Fluid Art l Balloon Swirl Pour

Fluid Art l Balloon Swirl Pour

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 10th 2019

Step up your basic paint pouring, made possible with DecoArt® Pouring Medium™, with this new technique.


    • disposable gloves
    • canvas
    • wet wipes
    • plastic cups
    • aluminum foil pan
    • balloon
    • stir sticks


    1. Paint the entire canvas in Titanium White.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Pour each of the listed Media Fluid Acrylic colors into a separate small plastic cup. Add an equal amount of Pouring Medium to each cup and stir.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Place four large plastic cups into the foil pan and lay the canvas on the cups. Lay down a diagonal base of the Titanium White mix onto the canvas. (See photo.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Layer each color directly onto the canvas in puddles along the diagonal, pouring each color inside of the previously-poured puddle. (See photo.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Blow up a balloon.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Swirl this balloon along the diagonal and blend the pools of color into each other and slightly out.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. The finish product will look something like this.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Add more Titanium White on each side of the diagonal. Blow up another balloon into a smaller form and use this to swirl the paint and the previously poured area into each other, blending it into the Titanium White area a bit more.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Touch up any areas along the diagonal with Titanium White.
    18. Instruction #9