Tutorial fluid art magnets – Acrylic pour on magnetic sheets

Tutorial fluid art magnets – Acrylic pour on magnetic sheets


Hey guys and welcome. In this video, I will show you an easy way to create magnets with the acrylic pouring design. I was looking for a way to pour the paint directly on a magnetic surface and design my own magnets with the shape I want. Then I found these magnetic sheets on the internet. One side is glossy and the other side is magnetic. They can be used with an inkjet printer, but I want to pour the paint directly. The surface is too smooth and shiny for the acrylic paint. In my first trials the paint just didn’t stick or came off after drying. Therefore, you have to prepare it to make it stick. In this tutorial I want to show you my own and very easy method. Basically, it’s the same method I’m using for acrylic skin stickers where you pour the paint directly on contact paper. I’ve taped the edges down and used sandpaper to roughen the surface. Then I’ve used a base layer of acrylic paint mixed with pouring medium and let it dry. You can use the colours of your choice. I’ve used golden acrylic paint. Then you can use the magnetic sheet like a normal canvas. All techniques are possible. To get an overview of the acrylic pouring techniques and to see how I mix the colors you can watch my basic tutorial. Now I’m pouring a yellow, green and magenta color mixture on the surface. Here I’m pouring a white paint mixture for the swipe technique. This technique leads to an extra thin paint layer, which makes it easier to work with the magnets. There’s no silicon oil added in the white paint. Due to the silicon oil in the other colors you can create cells by torching the surface. Let the magnet dry and clean it from silicon oil rests with a sponge, water and some drops of dishwashing liquid. Now step back and take a look at your painting. Use your imagination, what do you see? You can cut out any shape you want… I can see a little crocodile here. A sketch makes it easier to cut out the shape. You can use a pair of nail scissors for the fine details. Let’s add some eyes to this animal. That’s the finished crocodile magnet. This pattern looks like a turtle so let’s cut it out. Here’s the finished turtle magnet. Let’s cut out another green animal. You can stick the eyes to the surface before cutting out, this is a bit easier. Here’s your fridge magnet in the shape of a frog. Let’s cut out a butterfly over here. That’s the finished butterfly fridge magnet. And the last one will be a bird… Here’s the finished bird fridge magnet. These are the fridge magnets all together. This kind of magnet is not very strong, but you can use them for photos or notes. The main advantage of this method is you can cut them in every shape you want and there’s no special equipment needed. If you like this idea and my video, please give it a thumbs up. For more information about acrylic pouring, please watch my tutorial or read my book. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Check out my videos if you need some inspiration for future art and crafting projects. In the next videos I will provide you with more information about how to use the acrylic skin stickers and magnets. So please subscribe to my channel. Have fun painting and see you next time!

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