Super Cool Painting Techniques You've Probably Never Seen!
Step 1: Add watercolor paint to container
Tubes will give you a consistent color overall Get tutorial here
Step 2: Add 3x as much fabric medium & mix
Mix these two together until the color is blended into the fabric medium Get tutorial here
Step 3: Add water & mix again
The more water you add, the lighter the color will be Get tutorial here
Step 4: Bundle cotton swabs with rubber band
For the main color, rubber band approximately 20 swabs together and make smaller bundles for accent colors Get tutorial here
Step 5: Cover your surface with towels
Cover your surface with an old towel and then place two layers of paper toweling over the old towel Get tutorial here
Step 6: Dip bundle in color & apply to fabric
The longer you allow the cotton swabs to be in contact with the fabric, the more paint will be applied to the fabric Get tutorial here
Step 7: Use individual swabs for small spots
Go back and forth between different colors and sizes Get tutorial here
Step 8: Hang to dry & iron to seal color
When the fabric is completely dry, lay a cloth over it and press with a hot iron Get tutorial here
Step 9: Seal with Scotchgard and display!
Check out that new, beautifully decorated fabric! Get tutorial here
Create the coolest look with ink and fire
This one is super original! Get tutorial here
Step 1: Purchase alcohol ink
You will need alcohol based ink which you can find in most craft stores in the stamping aisle Get tutorial here
Step 2: Place glass onto aluminum foil tray
Cover a baking tray with aluminum foil and place your glass medium on top Get tutorial here
Step 3: Drop ink onto the glass
Add drops of different colored ink onto the glass Get tutorial here
Step 4: Drop alcohol onto the ink
You can pick up the glass and allow the colors to swirl together - the more you swirl the more the colors will mix Get tutorial here
Step 5: Light the alcohol on fire
Use a long lighter and allow the flam to burn itself out after a few seconds Get tutorial here
Step 6: Let it dry and display your artwork!
Once your start using this technique, you won't want to stop... Get tutorial here
Try this bubble painting technique!
OK - this is so cool and easy to do Get tutorial here
Step 1: Pour your paint
Depending on what you are painting, your medium will vary Get tutorial here
Step 2: Add water
Add water to make a milky consistency. Be sure not to add to much or your color will not show up in your bubbles Get tutorial here
Step 3: Add dish soap
I used regular blue dawn and it did not tint my white paint, however if you are worried you can use clear softsoap Get tutorial here
Step 4: Mix well!
Give your three ingredients a good mix Get tutorial here
Step 5: Use straw to blow bubbles
Spin the object while blowing so you can cover the whole surface with bubbles Get tutorial here
Step 6: Continue and allow bubbles to pop
I used my straw to scrape out all the bubbles and let them pop naturally Get tutorial here
Step 7: Admire your finished product!
The bubbles give your piece a nice, light marbly look Get tutorial here