Hydro dip painting
Oh boy, I had to try this, but . . .
What a mess, expensive, a mess, must have right item to paint, a mess, lots of time, a mess! Practice did not make perfect, but I was using dried gourds. Ugh. Too hard to push down into the pant/water mixture because they are so light.
Must have a handle, must have lots of newspaper, wax paper, paper towels. You can only do one item at a time and then you basically have to change the water. Or you could spend 15 minutes cleaning your previously used water, but then it's too cold to use.
On a good note, I like how they turned out for the most part, I am glad I tried it and will probably do it again with the right objects (ie heavy and with a handle) someday. I tried using spray paint for one project where I dipped shells into it; I almost sufficated (I was outside) and that was even messier. I did dip a small plastic spider in leftover water and I did a stone turtle (turned out good, I thought, see picture).
I used the TESTORS enamel paints. RUBBER/LATEX GLOVES ARE A MUST!!!