How To Create Paintings With Acrylics

The popularity of Pour Painting, as well as abstract painting in general, makes it simple to produce artwork similar to what you find in home decor stores and on Pinterest. Pour Painting recipes can be made in a variety of methods. Basically, you’ll need to combine acrylic paints with a “pouring media.” The pouring media adheres to the paint, allowing it to flow more freely and keeping the colors separated for long.

The formation of cells is one component of Pour Painting. This is exactly what many painters hope to achieve with their pour. In order to achieve the greatest cell outcomes, silicone and heat are essential. You may get good results with just a few sprays of silicone in one hue. Silicone is available in hardware stores. To apply the heat, several people utilize butane torches. We used a heat gun at Craft Warehouse.


acrylic pour
Picture credit: lovely_acrylic_paint

Many things can be used as your Pouring Medium. Water, Mod Podge (Glossy), dish soap, PVA Glue, Acrylic Flow Improver, and other materials have been tried. The amount you apply will be determined by the amount of paint you’re using. Some people recommend a 1:1 ratio, or 40% Pouring Medium to 60% Paint. The key to your initial attempt is to gradually increase the amount of each ingredient until you achieve the desired outcomes. It should be fluid, but not so runny that it doesn’t stick to the board. It’s always possible to add more, but it’s not possible to remove it.


Acrylic Paints
Pouring Medium of your choice
Craft Sticks
Plastic cups
Heat Gun (If you use a hairdryer instead, make sure to keep it far away. Hair dryers are much stronger than heat guns).
Drop mat
Pan or container to put it in (make sure edges are high)
Prop to hold up painting (could be a block of wood, a box, or a brick. Should support the whole piece. If using a canvas, make sure it isn’t too small so that it imprints on canvas)
Silicone Spray (optional)

Acrylic Pouring

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