This was (in my kid’s words) SOOO SATISFYING! It’s one of those things that is so simple in its execution but yields such complex beauty. We had so much fun the first time, that we bought the other two pre-mixed color schemes a few weeks after we did this post.
- Plastic Table Cover (an ABSOLUTE necessity for this one)
- Plastic cups (I would suggest clear so that you can see the colors mingling together)
- Color Pour Pre-Mixed Pouring Paint Kit (They offer 4 different color combinations)
- Canvas (We used a 12×24 canvas and had paint left over to do a couple 8×8 square canvases)
I will explain the process we chose to use, but really there are no rules with this product. We laid out the tablecloth, our canvases and the cups. They both had 4 cups for the 4 paint colors. We started by putting about half the bottle of each color in its own separate cup.
Then we poured a small amount of the other 3 colors into the cups. Do not stir or mix the colors together.
Then you pour the cups of paint onto the canvas and the simple beauty of this process is revealed.
Once you have poured all your paint onto the canvas, then you tilt the canvas to one side until the paint reaches the edge of the canvas making sure that the paint has covered every inch of the canvas.
We used the cups to hold the canvases up off the table while they dried.
You end up with a beautiful contemporary painting that looks like you bought it from a gallery. We ended up hanging the kid’s paintings in the living room. 🙂
For a bonus, check out the Color Pour videos on YouTube. Watching the colors dance across the canvases is “SO SATISFYING!”
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