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Colourfun! Paint your Prints

I like painting on my prints and tried many techniques. Options are nearly unlimited. However if you want to reproduce the effects as shown in this pictures, here are some of my tips how to put an artistic, abstract touch on your pictures.

All you need is

  • Acrylic paint and/or watercolours

Additionally you can use old film-cans, a ruler, CD-marker or anything you can think of to create different effects.

Photo by kekskonstrukt

1. splash of colour

Acrylic colour works well for paint-splatters. Water down the paint till it has gotten the right texture and start to splatter! The thicker the paint the better the opacity. If you like to use different colours and do not want the splashes to merge, just let one coulour dry before you start with the next one.

2. Colourstreaks

Use watercolour or highly diluted acrylic paint. The colours will merge smashing because of the plain surface of the prints. As long as the paint is still wet you can simply wipe it of if you do not like the result.

3. circles

Such circles emerge if you put an empty film-can, a cup or anything similar into the wet paint. Repeat as often as you like.

Photo by kekskonstrukt

4. lines

Analogical to the circles you simply use your ruler to draw lines into the wet paint. Even a comb or anything similar can create nice effects. Get inspired by the items around you and try different things.

5. graphic elements

You don´t need to stop after a couple layers paint. With your CD-marker you can add graphics and text to your artwork.

Have fun painting!

written by kekskonstrukt and translated by elenya-y

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