Hey there friends! So have you seen this cool new painting technique called hydro dipping?? I honestly didn’t know what it was called until I googled how to do it. HA! I’ve been wanting to try it out and I decided ornaments would be a great first-time project! And, they turned out pretty good for a first-time!
I do need to tell you that there is a learning curve to this. So, don’t expect your first few tries to be perfect. Also, a few of the tutorials I saw suggested using oil-based spray paint and I’ll admit I have no idea if what I was using was (but I don’t think so), but it was what I had so I did it. It worked fine, but I do agree the oil-based would probably work better.
Ok, now that I have all the disclaimers out of the way, let’s move on to how I did it. First, find a container that you don’t mind ruining – spray paint won’t come off. Also, make sure it’s big enough to dip whatever object you choose to the depth you want to dip it. Fill the container about 2/3 with water.
The next step is the creative, takes a bit of practice, fun part. Spray your paint on top of the water. I saw many techniques for this. A lot of people chose to spray in the center of the bowl every time, kind of creating rings of color. Continuing to alternate colors several times. I tried that and didn’t really like the outcome, so I just sprayed in four corners, and only one time. For the size of the ornaments, I preferred less paint.
But, like I said, this is the creative part. It may take a few practice rounds until you find the technique that you like. Next, stir the paint around just a little bit to kind of marbelize the paint colors. (I used a chopstick for this – but you can use anything you have on hand.)
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