paint pour recipe

Paints suited for acrylic pouring are called: For this painting, I used Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylics because they're an artist quality paint available at most art supply stores. okay, wait, this recipe says 2 parts floetrol 1 part paint, but in a comment of another article the same author says her usual recipe is 2 parts paint 1 part floetrol, which i would assume would produce differing results, so ….. which is it?? I’ll give you a supplies list, my personal paint mixing recipe, tips on creating the ever popular cells and tell you about different pouring methods. Thanks! Is the pour order more important then, than the amount of silicone? Everyone has their favorite and paints according to their budget. I like the panel better than the canvas because of the paint slipping off the sides. and 8 oz GAC 800. If so what kind of paint and do you mix floetrol with it. Cushion. Best to add a drop or two to each color as you mix them, and before pouring. Acrylic Pouring for Beginners (Start Here), How to do Your First Acrylic Pour – Step By Step Guide. They have changed up their packaging recently but the product inside is the same. Would love to see some of your paintings! HELP?? Yes, it could probably work with a waterproof sealant. Thanks for your comments! Repeat steps 1-4 for each paint color, using a separate container for each color 6. The pouring medium binds to the paint and makes the paint flow better and keeps the colors separated longer. Hi Barb, no that is not the same thing at all. Gesso is water soluble, so just wash your brush afterwards with brush soap (or dish soap for a sponge brush) and rinse well. Love it! Just enjoy the, Hello, Thank you for your kind comment. Also looking for color combinations since I have NO artist eye. You might also like the slightly different effects you can get with this hair serum containing dimethicone. Rinse and dry the measuring spoon between each color. There are multiple versions of each, and I can’t figure out which ones to buy. 'Puddle pour' - Puddles are poured onto the canvas alternating between colour and your white/black paint. My own Recipe for all Media or Mixtures . Uncover all your paint cups. Thank you! Floetrol is a medium. Also, do you use this same paint mixture as your ‘base’ coat that you put onto the canvas first? Rainx would be one of the additives you might want to use to try to create cells. Shawnise, Your email address will not be published. They seem to omit crucial facts you need to know. Cover the wood bars of the canvas with painter's tape. You can find a walk-through demonstration of this recipe in the video below. I am a beginner leaving in Brazil and I can’t find floetrol here. For one thing, because it’s manufactured for large-scale use, it tends to be much less expensive than additives that are specifically formulated for crafters and artists. You could try something I used to do after painting the background which I would then put a tracing on to Tole Paint something onto the background. Required fields are marked *, Our Facebook Group is the largest in the world with over 95,000 fluid artists. Acrylic paint (1 part). Your information was just The answer. If you have questions, we have answers! A pour painting I created with the supplies and steps listed below. This is not the average mask for germs or dust, it must filter volatile fumes, make sure you are getting the correct one. can you save some of the paints that I had mixed with the Floetrol and did not use? just asking because a lot is required to move the paint around the canvas. I totally agree. I am drawn to these pour paintings as they create awesome color effects. It only tweaks how the paint flows and moves, so it won’t affect aging. The pouring medium is very thin and watery. The paints either move so quickly or dont move at all!! A quick shake and they are good to use again. A palette knife can be used to blend some of the colors on your canvas. Thanks for your comment. It almost look like I poured extremely watered down paint on the sides. You can get it in the UK here. Hello Mary, If you like cells, my article about Flip Cup Painting might be helpful to you. It's fine if some paint goes over the edges but try not to let too much flow off until the canvas surface is fully covered. This will be my first I am using a 8x10 stretched canvas how much paint should I pour to be able to cover the whole canvas? The party is Fri - do I have time to buy from amazon before then and receive it? Mary Gaines from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington on June 17, 2020: This looks like so much fun! I love your instructions and the final result. I'm glad you've found it helpful. The consistency should be like liquid honey. It's a different experience with each, but it's a fun project. -Jan, Great video!!! The above video, he used ten drops in two colors and five drops in the other two. Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on January 30, 2019: Thanks, Tina. thank you for your clear and objective teaching style. Yes, just make sure it's sealed properly first so it doesn't warp from the wet paint. I feel as though someone just slipped me a Mickey Mouse Super Secret Decoder Ring!!! Still had the same issue. The painting dried with a glossy shine and the Iridescent Bright Silver catches the light. It's easy to learn and has unlimited possibilities to add your own creativity and personal style. I hope you enjoy your painting :) Thanks for sharing your comments! Before you can start, you'll need to get your supplies ready. If you are not familiar with acrylic pour painting techniques and recipes but were always dreaming about creating good-looking DIY wall art, then here is your lucky chance! Kinda... OK... here's where the fun starts. What are you using to finish your paintings? I would like to ask since the canvas has to have a lot of white paint 1st before all the colors are added, can interior house acrylic paint be used? the only color I have used that does not need water is artists loft neon green in the bottle. 2 - 8x10 canvases each. I poured directly from each cup in random swirls over the entire canvas as shown in the images below. Yes, you explain how to go about it really well. All of the colors poured onto the canvas. Pouring Technique. Thank you! Do I need to get silicone oil or a torch? I don’t use silicone because of air travel, but I have tried Elvive Hair Oil and so far, so good, though the cells are smallish. But as a non-artist, I would love more color combinations - PLEASE! Just medium and paint. Bought some new canvas that are triple primed. We’ve found in our experiments that Floetrol is also great for working with silicone since it helps to self-level any craters that might form on the surface. What about crazing and cracking? The color and consistency of craft acrylics can vary a lot by brand, so you might need to adjust the amount used. The Dirty Pour. But I can never get the amount of cells I desire. Simply put, it plays nicely with other products, making it very versatile. First one of mine needs a bit of tweaking because I used a really small board, but that is only a question of cutting down amounts for that size. It can work in a pinch, but its slightly yellowing and does have other chemical ingredients. Cover an area of your countertop or table with a sheet of aluminum foil to protect it from paint splashes or spills. Don't worry about getting the edges perfect because you can do touch-ups once the painting is fully dry, as shown in the photos below. How much would i use? I would definitely recommend wearing a painter’s mask and tempering the time spent per day if that’s the case. Thank you, Senior citizen new to pour painting, disliked art in HS, could not draw a straight line,failed the course. A high-quality medium will give you the movement and longer drying time of thinned paint, but without losing any depth of color or hold. Those don’t make cells by themselves. Floetrol is generally mixed with paints at a ratio somewhere between 20 and 50 percent. If so, how long can you save them? and when do i add the silicone to a pour? Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on December 06, 2018: Hello Aleta, You're welcome. I have a couple of useful tables for you. The paint beneath your canvas is ideal for this. I’m really excited to produce better pours now that I’ve gotten better educated by watching this video!! !Is this mandatory to apply geso? Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on March 13, 2019: You're welcome, Lorainne. It gives the impression of a frame. Such a Pretty Mess – This recipe is the one I see the most, the baby powder recipe. This write up of yours is excellent and has inspired me to give it a go. Also Ampersand sells really nice 12 x 12 frames the look nice on the 12 x 12’s. For those who aren’t familiar with paints and additives, a medium is something you add to your acrylic paints to make them easier to work with and to make them behave the way you want them to in your applications. Marijill Zembry-Williams on August 25, 2019: Can i do this on just wood panels and how would iprep them, A good friend has started doing this with her students. I thought it was just going to be this fun little project. Use leftover paint in the cup on a second piece of art. Of course, it won’t be able to help you if you use too much paint in the first place! I think Danny Clark discussed this on his video and said to get the latex one???? Several questions, what brand paint do you use? Craft acrylics aren't archival quality but are an option for practicing this technique or as a lower-cost alternative to artist brands. However, it is vital to the process to conduct experiments to gain the knowledge of what are the most critical controlling factors which preside over paint pours. Once the stain has dried, it will be much more difficult to remove. If not, what do you use? Mix well!! Hi Ashley! There is nothing that is absolutely safe for everyone to use. To keep from ruining my background with smudges etc, or corrections, I used Krylong clear matte finish to spray the canvas after painting background, colored speckled or whatever, then it would repel water and it makes for easy clean up, my paint always stuck to it, and it drys really fast, of course that is the regular krylon and not meant for outdoors as it will cloud over. They can be done either way. They're in a fluid formula that doesn't need to be thinned with water before using. Do i prime the same way and what would you seal this with? Or how much Glue All could I buy and get around the problem on a previous email about how much paint and medium do I need for 2 - 8x10 canvases for 8 girls? Also I am not sure if floetrol its a kind of glue or oil. You must have an issue with your reply set up, atleast on this page. It makes Paint Pouring art easy to use and perfect for beginners! It’s a good idea to wear an old apron or art smock to keep paint off your clothes. To get the best results, try preparing your canvas with a layer of gesso so that it will hold the weight of the paint better. I LOVED the results I got. Each puddle is poured in the centre of the last. Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on December 07, 2018: Hello K.C., You're welcome. That’s because most of us will use two or three different mediums and additives in each pour. None! Before you can start, you'll need to get your supplies ready. Confused about which flood floetrol to get they all have same numbers and added different at the end. would WD-40 silicone lubricant work? Add 2.5 level teaspoons of Golden GAC 800 to each plastic beverage cup. I think you'll like pouring with either size canvas. Sometimes colors are poured directly from individual cups, and other times multiple colors are combined into one cup and poured together. Great to watch and follow, very helpful, can't wait to try it. hi! Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on August 19, 2019: Hi Sylvia - I'm glad it's helpful to you. Just sayin. This blog post might be useful: Step 4 : the Big Reveal! 5. Experiment with other brands of artist quality fluid or high-flow acrylics. DecoArt Pouring Medium is a fluid additive specially formulated to enable paint to flow easily across a surface. Small, air-tight plastic or glass containers can be used instead of plastic wrap and rubber bands, if you have them. If so what brand and what finish? I have a canvas that is already painted. It helps keeps the colors separate, so they don't combine into one muddy color when mixed. If you’re on a budget, though, or can’t be bothered, Floetrol covers all the basics by itself. Try different colors and color combinations. Do you have any tips or recommendations for me or should I just move on to another paint brand? Wow! Thanks for your comments. I will say that I have to open windows in my studio while working with any type of medium or I get very dizzy and lightheaded. Great article. They say to use only Glue All. The colorful paint drips on the side of the canvas can enhance the overall look of your painting. I have tried so many other videos without success. While it can seem important to stick with the arts and crafts brands when you’re starting out, most of us experienced pourers will search around to find the best balance of performance and price. Acrylic Pouring is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to,,,, or Also this is Gabrielle Pollacco’s website. As long as you cover your workspace well and wear disposable gloves while painting, clean up doesn't take much time. Below is a list of the supplies used for the painting in this tutorial. The steps and recipe shown here are just one of many ways to do a pour painting. I AM LEARNING TO MUCH! A polyfoam brush is an easy way to apply gesso to a canvas. I'm happy with the results. Acrylics applied with a brush can have a different texture than when they're poured, so try to be conservative with touch-ups so they aren't obvious. Have you ever wondered how to do a pour painting? Thanks for all that super info. Thanks so much for your comments :). You can also use any leftover paint from your cups. Thanks again! Latex-based (what you want for acrylic pouring). If you happen to get paint or pouring medium on your clothing, carpet or a good towel, rinse it out right away with plenty of water. Paint board white. Is there a specific recipe that helps this from happening. Start this step right after your painting is on the cups or cans, while it's still wet. Usually, the medium makes paint behave as if it’s been thinned, without you thinning it. I’ve just started doing pours, and because I didn’t have the proper supplies my work didn’t get the large cells I wanted! Mix everything carefully until it is a homogeneous liquid. There will be 8 guests. Paintings created with the acrylic pouring technique take about two to three days to dry. If you are bothered by fumes you either need an exhaust fan or you need :Masks guard against nuisance-level, non-toxic dust and pollen. I stir this until smooth, then add water and stir until the paint flows off of my stir stick when lifted up. Generally, it’s nice to have a little extra, and even too much is ok because you can preserve it for the next pour (well, not if you poured it all in one cup for a flip), but having not enough sucks! I usually soak plastic or glass items in warm water and a dish detergent for a while. :), Hi Mary, Yes, it's a fun project. No matter which of the many pour painting methods or techniques you try, you can create your very own abstract fluid art at home. A dirty pour is when colors are added to one cup and poured onto the canvas at once. The other various supplies are available at discount, dollar or hardware stores and can also usually be found online. As canvas can buckle a bit under too much weight, causing the surface to become uneven, prepared artist panels are often the safest choice. Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. You can get those large cells more easily, even without an additional additive like silicone. Is the floetrol safe to use with students? Golden GAC 800 is an acrylic polymer medium that can be mixed with acrylic paints for pouring. You might have many of these items around your home. You can either simply pour the paint in the center, use the flip cup method (video below), or pour the paint into stripes or swirls; there's no wrong way to do it! They are OK for practice and testing, but its very disappointing to do a nice pour and then find it goes all out of shape. In the other test, add add the silicone to one of the colors and not the others. Thanks so much for your comments. You will want to pour off enough paint so there's not a thick puddle on the surface without pouring off the best parts of your design. I would like to do a dirty flip cup pour. I have a question about other flow mediums such as Hi Bevie I too found that. Very disappointing and I’m not entirely sure what caused it. BTW: I love your videos and your pour results. I am fairly new at pour painting. The ones in the small lidded pots I generally keep about a month and then use up all the little bits and pieces in a leftovers pour. Thank you Joan. Since I was, in an instant, stricken from ever participating in my high-energy/impact activities to severely reduced and generally indoor activities, THIS has given me more headaches than knapping!! The corners are sometimes hard to get coated with paint during the next step, so try to add a little paint to each one. “Respirators” offer protection against harmful chemicals, vapors and mold spores. Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on May 23, 2019: Thanks, Abigail. I assumed since it was triple primed no need to coat it. 7. That’s quite a range, but we provide it as a general guideline since your ratios will vary slightly with each pour and each paint mixture. Thank you Deb……I love the exciting unknown aspect of pouring…..eact one is different……can’t wait to begin…..have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year…….????? The edges might need some additional touch-ups after the painting dries. In any case, yes, it makes sense that the fumes are difficult to withstand. When we recommend supplies for beginners, we usually recommend Floetrol and a Liquitex medium for the best results. Hi Debbie, I have found that mixing Floetrol with metallic paints makes the paint extremely thick, so am adding a lot of water just to get a honey consistency. Now we're at the step most pour painters love the most. All those characteristics make it ideal for acrylic pouring! ¡Hola! Did none of those options appeal to you? Mix Acrylic Paint Titanium White with Artist Junior Vinyl Glue or Elmer’s Glue-All at a ratio of 1 : 1 and dilute with a little water. slowly pour the acrylic paint into the cups. I can not get cells which are so beautiful what’s the best recipe to get cells? I explain how to do this in the "Variations to the Pour Painting Recipe" section later in this article. Thank you very much for this information! It sounds like you’re using some heavy paints in your art studio. That's an interesting idea. Iridescent Bright Silver looks pale gray when it's wet, but once it's dry, it'll have a beautiful metallic shine. Thank you for the tutorial, I’m just wondering can I do this on wood please. Thank you! I am keen on the cells. Swirl gently to mingle colors. Jeff, NSW. The paint mixture must be quite viscous so that it remains in a thick layer on the tile or painting surface. The key thing is to know how to use a medium to improve your results and to find one that works well in your own creative process. This is just an example of direct pouring from a cup. Acrylic pouring is a fun and easy way to create one-of-a-kind works of art. What if you had 4 colors. You can achieve different variations of ‘flow’ that will still work for painting, so an exact measurement of water isn’t needed. Good descrption. Continue tilting in different directions until the entire canvas surface and sides are covered and you're happy with the overall composition and look of your painting. Many people start out using canvases for their fluid art. I’ve tried numerous ones and am still getting crazing on canvas and on tiles. Something like this would be cool in the bottom of a serving tray if it could be sealed somehow. The ratio is 2:1 paint to pouring medium. Thanks again, The golds are bad, so is silver, doesn’t matter what medium I use, whether it is liquitex or floetrol. Thanks for your comments! Cup 4 - Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade), Cup 7 - Half Bright Aqua Green, Half Emerald Green, Cup 8 - Half Bright Aqua Green, Half Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade). Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on July 06, 2020: Hi Audrey, You're welcome! I had to baby sit it for an hour, picking up the spill and repainting those two sides until it would stick. Yes they are all the same. Did my pour and the paint basically slid off the sides and did not stick at all. Step Two. Hold your flip cup in your dominant hand. You don’t need the expensive canvasses. This was good and basic. Step by Step Tutorial for a Dutch Pour with Lacings . I suggest contacting the manufacturer for details of ingredients and potential hazards, and get all participants in any craft activity to sign a liability waiver. Did my pour and the paint basically slid off the sides and did not stick at all. Hola soy de Argentina, como hago para recibir la información de pouring en castellano? It takes about a day for each coat of gesso to dry, so plan to do this in advance. Are they used in combination with Flood floetrol? Cup 9 - One of the six colors of your choice. Wood needs a coat of a good latex primer to protect it from water. Thanks for sharing! I have also seen recipes using plaster of paris as the dry ingredient. If it's lined with wax paper or aluminum foil, it should stay clean enough to re-use. 1 part floetrol, 1 part paint, 1 part glue. It's a good idea to wear a dust mask while sanding. Ok I want to know if there is anything else you can put in the paint to make it move. I am new to this and realised decoart is not very thick ..but a bit liquify.. a reply would b appreciated.thanks. I love all the helpful info you provide, Thank you so much. I'm glad you've enjoyed it. Hello, I am new to pour painting. I’m ordering this right now, along with the Elmer’s Glue-All, so I will at least have the same products. You can pour, splatter, drip whatever you like! Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. You have given me the confidence to actually start my first art piece. There's a link to it in my profile. But I do it every day 2-4 hours, may need to cut back just a little!! Thanks for your suggestions! a picture), or do you leave it as is? If the paint is still dried on, I use a cotton pad or paper towel with 91% isopropyl alcohol and that usually works to break up the paint enough that it rubs off or can be scrubbed with soap and water. There is barely any cells if any when I pour. Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on September 05, 2018: Thanks, RTalloni! If you’re comparing a few different products, it’s worth knowing that mediums come in a few different varieties: Oil-based It’s our recommended protective finish for your paintings. I hope you enjoy trying it. Pick 4 to 8 paints to use in your pour. Avoid further work on the surface once this has happened. Can I reuse this one? And by improving flow, it makes pouring that much more interesting. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get the person to cut thin wallboard to size. on January 01, 2020: I have found this tutorial very helpful clear and no nonsense approach thank you will look forward to others. Thanks for your question! If you'd like, let the canvas dry for a day, then repeat these steps for a second coat. However, the right recipe for adding silicone into your acrylic pouring mix will largely come down to experimentation. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned. May I ask what you would do if you’ve forgotten how much floetrol you’ve mixed with white paint. It's very glossy and gives UV protection. Even among advanced pourers and experienced artists, folks use it quite differently. Thank YOU!!!! Some have been mixed up in there for months. Very cheap and holds up well. I have watched video after video, but knew I needed more. Sheri K. Acrylic Paint Pour With Feathered Gold Enamel Wall Art. The wet paint flowed and blended into this abstract water pattern. When in doubt, don't touch the surface because if it's not quite dry, you'll leave a fingerprint in the finish. That increases the staining properties of your materials, and it also slows down drying. See our Pour Painting Experiments > To use: Mix enough pouring medium into your acrylic paint until you get a heavy cream like consistency. Which type of Floetrol and which type of Elmer’s glue do you use in your pours? In fact, you can barely see the gold color and the pink was all over the place as was the aqua/teal. Pour painting gets quite messy and the paint will take a few days to dry, so here are some things that make an ideal place to work on this project: Plastic cups filled with pouring medium and paint. She also is producing "cells" in her paintings. She pours the paint in a cup, adds a little bit of water and stirs, adding a little bit of water at a time to blend. A wood craft stick can be used to scrape the paint from the measuring spoon into the plastic cup. I tried this recipe and process with $1 bottles of satin finish acrylic craft paints in similar shades of blues, aqua, green, white, and silver, and the painting turned out nicely. Again I did not have this issue with the very first one I did. was light-years past the previous. I used Golden GAC 800 as the pouring medium for this painting because it has a nice balance of color separation and blending, which is the look I wanted to achieve. After you try a few paintings, you'll find what works best for you. Safety first! I am having so much fun but haven’t yet found a good sealant for tiles (I hesitate to use resin because I don’t have an outdoor space), We did put out a blog post on this topic: The longer your paints take to dry, the more you can tweak and finesse your pours! Based on the information. Great article. Where do you purchase them? Palette knives can be used for various acrylic pour painting techniques. I also like Krylon Kamar Varnish Spray, which is also glossy. 'Swipe' - Pouring the paint onto the canvas in lines, then using a damp paper towel swipe over the canvas to drag the colours on top of one another. Dampen your brush or foam sponge brush with water. If you have a level, you can use it to check your canvas. Prep your canvas or wood for the pour by applying a base coat of paint. I’ve been using a different variety of Floetrol, and wonder if that’s the reason why my ‘pours’ haven’t been working very well.
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