In this article, we'll share with you 5 amazing painting techniques that do not require a paintbrush. We hope you can get to try these fun and experimental painting activities over the weekend! Ready? Let's get started!
Drip painting is also very much associated with the experimental workshop by Jackson "Jack the Dripper" Pollock in February 1956.
History also traces the roots of drip painting to Japanese Zen Buddhist painters way back during the 15th century who exprimented with splashed ink on canvases.
Check out these drip painting examples for some inspiration!
When pouring acrylic paint (which we assume you will use as it is the most common type of paint to use), make sure you're knowledgeable about its two categories: coated pours and wash pours.
What's the difference between the two?
Coated pours resemble oil paints. It has glossy binders making it reflect light and intensify colors. Little to no water is added in coated pours, hence the resulting look of poured paint is layered, fluid and with a high-gloss finish.
So for coated pours, keep in mind these tips:
- Use a pouring medium and keep the addition of water to a minimum
- Before pouring paint, apply a stain sealer first
- Use a leveling device to be sure that the pour will remain leveled while drying
- Do not use any mediums
- When diluting paint with water, always follow a 1:1 ratio
- If you want to change the absorbency of your canvas, consider adding acrylic paste or gel before pouring
But more than a palette knife and a squeegee, scraping paint as a technique can also be done using a sponge or even your fingernail if you want to be eccentric about it.
Check out these inspiring works of scraped paint:
But of course, we've got you these finger painting artworks out for inspiration. And trust us, the dog painting in the middle was really made with just the artist's fingers! Amazing, isn't it?
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