Americana Paint Pour

Americana Paint Pour

What You'll Need:

MDF USA Cutout
Acrylic Paint
  -Cobalt Blue
  -White
  -Red
  -Light Blue
Extra Fine Gold Glitter
Two 5 oz. Darice® School Glue
Envirotex® Pour on Resin
Disposable Cups
Jumbo Craft Sticks
Disposable Gloves
Plastic Tablecloth


 

Difficulty: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make an Americana Paint Pour

Display red, white and blue during the upcoming holiday celebrations and create your own trendy Americana Paint Pour! This project can be a bit messy so be sure to be prepared, but more importantly, have fun painting this abstract patriotic design!
  • 1 Protect work area

    Cover your work area with the plastic tablecloth. Prop the MDF USA cutout onto the disposable cups.

  • 2 Set up and add paint to cups

    Set up a cup for each color of paint. Add about two teaspoons of paint into each cup.

  • 3 Add glue to cups

    Squeeze about 6 teaspoons of glue into each cup, mix well with a craft stick. Add small amounts of water and mix until you have the consistency of cream. Add more glue if the mixture is too runny.

  • 4 Add glitter

    Pour half of the glitter container into a cup and add glue and water. Mix well.

  • 5 Begin painting

    Pour several stripes of one color across the USA cutout.

  • 6 Repeat

    Repeat with the remaining colors, overlapping where possible.

  • 7 Mix it all up

    Wearing the disposable gloves, lift the USA cutout up and tilt it up then sideways and then down, allowing the paint to flow, which will cover the USA cutout and flow over the sides.

  • 8 Prop and add paint

    Prop the cutout back onto the cups. Use a craft stick to add some of the dripped paint to the sides.

  • 9 Allow to dry

    Allow the painting to completely dry overnight.

  • 10 Add resin

    Follow the instructions for the resin and apply to the USA cutout. Let dry for 24-48 hours.