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Everything You Need to Know About Acrylic Pouring

19/03/2019 15:53

Everything You Need to Know About Acrylic Pouring

What is acrylic pouring?

Acrylic pouring is a painting technique that requires no prior experience. It’s also sometimes referred to as Fluid Acrylic Painting but both achieve the same result. This method works by combining silicone with a selection of acrylic paints for an outcome that looks pretty enchanting and almost akin to marble. If you’re also a fan of watching videos for gaining new expertise, YouTube offers some excellent guides​ to get you acrylic pouring.

Acrylic pouring; a form of abstract art

You could say that yes, acrylic pouring is a certainly a form of abstract art. With its fluid consistency and endless possibilities, it’s definitely a technique worth exploring. With Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko also being prominent Abstract Expressionists, now you too can be a part of this movement through pouring, dripping and swirling.

Basic supplies to consider

To get you started with acrylic pouring you’re going to need an assortment of tools. A robust substrate will be a good start and one that can withstand heavy paint. Next up, you’ll need a pouring medium and this is what you’ll mix with your acrylic. It’s also this that actually helps to keep the colours from blending together. In terms of paint type for successful pouring, it all comes down to personal preference as acrylics vary in price and quality such as liquid vs craft. Liquid acrylics are superb in quality and their consistency is fabulous for pouring. They can, however, get a tad expensive, especially if you’re just starting out. To pack a punch consider iridescent acrylics or even using metallics. Pearlescent, in particular, will be fabulous for Christmas, adding that festive sparkle.

Pouring tips for success

From first-hand experience, pouring acrylic can get extremely messy. It’s therefore handy to wear an overall and use pumice soap for cleaning hands. Last and by no means a heat gun, will achieve those hypnotizing patterns. A hairdryer, however, will work just as good, saving you money to invest in more paint.

Getting started with acrylic pouring

Acrylic pouring is certainly fun and creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind paintings. So if you’re curious to try this technique, then you have come to the right place! At The Art Shop Skipton, we have everything you need to become a pro paint pouring artist. Because a blank canvas can so easily become a treasure your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime...

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