In this video, you will learn how I created my Watercolor Sunset Mixed media piece with a watercolor painting, torn paper, and my sewing machine.

Supplies needed:
Watercolor paper
Painting Tape
Mounting Surface of Choice
Scrapbook paper with a white core
Elmers Glue
Hot Glue
colored ink pens



In this video, you can watch my process of creating a piece of art using watercolors and ink. The video is captioned with each step in the process.

Supplies needed:

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Watercolor Brushes
  • Watercolors
  • Table salt
  • Micron Waterproof Ink Pens



This painting tutorial is the second in my acrylic puddle pouring with a swipe series. I hope this video inspires you to experiment with your acrylic pouring and realize that there is so much you can do with this painting style.

Paint Colors:
Abstract Sennelier Lemon Yellow
Abstract Sennelier Lemon Yellow mixed with white
Liquitex Basics Fluid Acyclic Magenta
Liquitex Basics Fluid Acyclic Light Blue
Amsterdam Gold Light
Arteza Pearl Blue
Arteza Pearl Pink
Golden Fluid Acrylic Bronze

The colors are all mixed with a homemade pouring medium of American Floetrol mixed with Gloss Varnish and GAC 800 and a cell activator of Aussie Floetrol mixed with JoSonja Gloss Varnish.

To finish this painting you tilt until the paint spreads across the entire surface and you are happy with the composition, but keep in mind you want the paint to be thin enough to dry smoothly and not crack.



In this instructional how-to-video we explore a puddle pour painting mixed with a swipe. I first saw this technique on Molly’s Artistry YouTube channel, in which she poured blue puddles of paint on her canvas. Then used a pallet knife to mix the paints. Then with a pallet knife she swiped with cell activator. After doing all of this she then tilted to stretch the paint across the canvas creating a abstract water like painting that reminds me a lot of a deconstructed bloom.

In this video I will attempt to create a water with a sunset, using this same technique. I will tell you now that my first attempt was not what I expected and that I had to re-pour the painting to achieve the look that I was going for. But in fluid art most paintings are an experiment and a lot of times you have to redo them. You need to be prepared for this fact when approaching fluid art. Always be willing to experiment, always be willing to paint over the top of a painting you don’t like, always be willing to explore new techniques and ideas this will make your fluid art journey so much more enjoyable.

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!

  • Molly’s Artistry PM recipe - can be found here along with the video I watched for inspiration
  • GAC 900
  • Canvas Board - Hobby Lobby
  • Palette knives
  • Torch

Blue Paints:



  • Sennelier CITRON YELLOW


  • Australian Floetrol


Experiment! Acrylic Bloom on a Canvas Sketch Book

Today, we see success, mistakes, and fails in this experimental bloom on a sketchbook. The painting process went beautifully, it is in the finishing of the sketchbook where I made a misstep and so the project is half success and half fail.

Acrylic Bloom paint pouring is a learned technique of mixing a unique blend of paints to get beautiful cells in your painting. If you want to learn this technique and all the recipes for mixing your paint, you need to visit the Sheleeart Website to take their course.

In this video, you will see the step-by-step process that I go through to get the end result. It’s not until I decide to tape off areas before applying Varnish that I run into any problems. Otherwise, the sketchbook would have turned out beautiful. But what is art if it’s not a process to learn from?

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!
- Canvas Covered Sketch Book (Michaels)
- Amsterdam Pearl White (Cell Activator)
- Pearlx Blue Russet
- Pearlx Misty Lavender
- Pearlx Aztec Gold
- Arteza Pearl Royal Purple
- Colorplace Satin White (Walmart)

Until you take the Sheleeart Course you won’t be able to follow along with this video, but hopefully, it will give you some creative ideas for your next pour painting project.


In this video, we will take a vinyl sticker that was cut from a Cricut and apply it to a tumbler that has already been painted and coated with resin. For this project you will either need to be able to make your own vinyl decal, purchase one from Etsy or another online store and have a tumbler ready to go.

You can purchase stickers by searching vinyl stickers on Etsy ( or you can visit WishUponAFlowerShop ( to purchase one of their custom name stickers. Or you can contact me for a custom sticker to apply to your tumbler.

The supplies you need to complete this project are:

-A painted and resin-coated tumbler, mug, or another item.
-A vinyl sticker


When painting tumblers with acrylic paint, a lot of the paint drips or spins off of the tumbler. In today’s video I will show you a technique that allows you to save almost all of the extra paint and create another piece of art with it.

In today’s video, we will paint a tumbler on a mug spinner with acrylic paint while its spinning and allow that paint to drip off onto a liquid panel. In the end we will get a beach scene on both the panel and the mug. Not only do you create to pieces at one time, you save time, money and paint. Let’s get started with the supplies you will need and then move on to the video!

Supplies Needed:


After your mug has dried, you will need to coat it with resin. You can watch how I do that in this video.

In this video tutorial I will show you my method of applying resin to tumbler while it’s spinning on a mug spinner. (We painted a tumbler in this previous video.) When I was learning to apply resin to my tumblers, I took a few missteps along the way and I am hoping that my video and technique can help you avoid those same missteps.

If you follow my tutorial, you will find that this process is quite simple, you just need to be patient and keep working the resin until you are confident that the mug is completely covered with an even coat. Here is the supply list you need for this tutorial.


After you gather all your supplies, watch the tutorial here. I hope this video helps you create some wonderful and that you find it very help.

Beginner Tutorial

Hello again! Thank you for joining me for my tutorial on how to use a dirty pour, a panel with sides, and a straw to blow the paint to create an abstract beach scene.

This is a paint pouring project that even a beginner can accomplish! It only takes about 5 different paints, a liquid painting panel, a cup for mixing paint, and a straw to move the paint around with your breath!

Here is my list of supplies with the instructional video to follow!


Once you have all your supplies together, watch the video for all the step-by-step instructions! I hope this tutorial helps you create something beautiful.



I am so glad you have joined me for my first ever video tutorial! If you want to follow all my videos and stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Beth Erickson Designs, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list and our YouTube Channel.

Today’s tutorial is an acrylic poured tumbler that I spin on a cake spinner after placing the paint on the bottom of the upside-down tumbler. In this video you will see my successes, challenges, and fails! I am willing to share all of these with you so that you can be reassured that in art things don’t go smoothly all the time and the beauty of the final outcome is found in the challenges and fails! Even though we encounter some problems along the way throughout this video, we still end up with an original piece of art.

All of the instructions for this project are located inside the video, but I will list the supplies needed and links to where to purchase them here, so that you can gather all your supplies before watching.

Supplies Needed:

Enjoy, be inspired and create something awesome. Shop my paint poured tumblers here.

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