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The Art of Acrylic Pour

During a YouTube rabbit hole plunge, I stumbled across acrylic pour videos. This art form involves layering paint mixtures in a cup first. Then, you flip the cup on a blank canvas and stretch the paint across it by tilting the canvas back and forth. It is a relatively simple technique that had beautiful results. No two paintings are ever the same.

 

I watched a couple of videos and decided I had to try it. After several failed recipe attempts, I finally found one that created the coveted cells that everyone talked about. Before long, I was hooked and couldn't get enough of it. 

I tried several techniques, experimented with negative space, and even started embellishing the pours with silhouettes, handpainted artwork, and decals. However, it didn't take long before I became frustrated with having no real control over the paint. Because I am a multidisciplinary artist that explores art forms, I decided to invent a way to control the pour. The rest, as they say, is history. iI

 

Acrylic Pour Artists

This is a list of Youtube artists that inspired me to try acrylic pour. Check out their channels today!

https://www.youtube.com/c/MyriamsNature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wimMbkNqdE

https://www.youtube.com/c/GinaDeLuca/videos

https://www.youtube.com/c/AcrylicPouring