The Ultimate Fluid Pouring and Painting Project Guide, by Jane Monteith, is a guide to techniques for using alcohol inks, acrylics and resin to create paintings and other projects such as coasters or a lampshade.
Fluid art, which is art created using a medium that can be dropped, poured or manipulated on a surface without a paint brush, seems to have grown in popularity in the last few years, with loads of YouTube videos devoted to acrylic pouring in particular. It can be a lot of fun, although it can also be messy and can take a lot of experimentation to create something you are happy with.
This book is a helpful resource for beginners who want to avoid making some frustrating common mistakes. It has a guide to some of the basics, such as selecting a colour palette to work with, and explanations of the different tools and materials needed.
There are projects to do with alcohol inks, with or without resin, and others done with acrylic paint. Some of the projects are simple enough for beginners, or to do with children, while others, like the geode agate slice coasters, are a bit more advanced.
The Ultimate Fluid Pouring and Painting Project Book would make a great gift for someone looking into getting into fluid art. It's a good guide to the basics, with ideas to inspire once you're ready to try something more advanced. However, I feel I should warn you, fluid art is very addictive!
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Quarry Books, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.