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Acrylic Inks with Pouring Medium

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Fun, playful abstract painting technique using pouring medium and acrylic inks.
Supplies needed:
Gessoed canvas or panel
squeeze bottle or mixing cup
pouring medium
soft body or fluid acrylics for tinting p pouring medium
acrylic inks (I’m using phthalo blue, vivid lime green and deep turquoise here.)

1:13 mix soft body or fluid paint with pouring medium
2:34 Pour mixture of pouring medium and paint on canvas however you like.
4:00 drop inks into the puddles of pouring medium and watch them over time.
4:19 Remember to GENTLY shake acrylic inks to disperse settled pigment particles throughout the binder.
Everyone can enjoy the effects of color and movement regardless of training or experience in drawing or painting.
time lapse of what happens to the inks over 15 minutes.

how to use pouring medium:

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29 thoughts on “Acrylic Inks with Pouring Medium

  1. Hi what brand of primer would Yiu recommend for acrylic medium? I am a beginner and also want to know if varnish is good or bad for the painting? Thanks

  2. Is colored india ink the same as that acrylic ink?

  3. Watching the paint flow out onto the table gives me anxiety, seems kind of wasteful lol

  4. absolutely love your energy! everybody should be able to enjoy it.

  5. Did you elevate a corner?

  6. can I Use water instead of pouring medium?
    someone said it maybe ok if I am doing this on a mix media or watercolor paper
    while some others have told me as long as it's no more than 50%
    thing is I want my paintings to last and the info I get is confusing

    what are your thoughts?

  7. Hi It would have nice to see the finished product after it dried…And all that wonderful colour pouring off the corner eeeek!
    I hope you were able to reuse that wasted ink?

  8. by the way GREAT SEAHAWK COLORS! #gohawks! LOL Im in Washington. Love this technique and VERY detailed information

  9. this technique seems to take alot of supplies

  10. wish we could have seen more of the finishing and ending and less mixing.

  11. You can thin fluid acrylics with golden airbrush medium .

  12. Hello. Did you tilt the painting to make it drip to one side?

  13. Hello Michele, I've watched several of your videos and have learned so much. Thank you for putting those videos together. I do have a question. I've been trying to create a vibrant and bold red using my pouring medium. However, when I mix my red acrylic paint with Liquitex Pouring Medium my paint color turns pink. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thank you in advance 🙂

  14. What is the tube for?

  15. WTF?

  16. muy lindo, puedo usar pintura acrílica en lugar de tinta(Ink)

  17. The instructions were perfect thank you so much for this video. I will be trying it out! 🙂

  18. Did you find a new source for the plastic bottles? I am looking also.

  19. Should have stopped at 5.35

  20. This may sound strange but I’m an insulin user. The insulin in the vial can’t have air bubbles. But they are two part and separate like your ink does. I roll the bottle between my hands so it mixes and no bubbles.

  21. When the pouring paint is in a squeeze bottle…. can you use it again… or does it dry out?

  22. OMG I think she passed out!

  23. We’re all the colours you put on first before the ink a Pouring medium in colour?

  24. You could place another canvas under this canvas so that you can make another colorful art piece of waste acrylic.

  25. Liquitex is expensive! I'm too cheap to use that much arbitrarily.

  26. why do you need a pouring medium

  27. Could you do a flip pour with both acrylic inks and acrylic paints in the same pour?

  28. She waste so much!!! Better ways

  29. What is mixed into the ink?