Bring out your inner artist and make abstract art with acrylic paint! You don't have to be a pro to make beautiful pictures. Acrylic paint is water-soluble, opaque and quick-drying, so if something goes wrong, you can just paint over it. Try brushing on the background and applying it with a sponge to see what kinds of effects you can create.
If you haven't tried pouring yet, it's high time to do so. The book Abstract Acrylic Painting has tips and ideas for various pouring techniques as well as inspiration for other abstract artworks that you can make with acrylic paint. Using the pouring technique, everyone can create their own abstract art in every imaginable colour. Plus, it's super fun! Tip: Remember to never whisk the paint because that will form lots of air bubbles. Instead, stir the paint with a lolly stick or something similar. For pouring, use acrylic paint that is not too thick, because otherwise it won't flow as easily.
MAT Pub is an incredible paint for artists that simply must be tried! It is thin, with excellent opacity, and a little bit goes a long way. Plus, it can be used both as an artist's paint AND interior paint; it works equally well on canvases and concrete walls, and you can use it both indoors and out. And it's suitable for everyone - artists, beginners, hobby painters, street artists etc. This paint is incredibly versatile and fun to experiment with. In the picture shown here, everything was hand-painted - even the designs that look like they were stencilled. It is also easy to use for splash effects, for which ordinary acrylic paint tends to be a bit too thick. Give it a try! P.S. We have lots of canvases in many different sizes, but we only sell really large canvases in our stores.
You can use paint for so much more than just painting. Using acrylic pouring technique you can easily create fascinating abstract works of art from acrylic paint. This method of mixing several colours is also known as "Dirty pouring". Prepare each colour separately in plastic beverage cups - as many shades as you fancy. Choose whichever colours you like, but white must always be one of them. RECIPE: 1 part paint (Panduro Acrylic matt), 2 parts Pouring Medium, 2-5 drops of silicone oil (for a solution of about ½ dl, 4-10 drops for 1 dl) + a few drops of water if necessary. METHOD: 1. Pour the paint into a cup, then add the Pouring Medium and finally the silicone oil. 2. Stir well. 3. Test the consistency by dipping an ice lolly stick into the paint mixture; the paint should easily drop from the stick. 4. If it doesn't, just add a few drops of water. Repeat this method for all your paint colours. One colour in each cup. MIX ALL THE COLOURS TOGETHER: You need a cup large enough to hold all the paints that you have prepared. Pour some, but not all, of the white paint mixture into the large cup. Add some of the paint from all the colours. Then start again with white and continue until all the small cups are empty. CANVAS: Place the canvas on top with the right side facing the cup. Carefully invert the cup and its contents on top of the canvas. Leave for about 30 seconds. Remove the cup and let the acrylic paint flow out over the canvas. Gently shake the canvas so that the paint spreads over most of the surface. Do not let too much paint run off the edge, since that will draw the "cells" out too much. Done! All you have to do now is lay your artwork out flat to dry. This technique has many variations for you to experiment with! For example, you can first pour out a circle of white paint mixture without silicone along the edges of the canvas before you remove the cup. That way, the "cells" won't spill over the edge.
You can use paint for so much more than just painting. Why not try acrylic pouring? This method of mixing several colours is also known as "Dirty pouring". Prepare each colour separately in small mugs. As many colours as you like. Choose whichever colours you like, but white must always be one of them.
RECIPE: One colour of paint (Panduro Acrylic matt), some water and 2-5 drops of silicone oil (for a mixture of about ½ dl, 4-10 drops for 1 dl). METHOD: 1. Pour the paint into a mug. Add some water and stir well. 2. Add the silicone oil drop by drop and stir. 3. The mixture should have a creamy consistency so that it is runny enough to pour out of the mug. If it is too thick, add a few more drops of water (but do not make it too runny). Repeat this method for all your colours. One colour in each mug.
MIX ALL THE COLOURS TOGETHER: You need a mug that is large enough to hold all the paint that you have prepared. Pour some, but not all, of the white paint mixture into the mug. Add some of the paint from all the colours. Then start again with white and continue until all the small mugs are empty. CANVAS: Place the canvas on top with the right side facing the mug. Carefully turn everything over so that the mug is on top of the canvas. Leave for about 30 seconds. Remove the mug and let the paint spread over the canvas. Gently shake the canvas so that the paint covers most of the surface without letting too much paint run off the edge. Then heat the painted surface (not unpainted surface) using a kitchen blow torch. Do not hold the torch too close and keep the area clear of flammable objects. When you heat the surface, tiny dots will appear here and there. Finished! All you have to do now is lay the painting flat to dry.
Make beautiful patterns for decorating your home using acrylic paint. To make stylish pictures like these ones, you will need a canvas and Panduro Acrylic paint. To make the pictures shown: Cover your work top with plastic sheeting; this technique can be messy! Dilute Panduro Acrylic matt with water in a plastic disposable cup to a drinking yoghurt consistency. Dilute different colours in different cups. Start by pouring one of the colours in a large pool in the centre of the canvas. Then pour another colour over the first one. Tilt the canvas in different directions so the paint runs and forms a pattern. Once you are happy with the result, prop the canvas on wooden blocks or similar and let the paint dry.
Fluid painting is a creative technique that is super fun once you discover it! Start by covering your work surface with plastic; this technique can be messy. Also cover the area where you will lay the picture to dry. Dilute Panduro Acrylic Matt with water in a plastic mug to a buttermilk-like consistency. Pour a large pool of paint in the middle of the canvas, and then pour another colour over the first one. If you like, pour on one more colour. Tilt the canvas so the paint runs in different directions until you are satisfied with the pattern. You can cover the entire canvas or only part of it; do what you think looks best. For additional effects, you can mist the surface lightly with water. If the layer of paint is too thick, it can crack when it dries, but the cracks can also look nice. Let the picture dry flat, preferably propped up on blocks. Varnish the picture if you want a glossy surface.
Panduro Acrylic Markers are the perfect complement to paints in the same range. You can use the markers for writing, drawing details, signing your paintings, etc. THE PAINTING PICTURED: Here, we used a sanding technique for a trendy patina effect. Start by priming the picture with a dark acrylic paint and allow it to dry. Before painting another layer with a lighter colour, rub a wax candle in the places where you want the dark colour to show through. Paint all over with white paint. Leave to dry. Write your text with a fine-tipped black Panduro Acrylic Marker and allow that to dry. Use sandpaper to rub the areas you applied the candle wax, to reveal the dark primer.
Painting with the spattering technique is fun, and everyone can do it! Just remember to protect the table, and any surroundings that may be spattered, with paper or plastic. METHOD: Apply masking tape and then paint the frame with black Panduro Acrylic Matt. Next, dilute Panduro Acrylic Matt colours with a little water (individually) and stir well to achieve an even consistency that is slightly thinner than buttermilk. Draw paint into a plastic pipette and spray it out on the canvas with a quick squeeze. Try on a piece of paper first to test the technique. Then, just spatter until you're satisfied!
Fluid painting is a fun technique for making imaginative pictures. METHOD: Cover your worktop with plastic sheeting; the risk of making a mess is fairly high. Dilute Panduro Acrylic matt with water in a plastic disposable cup to a drinking yoghurt consistency. Dilute as many acrylic paint colours as you need. Pour one of the colours into the centre of the picture, then pour the next colour on top, etc. Tilt the picture in various directions and let the paint run and form patterns. When you are happy with the result, you can spatter the entire surface with a contrasting colour as an added effect. Leave to dry flat, raised onto small wooden blocks or something similar. If you like, you can varnish the picture to give it a glossy finish.
Experiment with materials and techniques when painting pictures. We've used a fern leaf here, and doesn't it look great? METHOD: Apply Panduro Acrylic to one side of the leaf with a foam rubber roller. Do not use too much paint, or the print will be messy. Place the paint side of the leaf onto the canvas, lay a paper towel or a piece of plastic on top and press. Remove the leaf and the print is done. The leaf can usually be used for one more print.
Push the limits! Make a picture by running a car back and forth over the canvas with Panduro Acrylic paint on the wheels. Remember to dilute the paint with some water to make it thinner; after that, just start driving. Remember! Cover the floor with plastic before you begin.
Here, we've tested different techniques with paint, spray paint and markers + stencils and masking tape. SPRAY: perfect when you want a background or to simply produce a dripping paint effect. Spray different shades at the top edge of the picture, place the picture upright and let the paint drip down as far as you want. Spray white on top for a more pastel hue. Try it out on paper first! STENCIL: Tape the stencil where you want the design to be. Roll a foam rubber roller in paint (just a tiny bit of paint; roll off excess on a piece of paper before you start). Then roll over the design; do not press too hard. PAINT DOLLOPS IN THE MIDDLE: Dilute selected colours with water to the consistency of buttermilk, each one in its own plastic cup. Pour a dollop of paint in the middle of the picture. Pour the next colour in the middle of the first, then the next etc. Turn the picture this way and that so the paint runs in various directions; stop when the design looks good. Lay flat to dry. TEXT: Prime first, then write text with P. Acrylic Marker. The pen is perfect for small details on all acrylic paintings.
A wooden frame will perfectly complete your picture! Here's what we did: Paint a black square in the middle by using masking tape as guidance. Remove the tape and let dry. Then paint the letters white using a stencil. To make it easier to see where the letters will be located, you can trace them first, cut them out, and then place them on the canvas. Paint one letter at a time, dry quickly with a hair dryer and continue with the next letter. Paint with a foam rubber roller. Remember to roll off most of the paint first (for example, on some paper towels); it should almost feel dry. Protect the nearby outer edges and other letters with a post-it note or masking tape (in case you paint there by mistake). When everything is dry, you can gently sand the entire design with sandpaper to create a worn, aged effect. Paint the frame black using the same paint as on the canvas. The canvas is screwed into the wooden frame with the accompanying screws (let the frame dry first).
METHOD: Place the canvas upright on a sheet of protective plastic. Pour our Panduro Acrylic matt into a disposable cup and dilute with some water. Draw paint up into a pipette, carefully press the paint out on the canvas and let it drip down. Repeat with different colours. Lay down the canvas to dry once you are satisfied.
METHOD: Attach the stencil to the primed canvas with masking tape. Also cover the letters/designs near the area to be painted with masking tape to avoid accidentally getting paint on them. Pour some paint onto a palette or paper plate and roll a foam rubber roller in the paint. Roll off most of the paint on paper towels, so that the roller is almost dry. If you have too much paint on the roller, it can get beneath the stencil. Make sure the stencil is pressed firmly to the canvas and roll. Remove the stencil; quickly dry the letter/design with a hair dryer; wipe off the stencil and repeat the procedure to make the next letter/design. TIP! To measure where the letters/designs will be placed, first trace them on a piece of paper, cut them out and arrange them on the canvas.
METHOD: Put masking tape along the edges and apply black paint inside the tape. Let dry. Dilute white Panduro Acrylic Matt with a little water and stir well to achieve an even consistency that is slightly thinner than buttermilk. Draw paint into a plastic pipette and spray it out on the canvas with a quick squeeze. TIP! Test it out on a piece of paper first to get the correct technique and remember to protect the table and surroundings from paint spatters.