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Paint Pouring 101: Orange Fire

Difficulty: Easy
Paint Pouring 101: Orange Fire

Today we will be covering the always fun, Acrylic Paint Pour technique. I will be covering the Materials, Supplies, and Chemistry to achieve the most epic Paint Pours every time. So grab some gloves and let's get to it.

What You'll Need

Acrylic Paint

  • Sand
  • White
  • Bright Orange
  • Metallic Bronze

Other Supplies

  • Wooden Paint Panel
  • Silicone Pouring Oil
  • Cups
  • Torch
  • Gloves

Step 1: Silicon and White Paint

Start by pouring the white paint into the cups and remember that there is Silicone in each of the colors. Not every color needs silicone in them, but it does increases the fun.

Step 2: Add Sand Color

I now add the Sand color to the white. I still want to make the white the dominant color, so I only add a little of this color on top of the white.

Step 3: Add Bright Orange

Next comes the bright Orange which will be a great contrast to the white in the cup. You can pour out as much or little as you'd like. There really is no right or wrong way to measure color as this is the artistic freedom that we get to enjoy when pouring.

Step 4: A Little Metallic Bronze

Now I pour in the Metallic bronze. I don't want to overdo the metallic in this one, so I just pour a small amount into the mix. A little tip when doing all of this is that Less is More most of the time. A little goes a long way!

Step 5: Flip the Cups

Now take the cups and flip them over onto the canvas. I like doing a multi-cup pour as opposed to using just one large mixing cup (which is also very fun to do). This allows more color mixing and variances to play with, from each color cup.

Step 6: Let it Rest

Now, leave the cups upside down for a few minutes and let the paint completely run out of the cups. Remember that there is silicone in the paint mix and that the paint needs time to mix within the cups before lifting. Also, note that you can recycle all of this stuff. The cups, sticks, the canvases that produced a less than expected result. Your art doesn't have to be a wasteful endeavor. Everything is reusable.

Step 7: Lift Cups and Let Paint Flow

Simply lift the cups off the canvas and let the paint do its thing. It does seem to move around wherever it wants and this is the fun part about pouring. Next, I tilt the canvas around to cover all of the edges and I help move the paint around wherever I want it to.

Step 8: Watch the Magic!

Compare this photo the photo in the previous step. Notice the honeycomb, bubble looking cells that formed after I applied torch heat. Here I used the torch and moved it fast over the entire wet paint. This will create more separation and effects in the paint. Why? I don't know but, it is so very fun to watch.

So there you have it. A really fun pour with lots of color and amazing cell formations in the separation. Thank you for tuning in and leave a comment below and tell your favorite color schemes for the next pour. Be creative, Stay colorful and Laugh often.

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