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Acrylic Poured Canvas Art

By: Mariah Leeson
January 26, 2018

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Acrylic Poured Canvas Art

This year I've made it one of my goals to try new craft mediums and projects. I decided to start with a technique that has been all the rage lately and created my own acrylic pour fluid art canvas.

I've seen this creative technique pop up all over the internet lately, but to be honest any kind of artwork tends to intimidate me. While I consider myself a fairly creative person, I tend to shy away from any kind of art project because I dislike not knowing the outcome. I think when it comes to abstract art or painting you have to be able to go with the flow and enjoy the process and not stress so much over the outcome, which is why this is the perfect project for me to tackle.  

I was super surprised at how easy this was, and how unique and beautiful it turned out. I have a feeling I'll be giving this acrylic pour fluid art technique another try very soon, and you should too!

Items needed:

  • Americana Premium Acrylics - Titanium White
  • Americana Premium Acrylics - Phthalo Turquoise
  • Americana Premium Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Americana Premium Acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • Americana Premium Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Americana Premium Mediums - Extender Medium
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz - Vintage Brass
  • White canvas
  • Wood craft sticks
  • Plastic cups
  • Water


Pour each paint color into the plastic cup.

Add a little bit of water and begin stirring until the paint thins out and can easily be poured from the cup. 

Take the cup with the Titanium White paint and begin pouring each color of paint into the cup and layer each color on top of the other.

Prime the canvas with the Americana Premium Extender Medium.  Use the wooden craft stick to smooth the paint evenly over the canvas.

Hold the cup of layered paint above the canvas, in the center, and move the cup in a circular motion slowly pouring it onto the canvas.  

Carefully lift the corners of the canvas, one at a time, to slowly move the paint around the canvas.  

If you want to fill in any white space repeat step 5 and 6 to get the desired look.

Let the canvas dry completely and then proudly display your new abstract art.

I can see this technique being used for so many fun projects and look forward to trying it on different surfaces and with different pouring techniques.

Have you created an acrylic fluid pour art canvas before?

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This looks like great fun! I think I might have to try it!

Naomi S.

January 27, 2018

I hope to try this technique out!


February 6, 2018

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