ACRYLIC POURING TECHNIQUES

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.

clean pour technique

"CLEAN POUR" TECHNIQUE

Unlike a “Dirty Pour” a clean pour is generally more controlled, resulting in still free flowing paint effects with definded shapes. 

a range of tools and products to help you get the best end result

POURING TIPS & TRICKS

Tips and tricks to help you get the best end result.

dirty pour technique

"DIRTY POUR" TECHNIQUE 

Put simply it is pouring pre-mixed colours in to a cup and then pouring them onto your painting surface in a single puddle.The paints mix as they leave the cup and can create some dynamic marbling effects. 

using a blowtorch for the swipe wipe technique

SWIPE WIPE TECHNIQUE 

Creating cells with Derivan Pouring medium using the swipe wipe technique can be used to create interesting random cell-like patterns on your artwork.