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Acrylic Paint Pouring: 16 Fluid Painting Projects & Creative Techniques Paperback – Illustrated, 28 May 2020

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  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1782218467
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1782218463
  • Customer reviews:
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Discover how to expand your artistic creativity, as Tanja Jung demonstrated various techniques in Acrylic Paint Pouring. By combining mediums, gels, pastes and resins, you can achieve a wide range of fascinating effects, before learning how to dry and seal your finished masterpiece.

Crafts Beautiful

Are you stuck indoors and longing for something to get those creative juices flowing? Step forward the exciting technique of paint pouring! Sounds simple? Well yes, it is, but there are ways and means you cam ;earn that will enhance what would otherwise be a haphazard result.

This simple book provides 16 inspiring projects, which introduce all the basics as well as the media you'll need. You will learn to control your materials so that you can produce recognise able images, as well as pleasant abstract shapes. There's plenty of information on tools and surfaces, too, an you'll be ready to get going straight away.

Paint pouring is really rather exciting and offers a variety of new creative opportunities that should stimulate even the most jaded imagination. Why not give it a go?


Freelance artist Tanja Jung, introduces us to the compulsive art of pouring paint in her new book Acrylic Paint Pouring. The unique effects that can be created by the technique have turned it into the latest craze and, here, Tanja describes exactly how to do it - with advice on what tools you will need, which surfaces are most suited to acrylic pour, as well as how to seal and display your finished paintings. Terms such as dirty pour, flip cup, double swipe, puddle pour, tee rings and dipping will all become clear to you! Each is clearly explained and demonstrated and there are 16 step-by-step projects for you to try.

Leisure Painter

If you want to be taken by storm and are thinking of dipping your toe in the water, you won’t find a better introduction than this. Quite rightly, no previous knowledge is assumed and there are clear explanations of materials, working methods and – crucially – what happens and why. To achieve control, you really do need to understand your materials and preparation counts for a lot, saving countless messy and potentially costly mistakes.

The core of the book is a series of sixteen straightforward projects, each disposed of in four pages. These get you practising techniques as well as discovering creativity; the lack of complication and over-thinking mean you’re never going to feel lost. There’s no point in simply learning to follow paint-by-numbers instructions – you’re always going to be wanting to branch out on your own, which you’ll be ready to when you’ve finished here.

-- Henry Malt ― Artbookreview.net

This book opened up a whole new world of artistic creativity for me. It covers its subject thoroughly with clear directions and excellent illustrations.

As its name implies, the book is all about the relatively new painting technique of pouring acrylic paint, mixed with a range of mediums, over a surface to produce intriguing abstract creations on a canvas or board.

The mediums used are key to the venture as they mix with the paints to help them flow and they also keep colours separate from each other. In addition to the basic gel medium, other substance such as silicone oil can be added – the latter leading to the creation of oil-like cells of colour in the finished work.

In addition to precise explanations of the different materials, methods and techniques of paint pouring, there are 16 complete projects, explained and illustrated in detail, that will enable the reader to put theory into practice.

One last word of warning, care needs to be taken in setting up the workspace as the motion of pouring paint around will inevitably invite a spillage or two – but what fun acrylic paint pouring can be!

-- Mike Pettifor ― The SEW Region Magazine - Book Threads

About the Author

Tanja Jung was born in Oettingen in Bavaria, Germany. She grew up in Munich and, when she was younger, had a passion for photography and painting. As an artist, she is self-taught. She is increasingly interested in all art forms and has experimented in numerous creative spheres such as inchies, scrapbooks, tangle drawing, mixed media, drawing, pouring, and so on. She teaches in many of these areas. In addition, she works in the specialist artist trade, holds training workshops in paint pouring and other creative techniques, and also works as a freelance artist.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book For Any Begginer Artist
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great starting point for beginners to acrylic paint pouring
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great starting point for beginners to acrylic paint pouring
Reviewed in the United States on 6 December 2020
I have been acrylic paint pouring for three years. I learned how to do it from watching YouTube video tutorials, trial, and error, and receiving mentoring via Facebook groups. When I began there were not many books on the subject so it was refreshing to see this one by Tanja Jung with the basics on how to get started and 16 specific techniques described with photos.

The book is thoughtfully laid out. Following the introduction, there are sections on Materials, How To Start (Techniques, Mixing Paints, and Setting Up Workspace), and specific types of projects.

There are many photos in the book including step-by-step pours and finished paintings. I found the step-by-step photos (sequentially numbered) to be useful for each project. Some of the finished projects are not particularly attractive to me, but it should be noted that's an extremely subjective thing and that all acrylic art pours - even if the same technique is used, will come out differently.

NOTE: Acrylic pour artists can change the way a pour looks by tilting the canvas after the pour. This moves the paint around and creates different looks.

Each project has a list that includes: Painting Surface (with size), Paints used, and other materials needed for the project. Tips are sprinkled throughout the book as well.

I like how this book explains in enough detail how to begin preparing to create pours with (3) DIY recipes for how to create your own pouring medium. Getting the consistency right for paint pouring is one of the toughest things to learn and having some guidance in this area is very helpful. In time, painters will discover what works for them, but I would add that depending upon the paints used, the medium might need to change too.

Written by a European, this book translates well to a worldwide audience. Measurements are in centimeters and inches, milliliters, and teaspoons and/or cups as needed. The word "color" is colour in the book.

There is little mention in the book of creating "cells" which for me and some other acrylic pouring artists is a big part of what we like to see in our resulting artwork. Adding silicone oil makes for more cells or round "bubble" looking things in the paint pours. They can occur naturally without adding silicone, but larger ones need this additive. It should be noted that adding too much silicone will result in oily paint that doesn't dry correctly.

This book is for true beginners with some information such as creating mediums that are useful to intermediate acrylic pour artists. I do not agree that those who would be considered advanced acrylic pour artists would gain any useful information or insights by reading this book.

This book is well laid out with useful-to-beginner information on creating acrylic paint pouring artwork. The information provided is accurate and not overly technical so that anyone can easily get started enjoying acrylic paint pouring. The projects included in this book provide photos of the steps of how to do the projects and what the resulting art may look like. I say 'may" because each acrylic pour - even if the same paints and medium are used - are unique works of art.

I recommend this book to beginners to acrylic paint pouring who want to learn the basics and appreciate a good book reference as a starting point for building a solid skill-set for the future.

NOTE: Photos added to this review are of projects I created prior to reading this book. All three were created using Floetrol, paint, silicone, and water mixed with dirty cup pours. The pink one was done on a tile canvas, the other two were done on white canvas'.
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Kathy F.
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-HAVE book for beginners and advanced pourers alike!
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Moonwishes (AKA Gail Rodgers)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Basic Book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative with nice variety of projects
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