Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eat, Sleep, Craft, Repeat...

Christine, Susan, Nancy and Loll,  Day 5 of Retreat!  We are looking a bit weary,  but still very, very Happy!  Did I mention,  we are all  hoarse too :-)


Oh my,  But we had fun at our 1st annual Stamping Retreat in Vancouver, BC at Christine's beautiful home!  We are sharing a Blog Hop featuring the fun and very messy Acrylic Ink ....
Dirty Pour Technique!


Dirty Pour Close Up


This was my 1st time to try this very artsy Abstract Fluid Painting with acrylics technique.  We should have taken a photo of our table set up.  We had heavy plastic on the table and on the floor.  Also used lots of plastic cups for our 8" x 8" canvases to rest on and more plastic cups for mixing and pouring on the liquid acrylic paints.   Here is a link to one of the youtube videos we used.  There are many videos if you want to do your own research.

I will list my supplies at the end of my post.  This is my first post with one of the many techniques we used during our 5 day retreat.  I waited until I flew home yesterday to start making cards out of my samples.  I will be sharing more projects in the near future.

Here are the links to my stamping girlfriends blogs so you can Hop on over to see their gorgeous Abstract Dirty Pour Canvases.  Enjoy....Hugs,  

Retreat Dirty Pour Blog Hop:

Loll..Stamping with Loll
Susan..Cardmaker's Garrett
Christine..It's a card days night


Supplies: Plastic to cover table and floor, plastic cups for individual acrylic paints.  Flowing medium, silicone oil, popsicle sticks for stirring and gesso ( black or white) to prime canvas.  Acrylic paints, white, orange, pink, red and  8" x 8" canvas from Dollar Store.

16 comments:

Loll said...

LOTS and LOTS of fun making these canvases! Love the colours of your pour Nancy. Great design with the flow of the paints. Looking forward to seeing lots more of your makes from the retreat, finished into cards and tags. :) Miss you already!! xx

Susan said...

Love the rich colours in your dirty pour, Nancy! Can't wait to see your finished cards from the retreat. It was so much fun getting together!

Christine Alexander said...

so much movement in your canvas, love the colours and reminds me of a piece of agate. so awesome. can't wait to get together for another retreat :)

Linda said...

Gorgeous canvas Nancy. Looks like you all had an amazing time xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous, fabulous canvas Nancy, you really should hang it on a wall in pride of place! Amazing! I'm glad you had such a fabulous time with crafting buddies! Have a great week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen D. said...

Looks like you ladies had a fab time...you all look so happy and it sounds like you all have much to share. Love, love the canvases you have all made, love that each one is so unique and so pretty. Looking so forward to seeing more that you created mf.
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Another beautiful canvas, Nancy. Love your bold colours.
It was a pleasure meeting you last week. You are not only a talented crafter, but you make a mean biscotti! It was delicious!

nancy littrell said...

Hi Trina, thank you...glad you liked my "healthy biscotti"! We had so much fun when you joined us one day. I loved seeing photos of your craft closet..what a creative project by you and your husband :-) Hope to see you again next year. Hugs my friend...

Leslie Miller said...

You had so much fun! Love those aprons, too. Fabulous results from this technique. Sounds like something I'd want to do outside, tee hee. Will look forward to your cards!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Looks like you had a lot of FUN! Love your aprons!

Nancy Stislow said...

Nancy, this is such a clever and novel way to use spatters! love the die cut and matching embossing! Your abstract acrylic is just gorgeous! That sounds like SO much fun to do!

Bonnie said...

I treasure this picture of my dear friends and wish I'd been there. Beautiful colors and movement on this canvas, Nancy!

Ros Crawford said...

Nancy it's wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing that link too... I really enjoyed watching it.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the marble-like canvases you have made, Nancy! So beautiful and interesting. You all look so happy in the picture. :-) Hideko

nancy littrell said...

We were so happy, laughing, talking and sharing the entire retreat! Hugs...

Pat said...

This dirty pour technique looks absolutely wonderful, and I have watched several videos as I had never heard of it before. I love the result and the mix of colours is so pretty Nancy, and what a great time you all had together. x