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:
the Sargent Art Gloss Varnish and Medium
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.
5 thoughts on “Epic Tiles Dipping Session with Spilled Paint”
Wondering if the acrylic paint sticks well to the gloss tiles?
Mine have all been fine. Clean the tile well, leave it a month or more to fully dry, then seal it with several coats of finish.
Couldn’t you use these tiles, or any you paint, on kitchen or bathroom counters?
I would say they are probably not hardwearing enough for use on counter tops or in areas of heavy wear, heavy cleaning or high humidity. They would need a much thicker and hardwearing glaze for that.
I want to dry this I have been doing the pour art on canvas so going to try this. I did the colored ink last year and it was fun. So now I have something else to try.