This time I’m working on a ceramic tile, and I’ve prepared it in advance by giving it a coat of gesso and then by painting the edges and the corners black. On a white glossy tile, I’ve had the paint slide off those shiny edges and leave it a bit thin there. Painting with black took away that possibility and I wouldn’t feel I had to tip the paint so much over the edge and lose any design I might like.
Again I was using black, magenta, gold, violet and my special magic ingredient – my fine iridescent glitter ‘paint’. And this time it turned out beautifully, exactly as I had hoped. In fact, stunning!
It was so nice that I plan to make more just like it, although I’m a bit short on tiles and need to save them for other projects right now. But I did use my leftover bits of paint to create a little mini to match my tile. Love these tiny 3-inch canvases. Perfect for creating beautiful art from your leftover paints. Get the pack with the stands, they look really good and make nice presents, or nice bonus items when someone has a full sized painting from you.
Check out the slideshow below for lots more pictures, wet and dry and the closeup of the details. Thanks for looking.
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.
17 thoughts on “Stunning Acrylic Pouring Example on Ceramic Tiles”
What ingredients did you put in the acrylic paint you used to pour?
I added about 50% floetrol and then water as needed, plus 2 or 3 drops of silicone oil to each color. Hope that helps.
Beautifully amazing. What brand of gold do you use. I have yet to find a gold that doesn’t dull when put in the cup pour.
Thank you for your time.
I use the Art Alternatives Gold that I get from Blitsy here – its awesome, always so sparkly. And you get a whole pint of it for less than $10.
What is your magic glitter
I use an iridescent ultra fine glitter that I had left over from soapmaking and mixed it with some floetrol to pour into the paints. Was so pretty when it dried!
What do you coat the tile with when have finished the pour
I use Polycrylic varnish, 3 coats. I wrote an article about it here – http://acrylicpouring.com/recommended-protective-finish-paintings/
So beautiful. Think I must try some ceramic tile!
do you first coat the tile with something so the paint doesn’t peel off after ??
I’ve found it better to paint straight on the tile and then make sure to use a good sealer afterwards. Because the surface is not pourous, if I gesso first, the gesso can wrinkle and come away from the poured paint later on.
I am just learning about this process. A friend showed me a video of someone pouring on canvas and the first thing I thought was that I would love to make some tiles for part of my kitchen backsplash when we remodel. Do you think these would be mountable amongst a backsplash and hold up?
I honestly don’t know Heather. It would depend what sort of sealer you put on top of the paint, whether it was water proof and how well it would hold up to scrubbing. You might want to make a few tiles and test them, soak them, give them a good scrub etc and see what happens.
If you resin it, that should work. I’m about to do that myself.
I found first wash the tiles in warm water and dish soap rinse after drying I use Rustoleum ultra cover 2x primer black or white ,after pouring has dried,seal with 3 coats of varathane spray lawyer.used that on my bathroom backsplash and it holds up great!
It’s supposed to say laquer not lawyer
How long does it take for the tile to dry before I can put resin on my it.