This beautiuful funnel pour, Day 7 of my acrylic pouring color theory series, totally reminds me of a martian beach landscape with its rippling tides, flowing water, and foamy edges. Funnel pours are so much fun and pieces like this have the ability to bring so much texture into a room as some fun DIY wall art!
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Color of the Day (Day 7 – Funnel Pour):
- Tridadic Complementary – Orange, Violet, Green
- Light violet
- Light orange
- Funnel Pour
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Magenta and blue for violet, violet and white for light violet, red and yellow for orange, orange and white for light orange, and yellow and blue for green)
I used magenta for my violet hues because I think it makes a less muddy color because there isn’t a yellow undertone to it as there is with red. So if you ever want to make a very vivid violet color, go with magenta. I have found that I actually prefer the Liquitex Basics Quinacridone Magenta to the Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta.
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Magenta
- 8in x 10in canvas
- Funnel ( You can use any funnel, but I have the one pictured below, and I love it because it’s easy to store and super easy to clean paint off of!)
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Funnel Pour Step by Step:
- With your finger over the small opening of the funnel, layer your paint in the funnel. The order I ordered my paints for this pour was: orange, light violet, green, violet, light orange, orange,light violet, violet, green, light violet, light orange, violet, green, white.
- Pour a puddle of paint onto the canvas to help your paint flow. I used white.
- Place the small opening of the funnel onto the canvas and lift slightly to release the paint.
- Move the funnel in a spiral motion, beginning in the center of the spiral.
- Once all the paint has been released from the funnel, tilt your canvas to move the paint over the entire canvas. Continue to tilt until you’re happy with your painting.
Go Forth and Pour!
And that’s how you do a funnel pour! I just love all the ribbons of colors and cells in this painting, and I hope you have just as mch fun with the funnel pour technique as I did!
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