Painting Manual :: Poolscard
Painting Manual ::
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Pools, Puddles, and Drips with Pouring Medium
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Liquitex Pouring Medium can be used in combination with Liquitex Soft Body
Acrylic Colors to create seamless surfaces and puddles of color. Liquitex Pouring
Medium is formulated to create a smooth, seamless, and strong body of paint
when poured or dripped onto a surface. Suspend Liquitex Acrylic Colors in
Liquitex Pouring Medium for sculptural effects and surface treatments.
Using Pouring Medium
1Mix one tablespoon or more of Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Color with one cup of Liquitex Pouring
Medium in a large bucket or bowl. It helps to mix custom colors before adding to the medium,
to ensure a uniformity of color in the pour.
2Mix the color and the pouring medium by hand with a palette knife. In order to prevent
bubbles, blend gently and allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes following agitation.
3Using a funnel, take the mixture and pour it into a
squeeze bottle or applicator of choice. Additional appli-
cators such as pitchers or tubes can be used for a
variety of effects. The paint is now ready to be poured.
4Mixture can be poured directly on canvas or board
supports, glass, or even paper. A good place to work
with poured media is on a level work table. If the
surface is not level, you may produce uneven results
with very thin pieces that may tear.
5Pour evenly over the surface and allow at least one
day of dry time. If the paint film is thicker allow up to
two days of dry time.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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Paint wet in wet! Multicolored compositions can be created in one sitting if several colors
are prepared at a time. Apply the next color directly after the first pour for spots or crisp
Marbled surfaces can be created using multiple colors applied side by side and then
blended using a palette knife or by dragging a fork or pointed tool through the surface.
Turn the support on its side to create thin drips. Allow the paint to run down the support
surface at a variety of speeds.
Pours and pools can be layered. Apply another coat after the first has dried
for layers of color.
For sculptural applications, directly pour medium and paint mixture onto a glass surface to
create a moveable, flexible paint slick. To make removable pours, treat the glass surface
with a mold release or quick release spray for easy removal of the paint after it dries. When
dry the poured paint can be sewn, glued, or rolled for different sculptural effects.
In order to ensure the continued strength of the paint film, do not mix water with the
Liquitex Pouring Medium.
Dust can get caught in the paint film if left open to the air. Cover the painted canvas,
glass, or board with a larger cardboard box to ensure a clean pour.
Liquitex Pouring Medium
Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Color
Measuring Cup and Spoon
Large Mixing Container
Stretched Canvas, Board,
Paper, or Glass
Contributing Artist: Kirstin Lamb, Norwich, CT
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