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. 🙂
Watch the DIY Paint Pouring Wall Art Idea Video
- 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
Pour Setup & Steps
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.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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