Painting my first canvas was fun but wow, did I mix up a crazy amount of paint. Far, far too much. I hate to let anything go to waste so it was the perfect opportunity for a big dipping session. I thought I might get 3 or 4 tiles out of my big puddle of paint, but it ended up being so much more!
I love to dip. It creates quite a subtle finish, but you can create a range of matching paintings, like these sets of matching coasters all in the same color scheme. Quick, easy, fun and very messy! Just how I like it.
Here’s a previous unplanned dipping session I had with photo paper using red, white and blue. These are still some of my favorites today.
Enjoy the video. The dipping session was a long one, so I’ve shortened this down and sped it up so you don’t have to listen to all my crazy chit-chat for hours. Thank goodness.
I’ll be back later with the results of that varnish test. I’m comparing the:
and the Modge Podge Dishwasher Safe (which takes 28 days to dry/cure!)
And here are some pictures of the tiles and some of the closeups of the details. I’m surprised at how lovely the details can be with a dip, and especially seeing this was really just wasted paints 🙂
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.