Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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pouring medium marbled letters

Create these block letters to look like they are formed from ice, done in a few quick and easy steps using Liquitex BASICS® acrylic paint and Liquitex® pouring medium.
Step 1

Cover your work surface with a plastic drop cloth.

Step 2

Using Titanium White acrylic paint, paint the letters. Be sure to cover all sides. Let dry completely.
TIP: A hair dryer can be used to speed up the drying time.

Step 3

Mix each of the following paints in a separate cup with pouring medium: Gold, Blue Gray, Ultramarine Blue, Light Blue Permanent, Titanium White, Silver.
TIP: The pouring medium to paint ratio is 5:1. For this project, use 5 ounces [147.8 mL] of pouring medium with 1 ounce [29.5 mL] of paint.

Step 4

Next, begin to create layers with all of the paint mixtures by pouring them into a larger cup. Pour each one several times and layer white between each to help separate and maintain brightness/integrity. Do not stir/mix after adding all layers.

Step 5

Place painted letter flat on a non-stick surface, such as wax (or parchment) paper. Then pour the cup of layered paint over each of the letters, in a back and forth motion to cover the surface. Allow the paint to continue to pour over the sides of the letters.

Step 6

Let each letter dry for 24 hours, then trim off the excess pouring medium paint mixture with a utility knife.
TIP: Sprinkle fake snow on top of each letter and around base to create actual snow effects.

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