All About Paint Pouring
Helpful tips and tricks to help you get started with your October Smart Art Box featuring Acrylic Paint Pouring!
- Use an aluminum baking tray to catch the excess paint. You can line it with wax paper to easily remove the dried paint skins and use them for other projects.
- A good way to use leftover paint on your pan is to place a new surface such as glass, wood panel, painting paper, etc. to pick up a print from the excess dripped paint. Many times it creates its own beautiful design as it drips over.
- Swirl the paint as you pour it into your dirty pour cup to create more interesting effects.
- You can use alcohol inks, acrylic inks, or india inks as additives in your paint pour to create a wider range in designs. Using paints with different viscosities means they also have different flow rates. So they will interact differently and create interesting patterns on the surface.
- You can reuse your cup 2-3 times to create new pours.
- Apply small amounts of silicone oil at a time. Allow the silicone to take effect in order to see how much more is needed.
- To activate the Pebeo Oil Marker, shake well, then pump the tip on a scrap surface until the ink begins to flow to the tip.
Stay creative all month long by completing Smart Art’s weekly challenge:
- Follow the four weekly prompts as inspiration to complete an art piece using the materials in your box.
- Post your artwork using #smartartproject and #smartartweekly.
- Earn 500 peacock points when you complete all four challenges!