A Flip Cup Fluid Art Tutorial Using 24 Paints Resulting in a Gorgeous Landscape of Cellular Color

The resident artist of Arts and Crafts Studio demonstrated the fascinating “Flip Cup” fluid art technique using a cup, acrylic paint, floetrol, and silicon oil.

The artist carefully layered 24 shades of acrylic paint into the cup, treated the canvas and then literally flipped the cup over. The paint immediately formed a gorgeous landscape of color while small cells formed inside each color, with an appearance quite reminiscent of the pattern upon a butterfly’s wing.

Creating amazing cells using 24 acrylic paint mixed with floetrol and silicon oil and using the flip cup technique.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.