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Apple Barrel Colorful Christmas Village

Take an unconventional approach to creating your snow village this year with items from your garden! Then use Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint to make your village come to life with color.
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Apple Barrel Pouring Pumpkins

Create fun and funky paint poured pumpkins with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint and Pouring Medium! Craft Halloween icon silhouettes to contrast the bright colors of your pumpkins with these unique designs.
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Apple Barrel Pastel Pumpkins

Instead of carving a pumpkin this Halloween, try painting it! Paint your fall pumpkins with a touch of soft color to create these beautiful works of art.
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Apple Barrel Monster Pouring Pumpkins

Take acrylic paint pouring to the next level with these eerie monster pumpkins with paint-poured eyes. Cut out shapes from dried, leftover paint to make eyes for your mini pumpkin display.
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Apple Barrel Poured Easter Eggs

Don't throw away those cereal boxes, reuse them to create beautiful marbled eggs. Use Apple Barrel Pouring Medium to make unique swirls and whirls of color to add to your Easter decor.
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Paint Poured Ornaments

Take your love of acrylic paint pouring to the next level by paint pouring your ornaments. Use your favorite colors to give your tree a unique marbled touch. This idea makes a great gift idea!
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Everything You Need to Know About Acrylic Pouring

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Plaid's craft design team has long been highlighting the craft pouring trend, but since we first started exploring the fluid arts, Apple Barrel has introduced their pouring medium which makes achieving the perfect pour so much easier! It's very easy to use and if you're new to... Read more →

Posted 8/27/2019 11:20:05 AM

Let it Flow!

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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... Read more →

Posted 7/19/2021 2:45:48 PM

Pumpkins Painted with Specialty Acrylic Paints!

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Do you hate carving pumpkins? Us too! That's why we paint or decoupage our pumpkins! Gather your supplies and have a pumpkin painting party with your family. This is an easy and affordable option for creating some unique pumpkins to decorate your home. Your pumpkin is a canv... Read more →

Posted 9/29/2021 12:12:33 PM

10 Summer Boredom Busters

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Summer is in full swing and you may be slowly running out of ideas to keep your kids occupied with things to do. It happens to every family each summer and by the end of the summer , you have resorted to movies and ipads to spend your time. Family time is important and we wan... Read more →

Posted 7/7/2021 1:59:56 PM

Splash into Summer!

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Ahhhhh is the beach calling your name? With summer in full swing you're probably having BBQs, block parties, swimming, or carpool the kiddos to camp. But you have to make time to rest and relax and what better way than at the beach! If you can't get to the beach this summer,... Read more →

Posted 6/15/2021 4:05:29 PM
faqs

Does Apple Barrel Color Pouring Medium hold up well on outdoor surfaces?

No, Apple Barrel Pouring Medium should be used on indoor surfaces only, as it is not designed to be permanent outdoor without an outdoor sealer or varnish applied.  When decorating an outdoor surface with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium mixed with Apple Barrel acrylic paints, the ...

On what types of surfaces can I use Apple Barrel Pouring Medium

Many surfaces can be decorated with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium, when premixed with Apple Barrel Acrylic paints, such as wood, papier mache, paper (for notecards), canvas, metal, and terra cotta.  If attempting to marbleize a sealed surface such as glassware, glazed ceramics, ...

How long does it take Apple Barrel Pouring Medium to dry?

Although the mixture of Apple Barrel Pouring Medium and Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints begins to set up soon after marbling and may be dry to the touch within approximately 1 hour, the project surface may not be completely dried until 24 hours after the pour.  Variables such as t...

How long does it take Apple Barrel Pouring Medium to cure?

Apple Barrel Pouring Medium when mixed with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints will dry to the touch within 24 hours, however, it will take approximately 48 hours before it is cured to the surface.  

Is it necessary to seal or varnish a project created using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium?

Projects created using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium mixed with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints MUST be sealed.  Project surfaces can be spray sealed using Apple Barrel Acrylic Lacquers (Matte, Satin, or Gloss Finishes) or brushed with Apple Barrel Artists’ Varnish (Satin or Gloss...

What makes Apple Barrel Pouring Medium different from other craft mediums?

Apple Barrel Pouring Medium is specifically formulated as a fluid paint medium designed to be used with fluid art techniques.  

Can I use water to thin Apple Barrel Pouring Medium?

Thinning Apple Barrel Pouring Medium is not necessary, as it is manufactured to the perfect consistency to create a variety of marbled effects using either the Direct Pour Method, the Dirty Pour Method, or the Flip Cup Method.  

Is a project created using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium dishwasher safe?

No, unfortunately, all projects created with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium are not dishwasher safe, nor should they be immersed in water.   These marbled surfaces should be used for decorative purposes only.  

Do I need to mix or shake Apple Barrel Pouring Medium before using it?

No, shaking Apple Barrel Marbling Medium may only introduce air bubbles into the product.  It is best not to shake before using.  

How should I clean my tools after using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium?

Because Apple Barrel Pouring Medium and Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints are water-based products rather than solvent-based products, cleanup is easy using soap and water.  

How should I mix Apple Barrel Pouring Medium with Apple Barrel Acrylics Paints? What is the best ratio of paint to medium?

Begin by pouring equal amounts of Apple Barrel Pouring Medium and an Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint color into a small cup or container.  Mix by gently stirring using a plastic spoon or wood Popsicle stick until thoroughly mixed.  Continue for each desired color.  

What are the best tools to use when working with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium?

A variety of miscellaneous tools can be used to create marbled effects using Apple Barrel Pouring Medium and Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints.  Tools to swirl paints such as: Popsicle sticks, wood skewers, an artist stylus, etc. are all helpful.  Push pins, raised platforms, or tin...

How should I prepare surfaces before painting with Apple Barrel Pouring Medium?

Apple Barrel Pouring Medium does not require a lot of surface prep.  The main concern is to have the surface thoroughly cleaned well prior to painting.  You may also find it easier to create a marbled effect over a surface that has been basecoated with Apple Barrel Acrylic Pai...