Making acrylic pour jewelry with fluid art paint is a very popular technique that can create stunning pieces. The result is a unique piece of jewelry that looks like it is made from marble or other stone materials.
Using this guide, you will learn what Acrylic Pour Jewelry is, what materials you'll need, and how to create them using 2 different techniques.
To me doing acrylic pour art is amazing and enthralling because you can create art that is made up of different beautiful and bright paint colors and the results are stunning. I really enjoy doing it and it's fun to do with friends, kids, or grandkids!
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What is Acrylic Pour Jewelry?
As I previously mentioned, acrylic pour jewelry is a type of jewelry that is made by with fluid art paint. This type of craft has been growing in popularity in recent years.
Acrylic pour jewelry is typically made with liquid acrylic and an object that the liquid acrylic will cover (usually a glass cabochon). The process begins by either dipping the glass cabochon into wet liquid acrylic paint and allowing it to dry or by gluing paint skins (dried paint drips from other fluid art projects) onto a pendant with a glass cabochon.
Acrylic pour jewelry is also great for people who like to be creative but don't have the time or energy to commit to more complex projects like painting or sewing.
Your handmade jewelry can even make great gifts for family and friends.
The 2 Easy Ways to Make Acrylic Pour Jewelry
Acrylic Pour Jewelry Using Acrylic Skins
Jewelry using acrylic skins can be a fun and creative way to show your personality. Acrylic skins are a durable and flexible material, which means they can be easily shaped to create intricate designs. Whether you’re making a gift for yourself or for someone else, here are the simple steps for working with acrylic to make the perfect jewelry!
Watch this DIY Tutorial from JMO Painting on How to use Acrylic Skins to make Jewelry!
Step #4:Make sure that you have on hand the materials you need for making acrylic skin jewelry such as acrylic skin itself, bezel trays, cabochons, cords, adhesive (diamond glaze) and more...
Step #1: Find a Pattern You Like on the Acrylic Skin. Take your glass cabochon and move it over your paint skin until you a find a spot that looks interesting underneath the cabochon.
Step #2: Cut Acrylic Skin for jewelry. Lay the glass cabochon down on the spot you liked on the acrylic skin and cut around the cabochon. You can either use a sharp blade, a razor, or scissors to cut the acrylic skin to form the shape for your cabochon. After cutting your first cabochon, repeat the process to cut more desired shapes for your other available cabochon shapes.
Step #3: Glue The Acrylic Skin to The Bezel. You will need to use some E-6000 glue to adhere the acrylic skin to the surface of the bezel tray and Diamond Glaze to glue your glass cabochon on top of your acrylic skin cutout. You will spread a little bit of E-6000 glue on the inside of the metal bezel and then place a cut acrylic skin carefully on the center of the tray, making sure the acrylic skin is laying accordingly on the surface.
Step #4: Glue The Glass Cabochon on The Acrylic Skin. Then take a small amount of diamond glaze and apply it to the surface of the Acrylic skin that is attached or glued on a bezel tray. Lay the cabochon down on the middle or center of the bezel tray. Push down the cabochon to expel any air bubbles that might have gotten trapped underneath. Then let your jewelry piece dry for a few hours before putting on the cord.
Step #5: Repeat the process with other desired types of jewelry using Acrylic Skins. Then you're done!
Note: Acrylic Skins are best stored inside plastic sheet protectors so that they don't stick to each other when layered one on top of the other. Put these plastic sheet protectors inside a binder so you can have them ready to use whenever you want to create jewelry.
Alternative: You can also first glue the glass cabochon onto an area that you like on the acrylic skin, then cut around the glass cabochon, and finally glue the cabochon (with the acrylic skin already attached to it) onto a metal bezel. This method seems much easier for me.
Acrylic Pouring Jewelry Using the Dipping Technique
Creating jewelry with acrylic pouring is a quick, easy and affordable way to create beautiful pieces of art. This is an alternative for creating jewelry when you don't have any acrylic skins on hand.
Here's 1 video showing how to create wonderful patterns for Acrylic Pour Jewelry using the dipping Technique
Step #1: To create your jewelry paint patterns, first pour your desired amount of paint (a mix of paint and pouring medium) in different colors onto a metal cookie sheet tray and tilt the tray around so that the paint creates some interesting patterns. You can use any type of acrylic pouring technique to pour your paints onto the metal tray... Flip cup, swiping, ring pour, bloom technique, etc are all great techniques to create gorgeous patterns.
Step #2: Get a wooden stick, some sticky tack and a glass cabochon. Place some sticky tack on the tip of the wooden stick and then secure the cabochon onto the tack. This will allow you to easily dip the cabochon in the paint.
Step #3: While the paint is still wet, find the perfect spot where you want to dip your glass cabochon. Dip the glass cabochon into the paint, making sure the entire underside is wet with paint. Gently and slowly pull the cabochon out of the paint. Sometimes there will be a mound of paint on the cabochon but that is okay. It will level out when it dries.
Step #4: Insert the end of the stick that doesn't have the cabochon attached to it onto a styrofoam piece. This will allow your cabochon to dry safely.
Finally: After the paint dries up on the cabochon, use diamond glaze to glue it to a bezel tray. You can make necklaces, bracelets, earrings and much more.
Supplies and Materials to Use
If you are looking to create beautiful acrylic pour jewelry, then you will need the proper materials. Below is the list of what you'll need:
These rich colors blend beautifully with one another. This paint for wood and canvas is creamy, thick, and opaque, providing solid coverage.
Easy to use, reasonable price, can be bought in bigger quantities, a good all-purpose option for the average beginner or advanced artist.
Silicone Pouring Oil - is Ideal for cell creation in Acrylic Art. Silicone oil is compatible with other necessary products, including Professional Pouring Medium
The Darice Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks have so many uses! There are more than enough for lots of fun projects. Perfect for crafts and so much more!
Hefty small cups are the perfect size and can also be used for holding paint, glue and other materials for craft projects
The small plastic storage container bin tote has grooves on the lid and body for secure and stable stacking that allows for easy moving and saves space.
Double sided design features juice groove and non slip edges. Soft, tapered handles for comfortable lifting and carrying.
Light weight, aluminum body with comfortable soft grip handle fits all standard craft knife blades including Xacto Knife.
They're usually used for mixing paints together and applying paint from tubes onto palettes.
Create your own custom colors by adding a small amount of dye ink. Easy clean up with soap and water, as long as glaze has not dried. Dimensional adhesive that dries to a clear glass-like finish
Ready-made necklace so that you can simply add pendants, charms, beads or other jewelry findings to make your unique necklace.
For the Jewelry
These durable pendant trays are great for cameo pendants, photo jewelry, resin, crafts, custom jewelry, and many other uses. Adding more fun and convenient to also attach notes, you can also use them to make different crafts.
The bezel pendant trays are made of high-quality zinc alloy and glass cabochons. Good for DIY pendants: You can choose a minimalist picture or add some items and some resin to make artistic pendants then send them to your friends and family members or sell them.
The bezel is made of metal alloy with silver color plated and the dome tile is made of glass, high quality and durable. These durable pendant trays are great for cameo pendants, photo jewelry, resin, crafts, custom jewelry, and many other uses.
Made of zinc alloy in a silver tone (lead and nickel free). Findings for jewelry making. Think of the possibilities - add cabochons, cameo, stamp, engrave, glue letters or logos
Glass cabochon with non-calibrated round and flat back design has a slight magnifying effect, make the pattern look clearer. Good for handmade crafts and photo pendants making.
If you are doing acrylic pouring jewelry with the dipping method, you will need a tray where you can pour your paints and tilt around to create beautiful patterns. This works perfectly for this!
Here are 2 more videos teaching How to do Jewelry using the Acrylic Pouring Technique.
Using acrylic pouring to make jewelry is a great way to make your own personalized and colorful jewelry pieces. Not only are acrylic pieces lightweight and durable, but they can also be made in a variety of colors and styles that can complement any outfit or style.
This type of wearable art is great for personal use, as gifts, and for selling.
Plus, doing jewelry is also a great way to use any left over paints or dried up paint from your other fluid art projects so nothing goes to waste.
Acrylic pouring jewelry is great for saving money, creating stunning pieces, and looking great!