DIY Paint Dipped Artwork

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Okay, have you guys seen this paint dipped artwork thing before? Now I know this is a love it or hate it kind of thing, but I was at the Habitat store and I stumbled across these three perfect pieces and the idea wouldn’t leave me alone.
You probably saw them and wondered what in the world I was going to do with them if you follow me Instagram. Don’t worry, as cute as these prints looked in my Instagram photo they aren’t original paintings and they weren’t in the best of condition.
I simply spray painted the frames gold and once they were dry I taped off a 1/3 section of the paintings and sprayed them with three shades of the same color.
I was just shocked I found three pieces that fit my space…winning!!!
I like to think of it as giving new life to these forgotten pieces. And I’m feeling kind of bold right now so I’m giving it a thumbs up!

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  • Melanie Melanie on Dec 25, 2018

    I love the mirror on the left! Did you make it?

  • Dawn Dawn on Feb 05, 2019

    I think I would have taped off the gold frames and sprayed the whole center(s). And hot glued faux succulents/flowers on the bottom center edge of each frame.

  • Tammy Tammy on Aug 18, 2021

    Watercolors are the hardest medium to paint and also the hardest to tell if original. No mistake can be made. I am sure many painters agree with me, when you work hard on a painting, even if it is sold as a print, you don't want the work disrespect.

    Couldn't you paint you own original art work for color?

    As an artist this is insulting. It would be like you giving me a portrait of your child and I drew a silly face on it and hung it. Maybe you could understand the visceral reaction.


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  • Kat Rogers Kat Rogers on Feb 23, 2019

    I Really Like Them! I LOVE & Live For COLOR, so I think That "Color Block" really draws attention to pictures that, as someone said, you might walk right past, unnoticed.

    And, the paint is ON THE OUTSIDE, To The Person Who Said:

    THE PICTURES WERE RUINED. OY~ NO they weren't!

    ANYWAY, thanks for a unique & FUN Idea to make Blah Pictures POP!

  • Kat Rogers Kat Rogers on Feb 23, 2019