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DIY

by Panduro

Pouring with silicone

Pouring with silicone

How to instructions

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.