How to Create Easy, Beautiful & Unique Hydro-Dipped Wall Art

Lisa Burningham
by Lisa Burningham

Today, I'm going to guide you through the process of creating stunning hydro-dipped art that will not only spruce up your space but also add a touch of uniqueness to your decor.

This step-by-step tutorial requires a bit of creativity and a handful of supplies. So, let's dive right into the world of hydro-dipping and transform eight five-by-seven canvases into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Tools and materials

  • Eight 5x7 canvases
  • Garbage can
  • Garbage bag
  • Water
  • Black, silver, and gold spray paint
  • Protective gloves
  • Black and gold gift bag
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Frame and frame mat
Hydro dipping station

Step 1: Setting up the Hydro-Dipping Station

To begin, place a garbage bag inside a garbage can and fill it to the top with water. This will be our canvas-dipping station.

Hydro dipping

Step 2: Creating the Paint Design

Take your black, silver, and gold spray paints. Hold them above the water and alternate spraying them to create a captivating bullseye effect on the water's surface. The colors will mix and form a unique pattern.

Dipping the canvas into the water

Step 3: Dipping the Canvases

Grab your first canvas and carefully dip it into the painted water surface.

Hydro dipping art

Repeat this process with each canvas, but remember, you might need to spray more paint into the water between each canvas dip. Be sure to wear protective gloves to keep your hands clean.

Drying the canvas

Step 4: Drying the Canvases

Once you've dipped all eight canvases, lay them flat to dry for approximately three hours. This ensures the paint sets properly, giving your artwork a vibrant and long-lasting finish.

Prepping the frame

Step 5: Preparing the Frame

Now, let's move on to the framing process. Cut the black and gold gift bag to fit the size of the back of the frame. I used the gift bag because I had it lying around the house and thought it would work well with this project. If you don’t have a gift bag you want to use you can pick up some decorative paper. Use a hot glue gun to secure it in place.

Hot gluing the frame mat

Then, hot glue the frame mat on top of the gift bag for a polished look.

Assembling the wall art

Step 6: Assembling the Wall Art

Apply hot glue to the back of each canvas and carefully press them onto the prepared gift bag surface within the frame. Ensure they align seamlessly. Once all canvases are in place, reassemble the frame.

Hydro-dipped wall art

And there you have it – your very own hydro-dipped wall art that's not only visually stunning but also adds a touch of elegance to any space.

Hydro-dipped wall art

Hydro-dipping is a simple yet creative DIY project that allows you to explore your artistic side and create high-end home decor that's truly one of a kind. Enjoy your newfound masterpiece! Leave me a comment and let me know how it came out.

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  • Mabel Jacobs Mabel Jacobs on Jan 10, 2024
    Can you dip mirror tiles or ceramic tiles to use to decorate a space? will need to experiment with this idea.
  • Bra7775538 Bra7775538 on Jan 11, 2024
    Looks fun … but what do you do with the paint/water? Isn’t it a biohazard?
  • Erika Erika on Jan 11, 2024
    Hi, this is lovely. Could you perhaps do it with unicorn spit, or wouldn’t it work because it’s water soluble?
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