Summer Paint Pour

Summer Paint Pour

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 3rd 2018

Summer is finally here and I'm feeling all of the colorful vibes that come with this season. I have been having so much fun with the latest paint trend and paint pouring techniques that I decided to create a colorful new summer canvas and add a pop of color to my home decor.  

I've never felt very confident when it comes to painting artwork, but with this technique, I definitely feel my inner artist come to life. It's so easy and you truly can't mess it up. I've tried a couple different techniques and paint pouring styles, like I did here with my Fluid Acrylic Poured Canvas Art and these DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coasters, but, so far my favorite technique is the "dirty pour."

I love seeing how all of the paints will mix and interact with each other as they hit the canvas. And I really love that I can create colorful and easy custom artwork for my home. I think you will love it too, so let's give it a try!

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Start by pouring each paint color into the plastic cups.

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Add the DecoArt Pouring Medium to each of the cups, for craft acrylics a 1:1 ratio of paint to pouring medium is recommended. Mix slowly into the paint to avoid creating bubbles.  

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After mixing the medium into each color, start to layer each color into a single cup. The first color you pour into the cup will be the last to appear on your surface and likely the most prominent.

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For a "dirty pour" you want to pour straight onto your surface, I found that the easiest way to do this is to place your canvas on top of you cup face down and flip it over.  

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Carefully lift the corners of the canvas, one at a time, to slowly move the paint around the canvas.  

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If you have white space and want to fill it in, you can add more paint with a craft stick and continue to move the paint around the canvas by tilting it, taping it or using a straw to gently blow the paint around.

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Let the canvas dry completely and then proudly display your new summer abstract art. I paired my fun new artwork with my DIY Foam Popsicle Sign and a summer-themed letter board.

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