Acrylic Pouring Techniques
Derivan Pouring Medium

Derivan Pouring Medium is ideal for creating vibrant abstract paintings; whether it is using the medium as the favourite “dirty pour” technique or a clean pour to allow for considered shapes of colour, Derivan Pouring Medium is essential in assisting the flow of acrylic paint.

What is Acrylic Pouring?

Acrylic pouring is a painting technique where acrylic paint is mixed with Derivan Pouring Medium and then poured onto a surface in a variety ways. Colours are poured directly from individual cups, and other times multiple colours are combined into one cup and poured together. Look below for all sorts of techniques that will get you started in your Acrylic Pouring journey.

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Product Profile - Derivan Block Ink Medium and Extender

Derivan Block Ink Medium and Extender is a versatile medium which can be used in two ways to create fantastic relief prints. As an extender - add to Derivan Block Ink colour's to extend and make your colour's more transparent without losing the body of then paint as would it happen when adding water. As a medium - add Derivan Acrylics to Block Ink Medium and Extender to create block ink from the paint.

When using as an extender add from 1:9 to 9:1 ratio of Block Ink Medium & Extender to Derivan Block Ink colour. Up to about 3:7 ratio the colour will be extended, after this the colour will start to become more transparent. Tackiness may also increase. When using as medium to turn acrylic paint into block ink a ratio of 6:4 Block Ink Medium & Extender to Derivan Acrylic colours is recommended.

About Derivan Block Ink

This block printing ink has the perfect consistency for lino and wood block printing, and transfers onto paper. It is non-toxic, water-based, and washes up easily in water.

Derivan developed this unique product for art and craft courses to give people a premium quality block printing ink that did not contain harmful solvents. Derivan Block Ink is therefore non-toxic and easy to clean up, while still giving the feel of a professional-grade oil-based printing ink.

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