3 Paint Pouring Techniques

by Lynn Lilly, Jul 28 2020

Paint pouring is one of my favorite art projects because it is so easy and you get a different unique work of art every time! If you have been thinking about trying paint pouring but don't know where you to start I have the perfect full proof, no-fail tutorial to get a perfect outcome every time! I am excited to continue my partnership with Testors and Rust-Oleum sharing new projects each month! 

I am continuing my series with Testors and sharing 3 paint pouring techniques featuring Testors Acrylic Paint and....drumroll..... Testors Marbling Medium! Testors Marbling Medium is the best paint pouring tool to ensure you get a perfect project every time!

Technique 1: Swirl & Tilt

Materials: 

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Directions: 

  1. Mix a 1:1 ratio of Marbling Medium with each color of acrylic paint in a separate plastic cup. 
  2. Use 4 plastic cups to raise the canvas off your surface. Make sure the surface is covered. I recommend doing the paint pour on a crafting tray. 
  3. Slowly pour each color of paint around the canvas swirling them around. 
  4. Once you have poured the majority of the paint place your hands under the canvas and slightly tilt each direction to move the paint. 
  5. Tilt until all the edges and corners are covered. 
  6. Run a popsicle stick under the edge of canvas to remove drips. Do this every few minutes for the next 30 minutes. 
  7. Using the tweezers add gold flakes around the canvas. Carefully drop them on the wet paint. Don't touch the tweezers to the paint. 
  8. Sprinkle a light dusting of glitter.  
  9. Let the canvas dry overnight. 

Paint Pouring with Marbling Medium

 

Technique 2: Dirty Paint Pour

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Mix a 1:1 ratio of  Marbling Medium to acrylic paint in separate cups. 
  2. In an empty cup alternate pouring each color mixture until all the paint is in the one cup. 
  3. Using 4 plastic cups, raise the canvas. 
  4. Flip the canvas over so the face of the canvas is facing down. Put the cup of the paint under the canvas. Hold the cup against the canvas. Take your opposite and place it on the other side of the canvas and firmly press the canvas to the opening of the cup. 
  5. Flip the cup and canvas over, setting the canvas back on the cups once it is flipped. 
  6. Lift up the cup to release the paint. 
  7. Place your hands under the canvas and tilt until all the edges and corners are covered with paint. 
  8. Use a craft stick to wipe the drips away under the canvas. Continue to do this for the next 30 minutes. 
  9. Let the canvas dry overnight. 

Technique 3: Textured Tilt and Swirl 

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Open the Dimensional Craft Paste and stir with a plastic knife. 
  2. Use the plastic knife to spread randomly on the canvas. Dab the knife to add texture and peaks. 
  3. Let the paste completely dry prior to moving on to the next step. 
  4. Mix a 1:1 ratio of Marbling Medium and acrylic paint in separate cups. 
  5. Using 4 plastic cups raise the canvas. 
  6. Alternating colors pour and swirl the colors around the canvas until all the paint is on the canvas. 
  7. Place hands under the canvas and tilt until all the edges and corners are covered. 
  8. Lightly sprinkle silver glitter on the canvas. 
  9. Let the canvas dry overnight. 

Paint Pouring with Testors Marbling Medium

I love how Testors Marbling Medium makes paint pouring a cinch! It is so fun to see how each canvas turned out differently! 

3 Paint Pouring Techniques

Share your paint pouring projects with me by tagging @craftboxgirls and @testors_corp so I can see your awesome art! 

Visit Testors to view all the colors of their craft acrylic paint and find out where to purchase Testors Marbling Medium and Dimensional Craft Paste

xoxo- LL 

This post is sponsored by Testors but all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

 



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