Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Q-Tips & Acrylic Paint

A while back I watched a YouTube video where the artist used Q-tips and watercolors to create beautiful flowers. I decided to try my own version of that technique to create the water spray from a fountain.

I was recently gifted a couple of old hardback hymnals, and I'm using one as a Worship Hymnal where I can add Bible journaling illustrations. I actually drew the fountain and water flourishes (after tracing and practicing on scratch paper) using a Zig marker. I then used the Q-tip technique and acrylic paints (rather than watercolors) to create the water spray.


I painted a couple of blue rectangles for my journaling and scripture reference and added a puffy cross sticker at one corner of each. I originally wrote my journaling with a black Micron pen, however, it was difficult to read on the blue paint. So, I went over it with a White Gelly Roll pen. I also added a line of faux stitching around the edges to give the page a finished look.


This was a FRESH and FUN technique! Have you used Q-tips and paint to create with lately?

1 comment:

Patio Postcards said...

Melissa that is quite a pretty fountain. So far my Q-tip creative usage has been for getting glue off the main area of a card.