Fearless Friday, Pour Technique

Happy Fearless Friday!

Have you heard of the pour technique?



This is a fun technique that anyone can do, the paint does all the work!


Mix fluid paint with pouring medium, which will thicken it enough to pour without being too runny, and stay in place when surface is flat


I mixed 3 colors



An old painted canvas was covered with black gesso, leaving the previously painted purplish edges and sides the original color



You can see the raised parts from the old painting but that won’t matter for this project



First a little pour and drizzle of purple



Then turquoise and yellow



And like magic, when the yellow and turquoise meet you have green!



Tilt the canvas with each pour to get paint to run and mix

This can get messy!  Make sure your work surface is protected and you can even let the paint run over the edges if you like



Here I added white directly from the fluid squeeze bottle it came in

Big mistake, without the pouring medium the white took over and spread too much


At this point I let it dry completely

The painting will actually change when drying, some areas will shrink and feather out into other areas, and some may bubble and pop

Once dry I poured a little gold over the white areas to tone them down a bit


“Get Crazy” 4″ x 4″ acrylic on canvas

This was a fun experimental project, I am going to practice and then try something bigger

You can see more examples of this cool technique on Pinterest here, and find links to You Tube videos and tips


Have fun and Be Fearless!

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13 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Pour Technique”
  1. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This is a great project for kids, too! How much fun! Plus a great way to use a janked-up canvas….I’ve thrown away too many of them!

  2. Looks like great fun, Jenna. I spied an image of an elephant in one. Have a great weekend.i

  3. Looks like a fun project, especially as a background – I can imagine a smaller canvas in front of it with a painting of similar colors!

  4. Jodi says:


  5. Rosie M. says:

    What a fun project! I really want to try this technique some time. Oh, and I saw the hint of an elephant as well!!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I’ve been seeing a lot of this on Instagram! Looks like fun! I didn’t know about the pouring medium thanks for the tip! 😍

  7. Jenna, I might be able to do this! 😉. It looks like fun…Happy Weekend!

  8. How fun, Jackson! Looking forward to seeing more.

    Johanne Lamarche


  9. Now this is something even I can do! Love it!!…and Happy Fall Jenna!

  10. Mary says:

    I love your creativity and fearlessness Jenna! Hope you’re enjoying some sunshine and beach time this weekend. 🙂

  11. Sandra Garth says:

    I think I could handle this one Jenna!

  12. This looks fun — and a fun thing to do with kids (older so the mess is a LITTLE bit controlled!)

  13. Kim says:

    What a fun paint to play with! Thanks for sharing your experience with it. 🙂

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