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How to do paint pouring on wooden shapes

How to do paint pouring on wooden shapes

Have you ever wanted to do paint pouring? if you have this is the project for you!!! These fab hearts would look great in any home and would make a great gift. - Kelly Jordan (Crafty Kelly)

You will need:

  • DecoArt Pouring Medium 507819
  • DecoArt clear pouring topcoat
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Cerulean Blue
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - Metallic Gold
  • DecoArt media fluid acrylics - White
  • Americana Decor Texture Metallics - Rose Gold
  • Spatula Palette Knives
  • Andy Skinner Mixed Media Stencils - Incognito
  • Some thing to cover work area (don't forget the floors to)
  • Plastic plates - for containing run-off paint (you can reuse them again and an again)
  • Disposable cups - for mixing and pouring
  • Gloves - keeps hands clean
  • Mixer Sticks - 464899
  • Wooden Heart
  • Twine or Ribbon

Time to Make: 1 hours + drying time

Skill Level: Advance


  1. Step 1

    Begin mixing using these basic ratio guidelines and adjust until mixture is thin enough to flow easily off a surface when poured:

    • Fluid acrylics - 2:1 Paint to Pouring Medium
    • Craft acrylics - 1:1 Paint to Pouring Medium
    • Medium body acrylics - 1:3 Paint to Pouring Medium
    • Heavy body acrylics - 1:6 Paint to Pouring Medium

    Fill your plastic cups with your chosen paint colours, one cup per colour. Next you need to add your Pouring Medium as per the above ratio and mix the paint and Pouring Medium well. Tip - Mix slowly into paint to avoid creating bubbles.

  2. Place the wooden shapes on to an upturned plastic cup on a plastic plate, this is so that the paint can drip over the edges of the shape.

  3. Step 3a Step 3b Step 3c Step 3d

    I am going to be doing a Puddle Pour Technique. Pour individual colour mixtures directly onto the surface, layering them on top of each other in one puddle. Then start moving your shape around so the paint will start falling over the edge.

  4. Now this step is VERY IMPORTANT, let your work dry and don’t be tempted to touch it, It is best to let the paint dry overnight just to be safe.

  5. Step 5a Step 5b Step 5c

    Once the paint has dried it is time to do the Stencilling. I am using the Andy Skinner - Incognito stencil for this but you could use any of your favourite stencils. I am also using DecoArt texture paint, this is a thick body paint with the consistency of paste, It is gorgeous in the metallics and I am in love with the rose gold.

    Start by taping your stencil to your glass mat, now slip the shape under the stencil and ensure it is secure.

    Use a spatula palette knife to spread the texture paint over the stencil. Remove the stencil and leave to dry.

  6. Once paint is dry, finish with DecoArt Clear Pouring Topcoat if desired.

  7. The last thing to do is attach some twine or ribbon and hang up to dry.

    All Finished

    Step 7a Step 7b Step 7c