Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pour Painting Demo

I love learning new techniques. I watched several online Pour Painting demos with Isaak. We were hooked. We watched 10 to 15 videos that day.

Things You Could Use for a Pour Painting:

  • A Trash Bag or Tarp
  • A Stretched Canvas
  • 4 or 5 Different Acrylic Paint Colors
  • The Same Number of Disposable Cups as Paint Colors That You Have
  • Any Kind of Liquid Dish Soap
  • Liquid Silicone {Optional}
  • Crackle {Optional}
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Popsicle Sticks for Stirring
  • A Foam Roller or Paint Brush
  • A Blow Dryer {Optional}

Set Up:

You'll want to prime a canvas with acrylic paint, house paint, or Gesso. You can use a stretched canvas, or a hard back canvas. Isaak painted his black. We repurposed an old canvas I had laying around. He painted it on a trash bag, so paint didn't get on the floor. A blow dryer was used, so we could move right along to the fun part.


Disposable Cups:

Isaak picked 6 colors. You can pick more or less then that. Make sure you use white for sure. Each color went into a cup with some water, a squirt of liquid dish soap, a squirt of Elmer's Glue, and crackle. Isaak mixed them up with a popsicle stick.

Keep all this stuff out during the process in case you have to make more.


All the colors:


We put the bace of a disposable water bottle down to pour on top of. It really didn't have any effect on what was done. It just gave us a focal point to know where to pour.


Start the Pouring:


Pour more and more of the colors down.


After about the fourth color it starts to look pretty cool.



You could stop there, or continue to pour more and more paint.




Because I added the crackle in there, it dried with cracks. If silicone was added it would dry with bubbles.



End Result:


Have you ever tried or even heard of a pour painting before?

4 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think the technique is really fun and produces such a neat end result!

mail4rosey said...

It turned out so nice. He's quite the artist, isn't he!

~ Noelle said...

I have never heard of this in my entire life.
I love the way it turned out though!!!
So cool and fun!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Great techniques indeed, Alissa...My daughter is very much interested to drawings and painting. This might be a good way of enjoying more art works for her

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