Textured Mandala Art - 

Mixed Media Paint Pouring

Acrylic Pouring Tutorial by Olga Soby​

Fluid Abstract Art Tutorial

Welcome to a new Textured Mandala Art – Mixed Media Paint Pouring art lesson. In this abstract art tutorial, let’s combine paint pouring and mandala art. So, it’s going to be quite a mixed media project. I want to use my rings as a separation between the flow part of the fluid painting, the acrylic pouring part, and the textured stencil design. 


I want to do the paint pouring part first, let it dry, and then apply a textured mandala with the use of a stencil. This acrylic pouring technique is super fun. I’m working on 18 by 24 inches cradled wood panel this time, and this abstract painting it’s going to be a vertical orientation. But as I’m working on it, I’m going to keep it landscape just so it’s easier for me to work.

Textured Mandala Art - Mixed Media Paint Pouring with Olga Soby

Acrylic Pouring RECIPE used for today’s flow art painting:​

Acrylic paint is mixed with water only to a fluid consistency. I add approximately 30-50% of water to my colors. There is no exact % or proportion because this ratio depends on initial paint viscosity, which significantly varies from brand to brand and even from color to color.

Acrylic Colors and Supplies used in this Textured Mandala Art - 

Mixed Media:

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And for my colors, I want to work on a really dark base. Here I have mixed some black and blue colors, and some others are going to be the colors of the flow. Let’s add the secret message now. “Dancing suns” is a secret message for this pour painting. First, I’m going to add some color inside of my rings, and they’re going be just solid base color. So, let’s see how it turns out. So without further ado let’s get started.

I love how my textured mandala art design turned out. I am so happy that I used not just gold in each mandala of these but also the same colors – the turquoise, the iridescent turquoise, and primary magenta as I used in my base. By the way, I also used a little bit of gold inside of my base. So when there is this overlap of the colors I think the composition of this abstract artwork looks just a lot more cohesive. The stencils – the mandalas they dried so bright, so beautiful. I just love using these colors, especially, iridescent gold. I hope you enjoyed the process and looking forward to hearing from you! Happy creating!

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Hello, creator! My name is Olga Soby, and if you are new to acrylic pouring and fluid painting - you are most welcome on my website and my YouTube channel!


I’m a contemporary artist based in Canada with my roots going back to Ukraine. I specialize in fluid media and consider myself an unconventional artist - instead of regular brushes, I use water, fire, airflow, and gravity as my tools for achieving the most unique effects in my art. Read more...

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