I have been interested in looking into ‘Acrylic Pours’ for some time now and I have finally got around to doing just that:)
In summary, loads of fun and ‘very messy’:)
The actual process of creating an ‘Acrylic Pour’ is fairly straight forward, however, the outcome is essentially ‘unpredictable’.
Basically, I mix white and several colours of acrylic paint that I think will mix and work well together to a ‘pouring’ consistency. The acrylic paints need to be diluted in a way that retains the integrity of pigment without the paint looking ‘washed out’. There are many tutorials and ‘recipes’ available on the internet explaining how to do this. Some ‘recipes’ are very specific, while some go more for the ‘TLAR’ theory – “That Looks About Right”. There are many variables involved and different ‘recipes’ seem to work best for different people.
It seems to be a very ‘inexact’ (is that a word?) science.
Once the paints are mixed, they are then ‘poured’ onto the substrate, a canvas/canvas board etc. The substrate is then tilted to allow the paints to mix. Paints can be applied to the substrate in a number of ways e.g. individually, combined together in a ‘cup’ first and then poured onto the canvas.
Types of substrates and methods of ‘pouring’ onto the canvas are wide and varied .
For me, I am still looking at the various options and working out what works best for me. I will update my blog with more detailed posts in due course. Each post will cover a different aspect of Acrylic Pouring.
For now, take a few minutes to have a peek at the pieces I have created to date. Enjoy 🙂