The pouring technique, also known as fluid art, consists of pouring acrylic paint to create an abstract painting. The pouring is a fun painting technique that allows you to create unique and inimitable pieces without the need to use the traditional brush, and can be done at any age. The magic that encloses this technique lies in the randomness of the resulting drawing, which is possible to create with liquid paint mixed together. Before starting, it is important to protect the work area well, since it is a technique that can get a lot of dirt, since we will be pouring liquids. Because of its multiple techniques, it is a form of experimentation of materials and colors. On the one hand, a spill called coated spill can be performed for a result with intense and opaque colors. And, on the other, if you are looking for something more similar to watercolor, the technique is called wash pouring.
The most important thing is to take into account the materials with which the fluid acrylic technique is carried out: fluid acrylic paint. This paint has a lighter consistency than the rest and therefore facilitates its pouring, we recommend the Golden brand acrylic paints. In case you do not have fluid acrylic you can start using normal acrylic paint diluted with water (but this entails some disadvantages. Depending on the result you are looking for, you may have to add another product to the acrylic paint such as water or a medium. Add water : As we have already said, to increase the fluidity of the paint you can add water to the acrylic.For a coated spill it is enough to add a part of water for every ten of paint.In contrast, for a wash spill, the amount of water must be greater but without passing, at most one part of water for each part of paint If there is too much water the paint will not adhere properly Mediums: The mediums used for this technique are called Pouring Medium or Medium smoothing and can be found With dense consistency and normal consistency, and now also with a matt and glossy finish.
How to perform the technique of Pouring? To make the acrylic fluid, you just have to let creativity, and paint, flow! Direct Pouring: This direct pouring technique consists of applying the paint directly on the canvas, creating puddles of paint and moving the surface to one side and the other, and up and down, to cover it completely. Dirty Pour: The dirty or dirty pour technique is based on the use of a plastic cup to pour the colors onto the canvas. It consists of mixing the colors little by little inside the glass. Once the layers are placed you must pour the content on the canvas. This pouring can be done in several ways, the most common are: pouring from the glass directly. Place the canvas on the full glass and turn it over. When it is upside down you just have to lift the glass little by little. For this technique it is important that the acrylic is not very liquid, however, the colors inside the glass will be mixed and the result will be a dirty color without different shades. Pouring Medium acts as a diluting agent and a binder. The mediums give us a smoother flow and help the paints with a mixture of colors act more evenly. The pouring technique does not apply only to canvases, but the possibilities are endless. You can apply pouring to any type of surface, creativity without limits! Did you ever think of decorating a piece of furniture with the technique of pouring and chalky paint?^