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Acrylic Pouring

Welcome to my latest obsession: acrylic pouring. How long will this endeavor last? I’m not sure, but I am thoroughly enjoying it, as I do all artistic experimentation.

I’ve been painting on canvas and Yupo, but so far my favorite substrate to work on is old vinyl records. I created a series of these for an exhibition recently (which includes 7 pieces from 45 local artists, each featuring a dominant color of a prism). Thus my “Dark Side of the Moon(s?)” series was born, paying homage to the first and only thing I think about when I hear or think about a “prism” – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, one of my all-time favorites.

Dark Side of the Moon(s?) series of acrylic poured vinyl records - by Monica Moody -

I was happy with the way my records turned out but decided to take it to the next level and try something new: making the pieces kinetic. I ended up mounting the painted records to cradled wooden panels that were provided by the curator of the show. And when a button is pushed, the records spin. (That part was rather challenging but a great learning experience!) For my signature on each piece, I attached a metal guitar pick (found in my ridiculously large stash of crafty things) that I engraved with my signature.

Here are some macros from some of the pieces, along with images of several other full paintings.

I’ve recently been working on filling up my Society6 shop, and many of my acrylic pour images, along with other work, can now be ordered as art prints, travel mugs, pillows, tote bags, phone cases, etc.


  1. Hi Monica,
    I am blown away by your website, blog and gallery. You truly are an exceptional artist and I am SO pleased to have found you.
    An artist myself, i am struggling to find my own way with alcohol inks and, like you,love to do stuff on Yupo.
    I have sold one pic so far but am feeling uneasy as i didn’t realise about uv protection at the time. Am trying to find a substitute for Krylon Clear gloss as the cheapest I can get it in U.K is about ¬£27. Inks, Yupo and Krylon are very expensive and difficult to get but I battle on in the name of art!

    Thank you for many good tips and the pleasure of seeing some of your wonderful work.
    I hope this site is still current and that you read this comment
    Anna (U.K)

    • Hi Anna. Thank you so much! Sorry for the delayed reply. I am really not sure of an alternative to the Krylon UV spray, but I can certainly understand your frustration with the price. If you have not already, I would suggest joining some Facebook groups dedicated to alcohol ink painting – there are several, some with thousands of members – and everyone seems quite willing and happy to share information. If you do a search in one of those groups or post your question(s) there, I am sure someone on the other side of the pond may have the answer you’re looking for. Best of luck!

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