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DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art

Make your own stunning art with this easy and pretty DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea!

DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art

Hi again! I’ve recently had some fun making new wall art for my Dining Room and the Master Bathroom I just remodeled.

Today I’m sharing the DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial behind the pair of canvases I made for my Dining Room. I absolutely love how these turned out!

I used peach, pale peaches, pale pinks, greyish blue, blue, and golds in this pour. I custom mixed these colors to go together.

I recommend always mixing all your paints and holding the craft sticks you mix together, in the light.

That’ll help you pick the right shades to make sure the colors work. They can look a bit different inside those colored plastic cups I use for the pour.

You can find the tutorial for the 1x2 wood frames in my last post.

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Try this easy DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Art Idea to make your own low cost and beautiful wall art, includes full acrylic pour video. This is one of my favorite DIY Decor Projects, guys. #acrylicpour #diyart #diyproject #diyideas #artideas #artprojects #AbbottsAtHome
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Watch the DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art Video

Pouring Acrylic Paint on Canvas - Pastel Pink, Blue, Yellow - Acrylic Pour Painting with Blow Dryer

Materials Needed

  • Acrylic Paints – I love this Big Variety Pack
  • Art Canvas or 1/4″ Plywood
  • Some Cups and Craft Sticks for Mixing
  • Drop Cloth
  • Water and/or Floetrol
  • Blow Dryer – This might get paint on it. So, use a cheap one.
  • Matte Mod Podge & Foam Brush
A look at some of my mixed paints.

Acrylic Paint Pour Setup & Steps

Step One

Prep for this DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art 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 colors that you want to see most and less of the accent colors.

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 I’m guessing I used 3 parts paint, 1 part water, and 1 part floetrol for this pour.

For my last pour, I only used water and I don’t really see a difference in result. So, either would work.

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

After the first pass of my main paint colors.
After spreading the paint to the empty spots with a craft stick, I poured the darker accent colors for this DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring.

Step Three

Prop your canvas up off the table top, and make sure it’s flat.

Now, on to the fun part of this DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea. Pour the main colors, that you mixed the most of, in random circles, lines, drips, etc. across the canvas.

Follow that up with the accent colors, that you mixed less of, adding some wherever you feel like it should go.

Use craft sticks when necessary, to spread the paint into any spots still missing paint. Work fast so that the paint doesn’t start to dry.

Step Four

Once 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 video. 🙂

Step Five

Let your new masterpiece dry for 36 to 48 hours. When it’s completely dry, set the paint with a matte mod podge. And, you’re done!

I have to say that canvas is flexible and paint pours leave a thick layer of paint on the canvas.

That flexible canvas and thick paint can sometimes make hairline cracks in the paint.

A close up of a DIY paint pour using acrylic paint. Click to see steps and how to video. #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #AcrylicArt #Canvas #ArtIdeas #WallArt #DIYDecor #HandmadeArt
A close look at how the paint blends and breaks into cells with this technique.
A close up of a DIY paint pour using acrylic paint. Click to see steps and how to video. #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #AcrylicArt #Canvas #ArtIdeas #WallArt #DIYDecor #HandmadeArt
You can see a crack here. You don’t really notice it when you’re looking at the art as a whole. It’s just part of the beauty of this kind of art.

Even with a few cracks the art still looks beautiful, but I think using 1/4″ plywood works best for avoiding any cracks.

The mod podge helps hold everything in place on canvases, long term.

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
Each of these turned out beautiful and unique.
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
But, using the same colors turns them into a set that can be hung together.
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
Try this easy DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Art Idea to make your own low cost and beautiful wall art, includes full acrylic pour video. This is one of my favorite DIY Decor Projects, guys. #acrylicpour #diyart #diyproject #diyideas #artideas #artprojects #AbbottsAtHome
Don’t forget to Pin Me!

Check out my DIY Simple Wood Frame to see how I framed these canvases.

That’s it for this DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. Good Luck on your pour. 🙂

DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art

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

Make your own stunning art for less than $20 with this pretty DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. I love this DIY, guys!

Materials

Instructions

Step One

  1. Prep for this DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea 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

  1. Pick 4 to 8 paints to use in your pour. Use more of the colors that you want to see most and less of the accent colors. 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.
  2. I eyeballed it, but I'm guessing I used 3 parts paint, 1 part water, and 1 part floetrol for this pour. For my last pour, I only used water and I don't really see a difference in result. So, either would work.
  3. It's hard to tell exactly how much paint you need. But too much mixed up is always better than not enough. You want to have enough paint that it can be moved across the canvas with a blow dryer.

Step Three

  1. Prop your canvas up off the table top, and make sure it's flat. Now, on to the fun part of this DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea. Pour the main colors, that you mixed the most of, in random circles, lines, drips, etc. across the canvas. Follow that up with the accent colors, that you mixed less of, adding some wherever you feel like it should go.
  2. Use craft sticks when necessary, to spread the paint into any spots still missing paint. Work fast so that the paint doesn't start to dry.

Step Four

  1. Once 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 video. 🙂

Step Five

  1. Let your new masterpiece dry for 36 to 48 hours. When it's completely dry, set the paint with a matte mod podge. And, you're done! I have to say that canvas is flexible and paint pours leave a thick layer of paint on the canvas. That flexible canvas and thick paint can sometimes make hairline cracks in the paint.
  2. Even with a few cracks the art still looks beautiful, but I think using 1/4" plywood works best for avoiding any cracks. The mod podge helps hold everything in place on canvases, long term.

Notes

I used peach, pale peaches, pale pinks, greyish blue, blue, and golds in this pour. I custom mixed these colors to go together.

I recommend always mixing all your paints and holding the craft sticks you mix them with together, in the light, to make sure the colors work.

They can look a bit different inside those colored plastic cups I use for the pour.

Looking for another pour tutorial – that was a near huge fail?? Check out my Canvas Upcycle video, then go here to see the full DIY Old Canvas Pour tutorial and all of the pictures from that pour.

Paint over a Canvas Print - Acrylic Pour Near Fail and How I Saved It

That’s it for my DIY Acrylic Paint Pouring Art Idea. BUT, some of my incredibly talented blogger friends have also shared their latest Quick DIY Projects. See more Quick 2 Hour DIY Projects here.


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Holly

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Love it! I was doing a pour method, but I think I like the control of this more, so I will try it once I get my next batch of paint!

Stephanie

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Yay! I hope it turns out for you. I think it's more fun. :)

Kim @Serving Up Southern

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Hi Stephanie! I'm dropping back by to let you know that your one of my features this week at Homestyle Gathering. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope to see you at the party! >>> Kim

Stephanie

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Thanks so much, Kim!!!!

Debbee M

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Beautiful art in great color pallette, with easy to follow tutorial! Pinning for later. Thinking of trying a huge canvas for my son's loft.

Stephanie

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Thanks so much. A huge canvas would be a fun pour!

Kippi

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Wow! These turned out perfect. I love how you made them. Happy fall, Kippi Ps. Please share this post over on my site at the YTS blog hop (kippiathome.com)

Stephanie

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Thanks so much, Kippi!

Rhonda Gales

Saturday 24th of August 2019

This is so pretty and looks like fun. The tutorial was great. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

Stephanie

Saturday 24th of August 2019

Thanks so much, Rhonda!

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