Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt

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Good Morning Y’all!  In honor of Independence Day, I am featuring American Flag and Patriotic inspired crafts all week!  Today I am going to share my tutorial on paint pouring.  I tried something new creating stars and stripes patterns within the pour, so let’s get going and see how it turned out!

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt

 

Here’s what you will need:

This Pouring Medium from DecoArt is the awesome-sauce magic that makes this a fun and NOT MESSY project to undertake.  No need to add anything else besides paint!

Here’s how to make it:

STEP ONE – Protect the Workspace

Layout a protective surface on your work table.  I use kitchen garbage bags.  Raise both the USA wooden plaque and the piece of Chipboard on four small plastic cups each, turned upside down.  This will allow the excess paint to drip off the edges.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

STEP TWO – Mix the Paints

Set out four small plastic cups and mix the following in a 1:1 (pouring medium to paint ratio).  The red cup with Tuscan Red and Ruby.  The cup with Bright Blue and Deep Sapphire.  The white cup with Titanium White paint.  The pearl cup with Pearl paint.  Mix each cup with a separate wooden craft stick until well blended.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

STEP THREE – Pour the Stripes

Pour 3/4 of the contents of the red cup over the USA Wooden Plaque, spreading the paint pour across the entire surface with the craft stick.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Pour stripes of Titanium White across the red base.  Set aside the excess for Step Four.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Pour stripes of Pearl across the red and white base.  Set aside the excess for Step Four.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Allow the paints to blend and mix.  Add additional stripes of red into the white, if necessary.  After approximately 30 minutes, wipe the edges of the USA Wooden Plaque with a clean craft stick to remove excess paint drips.

 

 

STEP FOUR – Pour the Stars

Pour 3/4 of the contents of the blue cup over the 3″ by 5″ piece of Chipboard, spreading the paint pour across the entire surface with the craft stick.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Drip dots of white and pearl on to the blue base.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Using the craft stick, splatter dots of white and pearl on to the blue base.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Allow the paints to blend and mix.  Add additional dots of blue into the white, if necessary.  After approximately 30 minutes, wipe the edges of the Chipboard with a clean craft stick to remove excess paint drips.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

STEP FIVE – Patience!

This is the HARDEST STEP!  Set both pieces aside to dry.

NOTE:  Don’t ask me how I know this, but if you have animals, especially cats in your home, make sure to close to the door to the room you are working in or cover your paint pour project with a large plastic tote to protect it from footprints and fur.  LOL! 🙂

 

STEP SIX – Create the Flag

Once completely dry, lightly sand any rough edges of the USA Wooden Plaque and the Chipboard with a sanding block.  Place the Chipboard rectangle under the Northwest coast of the USA Wooden Plaque and trace the edge with a pencil.  Trim the excess chipboard with scissors and then glue the star field to the stripes with glue.  Once the glue is dry, paint the edges of the wooden plaque with Tuscan Red.

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

Paint pouring is a fun and relaxing craft project producing tons of OOHS and AAHS along the way as the paints blend and mix to reveal the final finished project.  No two paint pours will ever be the same!

Learn how to create a Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt on a USA wooden plaque a patriotic tutorial with Creatively Beth

If you enjoyed this patriotic tutorial, I think you will like my Painted American Flag Jean Shorts and my Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque.

 

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