35 Replies to “167. Budget Pouring Medium Vs Fine Art Pouring Medium Side By Side Comparison”

  1. Do I have to use all of these products to achieve those cells? I only have liquitex pouring medium now and I thought that mixing that with water and paint would be enough.

  2. I am confused. The fine art mix has no paint in the on screen recipe. I assume it is a medium in which you add different colored paints (each in their own cup) – makes sense, The budget mix recipe has paint in it ……and so you have to make a large amount of each color?  Or did I miss something. I've never done this before but trying to learn how

  3. much gratitude for this lesson, rick. i like the cells of the budget pour slightly better. it would be great if you can share the post-drying process, and post varnish results, as i am curious to see if the final results will be so equivocal. both are beautiful!! I have been pouring for just 3 months and just got accepted to show 4 of my pieces in a local gallery! i was so shocked! thank you so much for all of your help!!

  4. Wow, thank you Rick, I was hoping someone would do a direct comparison video, you R.O.C.K.!! ❤ BTW: both are unique, but I like less cell action, so I think the budget pour is prettier…

  5. I love them both! Honestly I do think that it's a question that no one can really answer as these chemicals havn't been used for years and years to say what will last or what won't. Maybe I'm wrong but that's how I feel about it.

  6. Something to ponder is this- if you are using experimental supplies and something looks so fantastic that someone wishes to purchase it, then you have the right to say.. "This is created in a way that was experimental and there is no way to guarantee it's longevity" This way you are informing your client and they can make the choice to buy or not under these circumstances.

  7. Very cool to watch–thanks for sharing it with us. Loved them both but would love to know your preference on the end result?? Which do you think came out better??

  8. Hi. Rick. Lovely colour, my favourite pink. Fine Art and Budget medium act or react different way. Beautiful. Thanks for showing us. Budget one is my choice but both are nice. Zz

  9. Another interesting experiment. Both are very similar.

    A question about archival vs non-archival that I've thought of, is whether adding silicone to a work, no matter the rest of the mixture, would that render the piece non-archival? This is something I've not seen addressed.

  10. I definitely like the "Fine Art" one. I keep thinking of the longevity of the two pieces, especially when I consider selling a piece to a collector. I do have one question, if one were to apply a quality varnish/protectant to a "budget" artwork, would that help its longevity? Would the piece be archive quality then? I've never used glue or podge, but have seen where artists do. I always thought they tend to yellow and tint as they age if not using quality mediums and quality paints.

  11. Thank you for sharing this. I seem to to be constantly trying to refine my budget (but archival) homemade pouring medium. Not an easy gig. I feel that the type of paint plays a very big role: ie heavy bodied, soft bodied, fluid, high flow, ink, etc. OOXXOO Linda

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