Artists make painting look so easy, don’t they? Though the art industry, as a whole, does often utilize specific techniques, the reality is that art is subjective. In other words, art doesn’t fit into one category. When you realize this, it makes the idea of creating your own painting a whole lot less intimidating. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, why not give your hand at fluid art painting?

Fluid art, also known as acrylic paint pouring, is a popular technique that uses acrylic paint and a pouring medium to create one-of-a-kind, unique designs. When these mediums are combined and layered onto the canvas, they form beautiful, marbleized-looking cells and patterns. Best of all, when it comes to acrylic paint pouring, you can use a combination of any color you’d like. This gives you full control of the masterpiece you’re creating.

Keep reading for our guide on fluid art for beginners.

Brief History of Fluid Art (How Did it Get So Popular?)