Easy Modern Painted Canvas | Paint Pouring Art

I used the paint pouring technique for this DIY project and I was really pleased. You can easily create a modern painted canvas with leftover paint.
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Did you know that you can easily create a modern painted canvas with leftover paint? Oh, yea. I used the paint pour technique for this project and I was pleased with the results. Being a furniture artist means I have a lot of leftover paint. Do you know the 1/4 at the bottom of the container paint? Don’t throw that away. You can create amazing art for your walls with just a few dollars, and you can even put your artistic twist on it. Nailed it on the first try and didn’t even use a paintbrush! Now that’s painting!

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Amazing Modern Painted Canvas |Left Over Chalk Paint

Here is a complete list of the supplies I used for this project.

Before Pouring The Paint

Use a blank canvas for an amazing look with paint with this easy pouring technique. I found a 16X20 5 pack of canvases at Hobby Lobby for $10. SCORE! I’ve been wanting to do a paint pour a painted canvas for a while now so I’ve been hoarding all my leftovers. Since this was my first attempt, I opted into trying it out on a canvas first. Just the thought of dumping paint on furniture made me a bit nervous. I’d heard a lot of talk about adding floetrol to paint to keep it flowing, but like the majority of the time, I come up short in that department.  And like most impatient DIYers I just winged. I use water to thin the paint… it works.  I’m an eternal optimist!

I used Dixie Belle paint to create a painted canvas using this cool paint pouring technique. I bet you've heard of it...


Leftover paint is perfect for creating a painted canvas using a DIY paint pouring technique. Try it! The metallic topcoats I had on hand were pretty thin to start with so I didn’t need to add water to them. The chalk mineral paint was a bit thick and I was pretty sure it wouldn’t pour as I wanted it too. I added the paints to individual plastic cups and added water to the thicker chalk mineral paints to get the consistency I wanted. Not too thin because I needed the coverage on the canvas. All Dixie Belle paints are water-based and I knew this would not be a problem as a result of adding the additional water to thin them for this technique.

The results

Create your own DIY painted canvas with this unique paint pouring technique.


painted canvas wall artThis was a really fun and simple way to use up all those partial paint containers. As a result, I have had something amazing to show for it. Maybe I’m brave enough now to try it on furniture. 🙂

Are you a GOLD lover like me? Wanna see more gold? CLICK HERE to see the metallic gold dresser I painted. It’s pretty cool! Thanks for hanging out with me today. I’d love to get some feedback from you on this project. Drop me a comment below because your feedback matters to me.

Until the next project… xo, Do

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Easy Modern Painted Canvas | Paint Pouring Art


  • Wow! I love this technique that seems fast and more! I’ll try it for sure. In the end did you protect it with a topcoat or something shiny?

  • Thanks Martine! Yes, a few days after it was completely dry I used a glossy top coat. It was super fun and easy.
    xo, Do

  • Oh Do it’s gorgeous! I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for demonstrating this technique.

  • You’re welcome! So glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 xo

  • How am I only now just finding this??? Comments are as far back as September of 2018 ??‍♀️ Lol I Love this! I Love the pop of blue! I Love the shimmer!
    Have u tried pouring on furniture Do?
    Btw I Love u Do!

  • I don’t know! ??‍♀️ LOL But you’re here now. Don’t for get to sign up for my weekly news letter. That way you’ll get every new post in your inbox. ??‍♀️ Love you too. xo Do

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