Acrylic pouring on a budget

Photo Apr 04, 9 20 42 PM
Acrylic Pouring Test with Elmer’s Glue

I was asked recently about the way in which I use pouring medium. Apparently, certain pouring mediums are hard to find, out of stock or just plain expensive. After doing a little more research, I came up with a weighted pouring solution that is much less costly and easier to obtain.

Pouring medium itself has some properties that reduce crazing, extend the fluid acrylic and are leveling. Unfortunately, this recipe of pouring medium does none of that, but for those that are cost conscious and want to try out colors without committing their more expensive mediums, this seems to be a pretty good alternative.

Basically, the recipe is medium bodied tube paint, water, 91% alcohol and Elmer’s glue. The measurements are by weight rather than volume, and each is equal. So its a pure 1 to 1 ration on all four ingredients.

So try it out and let me know what you think!

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4 thoughts on “Acrylic pouring on a budget”

  1. Just found your site. Loving it. Blessings on grad school. The world needs to use art in healing process.

  2. What kind of Resin do you use? I am fascinated by your work and would love to try it.
    I find that I cannot ever find a way to comment on the videos do that is why I went to your website.
    Keep doing videos! I love them!

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