Acrylic pouring: MIXING PAINT CLOSE UP,  CONCISTENCY​, Key to get cells for Fluid Art

Acrylic pouring: MIXING PAINT CLOSE UP, CONCISTENCY​, Key to get cells for Fluid Art


hi everyone welcome to my channel today i want to show a bit the paint mixing and how it should look like with the pouring medium into water because that’s one of the main issues when it comes to that the painting looks different than it should there are no cells and all these kind of problems are mostly related to the paint consistency so I have a few colors here nothing special just for later for swipe I made some purple already and some some other blue I have water and I have my bone self-made pouring medium and have a video about that but of course there is full troll and PVA and acrylic binder and you can all use that type of things some people use water if you want to have something archival I don’t advise it again comes back to the basic knowledge for any kind of painting so I’m gonna put this at the side now and show you some examples of the paint mixing because if you show you all then of course it’s going to take your doll so a tiny bit of orange what I do now in generally the pouring medium should not be more than 30 40 % but yeah don’t go and measure it somewhere it’s just yeah your eye and sometimes it’s more that’s the general rule there are for sure people that have very good results with 50% pouring medium especially it’s often done with PVA and if you have liquid acrylics there’s even a totally different ratio like one part through it acrylics and for pot floral but in general try to 30% for a medium row so now I have a stick and one thing is also spent at the time on really mixing it don’t be hasty with that and it’s not like egg scrambled egg you need to be sure to get it into a smooth consistency and not do the crazy part where you do kind of this thing so making it with a kitchen machine there are people that do that for really big quantities but then you really need to find a solution to get all the air bubbles out so mostly you have to have it standing there or or something like that for multiple days so it’s all nicely mixed in now I’m gonna really do this a bit quicker now I have water and you have to add the water zip by zip because if it’s too thin and they’re already too late basically then you need to add paint again and starting from scratch paint so mixing mixing mixing make sure you take the sides also because of course there’s always paint gluing on to the sides and just check every time again consistency at this point I have it build up on the stick but if I put it vertical it’s still drops so that’s kind of still too thick you can you can yeah if you think about honey that is running down from the mistake that should more or less be the consistency I was always a bit irritated by that comparison because my honey is sticking in the glass really hard so let’s say it needs to be warm honey that is probably easier to understand too thick will make your problems because if you use silicone the silicone will be trapped under it to thin the silicone will immediately be on the top and everything just gonna spread out and destroy the pattern also so here I have it on the stake and you see it’s running down already so that’s not good I made this didn’t pay proper attention it’s way too thin so I’m gonna put this at the side as a not good example that’s how it is too thin it’s not a buildup it’s already very runny so way too thin so again the 30% pouring medium another steak mix mix mix if you do this quick now like I do what will happen is when you’re done especially after adding water you will have air bubbles and you can say what does that matter as soon as you pour it and you will torch eventually to pop the air bubbles but if you don’t gather them all it will be a lot of little holes and they will look really odd doing their painting is drying or if you try to clean it they were the silicone will sit everywhere or so it’s uh air bubbles are not a good thing so what can you do against air bubbles you can just wait some hours let your paint sit for some hours always when you have paint sit if it’s a an hour or two of five days or whatever you need to check it again before pouring just to be sure it’s still the right consistency it can’t get thicker so this is still a tiny bit too thick so you can let it sit what you also can do if you’re impatient and you actually want to pour it immediately and you only have a few then you can also just torch it a bit actually in the cup and don’t blame me if you cut the cup is melting or you can also hit it on the table like this and I don’t know if the camera is shaking now but you can imagine if you have hit it on the table surface it will also pop the air bubbles or what I refer to with torching is just straight from the top don’t do on the on the paint but from a bit higher just too short you will see on the surface the air bubbles will pop mix again in a bit so if there’s still more this the problem is if you do it like that the couple amount I had that so I can advise against that especially also the fumes don’t make you really happy but here the consistency look it’s now pretty much I also need to clean that stick again pretty much running smoothly not too thin see that’s nice now they got so sure that you don’t have any weird stuff in there then it’s dry and then it looks really odd you see the consistency it doesn’t do anything if I hold you like that but if I hold it like that it runs smoothly so that’s more or less than consistency we want so just one more I’m gonna show you again again 30% something a good I mean it’s just how you want to do it and it’s simply to bind the pigments together while you water the paint down so yeah if you only use water the painting won’t look much different because the fitments are obviously still there but it’s not stable the connections are broken yeah it doesn’t look very different on the painting itself but it’s just not good at least it’s not good if you want to look a bit at quality so I don’t want to waste all your time looking at me mixing if you work with silicone that only goes in before the pore and depending on what you want to achieve there’s a bit the trick also how much you mix it in if you mix it in a loss it will more get little little little oil particles in the paint so also little cells if you use a more thicker silicon like dimethicone and you just do a big two or three times careful swirling the oil is still very intact together and you will have bigger cells it doesn’t help to add more silicone the only thing that will happen is that it’s all sitting on the top get very oily when it’s oily it also can not dry cohesive so some things are still drying under the oil because they cannot breathe while others are already dry then you get this weird structures in your drying painting so look it’s on the stick it’s running nicely on the stick running perhaps till it’s okay if it runs and then it leaves one or two drops I’m just still a bit no but you see it’s really drops you sometimes adds it’s not the tablespoon and then we’ll see it’s it’s really drops so this one is good see on the stick perhaps it’s easier to see when we have a better bigger stick these type of things are very good so on the stake if I hold it hold it sorry there is no the other stick in there it’s running nice so that’s basically it so you spend a while on mixing your paint and then you can add silicone if you want to for your project and then you go for the technique you like I hope that helps a bit hope to help you soon give it a thumbs up subscribe or comment and thank you very much for watching

23 thoughts on “Acrylic pouring: MIXING PAINT CLOSE UP, CONCISTENCY​, Key to get cells for Fluid Art

  1. Please be kind with comments. This is my advise and way to support people making their own beautiful art (click symbol under the video to see German undertitel). There are for sure more or different tips. Give it a thumb's and subscribe if you like.

  2. I am so glad you specified "warm honey", I was having problems getting cells and I had been mixing it to what I knew as honey consistancy (I'm from New England) and once I thinned the paints out a bit…voila!!!

  3. Thank you so much for this demonstration 😊 You technique makes it easy for me to understand what I've been doing right and more importantly, what I've been doing wrong 😄 I laughed when exactly when you did when you got the purple to the right consistency but, when you went to show us, it was not behaving properly 😃

  4. Hi, I love your paintings and techniques. In your video, you said you use your own pouring medium and you have a video for it, could you please provide the link for that video.

  5. I am so excited to find you! I just started painting with this technique and was so lost. You have been a life saver! I am learning so much from you.

  6. Sincerely appreciate your time, effort and expertise you put into your videos however being hard of hearing and having to rely on CC option was disappointed they are only  in the language of German.  🙁

  7. WHY!? Why do people post these videos when they screw up in doing so. I sit here, watch all the steps you take, only to hear you tell me the steps I JUST WATCHED YOU TAKE ARE INCORRECT. How do you have subscribers??? I'd much rather watch videos of people that actually know what they're talking about. Thanks for the confusion, though… that's exactly what I needed today.

  8. Hoi Santana, mooi werk hoor! Mijn vraag is welke siliconen jij gebruikt en is die hier in Nederland verkrijgbaar? Ik kan nergens goede siliconen vinden om te gebruiken!

  9. Thank you very much for this video it helps considerably.  It was also good too see your first mix that was too thin.  Now I know what it looks like and can.  I am now going through all you videos before I make my first attempt.  I shall certainly replay this video before I begin.

  10. Is it possible to vibrate the air bubbles out of the paint in the same way that concrete workers do with foundation work? Put mixed paint on a home made vibrating platform?

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