How to Use Spilled Paint in Acrylic Pouring to Make Extra Art

Keep watching this video through to the end. Great idea for how to use the spilled paint on your work surface or even the floor to create an extra two paintings on Yupo paper! Let none of that glorious color go to waste.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spilled Acrylic Paints

What can you do with leftover paint?

An acrylic pour painting can prove to be a little wasteful. as you are almost always left with some paint. Here are some useful ways in which you can resuse the leftover paint. These include –

  • Creating an accent wall, or simply a small wall painting
  • Painting your window frames, or doors
  • Creating a mural with different effects

How can I make my acrylic paint flow?

If you wish to create a flowing painting, you must be aware of some of the most highly regarded pouring mediums that you can add to your high viscosity acrylic paints. These include –

Can you save leftover acrylic paint?

Yes, definitely! You can store mixed acrylic paints in air-tight glass containers. The simple trick is to ensure that there is no moisture in the container, and that the stored acrylic paint doesn’t come in contact with outside air.

What is A Dutch Pour?

A dutch pour is essentially an acrylic pouring technique, which makes use of air to manoeuvre the paints on a canvas. In most cases, straws, hair dryers and other such mediums are used to direct air in the preferred direction to achieve the desired dutch pour paintings.

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