Time for a leftover paint project. Check out the large canvas I did for the last project called ‘Stata’ here. I mixed too much paint (as always) but not enough to put away and save so here’s a leftovers pour today.
I did a double dirty pour for the last one, so this time I’ll combine my bits and pieces of leftover paints into a single cup for a flip cup. Not too much black perhaps, but let’s really let those metallics and glitter paints show through in gold, copper, bronze and fire opal. I’ll be surrounding it with white for a negative space pour, which will help out in the event that I don’t have enough to cover the whole canvas with the leftovers. This time the Fire Opal glitter paint goes in the flip cup instead of being used to accent, like the last painting.
In this painting I am using:
Art Alternatives Titanium White, Black, Gold (seller ships Free worldwide)
Liquitex Basics Bronze and Copper
Martha Stewart Glitter Paint in Fire Opal
Treadmill Belt Silicone
KY True Feel Dimethicone oil
I like it! Kind of neutral, classic colors, the sort of thing that would look good in any stylish home and color scheme I think. Not bad for using up a few leftovers. And the sparkle and glitter, well, it makes me very happy. This one will be making it’s way into my Etsy Store soon. As usual, enjoy the slideshow below with pictures of this painting, both wet and dry and closeups of the details.
FAQ about Rich Metallic Flip Cup Pour
1. What is a metallic flip cup pour?
It is a pour painting technique using metallic paints and involves flipping a cup filled with paint onto the canvas.
2. Can I mix metallic paints with regular acrylic paints?
Yes, metallic paints can be mixed with regular acrylics to create diverse effects.
3. Do metallic paints react differently in a flip cup pour?
Metallic paints may create different cells and lacing effects compared to regular acrylic paints due to their unique consistency.
4. How can I prevent the metallic paints from sinking or floating?
Adjusting the paint density by mixing in mediums can help in managing the layering of metallic paints.
5. How do I seal a metallic pour painting?
Using a clear, non-yellowing sealant is recommended to preserve the metallic sheen.
6. Can I use any kind of metallic paint for a flip cup pour?
Most metallic acrylic paints can be used, but results may vary based on brand and consistency.
7 How long does it take for a metallic flip cup pour to dry?
Typically, it takes between 24 to 72 hours for a metallic flip cup pour painting to dry completely.
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.