Watch Liquitex Acrylic Mediums in Action

by Cass Art Staff

We're utterly transfixed by these videos of Liquitex Mediums in action, from sweeping textures with black lava to getting psychedelic with paint pouring. So sit back and let the colours “flow-aid” over you and see what you can do with these magical-mediums yourself: 

Iridescent Liquitex Medium

Ideal for soft body and ink acrylics for paint pouring this medium offers a subtle shimmer along with the same working properties of the regular Liquitex Pouring Medium. Gives a high gloss, smooth, craze free finish.

Iridescent Pouring

For best pours, start with a tablespoon of Soft Body colour to a cup of Pouring Medium (around 5% colour to 95% medium) and adapt to suit your technique. To use with Acrylic Ink or Heavy Body Acrylic, adjust ratio to get your desired consistency. Stir gently to avoid creating foam - if bubbles appear, leave it to sit while the bubbles rise and disappear. Use as a regular fluid medium extender - mix as much as you like into acrylic colour to create the volume and viscosity you want.

Colander Pouring Technique 

Using the same ratio of medium to paint as described above, slowly pour the paint one colour at a time into the centre of the colander. Pour only enough for the centre to be covered and give it a chance to start dripping through the colander before pouring the next colour on top of it. Choose several of your favourite colours and don’t worry about how they look side by side because there is no way to predict how they will combine in the artwork and that is the beauty of the process.

Flip Pouring Technique

In this technique the surface you want the paint applied to is placed face down on the cup, then "flipped" so the cup is upside down on the canvas. The cup is then lifted to let the paint flow out in a puddle. After that, the canvas is tilted until the paint has covered the entire surface.

Dutch Pouring Techniques

With just a few simple techniques and Liquitex Professional materials you can create your own paint pouring masterpiece. Watch the video below and try out Dutch pouring for yourself:

What you'll need

Liquitex Professional Soft Body Acrylic 

Liquitex Pouring Medium

Canvas of your choice

Palette Knife

1 cup for each colour you're using


Pouring Medium Acrylic Skins

Once you've tried Dutch Pouring, watch our next creative project and try your hand at creating Acrylic Medium Skins!

Liquitex Special Effects Mediums - The Full Range

Get up close to the texture and behavior of each Liquitex professional effects medium. They're premixed, archival and ready to use.

Explore the full range of Liquitex Mediums here

See the Liquitex Pouring Mediums in Action

Love paint pouring? You need to watch this mesmerizing video where Liquitex Pouring Mediums are mixed with acrylic paint to create spectacular artworks. 

Discover the Liquitex Pouring Mediums here

Discover the Liquitex Fabric Painting Medium

Find out what you can do with colour and textiles. From clothes, to furniture, you can use these fabric paints to decorate a range of surfaces.

Explore the Liquitex Fabric Painting Medium here

Find out how to use Flow-Aid for your Acrylic Art

Flow-Aid changes the way your colour behaves and gives unique, archival effect. Guaranteed to transform your approach to painting.

Explore the range of Flow-Aid Mediums here

How to use Liquitex Black Lava Effect Medium

Want to explore different textures when painting with acrylic? Black Lava is a heavy body gel filled with tiny black acrylic particles. Watch the video to see this medium in action..

Find out more about our Black Lava Medium here

Try Liquitex String Gel Effect Mediums

Use this medium on its own to create texture and paint over once dry or mix with colour to create ribbon-like strands. See them come to life in the video below

Find out more about Liquitex String Gel effect medium here 

Feeling inspired? 

Explore the full range of Liquitex Mediums here 

Want to find out more about how to use Liquitex Mediums? Our How To blog is a great way to get you started! 

Discover Intermixability at its best. See the full range of Liquitex paints, markers, sprays and mediums here. We've got everything you need to explore new textures, surfaces and techniques, take a look online or pop in-store to talk to our staff artists who'd be happy to help with any questions you have. Don't forget to hashtag #cassart on social media to show us your adventues in Liquitex! 

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