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What to do with all those Paint Pourings

Ever want a big  statement piece of your art on your wall but a voice in your head says it’s too expensive or the pressure to decide what to make is overwhelming?  That’s how I was feeling when I looked at the open space above my sofa until I found an easy answer.

A single canvas 80 inches by 40 inches was anywhere from $200 to $500. Not only is that expensive to me, it was a huge amount of pressure to not mess it up.  But if I used a bunch of 8 x 10 sized canvases, I could cover that space for a fraction of the cost of one big canvas.

Using the smaller canvases also solved 2 other problems. First, what to do with all those poured canvases that were a blast to make. I used 40 of them to make this big statement piece of wall art.

How do you make poured paintings to hang on your wall?  I’ve broken down the entire process step-by-step in Paint Pouring FUNdamentals so that you fully  understand what’s really important to know to get the looks you want.

Several of the canvases were flip pours, and guess what, the order that you add the paint to the cup isn’t the most important thing. There are 2 other factors that are more important. You bet that’s all in Paint Pouring FUNdamentals for you.

The next problem it solved is the pressure. Using smaller canvases that were already poured meant I just had to arrange them around.  That’s a lot less pressure than trying to decide what to make on a big one.

Once I knew what order they would go in, then it was time to attach the Command Adhesive picture hanging strips. Using these means no holes in the wall.

Since these are like using velcro, I can change my mind at any time and simply switch out a canvas or trade places.  No commitment means no pressure!

Can you use fewer canvases? Absolutely! You can use as many or as few of them as you want.  That’s part of what makes this so customizable!  I am already thinking about adding another row on each end!

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  • Mary Beth October 24, 2018, 9:56 am

    Absolute genius!! Not to mention gorgeous.

  • Margherita Allan October 24, 2018, 7:20 pm

    wow more great ideas and comfort in releasing creativity. Thank you for your journey and taking the time to share it with us

  • lenna October 27, 2018, 6:53 pm

    Such a great idea, thanks carolyn!

  • Carol Baxter October 31, 2018, 3:13 pm

    You rock!

  • pat willis November 18, 2018, 4:27 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the wall.

  • Sylvia Mc Nulty November 20, 2018, 12:24 pm

    I love the way you think. It’s a great way to use your canvases.

  • Lori eads November 23, 2018, 3:38 pm

    Love this, thank you to a condo artist, my next project to work on for my empty walls

  • June November 26, 2018, 10:42 pm

    You’re really thinking out-of-the-box.

  • Cynthia November 29, 2018, 11:44 am

    Looks beautiful but i dont the same colors like you do. I will have to shift my creativity to only use certain colors but how do you make them all so different?

    • Carolyn Dube November 29, 2018, 6:20 pm

      You can totally customize with any colors you love Cynthia! Paint pouring has so many different looks. I break a bunch of techniques down the step by step lessons in Paint Pouring FUNdamentals workshop and by the end, you’ll know to make every one of the canvases on the wall- actually more! http://bit.ly/2wVwTEJ

  • Carole Mayne December 2, 2018, 9:15 pm

    Great idea… Thanks! Too bad mine are waaaay to random to put together.. Yours are so harmonious! (-:

  • Celeste van der Straaten December 5, 2018, 12:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing…lovely idea…?

  • chris December 6, 2018, 10:20 am

    people that love to share their experiences deserve the great things the universe throws at them. thank you for sharing

  • Peggy Flint December 8, 2018, 8:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Evelyn December 18, 2018, 1:35 pm

    I will try this in my kitchen!

  • Beverly December 19, 2018, 9:22 pm

    My den has only two walls in which will allow artwork. And really only want artwork on one wall. In my white space that wall need a commanding piece. Now I know exactly what my plan is. Thank you, gracias, und danke.

  • nicola December 29, 2018, 9:26 am

    What a fabulous idea! you are a genius i cant wait to try this and i know i wont stop looking at them once they are up. Many thanks for sharing.

  • Ann Scott December 31, 2018, 4:01 pm

    These would be great for headboards for a child’s room or darker rich,colors for the master bedroom.

  • Mary Labelle January 1, 2019, 4:05 pm

    I have many of these in different sizes and now I know what to do with them.Absolute genius…thank you.

  • Mimi January 3, 2019, 9:09 am

    This is a great idea.

  • Carol Grolemund January 4, 2019, 10:11 am

    Liced your idea!

  • Monica Johansson January 9, 2019, 11:25 am

    Lovely work!

  • sherrie connor January 11, 2019, 3:27 am

    What a wonderful idea. You soved a major problem I had. Thank You

  • Elizabeth January 22, 2019, 8:50 am

    At a low point in my creative journey. Thank you —I loved your idea —gives me an idea of what to do with my students in our art room.

  • Dori January 27, 2019, 10:13 am

    Absolutely an Awesome Idea!

  • Terri January 27, 2019, 3:11 pm

    Been pouring about six months and would love to learn more about it.

  • Carmen Gagnon March 10, 2019, 12:52 pm

    I love doing paint pours, but I said you can only have so many, I was wrong. Great recycle project that’s truly one of a kind.

  • Elsie houston March 13, 2019, 11:00 pm

    This is every different. I want to try

  • Merle Lynch March 15, 2019, 6:59 am

    Lovely idea. Thanks

  • Pamela March 20, 2019, 12:51 am

    What a great idea

  • Maurine March 23, 2019, 5:18 am

    Would love to see an example of mass acrylic pours together. Someone upload to this please.

  • Adele Davis March 29, 2019, 4:43 am

    What a fabulous idea. I’ve been stressing about the exact same thing. A huge blank space above my couch. Not anymore. Thankyou

  • Lisa Steele April 6, 2019, 9:17 am

    I love this! Very creative!!

  • Deborah Lafontaine April 10, 2019, 12:13 pm

    ThNks loved you idea for the wall

  • Tina April 22, 2019, 4:04 am

    What a brilliant idea! I’m thinking you could use a few different size canvases and arrange them in a design. Then you could have your designs…designed! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m on the job to do it myself now!

  • Georgia May 19, 2019, 8:00 pm

    Absolutely brilliant! I have the same concern and now problem solved. Thank you.!

  • Jenny May 27, 2019, 8:43 am

    That was fun to watch Carolyn thanks so much for sharing and I love what you created. Keep up the good work…putting smiles on peoples faces…have a great day……

  • Liz May 27, 2019, 7:44 pm

    I just love this new hobbie. I do a lot of crafts. But this painting is awesome. I’m just getting started. But it is so much fun! Thank You

  • Jane July 6, 2019, 2:57 pm

    And maybe change the wall colour from yellow.

  • Britt August 3, 2019, 3:01 pm

    Nice! I get so many then I have friends and family want this one or another so I give them as gifts so now my efforts will go into accumulating a few for this project!

  • Virginia Whiteside August 15, 2019, 4:28 pm

    Love it

  • Michelle Baldwin August 18, 2019, 12:00 pm

    I would like to be notified of new videos.
    thank you.

  • Patricia Johnson August 24, 2019, 3:03 am

    Loved the pouring paint pictures. I am going to give it a try here in UK and see how it goes. Thanks for all the info, I have already learnt a lot.

  • Angela McGee August 31, 2019, 8:17 am

    Great idea.

  • Melissa Wicklund August 31, 2019, 11:20 am

    So Cool!!! Love all your small paint pouring pics placed together on wall.Great Job!!!❤️?

  • Penney Edwards September 3, 2019, 9:20 am

    This is brilliant. Really love this idea. Just brilliant.

  • Carrie Easley October 17, 2019, 12:56 pm

    That is a beautiful idea!

  • Linda December 2, 2019, 9:12 am

    I loved your idea. Finally tried it. I have different size (and color) canvases, but I’m doing it anyway. Was frustrated that all my pours just sat around and now they are up on the wall. THANKS!!

  • AMY PYATT January 6, 2020, 8:07 pm

    I did this with some my painting I loved the most, every one who see my wall love the arregment. thanks for the ideas.

  • Sheryl April 1, 2020, 9:29 pm

    Loved your wall of 8×10 paint pourings!
    What a Great Wall of Art and a great inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Becky May 17, 2020, 12:33 am

    Great idea!

  • Rebecca McPherson May 27, 2020, 12:36 pm

    Love this I have been trying to figure out what to do with all my paintings him going to do this!!! # wonderful