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Day 21 of my acrylic pouring color theory series I demonstrated the acrylic pouring dip painting method. This painting is the epitome of beauty in simplicity. A simple technique, a dip, and a simple color palette, monochromatic with blues, have made a beautiful piece!
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Color of the Day (Day 21 – Dip Painting Method):
- Monochromatic – Blues
- Three shades of blue
- Dip painting method
All of the colors I used were mixed from the paint colors below. (Blue and white for lighter shades of blue)
- Rustoleum American Accents Gloss Clear (1 thin coat)
Dip Painting Method Step by Step
- Lay down your paints onto whatever surface you’ll be working on. I’m working on butcher paper for this one, but you cold also use a table cloth or garbage bag, whatever works for you. You can use whatever colors you like in whatever order and whatever pattern you like. Just remember that the color you put down first will be most visible on the canvas and each subsequent color will be underneath that and the others before it, moving toward the canvas.
- Flip the canvas over and place it on top of your puddle of paint. Press the canvas down and move it around if you’d like.
- Lift the canvas and flip it over.
- Be sure to also dip the sides of your painting as well.
- You can redip your painting as many times as you like to get a composition and look you like. Just be aware that the more you dip and move the canvas in the paint, the more the colors will mix and become less distinct.
Go Forth and Paint
That’s all there is to it! The dip painting method is one of the easiest paintings, but also one of the most beautiful as well! And there are a good many variations of it as well! check out some of the projects I’ve used it on below!
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