Have you tried a puddle pour yet? They are incredibly satisfying to create. Many times I’m so excited by how cool the initial phase of the puddle pour is—that I leave it and don’t continue the process of swiping with a finger or craft stick and tilt. One of my (many) challenges is that I tend to stick to the same palette over and over again. I do it because I have favorite colors that I gravitate towards. Today I wanted to branch out so I selected a color palette from Pinterest that I would normally never use. Quite frankly I find these colors boring and ugly.
So making my judgy self take a backseat today, I decided to do a pour using these colors with the intention of adding a hand painted embellishment on top of the pour—WHILE STILL WET!
Supplies I used:
- Arteza Acrylic Paint in Mars Brown, Violet, Mars Black, Titanium White, Magenta Light, Raw Sienna
- KY True Feel
- Solo Cups
- Craft Sticks
- Paint Brush
Stick around folks, grab an adult beverage and let’s see how it turns out.
Well, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed watching the video. We fast forwarded for your enjoyment—translation: so you didn’t die of boredom while watching a 45 minute video. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to share similar puddle pour/embellishment projects.
Here is a photo of the final piece. Sorry, but I failed to record myself adding the snow because I didn’t know I was going to do it. I just looked at it hanging on the wall while I was wondering if it was finished or not, and the next thing I knew I had a stiff scruffy paint brush in my hand and I was dotting the trees and land with white paint. It’s definitely a departure from what I normally do, but I think it turned out ok. What do you think?
Born in France, Patricia now calls Palm Coast, Florida, home, where she runs Oceans Apart Studios. She’s had the pleasure of raising two daughters and nineteen medical foster children. Now she specializes in watercolor, acrylic pouring, and custom jewelry taken from the run off of her paintings. Her pieces aim to capture the differences that make each woman uniquely beautiful. Check them out on Etsy.
11 thoughts on “Pinterest Pallette Puddle Pour with Embellishments”
I love it! The snow was the perfect touch.
Thank you Ronalyn. The dark colors were just not sitting right with me and once I added snow, I thought it was the perfect touch too. Thank you for the compliment.
Very pretty and very for something that you started out with no idea which direction you were going. I wish I could be so fortunate. I’ll keep trying and perhaps I’ll Get Lucky and maybe get something close to yours. I’m just getting started in the acrylic Pours and with resin and it’s a long road ahead. But it is a beautiful picture
How kind Marel. Thank you very much.
What a beautiful painting! You have truly inspired me. My question concerns how you determined where to pour the original “puddles” and what colors you put together. Absolutely stunning!
Thank you so much, Lisa. Where to pour the original puddles? There is no rule and certainly no right or wrong. Just be as random as possible for the best outcome. If you try to put all pink first then all white second then all blue third, it defeats the purpose. You must pick up your colors randomly and in turn, randomly drop color onto-the canvas. Whether you are adding to a current circle or creating a new one doesn’t matter – AND MAKES THE PAINTING! As I stated in the article, I tend using the same colors over and over again. I’m getting a little bored with myself, which is why I went to Pinterest to search for colors I would normally never put together on my own. My creative spirit and my OCD had a huge battle with color choices and the randomness that is a puddle pour. PUSH THROUGH IT.
Hello Patricia, I thought your pour was amazing!!! I have been trying to learn different styles so I can create an assortment of art creations. I am going to be offering for a small donation my art creation on our web site. Our cause is to support awareness of human trafficking of children in America. Len Campbell is an artist and graphic designer who will be building our web site.
I am going to give it a whirl.
Thank you again Patricia for sharing your talent with all of us.
Hi Judy, thank you for the compliment. I love the cause you are supporting. It is so very important. I would be happy to donate art to your website. Please contact me with information relative to participating. [email protected]
Wow Patricia. You are a true artist. I enjoyed watching you create the beautiful winter scene. Pouring is new to me and videos like yours keep me pumped and excited. Thank you.
Thank you so much Erin. I’m thrilled to inspire you.
Hello from another Patricia!
I loved watching you do the puddle pour, thanks for sharing. I haven’t attempted one yet. My paints are never as thin as those I watch on you tube in spite of using various formulas that people suggest. When you tilted the canvas the paint really moves easily yet mine creeps along. Any suggestions for this newbie to fluid pouring would be appreciated. Thank you again.