I’ve very recently fallen in love with paint pouring! I always love being able to try new art supplies and techniques. After making a few canvases, which was really fun, I decided to see how else I could use the DecoArt Pouring Medium. I had an old wood bowl near our front door we use as a key drop when we come in. It could use a little bit of perking up, so I thought it might be the perfect thing to use paint pouring on.
- Americana Acrylics 2oz - Slate Grey (DAO68-3)
- DecoArt Clear Pouring Topcoat 16oz - Clear Pouring Topcoat (DS134-65)
- DecoArt Pouring Medium 16oz - Pouring Medium (DS135-65)
- Tarp (or Place To Catch Paint)
- Disposable Cups
- Stirring Stick
- Paper Towels
- Clear Container To Pour From
- Plastic Gloves
I started by placing my bowl on my surface upside down, and I masked the bottom of the bowl with a paper round so it would stay clean when the paint was poured over the top. Even though you can use a pan underneath to catch the drippage, I decided to use a canvas. I thought it would be a great way to make abstract art by layering all of the paint over time, with each paint pouring project.
I mixed equal parts of my DecoArt Pouring Medium and acrylic paint in small paper cups.
After stirring, I poured the mixed medium and paint one at a time, into my recycled jar, pouring into the center on top of each other.
When everything was mixed, I poured the paint directly over the top of the bowl, and let it run down the sides. Picking up the canvas it was on, I tipped it side to side. I wanted the paint to run down the sides of the bowl but I didn’t want it to cover all of the wood completely.
Once the paint had the right coverage, I removed the paper off of the bottom, and with a damp paper bowl wiped any paint while it was still wet. Carefully, I lifted it from the canvas by a clean edge, placing it upright on clean paper cups to dry, and to let any dripping paint run off. I also cleaned the inner lip of the bowl so the inside was free of any splotches or run over. I did check on the bowl occasionally and removed any drips from the bottom of the bowl.
Once it was dry, I flipped it back over to upside down on clean cups, and then poured the Clear Pouring TopCoat over the sides. I poured a little bit, and then used a soft brush to paint it on the rest of the way. The TopCoat has a nice feature where it self-levels, so I didn’t have any brush strokes when it dried.
I love using the new DecoArt Pouring Medium, and I just adore how my bowl turned out! It’s such a fun medium to work with, and I can think of a ton of projects to use it on!!!
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