It’s that time again for another project featuring DecoArt products and I am so excited to share this fun project with you. This month DecoArt challenged me to create a project using the new DecoArt Paint Pouring Medium and I created these galaxy inspired DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coasters.
You may remember that a few months ago I created my first paint pour project when I made my very own fluid acrylic poured canvas art. It was my first experience making anything with this super cool paint trend, and I was immediately hooked. You’ll notice in that post that I used a slightly different technique because I wasn’t aware of the DecoArt Paint Pouring Medium. This product is a fluid additive specially formulated to enable paint to flow easily across a surface. It thins paint to the ideal consistency, creates cell effects, and reduces cracking and crazing. Mix it with Americana Acrylics or DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to create stunning effects on canvas, wood, or other art surfaces. Now, that I have my hands on this awesome product I have a feeling I’ll be creating a lot more of these colorful projects!
DIY Acrylic Pour Ceramic Coaster Supplies:
- DecoArt Paint Pouring Medium
- DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics
- Quinacridone Violet
- Quinacridone Magenta
- Viridian Green Hue
- Cobalt Turquoise Hue
- Cobalt Teal Hue
- Phthalo Blue
- DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Emperor’s Gold
- DecoArt Glamour Dust – Sprinkle-on Gold
- DecoArt Clear Pouring Top Coat
- Ceramic Coasters
- Small Cups
- Wooden Craft Sticks
- Painters Tape
- Felt Pads
- Paint Tray
Begin by prepping your ceramic coasters by covering the backside with painters tape. This will make sure that as the paint drips off your coaster the bottom stays nice and clean.
Pour a small amount of the DecoArt Pouring Medium into one of your small paint cups or containers
Next, add several drops of the Americana Premium Acrylic paint. When using the pouring medium and the premium acrylic paint you ideally want your ration to be 1:3.
Use a wooden craft stick to mix the paint together, make sure it is completely blended together.
For this project I decided to use the puddle pour technique. Start by pouring a base layer of white paint directly onto the ceramic coaster.
Next, slowly pour another color directly on top of the white paint puddle. You will start to see the paint slowly spread outward.
Continue layering the paint colors on top of each other in one puddle. I also added a few small drops of gold paint around the entire paint puddle.
Pick up the coaster and start to tilt it from side to side so that the paint runs and starts to blend as it covers the entire surface.
Take a pinch of the DecoArt Glamour Dust and sprinkle it on the paint. You can follow specific lines and curves of the paint design or just randomly sprinkle glitter all over the coaster.
Set the coaster back on top of your small glass jar and let it dry overnight. Once the coaster is completely dry pour enough of the DecoArt Clear Pouring Topcoat over the top of the coaster so that it covers the entire surface at one time. Tap the edge of the surface to help spread the product over the edges. You can use a gloved hand or palette knife to wipe off excess from the edges.
Set out your pretty galaxy inspired coasters and use not only as a statement piece, but a way to keep your furniture from getting stained with water rings.
I am seriously loving this new paint pouring trend. Now I have successfully created projects using the puddle pour technique and the dirty pour technique. I think my next project I will need to try the direct pour technique. What type of surface would you like me to experiment with in my next paint pour project?
Check out my FB Live video to see the step-by-step instructions in action: