To begin, I mix 1/2 Floetrol and 1/2 acrylic paint with a wooden stir stick. You can also use any leftover paint from your cups. Your information was just The answer. Slowly stir each cup with a wood craft stick until the paint and pouring medium mixture is completely blended. Hi Deby, Thanks for your question! Did my pour and the paint basically slid off the sides and did not stick at all. was light-years past the previous. Hope this helps. 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. Cup 9 - One of the six colors of your choice. Do this slowly to avoid creating new air bubbles. There are many, many ways to create a recipe for Pour Painting. This is optional and depends on what type of look you'd like. These are the bottles I like to use. You might have many of these items around your home. I hope this helps. When we recommend supplies for beginners, we usually recommend Floetrol and a Liquitex medium for the best results. If so what kind of paint and do you mix floetrol with it. Thank You. It binds to the paint for the perfect consistency. 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? Do I need to get silicone oil or a torch? And by improving flow, it makes pouring that much more interesting. The pouring medium is very thin and watery. Thanks! Thanks so much for your comments. It's very glossy and gives UV protection. You have given me the confidence to actually start my first art piece. I’ve tried numerous ones and am still getting crazing on canvas and on tiles. Check all four edges for any areas that aren't covered in paint. You can pour, splatter, drip whatever you like! 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. Try different colors and color combinations. DecoArt Pouring Medium is a fluid additive specially formulated to enable paint to flow easily across a surface. Dampen your brush or foam sponge brush with water. The paint beneath your canvas is ideal for this. I'm glad you've enjoyed it. I am NOT an artist, but I absolutely love doing this! Don’t worry about the different packaging, different colored bottles etc. Completely blend until smooth. Thank YOU!!!! Sure you can. Please kindly comment. I'm sure you'll enjoy this type of painting. Very cheap and holds up well. can I use the silicon seal that is used for stone tiles? Thank you so much. As you become more experienced and start to tweak your formulas, you may find that you want to add something else to the mix. It seems to be close to chalk paint recipes with the addition of glue. Love it! Do I need more paint and do I need another bottle of GAC800? 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. Iridescent Bright Silver looks pale gray when it's wet, but once it's dry, it'll have a beautiful metallic shine. Thanks! HELP?? However, I didn’t see a dramatic difference. If you’re new to using gesso to prime a canvas, here are the basic steps: If you happen to see any brush strokes once this coat is dry, you can go over the surface lightly with some fine grain sand paper to smooth them out. The Dirty Pour. Its more about their density and how you layer them in the cup, as you mention. Rinse and dry the measuring spoon between each color. It sounds like you’re using some heavy paints in your art studio. Yes, just make sure it's sealed properly first so it doesn't warp from the wet paint. There are different types and brands of pouring medium and each one can add a different look to your work. My only question is after you prep canvas, do you pour a white paint on the entire canvas prior to your pour to help paint slide when you tilt. Acrylic pouring is a fun and easy way to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Even among advanced pourers and experienced artists, folks use it quite differently. Pick 4 to 8 paints to use in your pour. I am sorry for all of the questions. Do i prime the same way and what would you seal this with? The ratio is 2:1 paint to pouring medium. a picture), or do you leave it as is? and when do i add the silicone to a pour? Thanks for the recipes, too! I like a couple of products. Which type of Floetrol and which type of Elmer’s glue do you use in your pours? 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. Gather your cups of paint, disposable gloves, paper towels, palette knife (or a few large wood craft sticks) in your workspace. Even if you’ve never painted before and don’t consider yourself an artist, this technique is something anyone can do. A polyfoam brush is an easy way to apply gesso to a canvas. I usually soak plastic or glass items in warm water and a dish detergent for a while. It takes about a day for each coat of gesso to dry, so plan to do this in advance. 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. Then flip both cups and see what happens. Golden GAC 800 is an acrylic polymer medium that can be mixed with acrylic paints for pouring. Thank you, Use a cup or container of your choice, put some acrylic paint in it, and then, depending on the pouring medium used, pour in the same amount or twice as much of the pouring medium. In fact, its excellent aging integrity is a big difference between Floetrol and some other additives. the only color I have used that does not need water is artists loft neon green in the bottle. But it can be interesting to experiment and give it a try. Thank you for your kind comment. Liquitex Professional Pouring Effects, Golden Acrylic Polymer GAC-800 and some people use RainX. Acrylic pouring supplies for this painting. Ring Pour : Create a dirty pour then slowly pour in the middle of the surface and keep it still so the stream of paint is staying in the middle as the paint expands outward. Now, pour the colors you want in the painting layer by layer in one plastic cup. All it takes is the right supplies and a little know-how, which you’ll learn here. Even paint can cause irritation, skin problems and breathing problems for some people. Thank you. I would definitely recommend wearing a painter’s mask and tempering the time spent per day if that’s the case. If you'd like, let the canvas dry for a day, then repeat these steps for a second coat. The colour will sit on top of each other in some part and other parts it will sink in. Also, do you use this same paint mixture as your ‘base’ coat that you put onto the canvas first? If the paint is thick, sometimes you have do this a few times. I'm glad you've found it helpful. Great teaching! When you start using Floetrol, you can try a few variations and see what feels best to you. I am afraid I may not have bought enough of each. Great article. I did a dirty pour on a piece of glass. You might also like the slightly different effects you can get with this hair serum containing dimethicone. Ok I want to know if there is anything else you can put in the paint to make it move. Let that base coat dry. As you’ll see if you check out various acrylic pouring blogs and YouTube channels, everyone has their tools of choice. Flow improvement also helps the paint adhere to canvas more readily. Before you can start, you'll need to get your supplies ready. For every artist who swears by Floetrol, another is a diehard Liquitex fan! To use: Mix enough pouring medium into your acrylic paint until you get a heavy cream like consistency. The pouring medium binds to the paint and makes the paint flow better and keeps the colors separated longer. When in doubt, don't touch the surface because if it's not quite dry, you'll leave a fingerprint in the finish. Si compra nuestro libro electrónico, le enviaré la versión en español. Thanks for your comments. I hope you enjoy trying it. Carrie Kelley (author) from USA on March 13, 2019: You're welcome, Lorainne. The paints in the squeeze bottles last for ages. Alternate as many times as you need, until all your acrylic paint has been added. Yes, you explain how to go about it really well. on July 04, 2020: I absolutely love pour painting! Also I am not sure if floetrol its a kind of glue or oil. I am drawn to these pour paintings as they create awesome color effects. Experiment with other brands of artist quality fluid or high-flow acrylics. Any residual stains can be removed with some isopropyl alcohol on a cotton pad. Gesso is water soluble, so just wash your brush afterwards with brush soap (or dish soap for a sponge brush) and rinse well. This first one is possible pouring mediums, and this second one is for additives to make cells. Thanks for your question. If you have questions, we have answers! I have watched your tutorial. Still had the same issue. They say to use only Glue All. 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.