and start a new pull, lay it back down into the previous paint line and refresh with a bit more paint, if needed. Use the opposite ends of a toothpick to help move the chain around with paint coverage. 
Continue placing the paint dipped chain down in a similar fashion, as before, on different areas of the canvas, and pulling down and off .  .  .
creating different, interesting design variations.

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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop

On the first Friday through Sunday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to create a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. Together, with hosts Marie from Elle Marie Home and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they share the #BringontheCrafts blog hop with you. October's theme is Paint! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses Paint for the project.

Our October Co-hosts

Gail at Purple Hues and Me • Beverly at Across the Blvd

Join in on the fun! If you'd like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month's theme is Ribbon!
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  1. Very creative and fun plus easy. Another creative craft Gail. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Wow that is fascinating! You come up with some of the most interesting art!

  3. This is lovely, Gail. What a unique idea for a one of a kind piece of artwork.

  4. Wow! The texture patterns it creates are mesmerizing! What a fun project to do and enjoy!

  5. That is so creative! We tried a similar technique with water colors and string but I like how much more vibrant your colors came out.

  6. I love this look! I tried this with string and enjoyed it. Love seeing new painting techniques. Found you at the #LYC

  7. Properly packaging a variety of foods can be a good idea. These Custom 200ml Bottle Packaging Boxes are used to market a variety of beverages. Or you can keep them as a gift or at home for beauty.


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