Create colorful patterns with acrylic skins

Acrylic skins are super fun and a creative way to create colorful patterns and marbling-type effects. Each painting is unique and beautiful. No matter what the occasion, this painting does wonders in capturing the attention of people of all ages.

What you will need

Acrylic paints

Gloss or matt pouring medium


Plastic sheet (I used the one from a picture frame)

Small containers to mix paint with medium

Paint brush

1. In small containers, mix acrylic paints with the medium using the paint brush, avoiding any bubbles. You can use both gloss and matt mediums for mixed effect. The medium looks white but dries clear.

2. Pour different colors of paint on the plastic sheet. For colorful effects try overlapping the colors at the boundaries. The colors will start mixing and create beautiful effects. For beautiful details, overlap with gold and silver color.

3. Spread glitter.

4. Leave it for at least 24 hours. For humid and cold places leave it up to 48 hours.

5. Gently peel off when dry.

Enjoy the art!

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