You know I love to try out new products and new techniques and new ideas for pouring and painting. Today I’ll be trying out the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints for the first time. I love the amazing vibrant colors and have been hoping to give these a go for a while now.
For your convenience, here are store links to items we mentioned in this article.
- DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints
- Golden Fluid Acrylics
- Glossy ceramic tile
- Liquitex Pouring Medium: Creates even puddles, poured sheets and flowing applications of color
- DecoArt Media Fluid – Titanium White: Gives your crafting projects a vibrantly colorful look
- DecoArt Media Fluid – Primary Magenta: Gives your crafting projects a vibrantly colorful look
- DecoArt Media Fluid – Cyan: Gives your crafting projects a vibrantly colorful look
- DecoArt Media Fluid – Primary Yellow: Gives your crafting projects a vibrantly colorful look
- Treadmill silicone
- Small cups with lids
The DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics are (I’m thinking) similar to some of the other fluid acrylics you get on the market. The Golden Fluid Acrylics seem to cost about $7-$10 for a 1-ounce bottle. The DecoArt ones seem to be a bit cheaper at about $5-$9 for a 1-ounce bottle, although with both brands, the costs vary per color. Both are professional quality, highly pigmented and a little goes a long way with them. It really is a totally different product to the regular acrylic paints I’ve been using in my pours, and I expect I will get some very different looking results.
Materials used in this painting:
Glossy ceramic tile
Liquitex Pouring Medium
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White, Primary Magenta, Cyan and Primary Yellow
Small cups with lids
The DecoArt pouring medium isn’t available yet, so I’m going to mix mine with the Liquitex Pouring Medium. Consistency is easy in this case, its just pouring medium, plus a few drops of the fluid acrylics and it’s ready to pour. No water added.
Wow, the colors, the cells, the shine! That was one stunning pour. Completely different really to the usual pours that I make with regular acrylic paints and I think I might be hooked. I just love how I can see through all of the layers of color as if this is really deep rather than completely flat. I had used more silicone than was necessary for sure so I’ll know that next time and remember to use less. Maybe 1 drop per color, and then review again. It might not even need that much. So if you fancy a change and love the look of this style of pour, get some of these fluid acrylics and see what awesome pour paintings you can create!
Here are some photos from this pour, and close-ups of those colorful details.
Frequently Asked Questions About DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints
1. Are DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics suitable for acrylic pouring?
Yes, they are highly pigmented and have a fluid consistency, making them suitable for acrylic pouring.
2. Can I mix DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics with other brands?
Yes, they can be mixed with other acrylic paints, but it’s always good to do a test mix first.
3. Do I need to use a pouring medium with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics?
While they are fluid, using a pouring medium can enhance flow and workability.
4. How long do paintings made with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics take to dry?
Drying time is typically between 24 to 72 hours, depending on paint thickness and environmental conditions.
5. Are DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics lightfast?
They are known for their high-quality pigments and have excellent lightfastness ratings.
6. Can I create cells using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics?
Yes, adding silicone or other cell-forming additives can help create cells.
7. Can DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics be used on different surfaces?
Absolutely, they can be applied to various surfaces like canvas, wood, fabric, and more.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. 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. You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.