I have this bright colors sample pack from DecoArt which I used in a swipe painting before and really loved. So I was wondering how they would work in a flip cup. That’s a lot of colors, and although they are nicely co-ordinated, would they all just blend into something a bit dull and meh? Let’s add some black for some high contrast, and find out!
I have to say I love this pack of colors. It’s very reasonably priced, the colors are great together and they performed perfectly in my earlier swipe painting. For me, choosing colors is often the most difficult part of the painting process, so to have a set of paints ready picked and put together that work together perfectly – well, I wish there were more of these sets I could buy. So I’ll mix them up in a flip cup with a bit of black and see how they work out there too.
Materials used in this painting:
DecoArt Crafters Acrylic Bright Sample Pack
Blick Student Acrylics in Mars Black
Treadmill belt silicone oil
Canvas from economy pack
4oz cups with lids
Polycrylic gloss protective finish
Recipe for this painting:
All paints were mixed approx 2 parts paint, 1 part Floetrol plus water as needed to consistency in just a couple of the colors because they were a bit thicker than the others. A couple of drops of the silicone oil in each color, including the black.
I was really delighted how using the black in this flip cup made such a muted, soft and subtle color scheme. Of course the paint colors are perfectly co-originated, but the result is so very different to the swipe that I did with black, it just shows how versatile they are. Don’t forget to add them to your cart.
As usual, enjoy a slideshow below with photos of this pour, both wet and dry and close-ups of the details.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned.
You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.