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Thread: Anyone Done Paint Pouring?

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    Anyone Done Paint Pouring?

    I need another hobby like a hole in the head, but I became fascinated with this on Youtube, so had to give it a try, as I already had most of the requirements on hand as my husband is an artist. Just had to buy the pouring medium.

    This was really fun and my first two attempts on 8 x 10 canvases came out really pretty. The neat thing is that you never know how it is going to turn out.

    You mix acrylic a number of paints with a pouring medium then layer them in a cup, then turn the cup upside down on the canvas and tilt the canvas to cover it with paint. The funny part is that what I meant to be the main colour hardly showed up at all in the second one. (Rose gold) I'm sure there are ways to control that but I just don't know the techniques yet.

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    I've never heard of paint pouring. I especially like the second one.

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    I've just recently seen videos on this. I would like to do it with my granddaughter. Haven't tried it yet though. Yours are very pretty.

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    very interesting
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    Have you seen the videos where they pour the paint through a strainer??? It is amazing. I haven't tried poured painting yet but have seen many of the videos and would like to give it a try one day.
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    I like the colors in your second photo . . . reminds me of the beach.

    I tried it but mine was not as successful as yours. Then had the challenge of what I was going to do with it . . . I have enough "art" on my walls. I would rather place wall hangings that I can change out when I'm ready for something different.

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    That would be a Way cool technique to do o fabric!!
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    I checked this out on you tube after seeing your art. Pretty cool!

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    My younger daughter has caught the bug and is making some fantastic pieces like yours! She is even selling on Ebay. Yours are lovely!
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    Pretty! Looks like fun, too !

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    I might have to try this. I have a box of acrylic paints and a bottle gallon of elmers, all I need is some blank canvas from Hobby Lobby.


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    I think it looks so interesting. One of my quilting friends started doing this. She said it’s so relaxing. Now she has tons of canvases she’s trying to sell. But I don’t need to gather more craft supplies!
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    What was the paint medium that you used?
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    The medium is called Floetrol and was $8.95 for a gallon at the hardware store in the paint dept. It will do about 4 8x10's.

    Or, you can come to Canada and pay $35.95 for the same thing at Michael's!

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    I've seen a lot of these types of paintings for sale in my area. They are on FB Marketplace.

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    Oh, Watson - I've been watching the videos at night, somehow I find them relaxing - but I'm really trying to Not get another hobby in the house (along w/quilting, crochet, beadwork, watercolors, etc.!). I hope you have some fun with it!
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    Those are beautiful! I'm glad I'm not susceptible to new hobbies. At least so far I'm not.

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    Yes, I took this up last year after seeing it at a Craft Fair, and I do have issues keeping the cells. As you say, we don't know what we'll get till it's done. I've since found a yearning to do mixed media, and began the first attempt this week. Like other hobbies it's expensive too, but am hoping that when/if I become more confident I might be able to sell some to recoup the finances. After all, how many of these crafty things can we hang on our walls and beds. I also use another medium that is thinner than Floetrol (can't remember it's name, but paint flows quicker)

    Here's some of what I've done for anyone interested
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    no. 4 is the only one I've kept, my DD took the other 3 not brilliant ones north to sell, or paint over.

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    I love doing fluid art, even though it's super-messy and I end up with paint in places I didn't even know I had! LOL! Here are a few of my favorites. I make ACEO cards (collectible trading cards) and pendants for my craft fairs.

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    I have seen this and have been wanting to try it

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    I did something like this over 53 years ago, except the paint was poured into a sink filled with water & then you laid the paper on top. A family friend was getting her elementary teaching degree & she wanted my brother & I to do some craft projects she might use in class. I was maybe 8 years old then. All I remember is she had a sink full of water, poured the paints in & we laid thick paper on top. Then you lifted it out & laid it to dry. They looked a lot like the photos you posted. I'd guess they no longer do this.

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    oh golly! that is gorgeous!!! I guess I love it!!
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    Yes, I'm a year older and remember this hobby from back in the 60's, never did get to try it but must have used oil based paint. In this part of the world, water based paints were not used - I don't think they had been invented - and they would have broken down in a sink full of water.

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    Pretty!!!
    I've spent lots and lots of hours watching youtube vids of this. Who knew there were so many ways to pour paint. It is messy....especially when I use my pottery wheel. Love the designs you can get with string pulling.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWplkiMr7Ms

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...g+dragging+art

    So....
    I got out my fabric dyes and started pouring.....
    then I got out the solar dyes I had stashed away.
    This is so much fun! Some of it is even usable. I'm making kids quilts.....

    here are more videos...just in case you all want to watch

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...paint+pour+art
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