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Master the Perfect Fluid Art Technique

How to get the perfect acrylic paint pour - a blog post.

If you are new to acrylic pouring or fluid art and are having difficulty getting your paint to move around the canvas we have three solutions for you.

1. Add more paint - The vessel (usually a disposable cup) you are using to pour your paint needs to be about 90% full to get a really good pour. You will need a lot of paint, at least 330ml. This is true for both wet or dry canvases. The more paint you apply, the easier it is to manipulate your piece and cover the canvas. If you have a large canvas e.g. larger than A4 size, we would recommend two standard size disposable cups at alternate ends of the piece, meeting in the middle as you move the paint around.

For more information on how to get started with acrylic pouring read through our previous blog posts on ASMR Acrylic Paint Pouring.

2. Coating your canvas - Using a pouring medium to either thin your paint or as a wash for your canvas can improve a pours consistency and create smooth marbling textures. To do this you can add more of your chosen base colour on to the canvas, allowing this layer to act as a substrate and improve the flow of your pour. To add dimension to your existing paint mixtures try adding a small volume of multipurpose glue such as PVA to your pre-mixed colours.

3. Water it down - Check the consistency of your paint. If you are struggling to get a nice fluid pour you can always add a little more water or olive oil mixing agent to your paint, to help get those creative juices flowing.

Remember, you can always wipe off your canvas and start again to make sure you create something that truly makes you happy!

Head to our website to see some examples of acrylic pouring two minute masterpieces like you've never seen before! ASM-ART.

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