Learn acrylic pouring for beginners in this step by step video tutorial. I'll show you all of the basics that you'll need to start acrylic pour painting on a budget with easy to find supplies.

This video is a great place to start for anyone who is just starting out with acrylic pour painting and wants to get a better idea about what's involved.

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- Husky Plastic Sheeting : http://www.kbecca.com/amz-husky-plast... (or a large garbage bag / old newspapers / a bunch of plastic grocery bags / a painter's dropcloth)

- Foil Cookie Tray (to catch most of the excess paint as it runs off the edges of the painting - I purchased a set of 2 for $1.00 at the dollar store)

- Vinyl Gloves (if you don't want to be cleaning acrylic paint from under your fingernails for days, then use gloves - I buy mine by the box at Walmart in the cleaning supplies aisle)

- Acrylic Craft Paints (in the video, I used Folk Art & Americana brands, but I've also used Martha Stewart, Apple Barrell, and Michael's Craftsmart store brands with good results)

- Elmer's Glue All + Water : http://www.kbecca.com/amz-elmers-glueall

- Squeeze Bottle : http://www.kbecca.com/amazon-squeeze-... (I put the glue and water into this and shake it up until they're well mixed. The squeeze bottles are a really easy way to dispense your pouring medium, and you can just put the cap back on when you're not using so it doesn't dry out)

- Food Service Portion Cups : http://www.kbecca.com/amz-food-servic... (to hold the paint / pouring medium mixture - you can use any small plastic cups for this, or you can save yogurt containers or even plastic cat food containers and use those)

- Wood Craft Sticks : http://www.kbecca.com/amz-wood-craft-... (to stir the paint / pouring medium mixture - I picked up a package of 100 for $1.00 at the dollar store, and once the paint is completely dry on them, you can reuse them)

- Art Alternatives 8x10 Canvas Panels : http://www.kbecca.com/amz-art-alterna... (if you want to hang your paintings on the wall, you should use a regular canvas, but I like these panels and buy them by the dozen from Amazon)

- Plastic Shot Glasses (to raise the canvas off of the work surface so the paint can flow off the edges after you pour - I bought a package of 24 plastic shot glasses for $1.00 at the dollar store, but you can use food service containers, plastic yogurt containers, cat food containers, or even a small box under the canvas)

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  • Jo Threatt
    Jo Threatt 7 months ago I have been watching acrylic pouring for over 4 months now. At least one every day from different artist. I've never painted in my life except maybe 3rd grade and thats it. I'm 61 now. I want to tell you how much I appreciate the exact detail as to what to buy, how it works, what it's for, the order of use, and where to buy the products. Yours is the best video I've seen that explains everything. Thanks sooo much and have a sunshiny day !! 😎😎😎
  • Kristen // k.becca
    Kristen // k.becca 7 months ago Jo Threatt - Thank you very much! I'm so happy to hear that the video was helpful for you.
  • Jane Hicks
    Jane Hicks 7 months ago so true all the other ones I have seen go and for ever and I have lost interest by then
  • Gillian Pender
    Gillian Pender 2 months ago (edited) I absolutely agree with you. I too have been watching acrylic pouring for months and am desperate to try it, but I’m a complete novice. This is quite the best educational (but not patronising) tutorial I have seen. Thank you so much for your straightforward delivery of a lot of what we need to know to get started!
  • Dena Cox
    Dena Cox 2 months ago Thank you, i appreciate you breaking it down for true beginners. This will be my first and you made this possible. Most people do not expain enough. Thank you again. Very cool painting, cant wait to do my first.
  • Terry Spetter
    Terry Spetter 1 month ago That's funny Jo I'm 61 and just started too. I love it.
  • Tina Sparks
    Tina Sparks 1 month ago @Terry Spetter LOLLOLOLOL!! Me too!!
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen S. 1 week ago I totally agree- I think I have watched at least 40 videos and this was the most informative by far! Thank you so much :)
  • Sharon Muller
    Sharon Muller 7 months ago Unlike most pouring videos you give clear info about supply list, techniques, etc. without taking forever. You give a lot of information in a short period of time!! Hooray!
  • Kristen // k.becca
    Kristen // k.becca 7 months ago Sharon Muller - I'm so glad that you enjoyed the video - thanks!
  • Cocoa Girl
    Cocoa Girl 6 months ago If you want to be able to hang your panels you could just glue a Coke can tab to the back.
  • Dana Weiss
    Dana Weiss 6 months ago I never thought of that!
  • Cocoa Girl
    Cocoa Girl 6 months ago @Dana Weiss It's a handy trick my parents taught me :)
  • LolaInTheDesert
    LolaInTheDesert 5 months ago Cocoa Girl you can also pop them in a frame.
  • Cocoa Girl
    Cocoa Girl 5 months ago @LolaInTheDesert True, but you'd need a frame that was kinda deep though wouldn't you?
  • LolaInTheDesert
    LolaInTheDesert 5 months ago (edited) Cocoa Girl I’ve seen 3 together in a triple 5x7 frame and it looked awesome. I’m going to try it on a 5x7 panel, I’ll try to remember to give an update!
  • roseanne hopkins
    roseanne hopkins 5 months ago or a 3M command strip
  • sappy kat
    sappy kat 4 months ago Yeah ive glued ribbon to the back too
  • Rekha Agarwal
    Rekha Agarwal 2 months ago wow what a brilliant idea!
  • laura johnson
    laura johnson 2 weeks ago Genius!
  • Melissa
    Melissa 6 days ago “ I use gloves to keep paint off my nails!” Me: “but that’s how I get my manicures!”
  • alyssa m
    alyssa m 10 months ago You sound just like Jenna fischer (aka Pam from the office)
  • Hannah Forsythe
    Hannah Forsythe 5 months ago Omg I can't unhear it now
  • karmma
    karmma 4 months ago omg I was about to comment saying that
  • Johnathan Rego
    Johnathan Rego 4 months ago It's Pam during her art college career
  • Chelly Herrera
    Chelly Herrera 4 months ago @Johnathan Rego haha too funny!
  • Alie Oost
    Alie Oost 2 months ago Vertaal in Nederlands
  • edoylee
    edoylee 2 months ago lol yes! great video
  • Tina H
    Tina H 1 month ago NOW I CANNOT UNHEAR IT!
  • HotFeetScratching
    HotFeetScratching 1 month ago Yes
  • Heartfeltsong
    Heartfeltsong 3 weeks ago My thoughts exactly!!
  • Patricia Hendrie
    Patricia Hendrie 9 months ago Thank you. Brief, clear, and informative. Well done.
  • Kathy Bricco
    Kathy Bricco 1 month ago Exceptional directions and spoken and explained so clearly. Thank you.
  • Susan B
    Susan B 7 months ago high quality inexpensive paint, try house paints...cheaper by the gallon, and archival quality
  • Kristen // k.becca
    Kristen // k.becca 7 months ago Susan B - Thanks for the tip!
  • Essentially This
    Essentially This 6 months ago Only oil paint is archival.
  • Susan B
    Susan B 6 months ago @Essentially This printers will be surprised to hear that lol.
  • Nadine Sawtell
    Nadine Sawtell 5 months ago Essentially This Plastic last 500 years minimum. Acrylic paint is plastic Pigment sealed within the paint does not change colours.
  • Papillon Studio
    Papillon Studio 5 months ago @Nadine Sawtell except that, when using glue as a pouring medium, the archival quality of artist grade acrylics is removed from the equation.
  • Jean Diehl
    Jean Diehl 4 months ago I thought house paint was latex not acrylic? Or doesn't that matter?
  • Papillon Studio
    Papillon Studio 4 months ago @Essentially This not true
  • Nadine Sawtell
    Nadine Sawtell 4 months ago Jean Diehl latex paint is sometimes used as a substitute for acrylic gesso to prime canvases and panels check out the Artists Handbook Latex paint was first developed for painting houses and businesses sometime in the forties or fifties
  • Saudade73
    Saudade73 3 months ago @Essentially This she said she isn't using archival paint. Sooo....
  • Check Ya
    Check Ya 1 month ago I'm a bit worried about archival quality. I don't want to see my paintings falling apart in 500 yrs
  • Katie May
    Katie May 1 month ago I get my house paints at Home Depot in their oops paint section. They have gallons for $7.00-$9.00, quarts for $2.00-3.00 and sample ones for 50 cents. They are great.
  • Jackie Gfeller
    Jackie Gfeller 11 months ago This is perfect. I wanted to explain to my young 9 year old friend what my painting techniques was, and this will do the trick. I am sending her this link! Thank you!
  • Kristen // k.becca
    Kristen // k.becca 11 months ago That's fantastic, Jackie Gfeller! I hope that your friend finds the video to be helpful. Thank you!
  • Terri Troutner
    Terri Troutner 8 months ago Finally a good tutorial so I know what I'm doing!! Thanks!
  • Aly Cherry
    Aly Cherry 1 year ago Thank you! I love how you really explained every step! It was very informative and I loved how you showed how to make your own pouring medium. Neat! I was surprised that you didn’t add some sort of silicone though. But it still had some of its own effects
  • Kristen // k.becca
    Kristen // k.becca 1 year ago Thanks so much, Alison Cherry! I'm glad that you found the video to be helpful. I haven't gotten into adding silicone to my paints yet but am planning on giving it a try soon.
  • Shelby Davis
    Shelby Davis 2 weeks ago You’re a real one for this. Great tutorial!
  • Hanaku P
    Hanaku P 2 weeks ago I been doing similar, instead I put the canvas in a bag then drop the canvas to the floor, the splatting makes for cool effects
  • Zaynab Mubarakah
    Zaynab Mubarakah 2 months ago wow, this is really helpful! I was always under the impression that i had to use an actual pouring medium but im so glad that just glue and water does the job! thanks!
  • Aline Skibunny
    Aline Skibunny 11 months ago Thanks Kristen, very precise instructions. Much appreciated.
  • Paola Pineda
    Paola Pineda 6 months ago Best tutorial I have found!
  • AnadaBajan Yout
    AnadaBajan Yout 2 months ago Just discovered acrylic pouring... now I want to do it thanks to your video
  • Asha Mariam Thomas
    Asha Mariam Thomas 7 months ago Hi. thank you so much!! it was very helpful :)
  • Dolphin 2121
    Dolphin 2121 11 months ago Wow. Great instructions. Thanks so much. AK
  • Wylean Jackson
    Wylean Jackson 1 week ago Great job more yellow love your painting.