Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt
Good Morning Y'all! Today I am sharing my Paint Pour American Flag which is perfect for patriotic home decor. In honor of Independence Day, I am featuring 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! DecoArt Ready to Pour paints and mediums make this an easy project to be successful at. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry!
Create a Paint Pour Flag Plaque with DecoArt
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Here's what you will need to Paint Pour:
- DecoArt American Acrylic Paints – Titanium White, Tuscan Red, Bright Blue
- USA Wooden Plaque – I found mine at Joann
- DecoArt Extreme Sheen Metallic Paints – Pearl, Ruby, Deep Sapphire
- DecoArt Pouring Medium
- DecoArt Basecoat Paintbrush Set
- Chipboard – 3″ by 5″
- Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
- Wooden Craft Sticks, Small Plastic Cups, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Kitchen Garbage Bags, Sanding Block
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 the USA Flag Inspired Decor:
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.
STEP TWO – Mix the Paints
To begin the Paint Pour American Flag Plaque, 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.
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.
Pour stripes of Titanium White across the red base. Set aside the excess for Step Four.
Pour stripes of Pearl across the red and white base. Set aside the excess for Step Four. 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.
Drip dots of white and pearl onto the blue base.
Using the craft stick, splatter dots of white and pearl onto the blue base. 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.
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 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.
Easy Paint Pouring American Flag Plaque
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! I love that all of these supplies are easy to find in the craft store, on Amazon, and on the Shop DecoArt website. Since I created this project, DecoArt has developed Ready to Pour Paint Colors that are pre-mixed with pouring medium and pigment.
If you enjoyed this patriotic tutorial, I think you will like my Painted Old Glory Flag Jean Shorts and my Hand Lettered Pledge of Allegiance Flag Plaque.
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Too busy to make this Paint Pour American Flag right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready. As a creative blogger, I LOVE it when y'all pin my projects to not only create later on but also so that others can see the projects I have created and be inspired.
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29 thoughts on “Paint Pour American Flag with DecoArt”
This is really cool! I love it.
So much fun.
THANKS a bunch, Michele!
That turned out neat; we’ve tried pour painting a time or two and it’s so fun.
Thanks, Joanne! And with a few supplies from DecoArt it is super easy too!
Thanks Joanne! It is super easy with the right supplies!
Oh my, so pretty, love it!! Pinned.
Thanks a bunch, Dee!
I have never tried paint pouring but you make it seem very easy to do. And I learned about a new product to try out at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
This is a gorgeous project! I’m featuring it at the TFt link party tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!
What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
I love paint pouring, Cecilia!
So, fun and easy to do!
I just love this new way of painting, very patriotic art!
Thanks a BUNCH! Paint pouring is SO MUCH FUN!!
Great looking version of the flag. I have yet to try paint pouring but it does look like a lot of fun and very relaxing. Thanks for sharing something different with it. #HomeMattersParty
Thank you, Donna, and YES it is super easy with the Ready to Pour Paints that are on the market!
This is so cute! I’m definitely going to try this one & add it to my red, white, & blue Pinterest board! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators. I’ll be featuring it on tomorrow’s party.
Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife
Niki, Paint Pouring is SO MUCH FUN!!
I’m featuring your post on tomorrow’s Crafty Creators! Hope to see you there!
YAY!! Thank you so very much!!
Such a creative project!
THANKS, Janet! It was a total experiment, but I love the way it turned out!
I love it! I’ll be featuring it today at the TFT party. 🙂
YAY!! Thank you for the feature, Pam!! Have a great week!!
I love that simple, fun project. Pinned!
YES, Kristie! I love paint pouring, it is so fun with just a few supplies!
Not your typical paint pour with this American Flag map rendition! This is brilliant, Beth!
Thanks a BUNCH, Donna! It was a total experiment but I do love the way it turned out!