37] DENDRITE FRACTALS on Acrylic Paint : Questions Answered with DEMOS



Viewer questions raised by my first dendrite fractals video are answered in this one : What surfaces can be used? Can you transfer the fractals from a tile? What can you do with the paintings? And more!

To see a step by step video on creating dendrite fractals, in varying sizes and styles using acrylic inks, India ink, fluid acrylics and regular acrylic paint, watch this video:

To see products I use, love and recommend for fluid painting (and to possibly discover new products 😊) :
https://www.amazon.com/shop/MyriamsNature (Please note that Amazon vendors may change their prices without notice. Whenever possible I chose the vendors with the best prices but sometimes a price increases, so, if a price seems “wrong”, please choose a vendor with a price your prefer.)

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-=- Once my paintings dry, I spray them with a low odor, user-friendly, crystal clear, museum-quality varnish designed for acrylics, oils and watercolors. It gives a glossy finish.
Here is a link: http://amzn.to/2jGh3KO (the price should be around $8 … If much more, choose another vendor)

When I want to spray a matte/satin finish instead, I use this: http://amzn.to/2fvgYF0

-=- For these fractals I used :

Artist Loft Flow Acrylic white paint from Michaels as the background… but ANY white paint seems to work (I tried at least 4 others too, including craft paint, with similar results).

Using other colors of paint as the background has not worked for me … Fractals form but become fuzzy or disintegrate as the painting dries. Your paint may be different so I always recommend that you try what you have… Your results might be awesome!

Liquitex Acrylic Ink – Deep Violet
Winsor and Newton Galeria – Olive Green
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Inks – Black, Red, Yellow, Grass Green

91 % Isopropyl Alcohol
Recollections Stamp Cleaner (Michael’s proprietary brand)

-=- My white paint was mixed using my regular fluid painting mix:

– 1 – 2 parts paint to 4 parts Floetrol

– I then add a little water if necessary to get my paint to be the consistency of really warm honey, or like maple syrup. The amount of water will depend on the type of acrylic paint you used … Flow acrylic (runny like house paint) will need very little water if any, while medium to heavy body paint (thick like toothpaste) will need more water. Try to limit the amount of water that you use … too much will break down the binding properties of the acrylic paint. How much is too much? Try to keep the amount of water under 50% of the amount of paint.

If you don’t have Floetrol (or pouring medium) you CAN thin your white paint with just water… Again try to limit the amount of water.

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48 thoughts on “37] DENDRITE FRACTALS on Acrylic Paint : Questions Answered with DEMOS

  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Wow! Another fantastic and informative video! Thanks so much! The freezer paper idea is so ingenious!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    The length of your videos is good. There are other great artists I follow, but many have videos that are 30-40 min, but cover the same amount of technique. Theres a lot of time watching them mix, etc. 10-15 min is perfect.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Love this and your enthusiasm. Is there any way of making them big? Thanks xxx

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    MYRIAM…WHAT A WONDERFUL VIDEO….IM ABOUT TO EMBARK ON ALL OF THIS.
    I WORK WITH ALCOHOL INKS AND YUPO, BUT NOW HAVE BOUGHT ACRYLIC INKS. WHAT FUN.
    70 YEAR OLD CHILD, WANT TO DO DIRTY POURS AS WELL.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HAPPY VIDEO. CAMILLE AUSTRALIA.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Thanks I like how you are so thorough in explaining stuff.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Myriam thank you so much for making this video! As an acrylacrazed Artist I can relate to your wanting your life as well as the art experimentation :-). My mind is bursting with ideas.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    I've never been able to get skins off wax paper, but the wax paper is thin enough that you can cut or punch it out. Plastic sheets work well or garbage/grocery bags (cut them into manageable sizes to fit the area you want to work in!). As for the fractals, watercolor paper should be able to handle the paint, although you may have to continue to press it back down if it starts to arc. And afterward, maybe spritzing the back with a little water will help it lay down, add a bit of pressure from the top (DRIED) side, maybe with a lightweight book until the back dries. I've done test paintings with flow acrylics on watercolor paper, because the canvases are so much more expensive, and I spritzed both sides of a dried test piece and stuck it flat to a plastic grocery bag, and it stayed flat with a little pressure, until it dried. Warning: these were only test pieces! I don't paint with acrylics on watercolor paper as a rule, but I may at some point decide to do more than just test pieces. I just wanted to test them first.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Very informative, thank you for taking the time to show us step by step.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Great ideas. For someone with no original imagination having someone demonstrate another idea is wonderful. Thanks

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Myriam, it's another winner girl!!! Thanks for the demo and info. Love to hear you giggle and laugh. 🙂

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Ha ha! Glad you're "moving on with your life", Myriam with a WHY?😁 Thank you so much for your videos they are helping me enormously. I never imagined myself to anything but a complete philistine when it comes to art, but I'm now having a go….

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Thank you, this answered a lot of questions for me..love your voice

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    How awesome is that! Thanks for the continued exploration, Myriam! I look forward to playing with these techniques soon! 💖💖💖

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    "I kinda stopped so I could move on with my Life !" , cracked me up. Your humor and easy calm manner make wonderful how to and what if videos ! This video is a terrific tool.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    I love this so much . I would leave it on the tile and make coasters . Maybe after is drys put varathane on it. Great gifts .

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Hello! Thank you so much for this video! I'm super excited to give it a try. On paper! I have to buy floetrol and acrylic ink.. and alcohol.. so pretty much everything actually. Lol. I subscribed and I'm looking forward to seeing more of you in the future. hugs

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Thank you so much for the info and answering the questions we asked .I love the black and red one it looked so awesome.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    LOVE!!!!! You answered EVERY question I had and then some! Thank you so, so much for sharing your ideas and talent! Keep it up!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Another great video demonstration, Myriam! Love the tips about using freezer paper or silicone sheet. Both of which I already have. Didn't even think of making skins with them though I have made skins before. Thanks for sharing your tips.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Oh, the grass and plants are a nifty idea. The result kind of looks like something from Dr. Seuss!

    Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be such a thing as "freezer paper" in Australia. We do have "baking paper", which is a non-stick paper for lining cake tins, though.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    I've submerged my dried, acrylic painted tiles in water and after a while (hours to a day) the paint lifts and it is easy to clean off and use again. Thanks again for the great info!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Very pretty!

    I asked you last time about glass pebbles. I took your advice and cleaned them well with alcohol, and the alcohol inks dried almost immediately after I used them. However, the results were not attractive (the pebbles are some weird glass that doesn't seem to behave the way clear glass does). I was going to give up when I remembered that you added white paint first, so I poured some of my prepared white paint/floetrol mix onto them, then dropped some ink in the paint, and they were so beautiful! I wasn't trying to make fractals, just adding color to them. I've just sealed one to see if my regular sealer will work so I don't have to buy the Kamar Varnish, and I'm hoping it stays on.

    After doing those pebbles, and this video, I have so many ideas swirling around in my head. I even remembered that I had some acrylic ink stored away, so I can use that, too. I will try to make some fractals to put into jewelry trays. I think they would be beautiful. I just ordered a set of nail dotting tools for less than $2, so I'll be able to make really small fractals that will look good in jewelry.

    Thanks Myriam. You're the best!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Thanks. You answered my question perfectly! Now, of course, I’m going to have to run out and buy supplies so I can make these.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    My question is If I want to do this on a canvas that I’ve done a acrylic pour, should I wait for the canvas to dry or should it be done while wet? Also Can I varnish over it?

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    WOW, they are so PRETTY!!! I LOVE that you can peal them off!! Would make a great 4 of July card!! LOVE!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Thank you! I am so glad you have said paint will stick to tile. I keep seeing comments where people say their paint peeled off. I have never experienced that, but I I let my paint cure not just dry on the surface. This was an awesome video!!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Beautiful, brilliant, enticing…Thank you, Myriam! You make things look so simple & easy all the time; what a talent not just as an artist with a great sense of shape and color, but as a teacher you simply blow me away !. I just love your videos!!!!

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Are there any transparent mediums that work as a background, or are we limited to white? P.s. I like your fingernail paint.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    As always. You do everything so calm. Has anyone tried blowing the ink from new inks that i have (new) from when my computer and printer died. They are sealed in the package. I blew into an older one to get it out and it starter working again. I don't think they make this type of ink fits in newer printers.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Wow, this is amazing. Thank you thank you thank you Myriam for sharing the fun things you do.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    Thank you Myriam for all that you do! I have pendants and want to make fractals to use in them. Its such an organic shape. Squeeeeee! You made my day!

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