13 Hacks and Tips for Pouring Acrylics

Welcome! I’ve been pretty well obsessed with poured acrylic painting lately. There’s so much I love about it: deciding the palettes, the uncertainty of the mixing and the beautiful color wheel of surprises that are revealed when you pick up that flip cup and see the beginning of the creation!

While I haven’t been doing this very long myself, I have learned a LOT recently, and I just wanted to pass a long a few little nuggets of wisdom that I have gleaned along the way. This isn’t exactly a beginner’s guide to pouring exactly, but if you’re new to pouring, hopefully this list helps at least a little to answer some common FAQs and share some hacks, tips and method to make pouring easier.20170704_233730 Continue reading

Poured Art

Hey folks! Long time no see! I’ve been busy at work recently, exploring all kinds of new media and techniques, which I hope to be sharing with you soon! I’ve recently made all kinds of upgrades to the site, so I hope to be adding some demo videos in the near future too. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some poured art I’ve been trying recently!


As I work my freelance job from home, I like to watch YouTube. Like a lot. I watch all kinds of things, but lately I’ve been addicted to poured art and suminagashi demonstrations and tutorials. They’re super relaxing to watch the colors mix and spread and break into cells. Not to mention that like 90% the people doing these videos have European or Japanese accents, which make them a joy to listen to as well ๐Ÿ™‚


I watched a TON of videos on poured art. I was, as Eddie Izzard puts it, “letting the research come to me.” The first pour I did a few days ago was….. not good. I had no idea how much of what mixture to add to what cup and all I wound up with was a mess. Well, a mess AND some cool strips of marbled paint I peeled up from the plastic sheeting, which I’ll be using for Heihei’s feathers in an upcoming mixed media piece ๐Ÿ™‚ I paid closer attention, learned more about the proper consistency and planned out my materials.


But yeah, the second one came out so beautifully, and I’m kind of biased in my love for the colors, as teal and copper are the colors of my upcoming wedding. (I’m creating a TON of stuff for the wedding, so I’ll add content on that at some point too.


And with Father’s Day coming up, I’m making him a photo frame because, well, he’s one of “those dads” and is pretty much impossible to shop for. No macaroni art here though! Just beautiful colors and cells, perfect for holding a lovely 5×7 of my mom as a gift. I’m not thrilled about the upper left corner, but what are ya gonna do, amirite? (Go to the art supply store and buy them out of everything, obviously)


I’ll be sharing a lot more as I explore new stuff. I have some really cool mixed media pieces to share with you soon as well, so be sure to subscribe and stay tuned!