This month, the Craft Challenge is a Springtime craft. I was originally planning to make Duck Tape flowers, but I changed my mind.
Spring is a time to get out of the depression of the cold winter months. That means blooming flowers, bright colors and spring cleaning. The best way to tie all of that together seemed best displayed in a painting.
I chose these colors because they remind me most of spring. Typically, spring colors are all pastel. I don’t think they have enough contrast though. I wanted some dark blues, bright pinks and dark purples to offset the pastels.
Want to give it a shot? Keep reading.
Abstract Painting Materials
- Paint board
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Paper towels
Step 1: choose your paint
Drop a few blobs of each color of paint on your board.
Step 2: paint
Start with your lightest colors. Use a brush about the width in the image above or slightly larger. I used the same brush the whole way through the painting.
Tip: paint different shapes for a more intriguing design.
Be sure to rinse the brush before moving on to another color.
Step 3: layer the colors
Randomly paint shapes with your colors. Some should be painted directly beside another color and some in the negative space.
By the way, don’t be afraid of negative space. Leave some white spaces on the painting. It helps to lighten the rest colors.
Make sure you let each color dry before applying another color next to it.
Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful, chaotic mess of color on your canvas. It’s exciting, right?
Get it hanged up and add a pop of color to any room in your house.
To those of you who celebrated, Happy Easter. To those of you who don’t, Happy Spring!
Either way, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I’d love to see your spring-inspired paintings.
Be sure to check out the other Craft Challenge bloggers’ DIY projects!