How to make an acrylic pour?
Think about your colour design before preparing your pouring mix with FW Pouring Medium and System3, Aquaﬁne, or FW Acrylic Ink.
Start preparing your pour in glasses or paper cups with a ratio of 1:3 medium to ink.
Pour half of the ink into the medium and stir thoroughly with a pallet knife or stick. After stirring, ﬁnish adding the rest of the ink and stir until you are happy with the ﬂuidity and colour intensity.
Prepare as many colours as you like upfront. To test the ﬂuidity, simply lift the pallet knife out of the mixture and if the mixture ﬂows smoothly oﬀ of the pallet knife you are ready to pour.
For a traditional cup pour, premix your colours and add each one to the desired surface separately. You can keep adding colours until you are happy with the ﬁnished product.
To Dirty Pour just combine multiple premixed colours into one container and pour from there. The colours will mix and ﬂow around eachother creating interesting and beautiful patterns that are diﬃcult to recreate with a traditional pour.
Puddle Pouring relies on adding colours in a controlled manner to the centre of the colour you have just added. The circles will expand and press against eachother without mixing too much.
Flip Cup is similar to the Dirty Pour, but rather than pouring the mixture, the container is ﬂipped onto the canvas with the canvas acting as a lid. Then, after settling, the cup is lifted oﬀ and the paint combines into new shapes.
Place your canvas with the pouring art on a ﬂat surface and let it dry for 24 hours.We would recommend applying a shockproof clear varnish to protect your design and get it ready for display.