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How to Paint Pour with a Twist

Are you looking for a new art style to really amp up your decor game? Or maybe you’re searching for a way to pour into yourself or simply a reason to pour yourself a drink. Whatever the goal, Painting with a Twist’s Paint Pour events are just what you need! Learn about this fun and unique art style and how you can get pouring and sipping at a studio near you!

What is Paint Pouring Anyway?

Paint pouring is an art style that combines acrylic paint with other ingredients to make it more fluid than standard paint. This mixture is then poured onto a canvas to create a gorgeous marbling effect.

Painters can then tilt or roll the canvas to watch the acrylic paint flow and interact in all sorts of unpredictable and beautiful ways! In fact, some of the best acrylic paint pours are the most “messy” and spontaneous!

Speaking of messy — there’s a time and place to dress to impress, but paint pouring probably isn’t that! Because you’ll be pouring acrylic paint directly onto the canvas and then using your hands to physically tip and manipulate it, there is always a chance you’ll spill some paint on yourself. Just in case, it’s best not to wear your favorite articles of clothing!

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Decorating with Your Paint Pour Art

One of the best aspects of enjoying a Painting with a Twist event is leaving the studio with a custom piece of art. If your goal is to create a piece of décor to display in your home, determine the designated location in your space prior to the event. What paint colors will complement the room? Are there other pieces of décor your pour painting needs to mesh with?

Because these pour paintings are so visually stimulating, it makes an excellent focal point for any room. And by keeping the nearby décor on the minimalistic side, your pour painting becomes the star of the show.

Making a Pour Painting Your Own

Each pour painting is truly one of a kind. Even the same artist will not be able to recreate the same work of art twice! From how you combine paints to how the canvas is tilted, many factors affect the outcome of your creation. That’s what makes paint pouring so exciting – the art surprises the artist.

You can pour a single color onto your canvas at a time, or you can create a striking, marble-looking creation with just a couple pours of various colors. You might even choose to do something called a “dirty pour,” which means mixing colors in your cup prior to pouring them on your canvas. Dirty pours create all kinds of funky, interesting, and unexpected patterns.

With beginner paint pouring, half the fun is experimenting with colors and techniques! If you’ve never done any type of paint pour before, this is one Painting with a Twist activity you’ll want to add to your bucket list.

Paint Pour at Painting with a Twist

Ready to try your hand at this fantastic new art style? Unwind with a Paint Pour event at a Painting with a Twist location near you, and enjoy an evening of drinks and relaxation as you create your very own work of art.

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