The MESSIEST Art EVER?! TRYING ACRYLIC POURING!

The MESSIEST Art EVER?! TRYING ACRYLIC POURING!


Hello there! So today I am officially making my first video of 2019, which is insane. I took a couple of weeks off. So happy new year to everyone, I hope this year is filled with lots of health and happiness for you all. Today I am gonna be doing something called acrylic pouring. Now, acrylic pouring is something that went somewhat viral recently, or at least I saw it a lot online recently in videos. It’s this thing where you have a cup that you just throw loads of paint into, just go *pbblt* on the canvas and BOOM. It’s beautiful! So I got my first butane torch the other day, as you can see, it’s very shiny. So I’m gonna be playing with fire today. Now I got this supply list from an excellent class that I took over on Skillshare who are kindly sponsoring this video today. They had several classes on paint pouring and I watched them all just so I could get a good idea of what I was actually doing. As you probably know, I’m a huge advocate for Skillshare, I absolutely love them. I’ve worked with them in the past. I used them before I even worked with them. I- I just love what they do. They have 25,000 classes in business, art, design, development, photography, paint pouring. They just have so many classes in so many different things and I just recommended them to no end. 2019 is gonna be the year that I officially work on my art and improving my art and trying to just get more knowledge with certain things. It’s also gonna be the year that I teach more as well, a couple or three classes on Skillshare and I want to teach more because I know that people do find them helpful. So I definitely want to do more on there. Skillshare is incredibly affordable, it’s only $10 a month for their Premium Membership for all of their classes, but if you check out the link in the description they’ve provided me with, you can get two months worth of unlimited classes for free for the first 500 people only. So make sure you check it out. So let’s get started. *Crash* It’s a good start. So I’ve got a set of cups, I wanted some smaller ones but they didn’t seem to have any because it was like, the day before New Year’s. Some wooden stick, lollipop sticks because apparently that’s good to mix the cups with. A bunch of Apple Barrel paint. So I got this really cool blue one as you can see, it’s like a color shift one. I got a pouring medium which apparently you need to use in your cups. Now some people said you can use like, Elmer’s glue or this cheap dollar store glue with water but I’m just gonna use this today, because I spent enough money on it! They also said you can get silicon and I read that this was a good one. It’s a hair product clearly. Um, but it’s- apparently it works just as well as regular silicon. So… that’s nice and greasy! I got some white and black paint as well because I read that you’re gonna need a lot of that. Some spatulas to smoosh stuff with, and of course the most important part: This pack of value canvases. So we’ve got a lot to mess up with. I also read that you should have gloves as well and I don’t have gloves because I forgot to buy them. So – oh, and did I mention this? This is a sealer by the way, I’m gonna seal all the canvases with when they’re dry. Okay, apparently mixing the pouring medium to make it thinner really depends on the thickness of the paint, so I don’t really know how much I’m gonna need of any of this. So it’s gonna be very experimental at the moment. Why do they childproof everything so I can’t get into them? Okay, so I’m going to put some pouring medium into this and kind of just see if that’s enough. It needs to be like really runny. I don’t know what I’m doing. Is that a good consistency? I think so from what I’ve seen – that should be good. *Piano music* Okay, now I’m going to put in a little bit of this, this coconut oil serum. So apparently what this does is it helps to create cells which are like, really cool little circle things, but apparently you can also use a blowtorch for that. So I’m not sure how much I’m supposed to put in of this. So we’re just gonna… be a bit… Great, that’s messy. Okay, so now I need to fill my blowtorch, somehow. I’m not sure how. That doesn’t appear to be any instructions for this except on the back ,which aren’t very helpful. I’m gonna get my granddad to help me with this because I don’t know what I’m doing. Okay bad news, the canister of butane that I bought for my torch is too big. It won’t fit in the bottom of the- so I’m gonna have to do it without it. I’m not going to be set myself alight today unfortunately, so, oh well! Okay. So now comes the fun part that we’re going to attempt to do… So I’m going to start probably mainly with blue add quite a bit of- ooh look at that! Oh, it’s blended already. I’m so excited! Okay, so we’re gonna put a little bit of white… put a little bit of white in now. *Gasps* Oh my God that looks so cool! That looks even more cool, right? Okay. Are you ready? Are you ready? One, two, three! OOH Okay, Okay, *excited noise* I’m so- I’m so excited. Ready, ready? Ohh… OHHHHH!!! *Gasps* WHAT, oh I didn’t even show you. OH MY GOSH LOOK HOW COOL THAT LOOKS! This is so messy and yet so cool at the same time. *laughs* How do you get the corners because the corners don’t want to know? Look how awesome that looks like, I feel like I, I mean look, look how cool that looks! It’s like spirals. How epic is that? That is so neat. EHEEHEEHEEHEE!!! I love this so much! Okay, I think I’ve got just enough to make one more. Probably not but we’ll see anyway. Are you ready? Are you- are you ready? Ready? Maybe if I move it around… ready? If that isn’t ASMR, I don’t know what is. It’s so messy. OHHHHHHH Okay, that was very close. That was very close. That was very close. But look at that one. That one looks really cool too. It looks like a weird… thing. Very weird thing. It’s all over my arm. I’m gonna go wash my hands because I think that makes the most sense. I can’t open the door because they’re closed and I’ve got a handle and I can’t open… *Door creaks* Going to use some purple for this next one… I’m glad cause I think I got the ratio somewhat decently on those two pieces. What is that? That is a really ugly color. Why would I pick that up? Why’d I pick that up? It’s the ugliest color ever. I’m probably gonna run out of my pouring medium, so um, yeah, I’ve run out. So I’m gonna have to use glue now. I think this actually, this consistency isn’t too bad. So the glue kind of thickens it up and then the water thins it down a little bit. I I think I’m gonna put them for sale because they’re not going to match anything in my room and I don’t want them just sat around waiting so if you want to grab one of my, probably three or four pouring canvases, I will put them on my website down below. I kind of want the main color to be purple, I think. So I’m gonna put a bit of purple, a small amount of yellow in there, I’m gonna put a bit of red… bit more red, I think a bit more red. Yes, and then I’m gonna put in quite a bit of pink. This looks like it’s gonna be a really ugly color, but we’re gonna try anyway and then I’m gonna put in lots of white. Okay, there we go. You can see it forming, might look like a sunset! With any luck, it’ll look like a sunset. So if- you are you ready? Are you ready? Are you ready? OHHHH That wasn’t yeah, okay. *laughs unsurely* I mean, okay. That was- that one’s a lot more runny than the other one I did. That’s too runny, I think. Or maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be. Ohh, that’s- kinda looks like a valentine’s piece. I tell you what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna put a bit of… I’m gonna pour a bit… like this. Oh, okay. That -aw that was too much! That was too much. That was too much. Let’s not- let’s not ruin it Chloe. That’s more abstract, that one. I quite like that, do you like that? It’s different, it’s a bit- I prefer the blue ones for sure. It looks quite cool. I think it’s definitely trial and error though with figuring out how much of a consistency you need with stuff, like this one has none of those like, cells and it keeps like, showing some of the canvas for some reason so I’m gonna paint that in later, but that’s how that looks. Maybe I’ll try one more but with different like… stuff. Okay. Are we ready? Where’s the white, I’ve got white here somewhere. White paint! Here’s the white paint. Okay. Three… two… one. Ooohhh, that’s nice. Okay, I definitely prefer- this is way too runny I think. This is very Valentines-y, isn’t it? Ooh, this is so messy. This is the messiest thing I think I’ve ever done. It IS the messiest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Neat. It looks neat. That was fun. I enjoyed that very much. It was a lot of- it was a lot of mess But I would do a 10 out of 10 recommend doing this. Don’t get the- don’t get the flame thing. Don’t bother. But uh, yes, thank you so incredibly much for watching. I hope you enjoyed the video. I found the class I took on Skillshare very, very helpful because without the tips and advice with, like, the hair oil, I would not have probably made the cool like textures, that I did with like, the cells. So yeah, if you would like to buy any of these pieces, by the way, because I have nowhere to put them and I might as well let have- let someone else have them, I will put them really cheap over on my website so you can check them out there. And yes, this is it for today! Thank you so incredibly much for watching. I hope that you enjoyed the video. Make sure you check out Skillshare again, link in the description for free classes. Stop looking at my hand, I know you are! And yeah, thank you so very much for watching, I hope you enjoyed the video, take care of yourselves and I will see in the next video. *Music*

100 Comments

  • Micheala Z says:

    Why dont you put the canvas on top of the cup and then flip the whole thing over?

  • Sandra Davila says:

    Your supposed to put the canvas on top of the cup then turn it over.

  • ActuallyRandomPerson says:

    Did she use the serum for the second mix of paints?

  • Mason - says:

    Finally found a video that explains acrylic pouring in a understandable way and not in a way you need a masters degree to understand πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

  • MysteryKitty 13 says:

    my year wasn’t filled with happiness

  • Dorien Reed says:

    You only need a tiny bit of pouring medium then add water. As you know the medium costs a small fortune

  • Melanie HP says:

    After watching this I really feel the urge to do some…. cleaning! 🀣

  • Darms Hundred says:

    0:01 GENERAL KENOBI!

  • Chardonnay World says:

    YOU WEARING A WHITE T-SHIRT

  • PhoenixOfDestruction says:

    Thank you for the loud noise warning,otherwise, my hearing would be history now. Anyway,great looking art.So much blue πŸ˜€ Blue EVERYWHERE <3

  • Kaeyee Xc says:

    Messy arts are mostly good 😍

  • AmyX says:

    Too runny? Too much medium I think. Craft paints are already light bodied to put it kindly.

  • Jay Dee says:

    Looks like great fun Chloe, but I couldn't handle the mess.

  • Mary Ellen Thompson says:

    I have got to try that paint pouring. You made it look easy in spite of the mess.

  • the make up chair says:

    you could have poured it back into a cup to not waste

  • The Hart of the Galexi says:

    7:17 that single drip from the canvas is everything.

  • Melody Beiery says:

    I've been wanting to do this! I love the outcome. I've seen some amazing ones made by other YouTubers and I absolutely love how yours turned out! Tfs.

  • Your safe space or mine? says:

    I found out how to do it for free on you tube

  • Maja MadΕΌa says:

    Chloe:It looks like….we..ird thing. weird thing

  • Undead Haven says:

    "Stop looking at my hand I know you are"

    stops what I'm doing just to look at her hand

  • angela baaity dawson says:

    But why. On a bare white surface

  • Differnt World says:

    What bout ur glue gun. lost it again😁

  • Patrick Plein says:

    I am new to your channel, but have to say you are such a natural comedienne. No one quite like you out there that I have seen. Kudos….

  • Mary Rose Watson says:

    Loud sound approaching

    takes out headphones

  • Arianna Marlette says:

    β€œI don’t know, what I’m doing” oh we know you never had to tell us form the start

  • Noah Lim says:

    you should scan them and use them as a fun background for your digital art!

  • Mjellma Isufi says:

    When I ever messed about with acrylic pouring I just mixed pound shop acrylic paint with water and it turned out fine but the second time it looked like a portal opened on my floor so … yeh…

  • Mjellma Isufi says:

    I wonder if this would work with fabric paint … that would be cool but … probably not

  • Beth ASMR says:

    She should have put a cardboard box down to catch the run off paint, what a mess! Haha

  • Songbird 214 says:

    Her excitement with how cool and pretty the first pour was, was so cute to watch because I've done this before and understand EXACTLY how she feels. It really does feel so cool and amazing to just be able to pour paint on something and have it turn out so pretty and awesome. You can also use small(or big, it depends on preference) tiles. They work just as well.

  • Ruth Webb says:

    Is this just me i can not see about 3 paintings and her pins on her shop 😒

  • MK - 06BA - Tomken Road MS (1153) says:

    who watched all her episodes

    I did .not her future videos obviously

  • Ingrid Sant Ana says:

    You should make a video on making art with slime!

  • Matilda Drew says:

    3:20 her face

  • bhoebn says:

    Thanks editing Chloe for the loud noise warning!

  • chardinae johnson says:

    on her aet page she said she has over 22 million views where they at thoooo

  • Emma Lindsey says:

    I LOVE acrylic pouring!!!

  • mythdusterds says:

    What are you using to hold the camera there? I like the camera set up looking strait down.

  • mythdusterds says:

    This looks really cool just coming out of the cup. This was really interesting.

  • mythdusterds says:

    The first one you made was my favorite.

  • UntitledSpy says:

    Avoid the fame thing, buy plenty of pouring medium. Got it! πŸ˜€ These were great! Definitely would love to try it. Especially with a touch of silver and gold or even bronze and other metallic colours to go with regular colours. Just to add that little something extra. Thanks for sharing this with us, including the tips and tricks!

  • mythdusterds says:

    Had no idea this kind of art was a thing. This would be perfect for kids to make.

  • Noor Fatima says:

    Why is this my fav vid

  • Kenshin Himura says:

    My number one annoyance when people do this is not having a tub to catch the paint. However. You did a good job. And those look fantastic.

  • noanneivunicorns says:

    are you ok with the messy table…but although its really nice

  • Adam Goss says:

    Hope you had a mat downs

  • Becki Percy says:

    Chloe, you are so like me… Doing something as messy as this in a white shirt hahaha

  • Anything Coffee says:

    This technique would make a great base to paint on, either while wet (and either using another colour or just using like a toothpick to create designs in the wet paint) or when dry. I think it would work better with a tub to pour the run off into. It'd be definitely interesting to play around with different consistencies and different mediums in the paint. And maybe using a lot less paint so that when you turn it over it only covers that initial circle in the middle of the canvas (rather than being too thick & needing spreading out)…and that's the picture (possibly with specifically painted embellishments in/around/coming from it)… so so many possibilities. But, it is a very messy method though & I currently don't have the space to do it πŸ˜•.

  • Alexsis Marie says:

    arre you still going to do challenges?

  • Abigail Blair says:

    When she uses the hair oil you use in your hair! So good for damaged hair!

  • Avery Heppenstall says:

    I did this in an art workshop after school, it’s so fun!

  • Lucas Stuckey says:

    3:07 is Chloe a child!?

  • Everlin reed says:

    3:20 : me in my full day gcse art exam

  • I will kill you in your sleep says:

    Chloe, you really need to stop wearing white t-shirts while working πŸ˜°πŸ˜‚

  • Kate Gonzalez says:

    When you say artist as you do you mean like swatches and rainbow??

  • kblexie says:

    For being a you tuber I'm surprised you didn't research more acrylic pouring YouTubers. Anne Marie Ridderhof, mixed media girl and Paul Startart to name a few that have tutorials and amazing pouring videos. Sorry but the skill videos you watched on pouring was not a good way to learn. I don't mean to pick apart this video but that was so bad. Lol. Please watch a few others cause I think you'll be shocked and love the results you can achieve when done right. Cheers

  • Jean Fischer says:

    Oh, girl! What a disaster. Sorry but you won't win any crafty acrylic awards. Paint too watery, which will cause cracking and ruin the whole thing. Do us all a favor and look at more tutorials cuz honey … it sux!!!

  • Sofies Hamster says:

    I use : paint, water and Glue and it works really Well, if you cant or dont have the money to buy medium😊

  • moni kaka says:

    Not messy enogh

  • Moonlixghtii says:

    3:34 I love that face Lmao

  • HRD Heather 77 says:

    Thanks for the upload. Now I know what I need to get including pouring medium and the oil to create a beautiful art piece

  • Emersyn Malan says:

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  • cutietutirainbow bakemakemaster says:

    when she said playing with fire who else thought BLACKPINKKKK

  • simi dutta says:

    Tip: Acrylic fluid can also be used instead of the medium with pouring medium mixed up. However, you are still gonna need silicone.

  • Sarah Fields says:

    Chloe: I can’t open the door!! Because they’re closed and they’ve got a handle

    Me: * face palms*

  • Mike Bruno says:

    You are funny you dont just throw paint in a cup its way more complex than you make it out to be …. your an awesome artist so I won't rag on you to much

  • Mike Bruno says:

    #floetrol

  • crafttess 101 says:

    I use a mixture of water and glue as a pouring medium

  • Iyael pagala says:

    Like if u love Chloe!😁❀️

  • Destiny Taylor says:

    I know I’m late but you should do another video of one of these and then once it’s dry, pour a layer of resin over it. I hear it really makes the colors pop and it protects the painting.

  • Jassacake says:

    0:33 she said πŸ‘€

  • 14104 x1 says:

    She just like lets all the paint run off the canvas lol

  • Ralph Christianson says:

    Be warned this is very addictive, if it had been around in the 60s, no one would have needed drugs. The colours can be fabulous and you have little control over
    the pattern but it is fun, many artists quit painting to just pour paint. Way too much fun, but it is legal so far.

  • Caroline Cook says:

    I love your eyeshadow

  • Shelley Jacobs says:

    Now drop a canvas in the run off and see what happens

  • Ariana Eschrich says:

    β€œSo I’m going to be *PLAYING WITH FIRE TODAY*” if you’re a blink you get the reference πŸ˜‰ (BLACKPINK)

  • Noreen Zeeshan says:

    HMMM……..

  • TehSlan says:

    Ahaha between this and your video with the pastels where you cursed out their texture, I'm reminded of why I 1) put a glove dispenser under my desk, 2) replaced the doorknob to my art room with a door handle

  • dxsiredmood says:

    I wonder how many times Chloe has to clean her desk…

  • Ash Ley says:

    Girl lol you need 40 grams color to 10 grams pouring medium and only two dips silicone. Side note you can use mini paper cups! They’re recyclable and you’re not wasting as much plastic and killing the environment. Save the turtles πŸ˜‚! Otherwise good on you for trying something new. Ps cool trick is to try to layer the colors while tilting the cup to a 45 degree angle. It will provide your work of art with a whole new life. Ps you can reuse the paint that runs off and you get the corners by wiping them with your fingers. You got this. Good on you for trying! Also there wasn’t Cells on your painting but if you use heat it activates the properties in the paint to burst the air bubbles and make them.

  • NikkiTwoShoes says:

    11:57 How did she know? 😰 We’ve been compromised. 🀐

  • Hedaya Khalifa says:

    9:40 to 9:45 it looks 3d

  • Amelia Spring says:

    must be beginers luck because the first on look sthe best

  • Frost Bite says:

    I have done 6 paint pours so far and I found the runnier( however it is spelled) is better for cover the whole canvas without using all of your paint. And if it doesn’t cover the whole canvas you can do another cup full over top of the first.

  • Laura Copas. says:

    Now i wanna do this

  • Black Violet says:

    Close: why do they child proof everything so I can’t get in to them??

    Me: your a child?

    My mind: 🀯

  • Olivia SHARKEY says:

    Probably should’ve cleared ur work space before doing it 😬

  • Vertex Avenger says:

    Holy crap I JUST now remembered (because you said it) why you seemed familiar! I've watched your skillshare classes before, which are awesome by the way, and so are you C:

  • muskndusk says:

    I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets annoyed by child proof containers!

  • James Heath says:

    Try using Floetrol by Flood(it's a paint conditioner,)and cost less then a pouring medium. When adding the Floetrol,you can use 1part paint to two parts Floetrol. The mixture should be a syrup like consistency (Hershey syrup,) if the paint is to thin, like water add more Floetrol. You can go to an auto part store,to get silicone spray,works just as good for less,(heavy duty silicone by CRC.) You only need a drop per each amount of paint you use,needs to be stired(1/2 stirs,) then let sit a bit.
    The paint should be thin and able to run in a single stream off the stirring stick,but not to thin. Yours was to thin.
    For your first time that was pretty good. I think you should do more pours. You could use the bottom of a soda bottle,and pour paint over that to make flower petals.

  • Heather Hughes says:

    I got a butane torch to use for acrylic pouring, but I've had the same issue with finding a canister that fits! ):

  • Mark Bolton says:

    You are boring.

  • Elayna Marten says:

    When you said "I'm gonna be playing with fire today" I said out loud "oh God chloe"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • yullenlover1000 says:

    The second blue one has two dark blue blobs that look like two figures reaching for each other and it’s pretty cool

  • Jessy Cassidy says:

    Thanks for the two free months! This is going to be great!

  • TheGaming illustrator says:

    If this was me the prep would just be "step one, get paint, step 2, get water, step 3 pour., step 4, make a big mess."

  • Artskine says:

    It is so gorgeous! I have a few metallic acrylic paints and I'll be doing my first pouring tomorrow. I'm so excited and your video was the one that truly made me want to do it~ Love it!

  • KarmaK1984 says:

    I love watching videos of pours! So relaxing 😊 And don’t you love when your first attempt at something is a success?! Such a good feeling!

  • ChiliGhost says:

    OMG I CLICKDED ON THIS VIDEO AND I SEE YOU WEARING THE SAme SHIRT IM WEARING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Distinct Designs by Tina says:

    That was quite funny. They look good but your paint was too thin. Also, the torch works with the silicone to make more cells/lacing but more importantly it pops air bubbles.

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