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Video: Acrylic Pouring for Cardmakers

by Janette Kausen October 29, 2018 30 Comments

Good day to you! Janette here sharing with you acrylic pouring for cardmakers. By now you've probably seen this swoon-worthy technique done on large canvases creating beautiful abstract designs. Today, I'm showing you how I've downsized the  technique and how to keep the mess manageable.  I'm creating gorgeous shimmer and shine with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks instead of traditional acrylics.

 

These are just 3 of the 13 panels I created within one pouring session. Watch the video below for tips and tricks, and to make the most of all the paint.

 

If you are having trouble viewing the video, please try watching it here over on YouTube. 

I've featured the green, blue, purple, gold and pewter Glimmer Metallic Inks in combination with pouring mediums, white pouring paint and silicone cell creator. 

To finish the canvases into cards I've adhered them onto heavyweight white cardstock and adorned them with simple sentiments from Snarky Mix & Match Messages and To Seize or Not to Seize.

 

Simple white detail heat embossing or stamping in black ink allow the background to have a dominant presence. 

Sentiment die cuts are another perfect simple detail to convey a message while keeping the background focal point. I've used Hello and Hugs from the March My Monthly Hero Kit (still available!) and the Smile Stamp & Cut

Thank you for spending a few minutes with Hero Arts today. Have a wonderful day and we'll see you soon!





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Rose Toellner
Rose Toellner

November 09, 2018

Great video

Lyn Haines
Lyn Haines

November 06, 2018

These cards are gorgeous! I m anxious to try this technique, so I must quickly develop a shopping list for all the ingredients I need. Some may be difficult to come by, here in Australia. But I am so impressed with your cards,I am going to give it a try as soon as possible. Thank you for your useful instructions.. Lyn

maria f.
maria f.

November 05, 2018

This is so incredible. And looks like so much fun.

Pamela Edwards
Pamela Edwards

November 05, 2018

This looks like a lot of fun. Making a big mess is always fun.

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

November 05, 2018

This was brilliant! I have lots of acrylic paint so I’ll have to get some flo medium!

Sue Brockman
Sue Brockman

November 04, 2018

Janette, You are an awesome “teacher” for tutorials, cover all steps, give what materials your are using and funny comments interspersed into it . I have been using Youtube to pick up ideas for a children’s Arts/Crafts classes at the local library and most of the tutorials are so so bad, they should use your tutorial as the best example of “how to”. The best ones that I have seen do as you did with putting the various products on display, especially if the viewer is trying to learn a new craf. I am going to work with pre-teen ages soon and Love this idea, what not to Love…art, color and messes. Thank You. I live in a rural area and now must find the products on line to practice the new rage of Pouring! Sue

Dalma Bugg
Dalma Bugg

November 04, 2018

Hi Janette,
They say timing is everything. Only last night I spent a couple of mesmerising hours watching YouTube paint pouring tutorials and the rest of my time since to thinking up just how these techniques could be transposed for cardmaking. TAnk you so much for the tutorial. I bet you had loads more fun than you told us. I can’t wait to get hold of the supplies I need to get started. Definitely having a merry Christmas this year.😊

Susan King
Susan King

November 04, 2018

Absolutely stunning! I really like the new shimmer that Hero Arts inks have and all the possibilities. Your art is stunning!

Stefanie
Stefanie

November 04, 2018

These acrylic pours for cards are beautiful. They are so doable. I have always wanted to try this but I do not have a need for large canvases. Thanks so much for this tutorial.

Judy Tuck
Judy Tuck

November 04, 2018

They are all so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful video.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

November 04, 2018

A great technique, so glad to see it downsized for actual card making.

Debbie P
Debbie P

November 04, 2018

Great card love the technique.

Pauletta Smith
Pauletta Smith

November 04, 2018

Beautiful! My favorite canvases were the ones at the end where you picked up the paint from the waxed paper! I might give it a try! Thank you☺

Joni S
Joni S

November 04, 2018

Wow! These are fabulous! And I love the snarky sentiments! I probably seized many a wrong day!

Christine
Christine

November 04, 2018

Great video. Thanks for sharing.

karen Federly
karen Federly

November 03, 2018

I love it! I just tried an acrylic pour on the base of a lamp. It’s so cool to watch the paint do its thing! I’ll be trying this… it’s as cool as alcohol inks and distress oxide inks. I love the blending and the designs that form.

Rheanna Hoffman
Rheanna Hoffman

November 02, 2018

This was my exact thought process after watching Jennifer McGuire doing her version of acrylic pouring for cards. You beat me to it!! Great job! Thank you for sharing and validating my thought process. 😁 They turned out very pretty!!

Rheanna Hoffman
Rheanna Hoffman

November 02, 2018

This is exactly my thought process after watching Jennifer McGuire doing her version of acrylic pouring for cards. You bear me to it!! These are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing and validating my thought process 😁

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

October 30, 2018

OH WOW! These are so beautiful! I have to try this out.
“I’m pretty sure I seized the wrong day”…hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

SUZANNE KIMMELMAN
SUZANNE KIMMELMAN

October 29, 2018

These are gorgeous. The sentiments are hys6erical

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 29, 2018

It’s great to see how you create these gorgeous canvases, I already said it on your blog, I love this technique because no canvas is the same, you can’t even make them the same, the paint flows where it want’s to flow, with a little help from us, LOL. Thank you so much for these beauties Janette.

M Kathleen Ewing
M Kathleen Ewing

October 29, 2018

LOVE THE FREE FLOW!!!!! I have an artist friend who does very large canvases (and is very successful with them). Ive been buying the glimmer inks but haven’t been sure how to use them and now Im excited to try doing it on a smaller scale Just one thing that would have been even more helpful is to have list the recommended items in the blog, Im not sure what to look for with the silicone cell products. An example would have helped a lot..
Babs
Babs

October 29, 2018

I love paint pouring and have done it on vinyl. Was thinking about experimenting on CS, but thanks for doing it for me. Now I think I can just jump in and do it. Have you ever run your paint through something (like a sink strainer) instead of just a straight pour from a cup? Can’t see why it wouldn’t work, just curious how to keep it in a small area.

Susan Pezza
Susan Pezza

October 29, 2018

I love paint pouring, haven’t done it yet, but love watching it done! But never thought to do it on cards before!! Love all those cards you made! And you even used your mess on the desk, well done, I would have found a way to do that as well, I don’t think I could have tossed all that paint, I would have found a way to use it all up!! Love all of them, hard to pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

October 29, 2018

These are such fun backgrounds! I love how you are able to create them for card panels. :)

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 29, 2018

Wow! Fabulous backgrounds! <3

Mary W
Mary W

October 29, 2018

AWESOME cards – the sentiments are really fun!

Laura
Laura

October 29, 2018

Wow, Janette, your cards and tutorial are just fantastic! You have a great teaching style. Thanks for all the tips you shared, too, especially on cost saving on the flow mediums and stretching all the mixed paints. The sentiments are really fun, too!

Becky Green
Becky Green

October 29, 2018

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! I LOVE ALL of your tips & techniques to use all of the paint! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL CREATIONS!!!! THANK YOU, Jeanette!!! ;)

Jeanette Donahoe
Jeanette Donahoe

October 29, 2018

Gorgeous cards, Janette. I love the random mix of colors and the various patterns achieve. You make it look so easy and like so much fun. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks.