#simplycreate Pouring Art
Helpful Tips For Acrylic Pouring
Drying: in most cases artwork will be touch dry in 24 hours, but it can sometimes take longer depending on how thick the paint is on the board. It is recommended to place wet paintings on plastic (a bag or tray) or a baking sheet, rather than paper to prevent the wet paint sticking to the surface as it dries. Make sure the surface is level, so the paint settles and dries evenly.
Excess paint drips: Any paint that drips off can be peeled away when dry and used as a ‘skin’. These can be used for other art and craft projects like jewellery and collages.
Be experimental: Every time you do an acrylic pour it will provide a totally unique effect. Why not try out different colour combinations – you never know what you will get!
- 6 x 18ml Pots of Simply Acrylic Pouring Paint (Black, White, Magenta, Light Blue, Medium Yellow, Violet)
- 3 x Simply Oil Artboards 10x10cm
- 1 x jar lid
- 1 x washable tray or plate
- 2 x plastic cups
- 1 x piece of carboard
- 1 x kitchen fork
Pouring Art - Pouring Puddle
A puddle pour involves dropping paint colours one on top of the other to create solid colour patterns .
Pour an amount of black paint on your board to act as a solid base colour, enough to cover it evenly. This wet base layer will help to improve the flow of the subsequent colourful puddles.
Spread the base layer paint out evenly over the entire board. A strip of cardboard makes a good spreader tool.
While your base colour is still wet, choose a contrasting colour and drop small puddles of paint, leaving some spaces in between.
Create more puddles using contrasting colours to fill the spaces. Expand these puddles by pouring additional colours into the centre of each puddle.
Repeat this process until you are happy with the design.
Try tilting your board while the paint is wet to stretch the pattern until a desirable composition is achieved. Place artwork on a flat surface and allow to dry. Recommended 48 hours for total dry.
Pouring Art - Fork Combing
A simple and effective fluid art technique that is fun to do creating patterns with a kitchen fork!
Start by drizzling lines of white paint across the width of your board. About 5 or 6 stripes evenly spaced.
Drizzle even stripes of blue next to the white paint allowing some space for a third colour.
Repeat the design with yellow stripes filling in the gaps.
Take a kitchen fork and starting at one edge gently drag the fork prongs through the paint towards the other end to create a pattern. Experiment with ‘worming’ the fork across for an interesting pattern effect. You may need to hold on to the board with your other hand to stop it shifting while you drag the fork across the paint.
Repeat this fork technique across the board.
Try tilting the canvas while the paint is wet to create further movement and effect. Place artwork on a flat surface and allow to dry. Recommended 48 hours for total dry.
Pouring Art - Flip Cup
A strip of folded cardboard is useful for cradling the corners of the board to catch excess paint flow as you tip the board. Repeat this technique for each corner if necessary. Place artwork on a flat surface and allow to dry. Recommended 48 hours for total dry.