I love the idea of sitting down with brush in hand to paint a fabulous piece of artwork, but the reality is painting is not my strength. I love arts and crafts, but drawing and painting are not my area of expertise. That is, until I learned about painting with fluid acrylics. This is a fun way to create colorful designs and the best part about it is that anyone can do it- even kids!
You’ll love the abstract designs that you can create. All you need are some acrylic paints, water and a canvas. Here’s a look at a few of the techniques. I hope you enjoy them!
Fluid Acrylic Tutorial
Drip Technique for Painting With Acrylics
Here’s an alternate technique that is done with the canvas in a vertical position so that the paint drips down to form an abstract design. Use a water bottle to spray the canvas to get the drips and blending. You can also use a sponge to help create depth and detail.
How to Make Acrylic Skins
This technique shows you how to use a liquid medium to create a painting that can be peeled off and used in a collage. So you’re using the same dripping technique, but the medium is used rather than water to thin out the paint. The result is a cool skin that simply peels off the canvas when dry.