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Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : My First Stretched Canvas Pour with Floetrol + Silicone Oil (Video)

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : My First Stretched Canvas Pour with Floetrol + Silicone Oil #acrylicpouring #pourpainting

Up until now, I’ve only used canvas panels for acrylic pouring, but I thought it was time that I graduated to stretched canvas. In this video, I’ll show you how it turned out and the things about pouring on stretched canvas that were a little bit of a change from what I’ve been used to with the canvas panels.

My main concern was mixing enough paint / Floetrol to cover the entire canvas since it was a larger surface than I’m used working with. I ended up deciding to do a double flip cup technique at the last minute, instead of using just one cup, to make sure that I had enough paint. I actually ended up with more than enough paint to cover the canvas, so yay to that!

Check out the video below to see the step-by-step process for making my first stretched canvas acrylic pour painting:

Supplies Used in This Project

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Husky Plastic Sheeting (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter’s dropcloth)

Foil Cookie Trays (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting – I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

Vinyl / Nitrile Gloves (if you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves – I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used DecoArt Crafters Acrylic White + Craft Smart Vanilla (for the off white), Americana Ultramarine Blue + Apple Barrel Wild Iris + a little bit of Americana Carousel Pink and Delta Ceramcoat Black (for the purple-y blue), and Americana Saffron Yellow + Apple Barrel Wild Iris (for the mustard yellow))

Floetrol (I used a ratio of 1:1 Floetrol to paint, but if you have a thicker paint, you might want to go to 60/40 Floetrol to paint or add a little bit of water to thin things out to a good consistency)

Plastic Cups (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture – you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

Wood Craft Sticks (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture – I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

Artist’s Loft Brand 12 x 12 Inch Canvas (Michael’s brand)

Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour – I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

Spot On 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant to create cells in acrylic pour paintings. I used about 20 drops / 1/8 teaspoon to about 3 Tablespoons of the Floetrol/paint mixture.

Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners : Testing DecoArt Pouring Medium

Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners : Testing DecoArt Pouring Medium (Video) #pourpainting #acrylicpouring

In today’s video, I’m testing out the DecoArt Pouring Medium. This medium is a little bit more expensive than Floetrol and pricier than the DIY glue and water pouring medium that I’ve been using, but it already has an additive in there for creating cells, so that’s a bonus.

This medium was thinner than the other mediums that I’ve worked with so far. I used a 1:1 ratio of craft acrylics to pouring medium, and this was the recommended ratio on the jar of pouring medium. If you like your paint/medium mix to be on the thicker side, you could probably get away with a 60/40 mix.

Acrylic Pour Painting DecoArt Pouring Medium #pourpainting #acrylicpouring

Overall, I like this medium so far. It doesn’t create huge cells, but it definitely does create cells. I didn’t add heat to them, so I don’t know how their size would’ve increased had I done so. When the paintings dried, I did notice that the colors tended to be more muted and less saturated than they tend to be with Floetrol or the DIY glue and water pouring mediums, but it could just be the colors that I used in these paintings. I’ll have to do more testing to see if this is typical.

Check out the video below to learn how to see how DecoArt Pouring medium performs for acrylic pouring:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Husky Plastic Sheeting (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter’s dropcloth)

Foil Cookie Tray (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting – I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

Vinyl / Nitrile Gloves (if you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves – I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used DecoArt Crafters Acrylic White, Martha Stewart Cloud, a mix of DecoArt Americana Light Avocado + DecoArt Americana Saffron Yellow (for the olive green color), and a mix of Folk Art Aqua + Craft Smart Campground + Delta Ceramcoat Black (for the dark aqua color) craft acrylic paints)

DecoArt Pouring Medium (I used a ratio of 1:1 pouring medium to paint as recommended for craft acrylics)

Plastic Cups (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture – you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

Wood Craft Sticks (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture – I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

Art Alternatives 8×10 Canvas Panels

Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour – I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : Floetrol and Silicone Oil

Acrylic Pouring for Beginners : Floetrol and Silicone Oile #acrylicpouring #paintpouring #floetrol

Finally, Floetrol! Floetrol is one of the most popular pouring mediums for acrylic pouring, and in today’s acrylic pouring for beginners video I’ll show you how my very first Floetrol pour went. I also used silicone oil, which created lots of little cells throughout my paintings.

I had enough paint / pouring medium mixed for two paintings. The first painting didn’t turn out quite how I wanted, but as it dried I really liked the texture that the cells created throughout the painting, and I loved the darker areas of color along either side of the whiter center area. The second painting had larger areas of the blue colors, which I loved, and I also created an area of negative space on the top left of the painting with white paint. I like the sharp cutoff between the solid area of white and the blues. It creates great contrast and makes the colors stand out even more.

Acrylic Pouring Floetrol and Silicone #pourpainting #acrylicpouring #floetrol

Check out the video below to learn how to do paint pouring with Floetrol as a pouring medium:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Husky Plastic Sheeting (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter’s dropcloth)

Foil Cookie Tray (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting – I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

Vinyl / Nitrile Gloves (if you don’t want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves – I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used DecoArt Crafters Acrylic White, Martha Stewart Summer Haze, Folk Art Aqua, and a mix of Americana Ultramarine Blue and Midnight blue craft paints)

Floetrol (I used a ratio of 1:1 Floetrol to paint, but if you have a thicker paint, you might want to go to 60/40 Floetrol to paint or add a little bit of water to thin things out to a good consistency)

Plastic Cups (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture – you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

Wood Craft Sticks (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture – I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

Art Alternatives 8×10 Canvas Panels

Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour – I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

Spot On 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant to create cells in acrylic pour paintings. I used about 20 drops / 1/8 teaspoon to about 3 Tablespoons of the Floetrol/paint mixture.

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