Hi friends! Today I'm excited to share with you something brand new that I've never done before! DecoArt recently launched this new product, "Pouring Medium" and it's SO MUCH FUN to use! If you've ever wanted to make your own abstract painting, or are looking for a fun project to do with your kids over Spring Break - I think you'll love this stuff! You can use whatever colors you want. Since I love cool tones, I chose different shades of blue but I've seen others using this stuff with a whole rainbow of colors and it looks really neat!
If this sounds like fun to you, just follow along with these simple steps and you'll be cranking out one of a kind ethereal beauties in no time ;)
Optional - a great suggestion from DecoArt is to place push pins on each corner of the back of your canvas to elevate it and to use as handles while directing the paint. This is also great for while the paint is drying, so it won't stick straight onto the drying surface!
Decide on your color palette and mix colors if necessary.
Since I wanted to create a painting in different shades of blue, I created the different shades of blue before adding the pouring medium. I set out four small cups. In the first I poured 3 parts Titanium White with 1 part Cobalt Blue Hue, in the second I poured 1 part Titanium White with 1 Part Cobalt Blue Hue, and third was just Titanium White and fourth was just Cobalt Blue Hue - leaving enough space to add the pouring medium to each cup!
*Tip* Ratio of Paint to Pouring Medium depends on the thickness of the paint you're using:
Now it's the fun part - time to start painting! Pour on layers of color, picking up the canvas and tilting it in different directions.
*For more ideas on how to pour your paint - click here!
Now that your beautiful painting is complete it's time to take it to the next level and finish it off with the DecoArt Clear Pouring Top Coat. This stuff dries to a laquer-like finish that won't yellow over time.
When applying, don't shake the jar. Simply pour it over your completed painting and tilt the surface this way and that to be sure it covers the whole piece. Allow it to dry overnight. If you want a thicker finish you can always add a second coat once the first dries!
That's it! Easy enough, right? If you were to do this project, what colors would you paint with? Comment below!
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