I’m taking it back old school today. You may remember using the drip art technique as a kid. The beauty about this tutorial (and why it’s perfect for kids!) is because it’s literally impossible to mess up because you can’t control how the paint “drips.” I have a blank wall in our entryway that needed some art. Originally, I planned on doing a gallery wall but it just wasn’t looking right so I opted for one large piece of art instead and found some great drip art inspiration on Pinterest and decided to make my own. This painting isn’t actually going above the vanity in our bedroom, I just hung it up here so I could get a decent “after” photo to show you.
If you want to see how I made mine, keep on reading.
- Cardboard or canvas
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Spray water bottle
Take your canvas or whatever you’re painting and set it up right so the paint can drip down. I did mine in our shop outside so I didn’t have to worry about making a mess inside. Start by applying paint to your canvas in just a few spots like I did below. Before it dries, spray the paint with water until it runs down the canvas. Don’t worry about getting the canvas too wet, you will need to spray it numerous times before it runs. Depending on how many drips you want, spray more or less water.
Keep applying paint randomly to sections, following the placement as I did below and spraying it with water.
When I applied paint I did not use many full brush strokes but rather just placed the paint on the canvas. If you want to keep some areas darker, you can also take the paint and drip it directly on the canvas instead of using a brush. You can use as many colors as you’d like; I only used two because that’s what I had on hand.
This weekend we’re heading to Des Moines to stay with my sister and her husband. It’s Fantasy Football Weekend which means all the guys are gathering for the big draft (it’s SUPER intense), while we hit the mall and do some projects. Have a great weekend!