Blob Paint Recipes

Version 3 Recipe

  • Liquitex Basics Paint
  • Mod-Podge
  • Liquitex Gloss Varnish

For the paint, fill up the bottom of the cup with your paint (approx 1 ounce but depends on your cup size), then add 4-5 times that amount in mod-podge. Add a squirt or two of varnish depending on the cup size. See below for tips.

Version (No Varnish) Recipe

  • Liquitex Basics Paint
  • Mod-Podge

For the paint, fill up the bottom of the cup with your paint (approx 1 ounce but depends on your cup size), then add 4-5 times that amount in mod-podge. See below for tips.

Original Recipe

  • Liquitex Basics Paint
  • Mod-Podge
  • Liquitex Gloss Varnish

Mix the mod-podge and varnish 1:1. If using Liquitex Basics add half of 1 ratio. If using a thinner paint mix 1:1:1. If using thicker paint, use less paint. See below for tips.

Blob Paint Tips for All Recipes
  • Other paint works besides Liquitex basics, but may need to tweak depending on how thick or thin the paint is. Liquitex basics works the best for this because its not too thick and not too thin.
  • Never add water to any blob paint recipe, in my opinion, that is what breaks down the paint recipe and creates cracks. Also never use Floetrol if you want height to your blobs, it is a leveler and will flatten out your blobs.
  • If you pick up the paint with your stir stick and it comes off clumpy, you need to thin out the recipe, add more mod-podge a little at a time until the right consistency. 
  • Mix your paint until silky smooth. You want it thick enough to control and squeeze out of the bottle. If you tilt the bottle and the paint runs out it’s too thin.
  • Test a blob before adding the paint to the bottles to make sure any nipple that may form goes away. If it does not go away, add more mod podge a little at a time until you get it right. 
  • Store bottles upside down if possible so that the bubbles dissipate to the top. If you need a rack, I sell them
  • Let the paint in the bottle sit for a few hours if possible before use, overnight even better.
  • One you lay down the blobs or dots on the canvas, have a torch handy to get any bubbles out, careful not to torch the paint. 
  • The painting may feel dry to touch 1-2 days after, but let sit for a 4 weeks to fully cure, per the mod podge directions. This is especially important if you are boxing up and shipping the painting.
  • Even though cured, do not let anything rest on the blobs.

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Original Blob Paint Recipe

Blob Paint Tips