Paint pouring is a fun way to create cool abstract art, whether you’ve never painted a thing in your life, or your work is on museum walls. In this paint pouring tutorial, Elowyn Makes Art will show you how easy it is to make your own gallery-worthy art using COLORSHOT Premium Acrylic Paints. Get ready to pour your heart out!
- COLORSHOT Premium Acrylic Paints – Rainbow Satin 10 Pack
- Canvases – desired size and shape
- Disposable plastic tablecloth
- Plastic cups
The most challenging part of this paint pouring tutorial is picking out the colors you want to use! If you opt for one of the 10 packs, the colors all coordinate for easy pairing, but you can absolutely choose individual colors outside of the packs as well. Before getting started, make sure to cover your work surface with a disposable plastic tablecloth.
Pour paints directly from the bottles
In the first part of this paint pouring tutorial, Elowyn experimented with pouring the acrylic paints directly from the bottles onto the canvas.
Tilt and rotate canvas to move paints
Try pouring the colors stacked as shown, then once you have all added to the canvas, begin tilting and rotating the canvas so the paints move.
There will be less color blending with thicker paints
Keep tilting and rotating the canvas to continue moving the paints around. Since they are poured directly from the bottles for this part of the paint pouring tutorial, they’ll be thicker and move slower with less color blending.
Let dry flat after canvas is covered
Once the entire canvas is covered and you’re happy with the look, allow it to dry flat.
Thin paints with water
For this second part of the paint pouring tutorial, choose new paint colors and pour some of each into a separate disposable cup. Add a bit of water to each and mix to thin them out.
Tilt and move canvas to allow paints to move
After you’ve poured each watered-down paint color onto the canvas, tilt and move the canvas to allow the paints to move in different directions. Since the paints are watered down, they’ll blend more with one another than if poured directly from the paint bottles.
Let canvas dry flat
Let the canvas dry flat once you like how the paints have moved and blended together.
Have fun and experiment with new ideas
This paint pouring tutorial offers just a few techniques to try out … have fun and experiment with your own too. You never know when you are going to come up with something new that you like even more!
Paint pouring with COLORSHOT
How are you experimenting with COLORSHOT for paint pouring? Make sure to tag us on social @mycolorshot and share your creations with us!