Acrylic Pouring

Posted by faessi1 on January 5th, 2020

Pouring is a technique of artistic creation which allows to realize a canvas, a painting, an abstract creation with acrylic paint in application of random pours which will form a mixture of paint with random effects and accumulations of cells.

The cells are sought, these are effects of "cells" round spots that appear on the canvas thanks to an additive, liquid silicone that is added to the preparation of your fluid paints.

To succeed in a pouring it is necessary to seek the good fluidity of paint.

Neither too liquid, nor too thick.

Here the difficulty in the technique of the pouring is to obtain a good fluidity of paint in order to obtain and keep the appearance of these cells.

Several fluid acrylic techniques exist to obtain different effects.

Addition of paint in a cup turned over on a canvas, piercing the cup, supperposing paints on a canvas, pouring your cup in a strainer and many other inventive techniques to vary the flow of fluid paint on the canvas or support.

Let's go and see what Acrylic Pouring Material you need:

 Materials generally used:

-acrylic paints

-smoothing medium

-vinyl glue

-liquid silicone or other feotrol

-water and/or (distilled water)

-torch or heatgun (heatgun type)

-canvas cardboard


-other support

-disposable plastic cups, blenders, stirrers.

One of the techniques, is to mix your fluid paints, to deposit them by turning over your paint cup on your canvas, then to stretch or to let your paints run on your supports to be able to obtain random effects of mixtures of paints, colors, effects of movement and to obtain the appearance of cells.

After several tests, research of fluidity, I propose you to share with you my results with products, which I find effective to obtain pouring with many effects of cells.

My last tests, I made them with Cleopatra's products.

Acrylic paints, ceocol, and Magic'Plop.

I also use other mediums for my pouring:

Cléocol, white vinyl glue, glassificateur varnish and also Vinyl'medium 3 in 1 glue, smoothing mediums for acrylic paint, but we also get very good results without smoothing mediums, it all depends on your paints (brand or fluidity, viscosity).

To begin with, what is important is to prepare your fluid paints properly.

For the preparation in each glass I use 1/3 cleocol or vinyl glue and I add 2/3 acrylic paint.

I mix the two components and little by little I add water until I get a fluid paint but not too much, your paint must drip from your spatula, or stirrer but without pouring completely.

If your paint is too FLUID, your paints will flow on your canvas, and you will get a mixture of paints, colors with flows, looking like marbling.

On my Youtube channel I have shared with you several detailed videos where I show you in demo some of my paintings in POURING.

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