Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

acrylic paint pouring three ways canvas

Step 1
Project Note: Before beginning, cover your workspace with newspaper.
 
Mix each color in a separate disposable cup with a 5:1 ratio of pouring medium to paint. Stir well with a craft stick.

TIP: One entire bottle of pouring medium was used on this project. It is best to have too much paint to keep layering on, rather than run out too soon. 
Step 2
Lay the canvas flat on a well covered work space. Pour one color onto the canvas in a couple of places to create "puddles". Do not use all of the paint. 
Step 3
Next, pour a second color into the first, then the third color and finally the fourth color. Repeat with the remaining colors or start new color "puddles" elsewhere on the canvas.
 
TIP: The more layers you have, the more depth you can achieve in your final result. 
Step 4
Put on a pair of gloves. 
Step 5
Pick up the canvas and tilt it to make the colors run together. Tilt in another direction, then another until the canvas is covered and you are happy with the mixing of colors.
 
TIP: Do not over-mix, or the colors can begin to over-blend and get muddy.
Step 6
Lay the canvas on clean paper to drip and dry.
 
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