Acrylic Pour Painting with a Mini Kitchen Strainer /Black & White Granite | Elisa Gabrielli | Skillshare

Playback Speed

  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x

Acrylic Pour Painting with a Mini Kitchen Strainer /Black & White Granite

teacher avatar Elisa Gabrielli, "Create easy to do Art & Floral Designs"

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. Introduction Black and White acrylic pour painting

    • 2. Step 1 Supplies & Preparing Workspace

    • 3. Step 2 Mixing black & white paint with floetrol

    • 4. Time to pour on paint

    • 5. Conclusion Black & White acrylic pour

  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels
  • Beg/Int level
  • Int/Adv level

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.





About This Class

I'm so excited to teach this class on how to use a kitchen strainer and a paint mixture to create some beautiful effects resembling Granite & Marble. This type of painting is called Acrylic Pour Painting or Fluid Art. It is really mesmerizing to watch the paint designs that appear on the canvas as it flows out from the mini strainer, the fun part is maneuvering the canvas to achieve the design you want! This is a beginner to intermediate class. Look forward to having you in my class!

Below is a supply list of everything you will need to get set up at home on a table to start your creation. I use a folding table and cover it with a disposable plastic table cloth from the dollar store.


You can use any acrylic paints you may already have or I like to use Artists loft paints & supplies from Michaels Arts & Crafts or Blickrylic paints, some supplies can be purchased at the dollar store like plastic table cloth, paper towels, 6 oz. plastic cups or larger, fine glitter at Michaels Arts & Crafts & vinyl gloves, some links provided below:

  • Colored Acrylic Paint
  • White paint & black acrylic paint
  • Mini wax water based Polyacrylic protective finish
  • Mini kitchen strainer
  • Floetrol
  • 10x10 or 12x12 canvas
  • Paper Towels 
  • Plastic disposable table cloth or wax paper (dollar store)
  • blue painters tape for taping back canvas wood bars only
  • popsicle or stir sticks
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Apron or old t-shirt (Optional) 
  • wax paper 
  • glitter
  • mini torch (optional)

I do recommend putting a drop cloth on floor to protect floor from a spill. It’s usually not messy at all but just to be safe.

 Paint mixture:  

  • 3 oz. of floetrol
  • 3 oz. white acrylic paint
  • 3 oz. black acrylic paint

Mix 3 oz. of floetrol with 3 oz. of white paint and stir well in a plastic cup

Mix 3 oz. of floetrol with 3 oz. of black paint and stir well in a seperate plasitc cup

Set Up Workspace as shown in the video.

Mix up paints & Create!

Meet Your Teacher

Teacher Profile Image

Elisa Gabrielli

"Create easy to do Art & Floral Designs"


Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to be an artist and floral designer. Inspired by nature and the beauty that surrounds me my subject matter always involves flowers, birds and nature scenes. My mother opened up a florist in Rochester, NY when I was 7 and by the time I graduated high school I was off to Floral Design School in South Florida. I have worked in the creative arts as a self taught artist and Professional floral designer for over 25 years, Weddings & Murals are my specialty. Having worked in varied environments, I've learned how to really listen to my students & clients' ideas, desires and visions as I work with them towards achieving what they truly envision.

My true love is teaching others what I have learned. I hope what I have to share with you inspires yo... See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
  • Exceeded!
  • Yes
  • Somewhat
  • Not really
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.


1. Introduction Black and White acrylic pour painting: Hi. Thanks for joining me today. I've had so many people asking How do you do that? Black and white, poor that you did with kind of a granite marble. Looking of that. That that posted just a little and snippet video of the one I did before this one that we're gonna learn today Pinterest and already has, like, over 2000 views of people asking, How did you do that? I really want to learn how to do that. So today, that's what we're gonna learn. It's basically just using a canvas, Whether it's a 10 by 10 12 by 12 11 by 14 they all work. I will go over all the materials and supplies needed. I tell you what. It's so much fun and it's so easy, I mean, and it's all done with a little kitchen strainer. I will provide you the links on where you find these supplies online. A lot of that you can get through Amazon and delivered right to your door. Oh, it's really a lot of fun. You will learn how to mix the paints for the acrylic poor method and how to apply into your Candace out of maneuver the canvas to get the granite marble effect on. Tell you really empower you to keep wanting to paint more. So we're gonna go ahead and get started. I'm really glad you joined me on. I'll take you through every step of the way. 2. Step 1 Supplies & Preparing Workspace: So here you go thes air supplies that you're gonna need for this class. I do have links in the class description on where to find your products. You can get a lot of them at Michael's, Arts and Crafts, or even online through Amazon. I'd like to get a lot of my stuff through them. It's more convenient for me, especially at this time with Cove. It don't want to go out and shop much. The paint's that I do use are the artist's loft acrylic planes. They've flown eyes or even Dick Blick. The flow trawl is, ah, flood product that you can get it lose hardware, so the first thing we gotta do is set up your workspace. I have a table upstairs in my art studio that you can get online or at the dollar store for a rectangle table. That's what I used, and you just want to protect your work surface. I also have some cups to raise the campus up tape and scissors. That's pretty much what you need to get started, and I used wax paper to put down so that when the paintings don Aiken remove the wax paper , throw it away and still have I still have my flaw for another project. Tear off couples fit the width of the canvas That'll work on. We're gonna start with canvas. We're gonna turn it over. What I'd like to do is put blue tape on the back side. It's just that painter's tape that you can you, uh, protect the areas that you don't want paint to get on and just unroll it. Cover all sides. Once your paintings dry, you could remove really easily. This makes it look for a little more professional when you're done. If it's not all messy on the backside, that's a nice clean edges on. Tape it down. I do this for all my cool, it poor paintings because as they drive a tender go underneath in the back that go just kind of press it down, get any air bubbles out those aside. Next thing I like to do is keep these little six ounce plastic cups and turn them upside down. This will raise that's off the table to allow for dribs. You kind of got a guest to mate. You want to balance it on the corners underneath the campus. Don't place um, right under the campus soft spots because it will create an indent. But on the wooden frame, it's a nice support, and that's it for setting up. This is gonna be our strainer that we pour the pain in. And, um, the next step will show you how to prepare your paints and get him ready to pour through the strainer. 3. Step 2 Mixing black & white paint with floetrol: So in this lesson, you're gonna learn how to mix up the pains that you need with a flow trial. It's that we can get the granted effect. You have to have equal amounts of flow trawl paint. Let's start with definitely put on some gloves. I like the vinyl Glenn real easy, and they're still a little loose and they come off. Trust is easy, so make sure you have your plastic tablecloth, a little kitchen scale and your crab sticks Popsicle sticks for mixing or you can use, you know, regular. I wouldn't paint stick, so we turned this on. My scale has different units, has grams and ounces. It's gonna take about probably around 12 ounces to do this whole painting off pain. Um, inflow trial mixture. So go ahead and put your cup on the scale and then see it out so that the cup doesn't buy anything. Take care. Float. This is a large one gallon. It comes and courts to. If you don't want purchase the large one. You don't need to and then pour carefully until it's about three ounces. That adds up. Quickly. Go. It's okay. What goes over just a little So now we're gonna do one for the paint. Another three ounces. The kitchen scale really is. I mean, you could eyeball it, but I like Teoh. Do it that way. So we got the flow trawl and the white. Now we're gonna do the flow trial and then the black. Those are the only two colors we're gonna use if you go over just a little bit like I did a little bit more than I wanted to pour it back in. There we go. That's so trawl. But, you know, the black. All right, so now that they're mixed up, we're not gonna need the scale anymore. 4. Time to pour on paint: So now that we got our pains all mixed up, we're gonna go ahead and start the the granite poor method again. We're just gonna need this and our candidate. Put this in the center, Start with black. Start to drain full , separate. Well, have lends. So much could actually strain out, Lifted straight up. Have a complete circle, beautiful colors. Self starting to pop up with rollers mixed together and these little circles. So now whatever brand of paint you do get, a lot of the acrylics have different flow. Cassie. The artist loft. It's called Flow acrylic, and it's a little thinner. You know, the black acrylic that I get, so I may not be exact. Measurement announces that you do want it to be to where stir it. The pain goes back down inside. A kind of creates a little puddle on top doesn't go all the way in but a little bit of a mountain. I want a stir on the way. Make sure your sides accidentally dripped, which is so bad it's covered up. That's not graze white and black veins. It's really pretty for this. Use up all your paint. Get in there. It's filling. Oh, last straight up. Not trying to do someone. Try and tilt it right in a cup 5. Conclusion Black & White acrylic pour: right. So now it's been about two days and I'll let it dry and you can see all the really pretty cells. Swirls. It's just gorgeous. No. Two are ever the same, but very similar. Now I am boarded some more cups that we go ahead and do the burnish. This is a nice park, a little dry, nice and glossy, like you saw it when it was wet. And this is a poly acrylic that you can get at a local hardware store or online, and it just has a beautiful protective finish. It's a crystal clear finish, dries fast, cleans up with water, open water and put a nice, heavy coat and let that drip off. Give it a couple days to dry. Are you really gonna? Nida's one of these sponge brushes? This'll ones actually clean, But I used it for weight at one time. I never got it all out. Nice one of these help spread it around. So first I liked. Once I opened up the can make sure he stirred up. I wouldn't shake this because it creates air bubbles. Stir before you. You can use a star Steph paintbrush. Just flush it out right away. Poor pretty want Teoh off the sides. We're gonna spread it around with phone brush a little bit. Try and save some. Could be a little messy. I put my gloves on, but I would recommend it. Here we go. Spread out the rest. Nice. Don't mess anything. You're not trying to rub it and you want to have a nice film. Don't be afraid. It's gonna be a little Saudi. Asai said a dries crystal clear will be fine Trying to save Europe in all besides corners so lightly, she always close that I don't know. We're gonna let that dry on. Well, show you what it looks like in the end. Burnished Look at that glass finish. I mean, just like a countertop. Whether it be marble ran up, all done with pain. And I tell you what, each time you do, it's gonna be a little bit different. Try mixing up colors that are a little different. Maybe not. It's black and white. Maybe Do golden way. That would be gorgeous. You can do three paintings about the same size. Different color combinations are still sticking with black and white. But if you look up close. You can see a little bit of that sparkle in all the different cells. Just amazing what you can dio. Thanks for painting with me. Definitely. Follow me on. Every time I do a new class, it'll upload on. You can see you'll get a notification on what we're doing. Next on, uh, I hope you continue to join my classes a great day and happy painting.