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Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial – Dutch Pour

This Fun & Easy Dutch Style DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique, pretty, and low cost art. With video to show you how!

DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial

I’m such a sucker for acrylic pour videos. How about you? They’re fun to watch, right? But, guess what? They’re more fun to do.

Here’s my Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial to help you get started.

AND, you can easily turn these into wall art, tabletops, or even colorful and pretty drawer bottoms.

Today, I’ll walk you through the pour tutorial first. Then show you how to add these to your drawers.

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost art. But, how about using that acrylic pour on drawers and furniture?! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring

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Step by Step Acrylic Pour Tutorial with how to video. Grab your favorite acrylic paint colors and a canvas or 1/4" plywood. to try this easy DIY acrylic pour tutorial!
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Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial – Pour Videos

For this first pour I used mainly blues with a touch of white, yellow, and gold.

Easy DIY Abstract Acrylic Paint Pouring Art with a Blow Dryer - Blue, White, and Gold

The second pour went heavy on yellow with blue and gold as the accent.
Abstract Acrylic Pour Painting with Hair Dryer - Blues and Yellows
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I love the way these colors turned out!

Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial – Pour Setup

Step One

Prep your canvas or wood for the pour by applying a base coat of paint. White acrylic will work fine on a canvas. Wood needs a coat of a good latex primer to protect it from water. Let that base coat dry.

Step Two

Pick 4 to 8 paints to use in your pour. Use more of the color that you want to be dominate. Mix each color in a cup with enough water to make it flow off the craft stick when you pick it up out of the cup.

I eyeballed it. But it might be a 2 parts water, 1 part paint ratio. Mix one cup of enough white or slightly off white base too. You need enough of this white to cover the whole piece.

It’s hard to tell exactly how much paint you need. But too much is always better than not enough. You want to have so much paint that it can be moved across the canvas with a blow dryer. You can always save leftovers for another pour.

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost wall art. I love Cheap & Easy DIY Wall Art! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring
Step Three

Set your canvas or wood on top of something to keep it from touching your drop cloth. Make sure the canvas or wood is still flat.

Pour the watered down white base across the whole surface. Use a craft stick or other stiff flat edge to spread it across the surface and on the 4 edges.

Leave that white layer kinda thick. Thicker than if it was brushed on. See both of my videos to see the base I started with.

Step Four

Now, it’s the fun part of this easy DIY acrylic pour tutorial when you get to be creative. Pour the main color in random circles, lines, drips, etc. across the canvas. Follow that up with the each color. Adding some wherever you feel like it should go.

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Once every cup has been poured and the surface is full of wet paint, you’re ready for the blow dryer. Turn it on high and blow across the surface from any direction to find a look you love. You can see how I did it in the videos above. 🙂

Step Five

Let your new masterpiece dry for 24 to 36 hours. When it’s completely dry, set the paint with a spray on polyurethane. And, you’re done!

Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial – Drawer Bottoms

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost art. But, how about using that acrylic pour on drawers and furniture?! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring

I added my 1/4″ Plywood Bottoms to drawers I built by just screwing them onto the drawer frame. BUT, you can add these to existing drawers too.

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost art. But, how about using that acrylic pour on drawers and furniture?! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring

Just cut your 1/4″ plywood to the exact size of the inside of your drawer. Do your pour, let it dry and apply 2 coats of a protective polyurethane. Then drop it into the drawer.

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost art. But, how about using that acrylic pour on drawers and furniture?! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring

To make it easy to pull out when needed, attach a few inches of ribbon. Two inches glued to the bottom of the plywood and two inches hanging out at the back of the drawer. Then you can grab the ribbon and pull the plywood out, if needed.

That’s it for this Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial. Good Luck on your pour!

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Make your own stunning art for less than $20 with this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. I love this DIY Art Project, guys! Anyone can do this. #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #PaintPouring #PouringPaint #AcrylicPaint #DIYDecor

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Thanks for checking out my Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial. Please let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.

roseannmhampton

Monday 25th of March 2019

What a fun project to add color to your drawers! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

Stephanie

Wednesday 27th of March 2019

Thanks so much, Roseann!

Marie InteriorFrugalista

Friday 22nd of March 2019

What a great idea, Stephanie to do an acrylic pour to line drawers. Talk about a gorgeous element of surprise! Pinned. Thanks for sharing this idea with us at the Talk Of The Town Party :)

Stephanie

Friday 22nd of March 2019

Thanks so much, Marie!!

Lisa D.

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

These are adorable! My sister plays with acrylic pour. Now she pours on everything from coasters to album records. haha. I need to show here these drawers. Good job! Lisa

Stephanie

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

I can see why she loves it. They are so much fun! :)

Kari

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Very clever and pretty Stephanie. Thanks again for linking up with Celebrate Your Story. Kari @ Me and My Captain

Stephanie

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Thanks so much, Kari!

Michelle Churchman

Saturday 16th of March 2019

What a novel idea! Love it!

Stephanie

Sunday 17th of March 2019

Thanks so much, Michelle!

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