SWIPE with Marabu acrylic paints and Marabu Pouring Fluid

Pour and swipe. This is the secret to the SWIPE pouring technique. Fascinating effects like cells and net structures are created with a single swipe!

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  • Carefully guide a kitchen blowtorch over the poured painted surface (approx. 15 – 20 cm away from the image) to promote cell formation.

How it is done:

  • Carefully cover the work surface and your clothing. Shake the Pouring Fluid well before use. Get out the required materials, acrylic paint and Pouring Fluid. Insert push pins into the back of the canvas frame so that the paint can run off better.
  • Pour each acrylic paint into a separate cup and add several parts of Pouring Fluid. Use a palette knife or spatula to give the mixture a good stir until a homogeneous substance has been created. If necessary, add more Pouring Fluid or acrylic paint and mix again until the desired consistency has been achieved. The mixture of paint and Pouring Fluid should have a runny consistency so that it runs off the palette knife.
  • Priming the canvas frame makes the paint flow better. To do this, pour the content of a cup (in the desired colour) onto the canvas frame and lightly spread with a palette knife.
  • Pour the remaining paints onto the canvas one at a time or using another pouring technique.
  • Apply a body colour (often black or white) along the edge then use a palette knife, spatula or damp paper towel to slide or swipe it over the other colour.
  • This creates a great cell effect and lovely net structures.
  • The arwork you create using a pouring technique may well take several days to dry. Important: the background must be positioned horizontally so that the paint does not continue.
    Clean all tools with water immediately after use.

Pouring Fluid Art with Marabu acrylic paints und Marabu Pouring Fluid

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