Acrylic Pour Painting Art

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Introduction: Acrylic Pour Painting Art

I have always wanted to make a painting with less technicality but most of them require a lot of details and too time consuming. These are very quick and inexpensive being that the main material is from the Goodwill and low-cost acrylic paint from the art store and art materials I have on hand already.

In this tutorial, I am going to share how to achieve your our original painting with inexpensive materials for a sophisticated look which you can add to your living space or give as a gift.

I hope you like this tutorial and that you try them with your friends and family.

Have fun!!

Step 1: Tool, Supplies

Gloves, a pair

3 LP disks (from the Goodwill)

Acrylic Paint (Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White)

Elmer's Glue

Masking Tape

Styrofoam Cups

Crazy Glue

Painter's Mixstick (for stirring)

Silicone Fluid (from Home Depot)

Foam Brush

Acrylic Gesso

Natural Polished Hemp Rope

Scissors

Trash Bags (For work area)

Polycrylic Clear Gloss Spray (Optional for glossy finished look)

Step 2: Apply Masking Tape and Gluing String

Cut a few pieces of masking tape and seal the middle of the disk, both front and back.

Select which part of the disk for the back.

Cut a string of about 4 inches and glue it to the back of the disk with crazy glue.

Allow the glue to dry out for about 30 mins or until completely dry before handling.

Step 3: Gesso Application With Foam Brush

(Doing this step enables the acrylic paint to adhere to the surface of the disk)

From this step, wear gloves throughout the process.

Lay the disk on a flat surface.

Apply a lay of acrylic gesso medium on the disk with a foam brush.

Allow to dry. Usually, it takes about an hour to dry.

Apply another layer of gesso and let dry completely in a well-ventilated place before handling

Step 4: Mixing the Acrylic Paint Pour

Depending on how many paint colors you would like to use you can do this same technique:

1 oz of acrylic paint

1 oz of elmer's glue

0.5 oz of water.

Stir with painter's mix stick.

Add a few drops (about 5) of silicone fluid to the mixture and let sit while you elevate the disks on 3 to 4 styrofoam cups.

Step 5: Preparing the Pour

In a clean styrofoam cup, pour in as many paints (prepared) as desired in equal amounts: I did three for simplicity.

Step 6: Applying Pour to Disk (Method 1)

Slowly pour the mixture from the cup on to the elevated disk.

Handle the disk and swirl the paint on the surface towards the edges until it slightly drips to the work surface.

Let the disk rest on an elevated surface in a well-ventilated place until paint completely dries.

If "cells" begin to appear bigger like in the first picture, it's perfectly fine; it the effect it gets from the addition of the silicone.

And if not, that's fine too.

Step 7: Applying Pour to Disk (Method 2)

Slowly pour each paint in varying amounts and designs in any corner or right in the middle on the disk from as many prepared colors as desired.

Handle the disk and swirl the paint on the surface towards the edges until it slightly drips to the work surface.

Let the disk rest on an elevated surface in a well-ventilated place until paint completely dries.

If "cells" begin to appear bigger like in the first picture, it's perfectly fine; it the effect it gets from the addition of the silicone.
And if not, that's fine too.

Step 8: Wrapping Up With Gloss Finish (Optional)

This step is completely OPTIONAL.

Once disks as completely dry, take them outside in a well-ventilated environement and spray them about 15 inches from surface in 2-3 coats with Polycrylic Spray to achieve a glossy finished look.

Step 9: Hang It Up!

You now have a personal art work to hang anywhere in your living space.

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    Just curious, what does the silicone fluid do? What's it for? Nice project, love the idea. :-)

    Ah, learned something new today. Thanks for the explanation. Now I really do need to try this. Thank you!!

    The silicone fluid allows the paint to form cells on the surface, it gives it a cool effect, so it becomes your original work. This is achieved with at least two acrylic paints mixed together. Let me know if you attempt the project. I'd love to see it.

    Thanks

    5 Comments

    I look like a planet.

    Nice

    Yes you're right. Please let me know if you attempt the project, I'd love to see it.

    Thanks

    Oh, not...

    It looks like a planet.

    This looks really nice. Also if you only paint one side of the record, the other side could still be played.

    Oh wow!!! You re so right. I never thought about that.

    Thanks.