Create a Unique Piece of Art Using Acrylic Pouring Technique

7 Materials
$20
1 Hours
Easy

Create a beautiful art piece using the acrylic pouring technique. It is such a fun and creative process you will be hooked!
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Make sure the surface you are working on is covered with some plastic and is level! You must ensure the surface is level, so that the paint does not run off.
Decide what colours you want to use, you can use as many (or as little) as you want.  I used 5 in total – 1 lighter shade of blue, 1 turquoise, 1 dark blue, 1 white and 1 silver. 
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Mix each paint colour in a separate plastic cup and add some water to thin the paint. I added pouring medium to two cups (any colour) and silicone oil to the other 3 cups. {note after the project: silicone oil will help you create the cells, I was a little cautious at first but next time will be adding more oil}
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Next add the paints into a separate cup bit by bit to create different layers. . Keep pouring until you are satisfied you will have enough to cover the canvas. I was cautious as I didn't want to waste lots of paint (the amount will depend on the size of the canvas you are using). Don’t worry if you don't have enough as you can always add extra once you have poured the paint on.
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Take your blank canvas, turn it upside down and place the cup with paint under the canvas and tip both over without lifting the cup off.  Keep the cup upside down for a few seconds, to allow the paint to pour down the cup.
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Lift the cup off and let the paint move around.  Move the canvas to allow the paint to ‘go in different directions to cover the whole canvas
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Once you are happy with your painting, use the blow torch and go over the paint ever so slightly, this will help you to form the cells in the paint!
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Then leave to dry for around 24 hours and seal using either varnish or acrylic painting sealant.
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
Beautiful and creative!
create a unique piece of art using acrylic pouring technique
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  • Alice M Kehoe
    on May 23, 2018

    We are almost finished re-doing our bathroom. I have decorating ideas overload. This is perfect! I wanted something I made to hang and display; this is it. Thank you

  • Cheryl Lewis
    on Aug 25, 2018

    Getting ready to do something similar on the underside of a glass table. I hope it is this stunning - I absolutely love your piece and would buy it if it were in a store.

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