If you keep track of the latest crafting trends, you definitely know just how popular paint pouring is right now. Usually made with blank canvases, paint pouring is all the rage. Darice has everything you need to enjoy this trendy craft. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to show how to paint pour to create a fun Halloween sign. There are so many options to choose from, the most difficult part of this tutorial will be deciding on which sign to use!
- Darice Wood ‘Boo’ Sign
- Darice Satin Acrylic Paint: Purple, Orange, White, Black,
- GAC800 Golden Acrylic Extender: 16 ounces
- Wire Rack
- Mixing Cups with Sticks and Brushes
Step 1. When learning how to paint pour, you’ll find out quickly that you’ll need to protect your workspace. Unless you’ve got a tray dedicated to paint pouring, I suggest using a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and a dollar store cooling rack inside. You can also just use inexpensive disposable baking sheets as well.
Step 3. The ratio of pouring medium to paint is approximately 8 parts medium to 1 part paint. I know this sounds kind of diluted but the colors mix wonderfully with little to no decrease in the color saturation. Continue mixing all four different paint colors.
Step 5. Take a minute to appreciate just how pretty all the colors look in the cup! If you look at the sign in the picture below, you can see that I drizzled the last little bits of paint in the cup onto the sign. Hate wasting good paint!
I absolutely loved making this project and hope you enjoyed learning how to paint pour! Watching the paint mix and move with a mind of it’s own is, seriously, so mesmerizing. No wonder everyone loves paint pouring so much!
For more on this addicting paint technique, check out our post on pour painting ideas for kids.