Fluid Acrylic Pouring Test

High Flow Acrylic – Danny Clark

With my continued acrylic play I have discovered that pouring medium is just an absolute mess.  I have seen some people demonstrate the process.  While I am not one to hold back on making a mess, I do find there is a tremendous waste.  I still do enjoy playing with the process, but my color pallet has not dialed in just yet.

Yesterday I made this little 5X5 pour with a couple of different inspirations.  One inspiration from the process of Ebru Art.

Ebru Art done with heavy water and acrylic or inks.

Ebru art is a fabulous painting process and creates beautiful patterns that remind me of afghan blankets.  When I was a kid, my grandmother would crochet afghan blankets.  I remember having one most of my childhood.  These were super comforting, but when it was cold, your toes would stick through the yarn, so it wasn’t the best thermal application.

Afghan Blanket from a non-smoking estate.


I tried to capture most of the process in a video on my YouTube Channel.  It was fun but I have a little more work before I commit any larger piece to the process.  If you have any hints or tips please feel free to let me know.  I am always open to new ideas.



2 thoughts on “Fluid Acrylic Pouring Test”

  1. I like to learn about colours and designs with resin. I know about resin pours but more interested in making little patterns on it. What is the secret? Alcohol or alcoholic paint? I am not an artist, just learning from you tubes. I started to paint on rocks n pebbles two years ago and find art therapeutic when I was having various medical issues. Thank you. I was admiring Bruce Riley’s work and always wonder what chemicals he is using to make those beautiful cell structures

    1. Hello Kim, You can use anything that is a dispersing agent for cells. However, resin does not react well with some of them. Alcohol or alcohol inks should work best but it is something you really have to experiment with. Good luck!

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