Fluid Art | How to do a Dirty Pour

Fluid Art | How to do a Dirty Pour

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 5th 2021

Join Annie as she demonstrates how easy it is to create beautiful paint poured art using DecoArt Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour Acrylics!


    • plastic cups
    • aluminum foil pan
    • 12 x 12 canvas
    • disposable gloves
    • plastic tablecloth


    1. There are so many beautiful and fun paint pouring techniques. This artwork was created using a "Dirty Pour" technique. This method involves pouring several different paint colors in layers into the same cup, then pouring the cup of all colors directly onto your surface. Though the name says "dirty", the result is beautiful! Let's get started! Pour a little bit of Fuchsia in your cup.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Pour some Tropical Blue in your cup directly on top of the Fuchsia.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Pour Lavender on top of the Tropical Blue and Fuchsia.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Pour White on top of the Lavender, Tropical Blue, and Fuchsia.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Pour True Blue on top of the White, Lavender, Tropical Blue, and Fuchsia.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Repeat these steps until your cup is about halfway full.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Place four plastic cups into the aluminum pan. Position the canvas onto the small plastic cups. Once you have "poured", this will allow the paint to drip off the canvas sides and be caught in the pan. Using any motion you desire, pour the contents of your cup on the canvas.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Lift up the canvas and tilt it in different directions to allow the paint to spread all over the front and sides of the canvas.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Place the canvas back on the plastic cups. Watch the cells form as you allow your canvas to dry. The thicker the paint application, the longer the drying time. Be sure that the canvas remains flat until it is completely dry.
    18. Instruction #9