Fluid Acrylic Pouring: Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!! I have something for you today that I’m so excited to share. I’ve played around with the technique of Fluid Acrylic Pouring and am so excited to say that we now carry an Alchemy Starter kit from IndigoBlu!! You’re going to love this!!

So…what is Fluid Acrylic pouring? It is a form of painting where you mix your paints with a medium that thins them and allows them to flow, then you pour the paint mixture onto your canvas. It is really fun and addictive!! You never know what result you’ll get!

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pour

To start the process of doing a pour, you mix the paints with a pouring medium such as Go-Flow (which is included in the starter kit). The suggested ratio is 2:1 Go-Flow to paint. The mixture should be about the consistency of Honey. It should come off your mixing stick in an even stream.

The sample I created is using a “Dirty” pour. I added paints a little at a time into a cup. I placed the canvas panel over the opening of the cup and inverted them to where the cup was on top. After letting the paint settle for about 3-5 minutes, I lifted the cup and let the paint spread over the panel. Interesting right?? It is so rewarding!!

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pour

I love how some of the colors mix and some stay separated. I let the canvas dry for a couple days before adding a couple coats of IndigoBlu Acrylic Lacquer. Without a coating the paint will look dull. The lacquer gives the canvas a nice glossy finish and the colors of the paint come back to life.  Once the lacquer was completely dry, I used the panel to create my project.

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pour

I used Tim Holtz Small Tattered Florals along with Wildflower Thinlits dies to create the arrangement. To finish off my canvas, I added Believe from Simon Says Stamp and finally some Tim Holtz linen ribbon.

Shari Carroll, Acrylic Pour

I have filmed a video of how to use the contents of the IndigoBlu Alchemy kit, you can watch the video below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this process as much as I do.

IndigoBlu ACRYLIC POURING Alchemy…
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IndigoBlu ACRYLIC LACQUER Gloss…
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AWS Portable DIGITAL SCALE Acrylic…
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Pentart RED BROWN CLAY Creamy…
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Prima Marketing DARK CHOCOLATE…
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Prima Marketing AZURE Finnabair Art…
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Prima Marketing JADE Finnabair Art…
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Darice WOOD CRAFT STICKS NATURAL 150…
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Ranger FROZEN Shiny Transfer Foil…
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI COLLAGE GLUE…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Simon Says Stamp BELIEVE Wafer Die…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix WILDFLOWERS Thinlits…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix SMALL TATTERED…
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards ICE…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LINEN RIBBON…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper…
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49 and Market VINTAGE ARTISTRY 6X6…
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Hero Arts CLASSIC VELLUM LAYERING…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Environment 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA BRUSHES…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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  1. WOW! Just stunning! It is one of those cards you see and you wonder how they made it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. While I need another craft like I need a hole in the head, this is really cool and looks like it will work nicely with a painting project I’m planning for my stairwell. Thanks for such great explanations.

  3. So beautiful. I have been watching videos on acrylic pouring. I’m excited there is a kit to make this cool technique.

  4. Stunning project! Love that result from the Fluid Acrylic Pouring! And as always, love the mixed medium projects by Shari!

  5. This is gorgeous! I just watched this today and found it funny and convenient that you chose this project for this particular weekend. I just tried my first acrylic pour yesterday and had a problem. Maybe you can help. My canvas board warped as it dried. I have to keep bending them. One of them also had a funny texture besides the cells. I don’t know if this cracking or what. Did I maybe have my paint to thin? I couldn’t tell from the videos I watched how thin to make it. It was pretty runny. Any advice?

  6. PURE MAGIC!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this EXCITING technique and tutorial – I’m INSPIRED and look forward to adding some Cell-u-like to my stash so that I can try a dirty pour too :)

  7. Wow! This is gorgeous!! I can’t even imagine all of the possibilities with this technique. Thanks for sharing the process, the end result is amazing!!

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