#simplycreate a string pour

Step 1

Mix your colours

Mix each colour in a single cup with a small amount of Simply Acrylic paint and Simply Pouring Medium, using a 1:4 to 1:8 ratio depending on the preferred flow.

Step 2

Stir the mixture

Stir the mixture thoroughly with a wooden stick or palette knife.

Step 3

Cut strings

Cut strings of even length for each of the colours.

Step 4

Cover the surface

With a brush cover the full surface of your FW Mixed Media canvas with a generous amount of the mixed white colour.

Step 5

Load a string with colour

Immerse one string in each colour so that the string can absorb the paint.  Make sure that each string is fully loaded with colour.

Step 6

Use different strings for each colour

Place the string of each colour on the canvas, one at a time, and slowly drag it off, resulting in beautiful, feather-like shapes. Leave your finished artwork on a flat surface and allow 24 hours to dry.

Simply Mediums

Daler-Rowney Simply Mediums are the perfect complement of the Simply range of acrylic, oil and watercolour colours. The range is designed to answer all your needs, in the simpliest way!


Simply Acrylic Paint

Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic Paints are a perfect starting point for artists and hobbyists looking to experiment with acrylics. These soft-body water-based colours can be used straight from the tube, wet easily onto the surface, and can be thinned with water.


FW Mixed Media Rigid Canvas

FW Mixed Media canvases feature a rigid surface, ideal for pouring and other techniques requiring a perfectly flat canvas. The traditional wooden frame construction is supplemented by the addition of a rigid board at the top face, beneath the canvas fabric. Triple primed and ready for use, the fabric itself is acid free with a medium grain texture.


About the artist

Jen Dixon is a multi-disciplinary artist and art educator specialising in abstract and figurative work.