Paint Puddle Dancers

Sometimes my mind just wanders… and I love using instagram as a way to document those visual thoughts.

I remember last year, when I randomly stumbled upon the idea of painting within paint. I really didn’t think much of it, until I shared it on instagram. I was intrigued by the sheer fact that people found the faces interesting; so I decided to develop them further.

Meet the Paint Puddle Dancers…

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It’s interesting to flip them while they’re still wet and watch them stretch out as they drip down the page…

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Watch them come to life!

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9 Responses to Paint Puddle Dancers

  1. I love this!!!! and do they stay like this when they dry?
    lovely, so lovely!

  2. Sarah says:

    Georgeous, such a genius way of drawing/painting. I’m curious to see how they look when dry?

  3. Julie says:

    How is that done? You pour 2 patches of paint next to each other, I get that. But you must use the brush handle to pull the color through, right? It doesn’t look like you used a paint brush. Very intriguing. I love everything you do, I’m learning so much for my own tentative endeavor into painting.

    • paperfashion says:

      Thanks Julie! I either use a sewing needle, or the tip of a calligraphy point to pull the paint around. The paintbrush doesn’t pierce the paint enough- so something sharp and small works well.

  4. Tarisha says:

    When you pull the colour/color how does the golden colour come out of the black paint and the black from the golden? I hope you understand what I’m trying to say, I am very curious about it.

  5. Eleonora says:

    Such a great work. I liked the original way you used to paint!

    xoxo
    Follemente Fashion Blog also on Fashiolista and Bloglovin’

  6. Lizz says:


    Such beautiful painted stories. The dancers leap right off the page! It would be awesome if a company made envelope wax seals like this. At that rate I don’t think I’d ever open the letter but at least I’d keep the little work of art!

    - Lizz
    Smile a little at my blog here :]

  7. Sirisha says:

    Your creativity is limitless. You are truly inspirational and thank you for sharing what you do. I recently took your skillshare course and can’t stop doodling. Thanks again for sharing.

  8. Éléonore says:

    On y retrouve toujours beaucoup de grâce et d’élégance dans vos “peintures”. C’est un ressenti tellement agréable.
    J’affectionne particulièrement vos danseuses.

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