How do you use silicone in pouring paint?

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What does silicone do in acrylic pouring?

We consider silicone to be the best type of lubricant for acrylic pouring because it’s predictable, neutral, and durable. It’s easy to manipulate, unlike water. It doesn’t affect color or turn rancid like many natural oils. It’s also chemically inert, as long as you get pure silicone.

What can I use instead of silicone oil in acrylic pouring?

Dimethicone is super easy to work with, since you won’t be bothered if any gets on your fingers. It produces the same effects as silicone oil. In fact, some painters say it gives them bigger cells!

In what order do you pour paint?

Pour the heaviest colour in the cup first then add each subsequently lighter and lighter colours. This is why you see a lot of white done first: it’s very dense and therefore will sink down through your lighter colours.

Do you need silicone for Pour painting?

It’s not always necessary to add silicone in your acrylic pour to create beautiful cells. Sometimes you can achieve a similar effect with no silicone by using Floetrol or other pouring mediums.

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Do you mix silicone oil for acrylic pouring?

Add 2-3 drops of silicone oil per 15ml of acrylic paint, in some of the colours. It is not required to add this to each colour, however it is suggested to add it to the base colour. Mix it carefully. 4.


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