Hair Dryer Painting

Marcy Ferro
by Marcy Ferro
2 Materials
30 Minutes

Have you tried making a hairdryer painting? It’s so much fun!

To make mine, I used pre-mixed pouring paint. You can use any pre-mixed pouring paint for this project, or you can mix your own.

For my acrylic hairdryer painting, I started with white just to get the background covered.  

There are a lot of ways you can spread this around but I like to use my hairdryer and start moving it around with that. I have an attachment on mine that points so it makes it a little easier. Don’t forget to make sure your hairdryer is on cold and on high for this project.  

Once I had my base on and covering the canvas nicely, it was time to add the colors. I started with a little bit of a color called Chocolate Magic. It was a metallic brown and I only used a very little bit. You'll see why once I start blowing it out that you don't need a lot of paint at this stage.  

Next, I added a golden yellow to the corner.  

Then, I added some Merlot red. 

Some deep magenta was next. Remember that you don’t need a lot of each color.  

I also added a tiny, tiny bit of the yellow to create some little accents through the pink.  

To spread the colors that I added around, I used my hairdryer on a low and cold setting this time. If your colors aren’t spreading as much as you like, you can try it on high but be careful not to blow the paint too much.   

I kept working with the blow drier until I got a pattern that I liked.   

I had a small area that I wasn’t completely happy with so I added some more paint and then blew it around again.  

This art piece is all a matter of personal preference so you can move it around as much as you want. 


If you want to have more control over a certain area, you can use a straw or you can use a stick to make lines.  

Once I had the painting how I liked it, I went ahead and let it dry.   

The hairdryer painting turned out so beautifully and it was such an easy project. You could make it in any color or even do a grouping of four.  

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  • OzGirl OzGirl on May 15, 2022

    Love it. It really looks fun to do. Thanks for sharing.🤩

  • Clergylady Clergylady on Mar 11, 2024

    Looks floral inspired. Very pretty. I’ll play with the technique a bit but I’m mostly a realism brush artist.