Paint Pouring Art Part 1

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

Learn how to freehand paint pour to create a masterpiece



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Paint Pouring Art Part 1

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Acrylic Paint (Various Colours) - you may need to thin your paints with water first so that they pour easier
  • Plastic Cup
  • Stretch Canvas
  • Bin bag
  • Tape
  • Masking tape

  1. Take your bin bag and tape it down to protect the surface you are working on
  2. Place your canvas on the bin bag
  3. Use masking tape to tape the back edges of the canvas to keep them clean
  4. Take your cup and start to pour the paint into the cup, slowly, layering the colours one colour at a time
  5. Take your cup and slowly start to pour your paint in a continuous ‘S’ shape across the canvas
  6. Place the cup back down
  7. Now lift up your canvas and slowly move and tilt the canvas around so the paint starts to move, slowly covering the whole space and it drops off the edge (make sure that your canvas is still over the bin bag to avoid getting it all over the place!)

  • Protect all surfaces before starting this activity!
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