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.
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.
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.