Watercolor with a straw

Hello, friends! I have a card today to give you some more inspiration for the Watercolor challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This is another really easy technique that is great for those of you who think you aren't good with watercolor. This is also really fun to do with kids!

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For this technique, I pulled out my trusty, well-loved $5 set of watercolors - you don't need anything fancy here (especially for the kiddos) ;) I got some of the pallets nice and wet, dabbed a big wet blob onto my watercolor paper, and then used a straw to blow at the puddle to create streaks. This might make more sense in video form - you can see a quickened video of the process over at my Instagram post.

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This technique creates these really fun, free-form and organic streaks to create a cool pattern. I made all my streaks radiating from a center point, but you can also do this all over your card for something like an abstract Jackson Pollock look! At the end, I also flicked my paintbrush to create splashes of paint for more interest.

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I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Art Deco Thank You Kit.

I had so much fun trying this technique out, and I hope you try it too! If you do, make sure to share it on our challenge. And tag me on Instagram (@michelleyuen_) because I'd love to see your projects! If you missed my last watercolor technique card and video, you can check it out here.

SUPPLIES USED:

Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink

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Ranger Multi Medium Matte - Mini
Ranger Multi Medium Matte - Mini

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Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies
Memory Box Stitched Circle Dies

Simon
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero - March 2018
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero - March 2018

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Hero Arts Art Deco Kit
Hero Arts Art Deco Kit

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