Hi so I've only posted one video so far and the feedback I got was fabulous. It was amazing so helpful, I, appreciate everyone that texted me and send me messages and gave me their feedback and I haven't gotten many comments yet, but I'm. Sure, maybe those will start rolling in eventually. But a couple of people asked me through a chat site that I'm in that.
They were interested in seeing the actual mixing process. So I completely cut that out of the video because who wants to watch me stir paint for an. Hour, I thought, so I just cut that completely up, but it is unnecessary important piece, I can't speed through the process, but I thought I would just do one bit.
One short video on my mixing process, which is very, very similar to most artists out there there are tons of videos out there. Everyone has their own style, their own recipe and the ways of doing things, but I'll just go through step by step and explain how I do it, and possibly it's, maybe there are some tips in there that you'd like to try for. Yourself that are different that you haven't tried or explored, or possibly you've you're beginner, and you've never done this before. And you like my techniques, you can try to replicate it copy it or put your own spin on it. If you come up with different ways of doing it and made it better, please, let me know because I'm always open to new ideas and trying different things and experimenting all the time. So let's get started I think cups are super important. I tend to learn as I go, and I have wasted a.
Ton of paint and of exploring and experimenting and trying new things that eventually come to a point where, oh, this is working so much better than the way I was doing it before I'll. Watch other videos from other artists and learn how to do things a different way. And the key is to be open-minded, you know, always open to learning new things, you're, you're, you're damned. If you do, if you just think that you've got it down, and you're perfect at what you do and there's, nothing else to learn you're, only.
Putting up your own roadblock so that's, my philosophy, if you're always open to will open and willing to learn new things, try new things then you'll only succeed and get better and grow as you learn. So as I was saying, I've, wasted a lot of paint, and it was mostly due to just using bad cups. So lots of cups have these indentations lines and stuff. And so when you pour the paint gets stuck on, then it doesn't always all come out and flow out completely one artist likes to spray silicone and their.
Cups and wipe it down, and the paint drips out much faster, and you get most of the paint out of your cups, which is a great technique, I've tried that too. But sometimes in your paintings, you'll get tiny little bubbles or cells, tiny, tiny little. So that is hard to see, but they're there and that's from having too much silicone in your paint. Oh I, don't always use the silicon method sometimes I'll just use it in my dumping my flipping Cup, but I don't use it in my individual paint cups. I also will. Use float flood float all if I pour that in first that typically helps get most of the paint out of a cup.
Also, it's the style cup. You use, so I use my kids little Play-Doh cups. These are nice because they're smooth, there's, no ribs or lines going through the cup, it's completely smooth. So the paint's not going to get caught on any of the ribs ribbing or whatever you call it I don't know, tell me what it's called I don't know, those little lines that go with indentations through the cup. So these are.
Nice and smooth, Play-Doh cups they're reusable, I, wash them Rives and all the time color, poor, it's, a new brand company that makes pouring cups. These are awesome because it has measuring on both sides here, milliliters and ounces. So if you're a beginner, and you can't just eyeball your paints it's, pleasant to be able to calculate your ounces and your milliliters if you're measuring per volume. So those are fun I like these are nice and smooth. So all your paints going to come out. And my very, very favorite. Similar to the color, pour cups having these ball cups they're for canning, canning, your stoops and vegetables and things like that.
These are measurable. They have lines. And you can use these lines to measure your paints. The best thing about This is they come with lids. So if you like the color you created, and you don't use it all sitting orator first session with it, yes, close it up, save it for later, it's, not going to go bad. So Iqbal makes several sizes.
This is a 16 ounce. And this is the 8. Ounce cup, which I use 8 ounces and 6 ounce cups and most of the time. And the one thing you want to remember about the ball cups, though you don't want to twist the caps on so tight that you're wedging it, because after renting it for a long time, you can crack the top so don't do that. And another great thing I almost forgot is that their dishwashers so that's. Another bonus, because if you're going to use cups that are reusable, you want to be able to wash them really well, and quickly you don't want to.
Be spending most of your time washing dishes, sometimes I just grab a big bucket I, fill it with the hose outside and I pour all my messy tools and cups in there and I, just soak them overnight by morning. All the paint just comes right off. I'm just peeling. It off scrub them a little and read some off their good to go so waste, not if you can help it mother earth, mother nature, there's, just so much of junk and garbage people throw away nowadays right?
So if you can reuse things try to do that as. Much as possible, especially when you're doing a hobby like this, because when I was just using flip cups, all the time I, throw away a lot, because they get to be a pain in the butt to clean and most time this paint. And you don't want to use dirty cups for another session, because it could mess up the color of the year paint that you're working with if they can create lumps and bumps on your painting. And if you want something that's going to lay out nice and smooth and flat, those some bumps can. Throw an entire painting, I know, because I've done it a lot so learn as we go, learn by mistake. It happens, no one's perfect. So anyway, let's get started.
Dated : 05-May-2022