It’s that time of year again. It’s the Post Road Art “It’s in the bag” competition. $33 gets you a bag of materials and you have to work your magic to create something. This year it was a doozy! This is what we got :
Prominent in the bag were materials for making poured acrylic paintings. Now this is something I have absolutely no experience with. After a bit of googling and YouTubing I worked out that you put a lot of paint in a cup, pour it onto a board, shoogle it around a bit, drop in some alcohol ink and voila! Painting.
It’s a lot harder than it looks.
I got paint everywhere. On the table, up my nose (!) on my tea mug, everywhere. This is what I finally ended up with :
Kinda cool but I don’t think I’ll be doing a lot more of it. And what I forgot was that these things take days to dry so I didn’t even get to enter it into the competition.
So what to do? Birds of course! I first thought of a peacock but after trying I wasn’t happy. I next thought of a toucan which seemed like a better bet but I messed up the beak which blew out into a big purple splodge. This one ended up being the poured one above.
After coming back to the peacock I decided I quite liked it so it was one of my entries. Since I didn’t have anything to lose I tried the toucan again in a more traditional manner and he came out quite well. Here he is :
Phew – all framed up and submitted. Why do I always leave these things to the last minute?