I’m going to liken fluid painting to finger painting for adults. First, acrylic paint is watered down to a liquid consistency. Sometimes paint is combined with water, pouring medium, glue, silicone oil, dish soap - each gives a different effect. Next, paint is poured onto a canvas or board; changing the pouring method changes the final product. The last step is to pour the excess paint off of the surface, and see what emerges from the chaos!