Flip cup and drag on a black background

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Having really enjoyed my first flip cup and drag painting from our #NovemberPouringChallenge on YouTube, I thought it was time that I tried the same technique and even the same colors, but this time with a black background rather than white.

Flip cup and drag acrylic pouring technique. Tutorial video for this technique to create cells in your acrylic paint. Negative space black background

The challenge rules for the #NovemberPouringChallenge:

Technique = flip cup and drag with negative space
Background = white or black
Colors = Purple, yellow, metallic blue plus two colors of our choice

Materials used in this painting:
Art Alternatives acrylics in titanium white, gold and magenta
Craft Smart paint in Sapphire Blue Metallic
Blick Student Acrylics in purple and chrome yellow
Floetrol
Treadmill belt silicone oil
Canvas from economy pack
8oz squeeze bottles
2oz mini shot glass for the flip cup

I’m using a smaller cup and a smaller canvas this time. My first attempt had most likely too much paint in the flip cup and my drag wasn’t that great either. So I hope to do better with both today and I really hope the black background will contrast well with the metallics and the bright colors. I do expect my purple to disappear because it’s a very transparent color and goes near black when used with black in the mix. Let’s see how this one turns out!

It was absolutely 100% magnificent when it was wet, and almost as goo dry. As usual, the metallic paints didn’t keep their nice sharp edges while drying and softened a little bit into the black paint. I’ve had this happen before too, on another painting where I used metallics with black – amazing when wet, a bit softer around the edges when dried. But the overall look on this one is still wonderful. I always love the contrast between black and bright colors, and the gold and metallic blue in this really sparkles now it’s dry. So this one is a success  🙂 It will be listed in my Etsy store soon.

Here is a slideshow of photos for this pour, both wet and dry and close-ups of the details. Enjoy 🙂

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