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How To Do a UVPoxy® Dirty Pour

In this tutorial, we're explaining a dirty pour project with UVPoxy

Watch the full tutorial here! 

A dirty pour is a common technique in fluid art, where you layer multiple colors in a single cup, then you turn it over on your surface. By letting the colors pour out and blend together, you get a unique pattern every time.

In this project, we're working with a cradled wood panel. The panel was prepared using the following steps: 

1. Paint the panel white with acrylic paint.

2. Seal any of the cracks on the surface and edges of the panel

3. Wipe it clean using denatured alcohol on a soft cloth

Start With a Thin Clear Coat

Add a thin clear coat to the top of the panel. This will allow the next layer to flow smoothly across the panel. 

Pour a small amount in the center. This is going to be a very thin layer. Spread it with a craft stick.

Select & Mix Your Colors

You can select Liquid, Metallic, or Glitter Pigments. 

If you are using several different colors, split the UVPoxy into the number of cups you'll need. 

Stack Your Colors

Mix in your pigments and pour a small amount of each color at a time into a new cup. The goal is to layer your color in a pleasing order. 

Flip Your Cup

Flip the cup on the center of your board and let it sit for a minute. You can then move it around, lift it slightly to let the resin flow, and see what you get. 

Apply Some Heat

Use a heat gun on a low setting to explore different patterns. That will also help pop some of the larger air bubbles and will help the pigments start to interact. You'll see a little bit of the patterning or the lacing that can happen as the pigments of different densities start to move through the epoxy.

Tilt The Canvas

Lift the canvas up, give it a tilt, and get that whole surface coated. 

Check Your Edges

Check the sides make sure that you've got epoxy on all of the surfaces. Touch them up with epoxy remaining in your cups or that has dripped onto your worktable.

Torch the Bubbles

With all of the sides coated, give your project a quick torch to release the air bubbles.

Final Result

There are no limits to what you can do when you combine different colors and different techniques. It's up to you and your imagination.

We hope you found this tutorial useful. If you want to see the full video of this tutorial, click the link below.