When paint pouring, if you want a plan, you can have that but if you’d like a playful adventure, you can just dump the paint on the canvas and see what happens! As my day was winding down, I added all the leftover paints to the canvas willy nilly style.
Feel free to laugh at the one cup that I didn’t use. I became so engrossed in the canvas and color that I completely forgot to use that one up. Guess I will have to make another one after this!
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What’s in the cups? Acyrlic paint and Liquitex Pouring Medium. It seems no matter the brand or type of pouring medium I use the same ratio or 3/4 to 1 1/4 cup pouring medium to 2 ounces or so of good craft paint. You can see the process for how to mix here. That video also covers everything you need to know to make your first pour from set up, making the pour, to creating a drying rack.
Once you finish moving the paint around, let it drip for about 30 minutes. The drips will be caught in the box so no mess, plus, that paint dries on the bottom of the box makes gorgeous skins.
When most of the dripping is done, approximately 30 minutes, move it to a drying rack. I use 4 plastic cups for my drying rack. Nothing fancy.
A canvas can take a day or more to dry depending on the temperature and how much paint was used. Sometimes the patterns and colors move and shift during that process so don’t be surprised if you dry canvas looks a little different when dry.
If you’re curious about paint pouring and want a simple easy to understand explanation of the entire process, check out this video.