Create Some Quick Art With This Fun Paint Pouring Technique
Short on time but full of creativity? This mop pour painting technique is perfect for you! It only takes about 5 minutes to create a beautiful masterpiece to hang in your home. This painting technique is a fun way to add a pop of color to your space. It’s also a great project to do with kids if you’re looking for a fun way to create with them this summer. My step-by-step tutorial is a great guide to help you get started. Choose the canvas and color palette right for your space, and get to creating!
Tools and Materials:
- Lazy Susan
- Cardboard box
- Acrylic paint
Set Everything Up
Before I could start painting I needed to get my set-up right. I placed my Lazy Susan in a cardboard box to protect the rest of my room from any paint spray or splatters. Then I placed my canvas on the Lazy Susan. I secured it using a few nails and some tape.
Next I lay my mop on the canvas and spread out the strands of the mop. I’m using a cheap dollar store mop. We’ll be covering it with paint so I wouldn’t suggest using it to clean once this project is done.
With my set-up complete I was ready to add some paint. I have already mixed my acrylic paints with Floetrol and water to make them easily pourable.
I added circles of color around the center of the mop. No need to be exact here, as you don’t have total control over where the paint ends up, so it’s helpful to be flexible and just go with the flow of the paint.
I continued adding circles of color until I was happy with my color palette and the amount of paint I had added.
Lift and Twist the Mop
Once I was done adding paint, I gently lifted the mop to allow more of the paint to seep through onto the canvas.
Then I slowly started to twist the mop as I pulled it up to create a swirl on the canvas.
Once the mop has been removed, I added a bit of extra paint to the edges to make sure that it would all end up covered when I spun the canvas.
With all of my paint on the canvas, I gave it all a good spin. You can spin in any direction you want and as many times as you want to achieve the effect you’re looking for.
If there are any spots that still don’t have any paint, you can go ahead and use your fingers to add a touch of paint. Then give it a few hours to completely dry.
Doesn’t it give you Monet vibes? I love how this one turned out. What colors would you use to match your aesthetic? Let me know in the comments below.
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