Looking for something fun to do this summer
? Your summer vacation is rapidly racing by and before you know it it will be fall. And as much as we love the fall season here at Plaid, we want you to get the most out of your summer vacation. And that means stepping back from our devices and learning a new skill and just having fun. One of our favorite ways to spend an evening is acrylic paint pouring
is the perfect way to get a little messy while creating beautiful marbled art. This trend is so relaxing, fun, and affordable for the whole family. You don't have to have any skills, just pour your mixture on your surface, lift, and tilt to make your colors move across your surface. We even have a fun way to reuse all the leftover paint from your paint pours, keep reading to learn more.
We've got everything you need to get started whether you are new to the trend or have been paint pouring for a while. We have surfaces
, paint kits
, pouring mediums
, acrylic paints
, and pre-mixed paints
to make your crafting fun and easy. So gather your supplies, your friends, and your family and get ready, set, POUR!
Today we want to touch on the basics of paint pouring, then give you a list of things you will need, and finally go over some of our favorite pouring projects.
If you have never paint poured before then take a look at this super simple intro video to get started.
We are going live on social media all the time and when we do, we craft some amazing and fun pieces, just like in our most recent paint pouring class on our Youtube livestream
! Join us every Wednesday at 3:30 PM ET for a Youtube Livestream that features a variety of crafting topics.
For more pouring fun, pick up our FolkArt Pre-mixed Pouring Kit at Walmart then...check out our exclusive paint pouring class on Walmart.com! Click below to watch now!
What You Need
FolkArt Pre-mixed Pouring Paint
You no longer need to mix paints and mediums to get great marbling results when using FolkArt Pre-mixed Pouring Paint
. Simply pour on the specially-formulated, pre-mixed acrylic paint to your surface to create a beautiful marbled effect! The water-based and non-toxic formula is ready to use and requires no additional mixing. This high-quality acrylic paint eliminates over-mixing and color muddying for a simple painting experience. Give your home decor a drizzle of color with the innovative pouring paint from FolkArt.
FolkArt and Apple Barrel Pouring Mediums
FolkArt Pouring Medium
and Apple Barrel Pouring Medium
are an artist-quality formulas that are ideal for use with any FolkArt or Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint. Create elegant marbled effects by mixing equal parts pouring medium and paint. This unique formula allows you to gently glide colors across your surface for a fun painting experience. Use the pouring method on both light and dark colors with a variety of techniques such as a dirty pour or a direct pour. The end results of this non-toxic, water-based formula display a beautiful satin finish. Cover all your furniture, crafts, canvases, and more with a stunning marble look using the FolkArt Pouring Medium.
FolkArt or Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
FolkArt Acrylic Paint
is the artist-quality formula that crafters love for a variety of arts and crafts. With an expansive color palette, FolkArt Acrylic Paints offer a rich, creamy consistency for exceptional blending and shading with excellent coverage. FolkArt Acrylic Paints are must-have products for any crafter to have on hand for basecoating, stenciling, and pouring! Whether you are a novice or expert crafter, you'll love the versatility of this premium acrylic paint as part of your arts and crafts supplies.
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
is the go-to crafter’s choice for projects big and small. Create fun and funky projects when you use this easy-to-use, high-quality paint. Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint is a must-have product for any crafter to have on hand for basecoating, stenciling, and more. Apple Barrel brushes on beautifully to wood, paper, canvas, Styrofoam, paper mache, and so much more. This creamy color glides on smoothly and dries quickly to all your crafts. Use this versatile paint with acrylic paint brushes, stamps, stencils, or sponges for an extraordinary finish.
Mod Podge Resin
Did you know you can paint pour with Mod Podge Resin? Simply add acrylic paint to your resin and pour on the color! Mod Podge Resin
is the fun way to create beautiful resin projects as well as seal and protect your favorite pieces like your pouring art! With the clear hardener and resin formulas, you can create custom pieces with a unique touch. Simply mix an equal 1:1 ratio of each formula to make your projects come to life. Mod Podge Resin has a clear, glossy finish that is food safe and has low VOCs. Add acrylic paint, glitter, alcohol inks, and other embellishments to create unique, custom epoxy resin pieces.
Download our FREE 101 Paint Pouring Guide
for tips, tricks, and helpful things to know while you are paint pouring.
If you are having trouble coming up with ideas for a fun pouring projects
, never fear, we've got your back! Check out some of our favorite creations using a variety of different pouring methods.
Click the tag in the lower left hand corner of each photo to check out the supply list and instructions.
Take your pouring artwork to the next level by paint pouring your furniture projects, like this poured dresser, then seal with Mod Podge Resin
Don't have any pouring medium on hand? Use Mod Podge Resin
to paint pour! Mix in your favorite FolkArt Acrylic Paint to create fluid colors. Decorate your space with a beautiful paint-poured decor piece. Create swirls and whirls of color with FolkArt Acrylic Paint
to give your resin project vivid color and charm.
Paint with a kaleidoscope of colors when you pour this beautiful rainbow design! Make your space colorful and fun with this bright, vivid acrylic paint pouring
Pretty in Pink! Create beautiful pink geode designs with this easy DIY. Pour your canvas to make a unique gallery wall with 3D elements using Mod Podge Resin, rock salt, and glitter.
Give plain coasters a marbled-effect with this fun paint pouring craft. Pour your coasters with your favorite FolkArt colors then seal with Mod Podge for a unique touch to your dinner table.
Add a pop of abstract color to a jewelry tray with FolkArt Pre-mixed Pouring paint
Enhance the look of a basic serving tray with this marbled black and white paint pouring project. Use FolkArt Pouring Medium
to make your colors flow to create unique shapes. Your space will be elevated by this charming DIY!
Create beautiful marbled effects with this pastel colored, paint poured canvas. Simply mix in your paint and alcohol inks and pour on the color! This is the perfect DIY project to add some color and shimmer to your home decor.
Paint pour your home decor with extraordinary FolkArt colors. Add an elegant, marbleized effect to your home with this fun flowing craft.
You are probably thinking "that's a lot of wasted paint"
- well we have a solution so you don't waste a single drop. They are called paint skins and they are so easy to recycle. Learn more about how to Reclaim your Paint!
ProTip: Prep your supplies for paint pouring by placing a silicone mat (or wax paper) on the inside of your pan. Stick 3-4 push pins into the bottom of your surface to create “legs.” This will keep your surface from sticking to the pan and make it easier to peel up the excess paint.
....to see what we made with this paint skin, click the photo below.
Are you going to try paint pouring? Make sure to share your creations with us using #PlaidCrafts