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Acrylic Pouring with Perfect Paints!

We are excited to share Designer, Eileen Lipkind's acrylic pouring using Perfect Paints Shimmering Matte Acrylics!

The trend of Pour Painting and abstract painting in general means that it’s easy for you to create artwork like you are seeing in home decor stores and on Pinterest. There are many, many ways to create a recipe for Pour Painting. Basically, you need to mix a “pouring medium” with acrylic paints. The pouring medium binds to the paint and makes the paint flow better and keeps the colors separated longer.

Pour painting is an innovative way to use acrylic paints to create an art piece. Instead of using tools like brushes or knives to create a piece of art, fluid paints can be poured directly onto the surface and the canvas tilted to move the paint around. Pouring paints allows for the colors to blend naturally as they come in contact with each other. This technique can be done either one color at a time, or with multiple paints to maximize color blending.

Products used:

  • Coral

  • Halo

  • Hydrangea

  • Bright Gold

  • Rainstorm

  • Moss Green

  • Floetrol ~ is a paint additive that makes interior and exterior latex / acrylic paint flow and level like oil-based paints.

  • Paper/plastic cup

  • 100% pure silicon

  • Canvas

  • Water

  • Large plastic to put canvas on and catch paint that falls off the canvas

You will need a flat, dust free area to dry your canvases.

The main colors that Eileen used on her canvases were Perfect Paints Coral, Hydrangea and Halo.


I first mixed together small amounts of bright gold , Moss green and rainstorm. In another cup i mixed together Coral and Hydrangea. Each color is mixed 50/50 with floetrol and few drops of silicone and water to get the correct consistency. The ideal consistency should resemble slightly thickened soup.

I use a large plastic cup to mix these colors together in small amounts in the cup alternating colors .

I began by pouring white paint on the canvas, spreading it out as a base.

Next I flipped my cup of mixed colors onto the canvas, letting the cup sit on the canvas for a minute to allow the paint to settle.

Next i lifted the cup to allow the paint to spill out onto the canvas. I moved the canvas in different directions to cover the entire canvas. Finally i used a heat gun to pop any bubbles that may come to the surface. U can change the look of the pattern by moving the paints.

When your canvases are completely dry, you will need to clean off the silicone to bring out the shine.

Eileen is a retired nurse and lampwork jewelry designer. She has been creating mixed media for almost 3 years. You can follow Eileen on instagram - Lipkindeileen or on Facebook - Eileen Lipkind

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