You will need:
- Schmincke Pouring Medium (50546) in 250 ml, 500 ml, 1 Liter or 2 Liter
- Acrylic colours of your choice, 4-6 colours (e.g. AKADEMIE® Acryl color, PRIMAcryl® Fluid or AERO COLOR® Professional)
- painting ground, e.g. streched canvas
- Sheeting for covering your working space (!)
- several plastic cups (or other pouring containers)
- Spatula to stir the colours
- one-way gloves
- Distance pieces (e.g. pins, small wooden bricks)
- maybe mechanic´s level
Chose an even workspace where the picture can remain for min. 24 hours to dry. Cover the workspace with a sheeting and fasten the distance pins. We recommend workwear. Keep in mind that the canvas is even (mechanic´s level), the colour-medium-mix remains flowing for alonger time and the colours could flow to only one side.
TIP Distance pieces:
From the beginning, the canvas should have a certain distance to the ground so that it would not stick on it due to flowing and drying colours. Pin-up-pins are perfectly suited. They can be put into the backside of the stretched canvas. As alternative, you can use small wooden bricks. It is important that the canvas remains even to avoid an uneven colour flow.
Fill the chosen colours and the appropriate part of pouring medium into the different plastic cups. The mixing ratio is about 3:1 medium to colour, depending on the viscosity of the colour. Think in advance about the colour proportions and mix the appropriate quantity of each colour. Stir the colour-medium-mixes with the spatula. The consistency should be of fluid honey or syrup.
TIP: When using pastose colours, you better mix first 1 part of colour with 1 part of medium to avoid clumping. Then you add the remaining part of the medium and stir again.
Let the picture dry in a complete even position (8 – 24 hours). During the drying period, the colours will move further, so do not wonder if the painting looks differently after drying. The surface becomes satin-glossy. If you would like to have a high glossy surface, you can use a second layer of Pouring Medium or acrylic gloss lacquer (50586).
The new Schmincke Pouring Medium (50546) is the ideal medium for the pouring technique. The fluid, clear medium has good flow properties. It dries to a transparent, non-sticking and water-resistant layer and can also be used as high glossy final lacquer for acrylic paintings. Depending on the mixing ratio it dries to a glossy or semi-mat surface, in pure application to a high glossy surface. After drying of each layer, it can be poured in several layers on nearly all free of grease surfaces. (pre-tests recommended, please protect/ cover your working place).
Pouring Medium and Acrylic colours
The Pouring medium is mixable with all Schmincke acrylic colours (PRIMAcryl®,AKADEMIE® Acryl color, College® Acryl, AERO COLOR® Professional). The individual mixing ratio with acrylic colours influences the results. The medium is ready-to-use, can be applied pure or mixed with acrylic colours.Please note: Adding of silicone can cause cracks.
Don´t use the product below temperatures under 15 °C object- and room temperatures. Please clean working tools as soon as possible with water and store the product in a cool and dry place. Contains: Polyurethane and acrylic dispersion. Availabe in 250 ml, 500 ml and 1 liter bottles.