Thursday, September 8, 2022

Drip and Drag Paint - Post Card Swap - Postmark by Tuesday, September 27th

Popsical Pals?  by hhc

For this paper post card swap we will use liquid acrylic paints or slightly watered down tube paints to make abstract designs on card stock (sturdier than copy paper).  Our friend Beau sent me an email with pictures of this technique that made me just want to go to my art space and play with paint!!!

by hhc

The examples she included in her email showed paint drops (1/4" to 1/2" blobs) dotted near each other on paper, and then dragged down the page with a squeegee to spread/smear the paint and create shapes or patterns. 
by hhc

You can make a horizontal or vertical row of paint drops, slightly spaced out, or you can spread them out unevenly across your paper.

For my own experimentation I used a long narrow  rubber spatula to push the paint around.  The edge of a plastic ruler also worked well.  Both gave interesting results.  Shown here are some of my beginnings.
by hhc

You can make stripes.  You could wiggle the straight-edge to make squiggly lines.  I rotated mine to make a rainbow!

by hhc

One possibility might be to cut your finished results into sections to make collage.  Another might be to use your paint design as a background for drawing or rubber stamping.  

by hhc

I'm counting on you to come up with unique ways to use your paint-dragging results.  Can't wait to see what swap participants create!

by hhc


  • You may send in as many as four Post Cards.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist.) 
MAXIMUM SIZE:  6" x 4+1/4"


by hhc - ET and friends???

No comments:

Post a Comment