Email Signup

Subscribe to the Plaid Crafts Newsletter for craft project ideas, product news, our live events, and more!

Abstract Acrylic Art Pouring on Canvas

Create beautiful swirls and whirls with this acrylic paint pouring craft idea! Use contrasting colors for more defined and vibrant patterns. Make painting a little more fun when you use FolkArt Pre-mixed Pouring Paint.

At a Glance:

Project #15513 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
  • Clock active
  • Clock active
  • Clock active
  • Clock active

This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mediums and Finishes Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Pre-mixed Pouring Paint - White, 8 oz. - 7212

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Pre-mixed Pouring Paint - Bright Blue, 8 oz. - 7220

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Pre-mixed Pouring Paint - Yellow, 8 oz. - 7215

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Pre-mixed Pouring Paint - Sour Apple, 8 oz. - 7217

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Finishes - Clearcote™ Aerosol Acrylic Sealer - Matte, 6 oz. - 788

Number Needed: 1 $6.59 $3.50
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Stretched canvas
  • Gloves
  • Wipes
  • Plastic cups
  • Craft sticks
  • Thumb tacks
  • Cardboard
  • Baker's rack (optional)

instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparation

Create a raised, covered space to place your surface once you've poured your paint, such as thumbtacks in cardboard or a baker's rack.

Pouring Technique

Clean Pour – the Clean Pour technique allows for more controlled, flowing of paint resulting in more defined shapes. This is also called a direct pour. First, mix each color with pouring medium in a separate cup, then pour each cup individually and directly onto your project surface. Wearing gloves, then lift and tile your surface to allow the paint to flow as desired. 

Drying and Finishing

Place your painted project on the raised surface and allow to dry and cure for 24-48 hours for optimal results. Once dry, seal your project with FolkArt Acrylic Sealer.

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

View PDF
FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

View PDF
FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

Download the latest color chart for FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint.

View PDF
FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

See the complete assortment of FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint by downloading the color chart

View PDF
FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

View the complete color assortment for FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by downloading the latest

View PDF

Acrylic Paint Pouring 101 Guide

Acrylic Paint Pouring 101 Guide

Find More Paint Pouring Ideas

Acrylic Paint Pouring Idea Center

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

Mod Podge Resin Circle Plaque
New!
Mod Podge Resin Circle Plaque
Wildflower Canvas
New!
Wildflower Canvas
Abstract Floral Poured Acrylic Artwork
New!
Abstract Floral Poured Acrylic Artwork
Unfinished Wood Project - Office Accessories
New!
Unfinished Wood Project - Office Accessories