Paint Pouring Art Part 2

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

Learn how to use a colander to create a paint pouring masterpiece!



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Paint Pouring Art Part 2

60 Minutes | All | Indoors

  • Acrylic Paint (Various Colours) - you may need to thin your paints with water first so that they pour easier
  • Plastic Cups
  • Colander
  • 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. Use masking tape to tape the edges on the back of the canvas to keep them clean
  3. Take your cup and start to pour the paint into the cup, slowly, layering the colours one colour at a time
  4. Place your colander in the middle of your canvas
  5. Take your cup and start to pour your paint, very slowly, into the colander
  6. The paint will start to seep through the holes, continue to do this until all your paint is in the colander
  7. Ever so slowly, start to lift your colander up, the rest of the paint will filter through
  8. Put your colander to one side (remember it’s covered in paint so make sure you put it down on something or put it straight into a plastic bag to avoid a mess!
  9. Let your paint rest for a few minutes
  10. Slowly pick up your canvas and start to move and tilt the paint so it moves towards the edges of the frame
  11. You want to make sure the middle of your paint keeps its detail so slowly does it!
  12. Keep manoeuvring until the paint has poured over the sides
  13. Your painting is now finished – leave it to dry – it will take a while so be patient

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