Tuesday, April 7, 2015


The drip technique has been around for quite a while now and is seen everywhere from nail finishes to soft furnishings as well as art pieces and everywhere in between.   It's a fairly simple technique if you're working on a reasonable size canvas or whatever your substrate is.... the issue comes in when you are working on tiny little pieces of card (watercolour card works best) that are only three and a half inches in height!  You have to be very careful about the amount of water you use with your chosen colouring agent and lots of different products work, Distress Paints, Distress Re-inkers, normal acrylic paints as well as gelato's.  These are the products I've used to create the samples below.  One thing I noticed is a difference between using a gessoed piece of watercolour paper will make the dripping react differently than with no gesso and you also get different results on different watercolour paper.  Have a play, it's very hard to stop at just a few!
"Something wicked"... (gelato's on gesso)
"Emotional baggage"... (gelatos on gesso)
"Rapture"... (gelatos on plain w/colour card with glossy
accents dribbled over the top)
"Awesome"... (Distress Re-inkers on w/colour card)
"Freed by imagination"... (Distress Re-inkers on textured w/colour card)
Just a couple of more samples...
... and more samples (copper acrylic paint on the one on the right)

Finally the last of the Black Magic Resist samples from the
class from last fortnight.

1 comment:

Seth said...

I do love drips and these are great examples.