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Easy Abstract Art Canvas DIY Idea

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 idea.

At a Glance:

Project #15527 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lilac Ice, 2 oz. - 4666

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Adrift, 2 oz. - 6460

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Daybreak, 2 oz. - 6448

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Hot Saffron, 2 oz. - 4660

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Goldenrod, 2 oz. - 2655

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz. - 480

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Magenta, 2 oz. - 412

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Green, 2 oz. - 408

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Pouring Medium™, 16 oz. - 2689

Number Needed: 1 $10.99
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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. 

  1. Pour your Titanium White pouring mixture on your entire canvas.
  2. Pour the rest of your colors in a line on the top half of your canvas.
  3. Tilt your canvas down to let the line of colors drip down your canvas. You don’t want to swirl your paint. Let dry.

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.

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FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

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

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FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

Download the latest color chart for FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint.

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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

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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

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Acrylic Paint Pouring 101 Guide

Acrylic Paint Pouring 101 Guide

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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.

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