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Paint Poured Boho Wood Bowl

By: Jennifer Rizzo
April 18, 2018

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Paint Poured Boho Wood Bowl
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I’ve very recently fallen in love with paint pouring! I always love being able to try new art supplies and techniques. After making a few canvases, which was really fun, I decided to see how else I could use the DecoArt Pouring Medium. I had an old wood bowl near our front door we use as a key drop when we come in. It could use a little bit of perking up, so I thought  it might be the perfect thing to use paint pouring on.

I used acrylic paints in the DecoArt Americana line for my project. I wanted colors that were bright and pretty, so I used White Peach, Sunny Day, Snow White, Slate Grey, and Melon. 

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Pouring Medium 16oz - Pouring Medium
  • DecoArt Clear Pouring Topcoat 16oz - Clear Pouring Topcoat
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Snow (Titanium) White
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - White Peach
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Sunny Day
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Melon
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Slate Grey
  • Tarp (or place to catch paint)
  • Disposable cups
  • Stirring stick
  • Paper towels
  • Clear container to pour from
  • Plastic gloves


Instruction #1 - Decoart craft acrylics and pouring medium
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I started by placing my bowl on my surface upside down, and I masked the bottom of the bowl with a paper round so it would stay clean when the paint was poured over the top. Even though you can use a pan underneath to catch the drippage, I decided to use a canvas. I thought it would be a great way to make abstract art by layering all of the paint over time, with each paint pouring project.

Instruction #2 - Cover bottom of wood bowl
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I mixed equal parts of my DecoArt Pouring Medium and acrylic paint in small paper cups.

Instruction #3 - Mix paint pouring medium in disposable cups
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After stirring, I poured the mixed medium and paint one at a time, into my recycled jar, pouring into the center on top of each other.

Instruction #4 - Pour colors in jar for paint pouring
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When everything was mixed, I poured the paint directly over the top of the bowl, and let it run down the sides. Picking up the canvas it was on, I tipped it side to side. I wanted the paint to run down the sides of the bowl but I didn’t want it to cover all of the wood completely.

Instruction #5 - Let pouring medium run down edges of bowl
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Once the paint had the right coverage, I removed the paper off of the bottom, and with a damp paper bowl wiped any paint while it was still wet. Carefully, I lifted it from the canvas by a clean edge, placing it upright on clean paper cups to dry, and to let any dripping paint run off. I also cleaned the inner lip of the bowl so the inside was free of any splotches or run over. I did check on the bowl occasionally and removed any drips from the bottom of the bowl.

Instruction #6 - Rest drying bowl on small paper cups
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Once it was dry, I flipped it back over to upside down on clean cups, and then poured the Clear Pouring TopCoat over the sides. I poured a little bit, and then used a soft brush to paint it on the rest of the way. The TopCoat has a nice feature where it self-levels, so I didn’t have any brush strokes when it dried.

Instruction #7 - top coat over the bowl
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I love using the new DecoArt Pouring Medium, and I just adore how my bowl turned out! It’s such a fun medium to work with, and I can think of a ton of projects to use it on!!!

Instruction #8 - Wood bowl decorated with paint pouring39
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Be sure to visit Jennifer Rizzo  for more projects and to learn more about Jennifer.


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