How to Make an Acrylic Dirty Pour Painting

If you are interested in learning how to create a beautiful painting with the “dirty pour” technique, keep reading because it is way easier than you might think! 

If you’re new to Artsy Cupcake, my name is Maria, and I’m a full time graphic designer, but I like to hop on to my blog and my YouTube channel every week and inspire you to be creative in your life with fashion lookbooks, unboxings, recipes and home decor. Make sure subscribe to me on YouTube, so you’ll know when I post new videos!

Today I have a wall hanging piece of art that will dress up any room in your home. The best part is that you can completely customize it to fit your decor style and colors. I have been wanting to try this acrylic pour method for a long time.

Let’s start with everything you will need to make your own version of this acrylic pour painting. I have a list of the items you will need below with links to most of the products.

I made my tarp out of garbage bags and it worked well. This project actually ended up being less messy than I thought it would be! The mess and finding a good spot in the house to do this is probably the main reason I never went ahead and did this project, but I was determined to make it work this time so I could share how it came out with you!



Because this is such an action oriented project, the best way is to show you, so I did create a video tutorial below. I like to throw in a little extra artsy-ness whenever I do creative videos like this, so I included a little piano playing to kick this project off for you. So, let’s get right into this tutorial so you can see how this is done.

I could have used a little extra paint, because there were a few raw edges of the canvas left. I didn’t mind some of them, but I did use a wooden stick to cover up a few spots. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this project and will definitely do a few more like this. I want to try to make one that looks like a natural grey and white geode, so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube, so you can see that project in the future.

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