5 Acrylic Pours on Wood that’ll make you trash that Canvas

Without any doubt, you can make some beautiful pour on canvas. But have you ever consider using Wood instead of Canvas?

We’ve found some of the best Acrylic Pours on Wood and we’d love to share them with you. We’ve collected these pours from our Facebook group where we receive tons of amazing posts from some amazing artists. We hope that these wood pours will inspire you to try your acrylic pouring skills on wood.

And if you haven’t yet, join our Acrylic Pouring group!

We have thousands of active pourers sharing tips and work that you can be inspired by.

Before we take a look at the Wood pours we’ve collected from the group, we’d like to share some resources with those who want to try Acrylic Pouring on Wood.

How to Pour on Driftwood?

Canvas and Wood Acrylic Pouring Troubleshooting and Tips

Sunflowers and Butterflies

by Claire Schaffrath

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Artist’s Comment: This was a challenge for me as I never have much success with the color yellow so I looked for inspiration for color palettes online and found the photo which I also posted with it so I’ve called this piece sunflowers and butterflies…

I had to give some thought into how to layer the colors as not to get mud which often happens with yellow and black..anyway using the fluid bloom technique I layered as follows deep yellow, raw sienna, beige/sand follows by a black cell activator.

It helped to place that beige/sand before the black for sure and the base was a white silk satin house paint. I’ve made three of the same in varying sizes and have now resin-coated them and will hand them together to make wall art.

Wanna Get in touch with Claire? Well, you can find her on Instagram.

Accidental Contact

By Rick Schmidt

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What Artist has to say about this piece: I choose wood panels to paint on, mainly for structural purposes. I layer resin and paint in my pieces where sometimes, there are up to 20-30 layers of resin…

I actually paint on the resined surface. I use a few very thin coats of resin to seal the surface, and then begin painting. Others use gesso, but I like to let the resin saturate and bond to the bare wood surface.

This piece is called “accidental contact” fitting for the time we are in right now, and also because of the fact that my lines accidentally collided in one small area.

You can get in touch with Rick on Instagram if you want to see more of his work.

For the Love of Turquoise

by Wendy Madan Perkins

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Who doesn’t know how difficult it is to draw a pour on wood. In fact, things get more complicated when you use a rare color like Turquoise. But this artist has done an amazing job by using a mixture of black, silver, and turquoise. The shine she has added to this wood pour is just incredible.

You can find Wendy on Facebook if you want to learn some crazy Acrylic Pouring Techniques from her.

Rainbow Bunny

by Elizabeth Weidig

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Elizabeth has used a perfect combination of colors to draw this tiny little bunny. She must have made a lot of effort to cut this wood piece so accurately. We’ve named it Rainbow Bunny because it’s a mixture of some rainbow colors.

Get in Touch with Elizabeth on Facebook if you want to know how she has made such an amazing piece of art.

Windmill Clock

by Ashley Elsberry

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This is what artist says about this piece: I had a customer request a 28” Windmill so she could turn it into a clock. So I cut it out with my Jigsaw using 1/2” MDF wood and voilà!

Connect with Ashley on Facebook if you need more information about how she created this piece.

These are some of the amazing examples of Acrylic Pouring on Wood. Feel free to share your comments on what you really liked about these pours. If you’re interested in learning more about acrylic pouring check out some of our popular guides to help you get started and master the art!

Acrylic Pouring Techniques Guide

Acrylic Pouring Supplies Guide: All You Need to Know!

Acrylic Pouring Ratio Guide: How much paint, how much medium to use?

5 thoughts on “5 Acrylic Pours on Wood that’ll make you trash that Canvas”

  1. I’m new at pouring and having fun thanks to all you’ve taught me. One question- I have a huge stock of beads from making jewelry and would like to glue some of the tiny ones in strategic places, what glue do I use for thi?

    1. Elizabeth Bowen

      Hello. I haven’t done that, but I would use jeweler’s cement. The brand I get has two letters and cement for a name. Like C-R Cement. But I don’t remember what the letters are offhand and I’m at work so… but the end is very tiny almost like a yarn needle in diameter. So it’s easy to get just a drop. I think the box is orange? Again at work on break, so I just wanted to quick answer. 🙂

  2. Please, please, PLEASE….

    Can anyone advise on a sealant to use on coasters ….really pleased with my pours on wood and ceramic coasters but have tried so many sealants and nothing works !
    I need HELP.

  3. Hi, I thought I read in this article that you also tested medium to paint ratios & consistencies for “Unicorn Spit (although not an acrylic paint). I did not see that info during my initial reading so I skimmed back through the article to see if I might have just overlooked that info but now I can’t even find in the article where it was even mentioned. Am I overlooking it, did I imagine it being mentioned in the article, or am I just having a blond moment ( no offense to blonds, I’m currently a blond myself ). Can you please provide the recommended ratios & mediums used for achieving the right consistency for unicorn spit to be used when doing a pour? If I am overlooking it in your article, I do apologize for asking you to post it again.

  4. You might try epoxy. I use Total Boat Tabletop epoxy, and I’m pretty sure that will seal it up. Good luck!

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