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:
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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.
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-=- 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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