Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Prang for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Prang for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Vibrant and beautiful watercolor art is all the rage right now when it comes to decor, crafts and DIY projects. There is something about the fluid, soft color that is simply striking, to say the least. Watercolor painting can also be easily manipulated to give you many different looks and styles. In this post, I am going to show you how changing the way you apply the paint to your canvas can give you three completely different designs. The best part of all, they are super easy. Anyone can create beautiful watercolor art. 

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarks

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Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarks

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques

As promised, let me show you how you can create your own one of a kind Watercolor Bookmarks using three different stunning techniques. 

Gather Your Supplies

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarksSupplies:

  •  Prang Watercolor Paint Pallette 
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cups for water
  • Table salt
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Painters tape or Masking tape
  • Paper towels

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarks

Before you begin, you will want to prepare your watercolor paper and your work area by taping down the edges of your paper with painters tape or masking tape. This will help prevent your paper from curling once it becomes wet. 

Since we are doing 3 different techniques, I added 2 additional strips of painters tape to separate the sections we will be working on. This is optional, but it will make it easier to create the different textures on one sheet of paper. 

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarks

Technique #1 – Basic Watercolor Painting

Soft fluid color – traditional watercolor style

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Start by brushing clear clean water over the surface.

With a wet brush, pick up the color of your choice from the Prang Watercolor Tray, or combine colors using the white mixing tray that is included in your paints. 

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarksGently dab or brush onto the wet paper. This will create a cloudy fluid look where ever you apply the paint. Add more water for a more translucent color and more color for a darker color.

Let it dry completely before removing the tape. 

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Technique #2 – Salt Water Watercolor

Bursts of color – Almost similar to fireworks

For this technique, you will add 1/4 tsp. table salt to 1 cup of clean clear water before prepping your canvas. Mix the salt in the water until it is completely dissolved. Apply the salt water over the entire blank watercolor paper.

Using a wet brush, pick up your color of choice from the Prang Watercolor Tray. 

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Gently dab the tip of your brush onto the watercolor paper that has been covered in salt water. Do not brush.

Dabbing on the paper where the salt water is, will allow the paint color to almost spider outward, creating the fun firework type design.

Try using a few different colors to get a different effect. 

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Technique #3 – Plastic Bag Marbling Effect 

This technique is my favorite of the three. 

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Do not cover the surface area with water for this effect. Instead, dab the clean clear water onto a plastic sandwich bag. Then add your watercolor paint from the Prang Watercolor Tray on the sandwich bag as well. I used blue and yellow for these watercolor bookmarks.

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Once you have enough color on your sandwich bag, carefully flip the bag over onto the blank watercolor paper.

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Gently rub or pat the sandwich bag. This will smear and press the paint onto the paper giving it a soft, happy marbled look. You can lift and reposition the plastic bag to cover more surface area with paint. I like it when the white areas show through. Looks more like a marbling effect to me. 

I also tried this technique with a large plastic bag for a piece of wall art. I am still trying to decide what to put on it. Do you have any suggestions? 

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarks

There you have it folks, three different watercolor techniques that will end with very different results. You can play around with both, or even combine 2 of the looks for something even more unique.

Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarksI added some fun stickers to mine and piece of string to give these DIY Watercolor Bookmarks a little more character.  

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Beautiful DIY Watercolor Bookmarks Using Three Different Techniques! Let me show you how easy it is to create stunning watercolor pieces using three different techniques. If you are a fan of all things watercolor, you will be surprised just how easy it is to create your own using vibrant, Non-toxic Prang Brand Watercolor Paints. #Prang #watercolors #crayons #artsupplies #art #artsandcrafts #paint #painting #schoolsupplies #artteachers #DIYWatercolor #watercolorbookmarks

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