Acrylic Pouring Cells Recipe: Detailed Instructions to Make Beautiful Cells

An understanding about pigment density and the specific gravity of paints and how you can use that info to help you create cells.


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.


  1. I use resin in my acrylic paints but i am having a problem getting very big cells. Do you know what i am doing wrong?

    1. I think because you are using resin you can’t expect to get the same results as if you were using paints. Resin is a totally different medium to work in, needs different techniques and different additives. You can use a product called Resi-blast to make cells. Check it out here

  2. The weight of the pigments was the most informational part of the video but, I don’t know if it had to do with the size of his canvas, I was disappointed with the size of the cells. I work with larger canvases and those cells wouldn’t show up or make an impact. Are there any other videos to show creating large cells? Thanks!

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