Just why do you need a torch for acrylic pour painting? What does the torch do? How does the torch create cells? Do you even need a torch at all? What features should the torch have and how do you refill it? So many questions about using a torch for acrylic pouring – here are all the answers.
For your convenience, here are store links to items we mentioned in this article.
- Chef’s Torch: Ideal for use with acrylic pouring
- JB Chef Culinary Micro Butane Torch: Refillable Cooking Kitchen Blow Torch With Safety Lock; Adjustable Flame
- Culinary Torch – Creme Brulee Torch: Features Anti-Flare technology with Safety Lock for Worry Free operation.
- Culinary Torch Lighter for Creme Brulee: Handheld Butane Blow Torch for Art and Crafts by Ingeniosity Products
- Zippo Premium Butane Fuel: For use with Flex Necks, Candle Lighters, and Outdoor Utility Lighters
- BonJour Chef’s Tools: Butane gas powered; Features a fuel level indicator window, an extra-long nozzle with anti-flare flame
- Butane Blow Torch For Home & Pro Chefs: Features a highly durable sturdy metal body that is small, lightweight, and portable
- BIC Multi-purpose Lighter: Long durable metal wand keeps hands away from fire.
- JUN-L Micro Butane Gas Torch Lighter: Self standing made from the most superior light-weight materials
- Butane gas refill can: For use with Flex Necks, Candle Lighters, and Outdoor Utility Lighters
- BBQ Lighter: Used as an alternative for Butane gas
Welcome to the first in my new series of Acrylic Pouring Snippets. I’ll try to answer your quick questions and show beginners some of the basics about equipment, tools, techniques and paints. I think a video format is a great way to learn something new, so that you can actually see it in action and watch how things work. These articles will also be handy to refer people too when these questions come up, as they often do, in our pouring chat group.
Today we will look at the torch. I’ll talk about the features and the knobs on my torch and show you how to use them. We will talk about what the torch does and why you might want to use it. Are you a bit concerned about using a butane torch on your paint? Then I have a smaller alternative you might feel more comfortable with – take a look.
Choose and buy your torch and butane refill:
I hope I covered most of what you need to know in this video. I’m looking forward to perhaps doing a once a week or once every two weeks Acrylic Pouring Snippets video, so please do let me know what topics you think would be useful to cover. Want to save this or tell others about acrylic pouring? Please do share this article and video in your chat groups, and Pin to your painting and pouring boards on Pinterest. I love it when you share 🙂 Thank you.
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.