DIY: Summary Swirl Work | Centsational Fashion

I get so impressed by fellow artists once I see them making abstracts so I assumed I’d give a attempt to a unique methodology. These summary swirl work are a sort of fluid artwork much like a dutch pour methodology.

I made these work by watering down acrylic paint, layering streaks of colour, then utilizing a straw to unfold the colour round with air. It’s a technique that leaves you with unpredictable however very cool outcomes!

Provides to recreate: white canvas panels in sizes of alternative (I used 5×7 and eight×10); 16 oz. white acrylic paint, a wide range of 2oz. bottles of acrylic paint, mini squeeze bottles (not vital however useful); massive plastic cup; stir stick; foam brushes; paper or plastic plates to raise canvas panels; plastic tarp; plastic straws reduce in half.

Collect your provides and layer a desk with a plastic tarp. Place the canvas panels on raised paper or plastic plates turned the other way up to permit the paint to drip off the sides.

Combine the 16 oz. of white craft paint with 2 oz. of water and stir so the acrylic paint is barely extra watered down. Do the identical for any of the craft measurement acrylic paints, add 3-4 tablespoons of water and shake.

I purchased a set of squeeze bottles at Michaels and used them to combine the paint and water, they offer you extra management with the pointed ideas, however these aren’t vital. It’s also possible to squeeze just a bit craft paint out of its unique bottle and add water to that as an alternative. Shake properly!

Pour white paint over the canvases, use a foam brush to even out the primary layer if vital. After the white paint is degree, use no matter colours attraction to you, squeeze swirls and stripes of colour. I like to recommend doing not more than 4 canvases at a time.

Utilizing a plastic straw that’s been reduce in half, gently blow by means of the straw on the paint swirls to make it mix with the white layer beneath. With follow you possibly can management how a lot you unfold the paint round together with your breath.

If the paint begins to skinny or isn’t doing what you need, be at liberty so as to add just a few drips of white at a time and proceed spreading the paint round by blowing by means of the straw. It’s messy nevertheless it’s enjoyable!

When you’re happy with the swirls, enable the paint to drip off the canvas and accept just a few hours earlier than transferring them. Over time what appears to be like like valleys of paint will settle and change into flat, leaving you with beautiful summary swirl canvases for framing or show.

Permit two full days for work to dry at room temperature. Don’t enable them to dry outdoor or in chilly to keep away from particles settling into the paint and cracking. If the paint will get too chilly it is going to trigger cracks, so enable it them to dry indoors undisturbed for 2 days.


For those who’d prefer to print and body any of those three of my fluid summary artwork creations, obtain the 8×10” artwork prints under. For private use solely!

green & rose 8×10” abstract


apricot aqua abstract

rose orange abstract

This can be a enjoyable venture to do by yourself or as a craft night time with pals!

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