9 Materials Needed:

Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Elmer's Glue-All, Water, Cooling Tray, Deep Cake Pan, Plastic Cups, Craft Sticks, Plastic Gloves

About this Project

Get in on the paint-pouring trend by creating your own DIY pouring medium. A pouring medium creates a thinner, flowing consistency while maintaining color, texture and opacity in your finished artwork. Add multi-purpose glue and a few drops of water to your acrylic paint to create beautiful one-of-a-kind designs.

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    Mix two parts glue with one part water in plastic cups. Add an equal amount of acrylic paint and mix thoroughly. Repeat for all colors. Place cooling rack inside cake pan and place canvas onto tray.
  • 2

    Puddle Pour: Create unique patterns by tipping the canvas in various directions.

    Pour four separate spots or "puddles" of paint onto canvas. Continue adding colors to the puddles until they run together in the center of the canvas. Use a craft stick to create a swirl through the puddles and then tilt canvas in different directions so that the paint runs across the surface. Make sure paint has reached all sides of the canvas. Let dry.

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    Dirty Pour: Combine all colors in a single cup to create a marbling effect.

    Start with a base color in your cup and slowly add small amounts of different colors. Continue layering different paint colors into cup; we used about 8 layers of color. Do not stir paint. Pour paint over entire canvas until you are satisfied with the result. Tilt canvas in different directions to cover entire surface. Let dry.

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    Dipping: Dip surface of canvas into mixed paint to create interesting designs.

    Don't waste the unused paint from the previous pours. Dip your canvas into the run off paint to create another piece. Tilt your canvas in different directions to spread the paint. Make sure paint has reached all sides of the canvas. Let dry.