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For Day 2 of my acrylic pouring color theory series, I chose to make a flip-cup painting! I think that flip-cup pours are super entertaining because you never quite know what you’re going to get.
If you’re curious about colors and color theory as it relates to acrylic pouring, head on over to my post about Choosing Colors for Acrylic Pouring and grab your FREE printable Color Wheel and Color Scheme Guides.
If you would like to follow along with my 30-day acrylic pouring color theory video series, grab your very own color wheel and color scheme guides and some paint, and head on over to the color theory section of Homebody Hall!
If you’re pouring for the first time and would like more explanation on materials, processes, and terms, you can head on over to my Beginner’s Guide to Acrylic Pouring. You can also head over to my Comprehensive Guide to Acrylic Pouring Techniques for more information on all of the different techniques and my How to Thin Acrylic Paint for Acrylic Pouring post to learn all about pouring mediums!
Color of the Day (Day 2 – Flip-cup Painting):
- Triadic Complementary – Red, Blue, Yellow
- Light yellow
- Navy blue
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Yellow and white for light yellow, red and white for pink, blue and black for navy blue)
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Blue
- Artist’s Loft Brilliant Yellow
- Artist’s Loft Deep Red
- Liquitex Basics Titanium White
- Master’s Touch Permanent Black
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Step-by-step Flip-cup Painting:
- Lay down a thin layer of your base coat color.
- Pour your different colors of paint into the cup you will be flipping. The order I layered my paint was: pink, white, yellow, blue, white, pink, yellow, and white.
- Place the canvas on top of the cup and flip them over as a unit.
- Allow the paint to settle to the canvas.
- Pull the cup up off of the canvas.
- Tilt your canvas until you’re happy with your flip-cup painting.
Go Forth and Paint!
Go have some fun, dump some paint, and make a flip-cup painting! And if you aren’t sure what colors to use, be sure to grab your FREE printable Color Wheel and 8 Color Scheme Guides below!
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