Try this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea

Try this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea

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Make your own stunning art with this easy and pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea!

Hi again! I’ve recently had some fun making new wall art for my Dining Room and the Master Bathroom I just remodeled. Today I’m sharing the DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial behind the pair of canvases I made for my Dining Room. I absolutely love how these turned out!

I used peach, pale peaches, pale pinks, greyish blue, blue, and golds in this pour. I custom mixed these colors to go together. I recommend always mixing all your paints and holding the craft sticks you mix them with together, in the light, to make sure the colors work. They can look a bit different inside those colored plastic cups I use for the pour.

You can find the tutorial for the 1×2 wood frames in my last post. Follow me on Instagram to get sneak peeks of all of my latest DIY projects. AND, be sure to check out my link at the bottom of this post to more Quick, 2-Hour or less DIY Projects from some of my favorite blogger friends. 🙂

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Materials Needed

  • Acrylic Paints – I love this Big Variety Pack
  • Art Canvas or 1/4″ Plywood
  • Some Cups and Craft Sticks for Mixing
  • Drop Cloth
  • Water and/or Floetrol
  • Blow Dryer – This might get paint on it. So, use a cheap one.
  • Matte Mod Podge & Foam Brush
A look at some of my mixed paints.

Pour Setup & Steps

Step One

Prep for this DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea by applying a base coat of paint. White acrylic will work fine on a canvas. Wood needs a coat of a good latex primer to protect it from water. Let that base coat dry.

Step Two

Pick 4 to 8 paints to use in your pour. Use more of the colors that you want to see most and less of the accent colors. Mix each color in a cup with enough water to make it flow off the craft stick when you pick it up out of the cup.

I eyeballed it, but I’m guessing I used 3 parts paint, 1 part water, and 1 part floetrol for this pour. For my last pour, I only used water and I don’t really see a difference in result. So, either would work.

It’s hard to tell exactly how much paint you need. But too much mixed up is always better than not enough. You want to have enough paint that it can be moved across the canvas with a blow dryer.

After the first pass of my main paint colors.
After spreading the paint to the empty spots with a craft stick, I poured the darker accent colors.
Step Three

Prop your canvas up off the table top, and make sure it’s flat. Now, on to the fun part of this DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea. Pour the main colors, that you mixed the most of, in random circles, lines, drips, etc. across the canvas. Follow that up with the accent colors, that you mixed less of, adding some wherever you feel like it should go.

Use craft sticks when necessary, to spread the paint into any spots still missing paint. Work fast so that the paint doesn’t start to dry.

Step Four

Once the surface is full of wet paint, you’re ready for the blow dryer. Turn it on high and blow across the surface from any direction to find a look you love. You can see how I did it in the video. 🙂

Step Five

Let your new masterpiece dry for 36 to 48 hours. When it’s completely dry, set the paint with a matte mod podge. And, you’re done! I have to say that canvas is flexible and paint pours leave a thick layer of paint on the canvas. That flexible canvas and thick paint can sometimes make hairline cracks in the paint.

A close up of a DIY paint pour using acrylic paint. Click to see steps and how to video. #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #AcrylicArt #Canvas #ArtIdeas #WallArt #DIYDecor #HandmadeArt
A close look at how the paint blends and breaks into cells with this technique.
A close up of a DIY paint pour using acrylic paint. Click to see steps and how to video. #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #AcrylicArt #Canvas #ArtIdeas #WallArt #DIYDecor #HandmadeArt
You can see a crack here. You don’t really notice it when you’re looking at the art as a whole. It’s just part of the beauty of this kind of art.

Even with a few cracks the art still looks beautiful, but I think using 1/4″ plywood works best for avoiding any cracks. The mod podge helps hold everything in place on canvases, long term.

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Each of these turned out beautiful and unique.
Make your own stunning art for less than $20 with this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. I love this DIY Art Project, guys! Anyone can do this. #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #PaintPouring #PouringPaint #AcrylicPaint #DIYDecor
But, using the same colors turns them into a set that can be hung together.

Make your own stunning art for less than $20 with this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. I love this DIY Art Project, guys! Anyone can do this. #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #PaintPouring #PouringPaint #AcrylicPaint #DIYDecor

Check out my DIY Simple Wood Frame to see how I framed these canvases.

That’s it for this DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea & Tutorial. Good Luck on your pour. 🙂

Try this easy DIY Paint Pouring Art Idea to make your own low cost and beautiful wall art, includes full acrylic pour video. This is one of my favorite DIY Decor Projects, guys. #acrylicpour #diyart #diyproject #diyideas #artideas #artprojects #AbbottsAtHome
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That’s it for my DIY Paint Pouring Art Idea. BUT, some of my incredibly talented blogger friends have also shared their latest Quick DIY Projects. See more Quick 2 Hour DIY Projects here.


Looking for more easy DIY home decor? Check out this Easy DIY Resin Tray Tutorial and Video.

Or, this Paint Pour Tutorial & Video I used for pretty drawer bottoms.

This Fun & Easy DIY Acrylic Pour Tutorial is a great way to make unique and low cost art. But, how about using that acrylic pour on drawers and furniture?! #AbbottsAtHome #AcrylicPaint #DIYHomeDecor #AcrylicPouring


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42 thoughts on “Try this pretty DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea

  1. Wowser!! That looks like so much fun to do!! And looks AMAZING! I totally want to try and make one!!

  2. Absolutely incredible job! Very impressive, for sure. You make it look so easy.
    Each piece looks professionally done.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love it! I would never had thought to use a blow dryer to spread the paint around!

  4. seriously about to do this in our new vanity drawers! I love this because pouring paint is about as “artistic” I get so it’s easy but looks SO unique!! pinning this bad boy for later

  5. This art is stunning and it is prettier than the ones that I have seen in the stores. You are so talented.

  6. These turned out amazing! Love the colors you used and how easy it looks!!

  7. These are beautiful pieces, I love the colors you chose. They are unique just perfect in your room.

  8. I love these so much (but you know that already) colorful but moody, I bet you could sell these, they’re that good!

  9. Beautiful! I have been wanting to try paint pouring but have been a little afraid of the mess! But your tutorial makes it much less daunting. I’m going to have to give it a try!

  10. Those came out great! My boys and I have tried pour painting a few times on smaller canvases and we just love the unpredictability of it all. We work outside on our lawn though so I don’t have to worry nearly as much about making a huge mess. We’ll have to try a set using a hair dryer. Pinned.

  11. Great job! I also like the fames you did for these paintings.

  12. This looks like so much fun and the paintings look amazing. What a great idea!!

  13. Love this technique! I just discovered paint pouring this past year, and I cant get enough of it!

  14. Love them, they look great! I’ve bought the paint and canvases and now all I need to do it go for it. Looks so fun!

  15. There are so many techniques you can do with these paints…great to see another interesting tutorial.

  16. Paint pour art is always so beautiful! Your pieces are just lovely!

  17. Hi Stephanie!
    These are so pretty! What a neat technique. I love how you can make a set by using the same colors. Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering Link Party! Have a wonderful day!
    >>> Kim

  18. Love this idea!! These pieces are super pricey to buy but this is great as you can customize your palette to suit the space. Thanks for sharing!

  19. These turned out so great. I can’t get enough of paint pouring. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

  20. Those look amazing on the walls! Great tutorial, too! So glad to have you at Tuesday Turn About!

  21. This is so pretty and looks like fun. The tutorial was great. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

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