For centuries, people have embraced art as a way of expressing emotions and messages. Various forms of art have emerged that use different materials to accentuate the final pieces. Acrylic pouring is one method used to smooth out textures and reveal glamorous effects with a rich hue to paintings.
Acrylic paint pouring is a technique that can be applied in two ways; using coated pours and wash pours. While each produces different effects in a painting, any of the two can be used in acrylic pouring depending on an artist or customers’ preference.
A wash pour uses lots of water to dilute the acrylic making the paint look similar to watercolor. This is because the water causes sinking of the paint onto the surface. A coated pour, on the other hand, looks like oil paint and is made by mixing acrylic paint and a pouring medium with no or little water. Unlike the wash pours, the paint sits on the painting surface.
Acrylic pouring is a simple technique, but without knowing the basic, it might not seem so easy and might backfire on the artist. However, it is a beautiful technique to be mastered and here are three reasons why.
Acrylic painting makes use of pouring medium which enhances paints. The pouring medium smoothens the acrylic improving its consistency for a finer feel and look of the painting. A pouring medium acts as both a diluting agent and a binder.
Acrylic works well on many paint surfaces and easily sticks not peeling fast. However, very harsh weather conditions such as extreme cold temperatures can shatter it. There are quite a number of mediums that can be used with acrylic to bring out various textures and surfaces. They range from gloss, matte acrylic painting gel, retarder varnish, pumice stone gel and crackle paste.
While one might opt to combine acrylic with water, using water has its’ cons. Water results in an uneven texture since it doesn’t easily bind with paint. This result in the paint appearing flaky and running off once it dries.
Water also dilutes the binding agents that cause adherence as well as the colors used making the paint seem like it’s running off. Use the right proportions of paint and medium for the desired results.
Doesn’t dry fast
Acrylic pouring provides a permanent finish without leaving a yellow shade as it ages as compared to oil. Though they dry up like watercolors, they still give a smooth texture once dry, unlike oils which give a brittle feel on the surface once dry.
Provides smoothness and consistency
Acrylic pouring is an all-around painting technique which can be used densely, through dilution with water or medium for more transparency in the painting. Its versatility to blend with other materials like collage and airbrushing makes it a perfect method to use.
Acrylic pouring gives the paintings a smooth look and consistent feel displaying a piece of art with the highest quality. Paintings with acrylic pouring are also durable and last for years without flaking maintaining a vibrant and flawless appearance.
Working with acrylic pouring is a great way to make use of your artistic skills and create quality paintings. Get started on this art trend and showcase your skills through beautiful art pieces.