Our staff has searched through our Facebook Group and picked the top pouring posts from the last couple months based on likes and comments (and what we could find). We’ve found some pretty awesome pieces and are excited to share them with you here. We’d also like to thank the artists that allowed us to repost their work here and encourage everyone to connect with them through their links below each art piece.
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Now back to the top posts of July 2021!
by Lisa Fortino
I used a pouring technique straight from paper cups, onto the canvas. Then I manipulated the paint with a pallet knife, and swiped with kitchen towel for a reflection feel. About six acrylic blues (mixed by myself) were used and a few drops of silicone oil in the paints too.
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On a side note, to complement your Acrylic Pours, I highly recommend using a Cricut Machine (my personal favourite is the Explore Air 2 machine) to design and print yourself beautiful crafts on all sort of supports. Check it out here! Now back to Pours number 2 of this Month!
by Leland Guthrie
This piece is a starburst center swipe. my pro tip for anyone wanting to try this technique is to get a small rounded palette knife and make sure that no two swipes overlap one another because then color and cell clarity can get lost.
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by Bettina Arnoldi
I used Royal Talens Amsterdam and Winsor & Newton Colours, my pouring medium was venylglue Artist Junior White extra strong, ratio was 70 glue : 30 distilled water, 1 drop silicon in each colour (not in white) . I did four flip cups and drag. My tip concerning this large cells in this piece is to take care the colour should be a little bit thicker so small cells pop up just after waiting a while (if there are larger cells immediately colour consistency is not thick enough, they can’t be stretched to such large cells). Also the colour amount should be a little bit more so you can stretch cells (of course you lose more paint over the edges).
You can find me here: @acrylicfluid_by_bettya
by Sarah Bailey
It’s a 12×16 level 3 canvas. I used the ring pour method. A layer of white first, and in my dirty cup I layered (from bottom-first to top-last) red, yellow, blue, and purple with no silicone. I then did a traveling ring pour diagonally across the canvas, tilted one direction and the other, and practically squealed as I watched the lines stretch beautifully and perfectly across the canvas! The layer of white absolutely helped it flow more smoothly, I do believe.
The best pouring tip that I’ve heard so far is: When mixing your colors, you want the thickness to be as much like melted ice cream as possible. Not super thick or watery. Just right at the point of soft serve vanilla!
You can find Sarah on instagram here @s.b.arts
by Jenn King
The biggest thing I learned from this piece is to be patient, hold it in a way to get most of the excess run off before you set it down so the paint dries with the bits you like and you don’t lose them to gravity.
Follow me: @potterygurlmosaics
by Fiona Art
Spiral flower dip is acrylic pouring technique, where you pour paints on plastic bag in spiral shape and dip your canvas. I mix my paints with acrylic binder, acrylic primer and water.
See how she did this on her YouTube channel: Fiona Art
Take that artist’s block!
by Irina Turner
If I have to sum it up in a few sentences here is what I have learned in my personal experience regarding multiple/multilayered string pulls..
The paint you use for the base should be slightly on the thicker side, for several reasons.. to help keep the shape of your pulls(on average about 30-40 per 8”x10” canvas) and because you end up with too much paint, just imagine all those soaked strings on top of top of what you already have..
Use light, flexible, well absorbent strings and try to remove excess lint by running your fingers through a few times before applying the paint. There is nothing more frustrating that picking it out as it dry and ruining your masterpiece.
Dip halfway in one color, the rest of the paint apply with the stirring stick, or your finger, let it slide down over the first color, you get multiple complementary colors on one string applied at the same time on the canvas. Do not pull straight, but curve your arm as you go.
And my last, but most important tip, just enjoy the learning process, let go of expectations and fears.. You will make mistakes, and that is fine, they are all stepping stones leading you further in this beautiful journey. Experiment and find your own style, just have fun and let it flow!
Find her on Instagram: @Artsbyangelova
Thanks again to the artists and to the acrylic pouring community! Keep up the good work and happy pouring!
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.