I hesitated to post another ‘dipped’ thing since it’s been so overdone, but when I shared these pretty dipped baskets on my Friday Faves a couple of weeks ago, I just couldn’t stop thinking about how the paint looked a little translucent. It wasn’t as obvious of a dip project as some I’d seen, so I wanted to try and see if I could get a smokier look to the dip, allowing more of the basket color and texture to show through.
I picked up these little water hyacinth baskets from Pier 1 for just three bucks each and tried a few various trials using paint thinner, acetone, etc, etc. As it turns out, the best version was the one that used the good old fashioned ‘universal solvent’ – water.
Aside from figuring out the proper ratios, I found a pretty good way to dip them which is clean, easy, and only uses a pint of paint! If you’re interested in all of the details – keep reading for more the step by step!