Acrylic Pour Paintings
What is it?
It is a technique where all colors are added to a cup or container at the same time and then poured together to create an acrylic pouring paint effect.
In this quick video I am sharing is a quick example on how I do it.
What materials do I use?
My preferred paints to use are Liquitex basics, and I use Liquitex pouring medium. I know you can use the cheaper alternatives if you are starting out. I however, tend to make these paintings for the long term. I stick with the higher end materials, you pay what you get for. I also love using dixie cups to hold all the different colors. Popsicle sticks to mix the colors with the pouring medium.
In my experience a 1:1 paint/ medium ratio works best.
I have seen people use floetrol, some chain lube oil and other items to achieve the flowing consistency. It is not a bad idea for starting out (and money is a little tight), that way you can get a feel for it. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
I always use gloves. I still get some paint on me. When the paint is mixed with the pouring medium, it becomes really difficult to get it off my skin (I have to scrub raw, or maybe use alcohol).
Don’t be in a rush, give it a couple days to dry out.
I will post a mixing consistency video next week.