• Danica Thurber

Paint a hipster geode slice

Updated: May 14

If you haven't seen the upswing of this Instagram trend, you'll start to see it now. Hipsters (of all ages) sure love their geode slices.

Time to complete: 30 min to 1.5 hours (depending on skill level and pace)

Project level: Beginner - Intermediate


This painting is inspired by all you cool hipsters out there - while I can't claim to be one of them (minimalism and the color white are not my natural go-tos), I hope this project does you justice.


Before you hit play, you'll need:


  1. A sheet of canvas paper

  2. Scissors

  3. Acrylic brushes (I prefer numbers 8, 5, and 3, but feel free to use whatever you have)

  4. Cup of water

  5. Paper towel

  6. Acrylic paints


The paint palette


This project looks best when you focus on 1 main color and it's complements. I also add white, black, and a sparkly paint* (eg, gold, silver, bronze). For example, in the video, I used:


  • red

  • pink

  • white

  • gold*

Another example could be:

  • blue

  • light blue

  • white

  • black

  • silver*

*Sub a shimmery paint for liquid glue and fine glitter.


Alright, ready to go? Watch the tutorial on Youtube here. And don't forget to subscribe to my channel - there's more where that came from :)




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