It’s Saturday morning, and I should be knocking out my weekend flower deliveries; but instead I’m eating salt and vinegar chips on the couch and watching 30-minute videos about acrylic pours on YouTube.
Like this one!
I’m super new to the world of acrylic pours, but here’s what I’ve quickly gathered: it’s an art technique that involves pouring acrylic paint (mixed with pouring mediums and/or water) onto canvas and using strategic tilting + a variety of tools — mallets! hair dryers! blow torches! — to create marbled effects, unique ‘cell’ patterns and big swirls of color.
Acrylic pouring looks like a painting style I could maybe successfully recreate — and finally put all the art supplies I hoard with the best intentions to use? — but, more than that, it’s just incredibly satisfying to watch…
If you want to give acrylic pouring a shot, I found this beginner’s guide and tutorial from K.Becca to help you get started. (Or you can just binge the videos, like me; #acrylicpouring on Instagram.)
Okay, I seriously have to get to work now!
(Featured image via Instagram)