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Fluid Art l Balloon Swirl Pour

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

Fluid Art l Balloon Swirl Pour
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Fluid Art l Balloon Swirl Pour

Fluid Art l Balloon Swirl Pour

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Step up your basic paint pouring, made possible with DecoArt® Pouring Medium™, with this new technique.

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DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Blue Green Light (DMFA01)
  • Cobalt Teal Hue (DMFA10)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Silver (Metallic) (DMFA48)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)
  • Vermilion (DMFA45)

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

  • Pouring Medium (DS135)

Other supplies

  • disposable gloves
  • canvas (16" x 20")
  • wet wipes
  • plastic cups (large and small)
  • aluminum foil pan
  • balloon (2 or more)
  • stir sticks


  1. Paint the entire canvas in Titanium White.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Pour each of the listed Media Fluid Acrylic colors into a separate small plastic cup. Add an equal amount of Pouring Medium to each cup and stir.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Place four large plastic cups into the foil pan and lay the canvas on the cups. Lay down a diagonal base of the Titanium White mix onto the canvas. (See photo.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Layer each color directly onto the canvas in puddles along the diagonal, pouring each color inside of the previously-poured puddle. (See photo.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Blow up a balloon.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Swirl this balloon along the diagonal and blend the pools of color into each other and slightly out.
    Step 5 Example
  7. The finish product will look something like this.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Add more Titanium White on each side of the diagonal. Blow up another balloon into a smaller form and use this to swirl the paint and the previously poured area into each other, blending it into the Titanium White area a bit more.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Touch up any areas along the diagonal with Titanium White.
    Step 8 Example