You can use our color theory pouring guide for some help there. By color harmony we usually mean a combination of 2 and more colors that has a certain pleasing visual effect.
The perception of harmony is subjective and varies from person to person but generally harmony linked to balance and symmetry.
Acrylic pouring how to mix paint. Add water a few drops at a time until you get a consistency where when elevated with a stirring stick to 1 off the surface the paint drips it off and creates a mound and disappears within a second. For each technique in acrylic pouring youll need to have your paint mixed and ready to go. 322020 An easy way to prepare paint for an acrylic pour is to use one-part acrylic paint and mix it with two parts of Elmers Glue-All or Flood Floetrol.
322021 Acrylic paint pouring is all the rage among artists professionals and amateurs alike. 7182019 A good rule of thumb is one or two drops per fl oz of paint the more you mix the smaller and more scattered the cells will be. Then you add a little bit of water to make the mixture runny like honey or even runnier.
4202018 This is a tutorial on how I mix my paints for acrylic pouring. While acrylic paint is relatively waterproof once dry mixing water directly with wet acrylic paint can do more harm than good. Sometimes the artwork looks like marble and other times it looks like geodes.
With paint mixed to a thin consistency and poured onto a canvas gravity does all the work as you tilt the canvas in different directions to create one-of-a-kind patterns. Once your paint is on the canvas you can move it in any direction to get the effect you are looking for and you can also use a heat gun creme brulee torch or a hair dryer. The less you mix the larger the cells will be.
When youre starting out and if youre on an extremely tight budget theres no harm whatsoever in grabbing a few inexpensive bottles of craft acrylic 16 cent ceramic tile and a cup of water and creating your first pour. Thats why we dont recommend using more than a little water in your mixes if any. Set your paints off to the side.
Harmony is the next important aspect of color theory for acrylic pouring. First decide on the colors you want to use. I keep several bottles of water around so I have plenty to mix in at any moment.
So depending on how large your painting is will depend on how much paint and Floetrol to use. The water is used to mix the acrylic paint and medium all the way down to a very fluid consistency. A guide for bginners- learn how to mix colors with acrylics secondary colors warm and cool colors skin colorsPlease consider supporting me on patreon a.
How much water you add really depends on the pouring medium youre using and the paint so thi. 7192018 I mix my paints the same way for everything like dirty cup flips swiping and puddle pours. Ad Liven up the walls in your home with some beautiful creative acrylic pouring art ideas.
However by adding the water you sacrifice the integrity of the paint so that the color is lessened and the acrylics lose their hold on your canvas. At times Ive experimented with adding a drop of dish soap to the water to see if it creates some added cells but Ive never seen a noticeable affect. Next you need to properly mix your paint with the medium and water.
162020 The best way to start out is to add a few drops and mix it into the acrylic paint pouring medium right before you pour. Ad Liven up the walls in your home with some beautiful creative acrylic pouring art ideas. A heat gun can move the paint.
I use a 11 ratio of acrylic paint to Floetrol. 4182017 When you thin with water you make paints runnier and easier to work with.